Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

8"x10" oil - plein air color study done at the "Pumpkin Glow" festival near Flintstone, GA, on October 25th.
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Daily Painting 724 Breezy Savanna's Bridge

Its 4 x 6, oil, I did it from life, plein air, alla prima. It was a nice breezy day, crisp and cool.
Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $100 USD
Or, send me an email

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lynchburg House #2 (oil 5x7)

Turning right after I painted the other home I painted this house on my laptop paintbox. A local lady told me that this used to be a funeral home a good while back.
This painting is available at in Lynchburg Tennessee.

Lynchburg House (oil 9x12)

During the BBQ fest in Lynchburg I painted this house while I sat in front of Local Palette Gallery. This painting is available at in Lynchburg Tennessee.

Daily Painting 723 Cold Morning in the Savannas

Its oil on canvas, 5 x 7 plein air alla prima. It was cold for me, 54 degrees, probably not for anyone up north!
Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $100 USD
Or, send me an email

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Glow Shed by BJ Wright - SOLD

10"x8" oil on RayMar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on Saturday, October 25th around 11:00am. SOLD! "Pumpkin Glow" is a festival held at Cloudland Station near Flintstone, GA. It's family fun for two days amid a wonderful little planned community which includes a cider house, a mill, a lake and swimming hole, and several other quaint buildings. They've started building cabins there, too. Several of us artists will return soon to paint this wonderful site.
Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 24, 2008

"Along the Marsh" by Bernie Rosage Jr.

"Along the Marsh".... 6x8" Oil on panel, alla prima, "en plein aire", 5-2008.

Click on image to see a larger view...

I am always drawn to the marshlands near my home... in fact... I never tire of painting them. I painted this scene on location en plein aire at the Cedar Point branch of the Croatan National Forest in eastern North Carolina. A great place to kayak, hike, camp, and PAINT! May this painting bring you the peace I experienced painting it.

This original oil painting by American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. is available for purchase... click HERE to check on details...

See other works by Bernie at Artistic Release...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Daily Painting 718 Morning in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

Its oil, 8 x 10, $200.

Scattering of Sunshine by BJ Wright - SOLD

10"x8" oil on Raymar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on October 12th (completed at 11:15am) - SOLD - The sun didn't break through the scattered clouds until after 9:00 on that Sunday morning at Prater's Mill Country Fair. When I began laying in the basic shapes, my sight line into the woods was clear. As the morning progressed, dozens of people eating freshly baked goodies crowded around the picnic tables. I was popping my head up and down - like "Whack a Mole" - to see my subject as I worked to finish this painting. For purchase, contact me at
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Daily Painting 717 SOLD Nature's Wild Garden Plein Air Alla Prima

SOLD I painted this in the Savannas, it was beautiful out. 5 x 7 oil, all painting knife. $100.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hidden Trail by BJ Wright

6" x 8" oil on RayMar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on Saturday, October 11th at Prater's Mill Country Fair (completed at 11am) - $50 including shipping - This was my first year as an artist exhibitor at the annual Prater's Mill Country Fair. I set up my easel early after opening my tent, hoping to catch the sunlight as it hit the trees. The morning was overcast and I was somewhat disappointed that no "Autumn blaze" was showing. I laid in the dark basics and shadows -- and waited. It wasn't until mid-morning that the sun broke through and showed the beginnings of what will be glorious Northwest Georgia foliage colors. Contact me for purchase.
Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 20, 2008

Daily Painting 715 Clouds over the Ocean Plein Air Alla Prima

Another one out of my sketch book, its watercolor, 5 x 7. $100.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Daily Painting 714 Waves in the Atlantic

This is from my sketchbook, its watercolor plein air alla prima. 5 x 7
Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $100 USD
Or, send me an email

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Country Home (watercolor 9x6.5) $75

Wouldn't you like pay a visit to this home on a nice cool fall day? This is in Warren County in Middle Tennessee.
Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $75
Or, send me an email

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Daily Painting 710 Twin Palms in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 8 x 10, oil mostly painting knife. Its about a 100 yards south of yesterday's painting.
Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $200 USD
Or, send me an email

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Daily Painting 709 Florida Fall in the Savannas plein air alla prima

Its 8 x 10, oil, it was perfect out, nice breeze, I even saw some fall color in the palms. Below is a photo of somebody who kept me company. $200.

Sutler Tents by BJ Wright

8"x10" oil on RayMar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on September 7th, during the "Battle of Tunnel Hill" Civil War reenactment - $85 including shipping -
Sunday morning sutlers were preparing their tents for customers - both reenactors and visitors. Fall colors were beginning to show in the trees as the morning sun streamed across the meadow. Eleven Southern plein air painters captured similar scenes during this weekend of the Worldwide Paintout. Contact me at for purchase. Here's the Wikipedia definition of "sutler"...

Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 10, 2008

Some larger formats on location

These are both 20x24 inches,oil on birch panel, done in three sessions each.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Across the Meadow by BJ Wright

8"x10" oil on RayMar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima - $85 including shipping but not including frame - contact me at for purchase -
The purples in shadow and the yellow-green grasses caught my attention when I visited Meadowlawn several weeks ago. I stood just behind the fence barricade at Fort Keys as I painted the shack. I even included a few fence boards in the foreground.
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Atlantic Station

This was painted on-site this weekend at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta. I loved the orange reflections in the lake from the apartment buildings. The trees were starting to show the same orange. I pushed the colors and like how it turned out.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Daily Painting 702 Oleanders and Palms at Pepper Park Plein Air

It was a very rainy day today, but I got under a pavilion and was able to paint. Its oil, plein air, $250.

Meadowlawn Morning by BJ Wright

11"x14" oil on stretched canvas, begun en plein air - still in process....
I've worked on this painting on three separate occasions, but it still isn't completed. It's been in my car more times than that....propped up in the back seat, taken out, viewed on this site, returned to its resting place to be reviewed again. I'm not sure what's going on, but I know the painting will tell me what it needs to be considered complete.
Once again the subject of a painting is Fort Keys, located at the Tunnel Hill battlefield. I've painted this clump of trees and rolling meadow numerous times, but it still holds endless possibilities.
Posted by Picasa

Burt's Pumpkin Farm

Monday a student and I drove to Dawsonville. There I was able to make use of the Cadmium Orange I seldom place on the palette. We stayed all day eating pumpkin bread and apple pies. I searched for a pumpkin with a curly stem. They are rare there. Maybe next time we can go to the field. We were told it was 20 miles away down on a creek bank. Sounded exciting but we were already there and eager to capture the light. What a fun day!
Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Daily Painting 698 Stormy Morning by the Ocean Plein Air

Its finally getting cool enough for me to paint outside again. Its 8 x 10, oil. I went to Pepper Park and got rained out. My husband was holding the umbrella over me the last few minutes. I didn't have to worry about getting too hot or sunburnt. This is a similar view to yesterday's painting but that was from a photo and this one was from life. $300.

Old Barn Plein Air by Bernie Rosage Jr.

"The Winberry Barn"... 6x8" Oil on panel, alla prima en plein aire, 2008.

Click on image to see a larger view...

This old barn was a joy to paint for two reasons...

#1... It's sentimental value. I grew up just down the road from this old barn that belonged to my great uncle. My brother and I along with other kids who lived nearby spent many hours playing in and around it.

#2... I painted this one en plein aire with My lil' painting buddy, Olivia

This original oil painting is available for purchase via auction at eBay... click HERE... to bid. (Auction begins Sept. 27th and ends Oct. 4th)

Artistic Release... Bernie's Blog

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

West Coast Plein Air Florida in the News

The West Coast Plein Air painters made the news! While we were out painting near Pine Island last week, a reporter and photographer from the St. Petersburg Times came out and interviewed us. The next day, Saturday, Sept. 27, this article appeared in the paper. Read here.