Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cloudland Station's Little Green Schoolhouse

This little green "schoolhouse" building was so appealing in the autumn light. I never learned why it is painted green but my guess is it would have something to do with the fact that the country store was bricked in red. Variety is the spice in life. The colors of Autumn were so vivid the Saturday I was able to paint with Sherry, BJ, and Tim in a new locale in North Georgia.
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Friday, November 21, 2008

"Surf City Crab"... Plein Air painting by Bernie Rosage Jr.

"Surf City Crab"... 8x6" Oil on Panel, alla prima en plein aire, 10-24-2008.

I painted this impressionistic style landscape during a recent paint out with my local plein air group... OOPS. The scene is set in the coastal town of Surf City on Topsail Island, North Carolina. This Surf City Crab sign caught my eye lika a magnet and screamed "Paint Me!".

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This original oil painting by American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. is available for purchase... email Bernie with the title in the subject line... click HERE... for price and details.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Daily Painting 740 Path to the Ocean Plein Air

Its 8 x 10 oil, $200.

Fall at Fort Keys by BJ Wright

8"x10" oil, painted en plein air, alla prima...$85 including me at for purchase. People have asked me if I "tweaked" the colors in this painting. I tell them I usually don't have to tweak the colors...I just have to look at Nature's colors with an artist's eye to see the brilliant palette. The hard part is mixing pigments trying to capture the colors.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Daily Painting 739 Beach Palm Miniature Plein Air

Its 4 x 6 inches, oil, all painting knife. I painted this at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park. $150.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Daily Painting 738 Fishing in the Inlet Miniature Plein Air

Its oil, 4 x 6 inches. You can click on it to see it bigger than life. It was real nice out, windy and chilly but with the sun shining it wasn't too cold. All painting knife, no brush.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Return To Mulberry (watercolor)

Return To Mulberry. Sketch in my Aquabee sketchbook.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Daily Painting 736 SOLD Garden Shed at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

SOLDI painted this all morning at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, I thought it would be an easy painting, the more I looked the more I saw. I had a lot of fun with it, it was a perfect day, not too hot or cold. 8 x 10 plein air alla prima

Life of a Tree by BJ Wright

11"x14" oil on linen panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on November 6th (completed at 11:30) - $160 including shipping - contact me for purchase. Sandra and I painted at Mountain Cove Farm on this warm, breezy November day. The 1800+ acres were ablaze with the glory that is Autumn. Evergreens poked their heads through the warm red, orange and yellow hues and the mountains were shrouded early with a lavender mist.
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Row Call


This one is finished now. It's just a funky painting with that silly sunflower popping up to say "here" I am.
Sometimes I have to let myself go and be silly. This is the one I began with acrylic primary colors and painted over with oils. It's fun!
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Sunflower Family


This began out in the sunflower field but it desperately needed some major tweaking. It is so cool compared to the other sunflower paintings I did. I painted til dark one evening. Does it show?
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Looking Again by BJ Wright

10" x 8" oil on RayMar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima on November 5th (completed at 4:30)...$85 including me at for purchase.
Sandra and I set up our easels in her front yard on Wednesday afternoon. It was simply a gorgeous day with Autumn blazing all around us. Looking directly across the road, this small stand of trees caught my eye. I had seem them dozens of times before, but in looking again.....
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Daily Painting 730 Red Iris Heliconia Plein Air Alla Prima

Its oil, 8 x 10, all painting knife, from life at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce. $200.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Daily Painting 729 Flowers for Barbara Hawkenberry

This painting is part of a memorial exhibition for Barbara Haukenberry. She was very encouraging to numerous artists at The Daily Painters Gallery. She purchased many paintings from us including some of mine. She has passed away now after a hard fight with disease and age. She loved paintings of flowers and birds.
These are lobster claw heliconias, a relative to bird of paradise flowers. Its plein air, I did it from life at Heathcote Botanical Gardens here in Fort Pierce. It was beautiful out there. Its 8 x 10, oil, all painting knife.
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Morning Side of the Mountain by BJ Wright

9" x 12" oil on RayMar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on Saturday November 1st (completed just before noon) - $110 including shipping - contact me at for purchase. Several plein air painters were fortunate enough to be invited to paint at Cloudland Station, just south of Flintstone, GA. The morning was perfect - clear blue sky, gorgeous blazing Fall foliage, and the wonder that is Cloudland Station. This small green building is the school house, which is also the office/information center. Be sure to visit their website at
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