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Sunday, January 25, 2009

January Paint Out... FUN INDOORS!

The light was flat... rain was coming... OOPS members opted for an inside setting and decided to save Coastal Carolina Community College for another day. We headed across the street to Bernie's store and set up a still life in the garage. Some painted the still life while others painted artists painting... see Stephen's painting above of Dean and Bernie painting their hearts out. After the paint out... most members went to CiCi's for pizza, critiques, and camaraderie.

Members present LtoR: Dean, Bernie, Mitchell, Kathi, Stephen, Amanda, Donna, and Patsy. Karen dropped by for a visit and took the photo... she's included in the group shot below.

Patsy... what a smile!

Kathi and her daughter... our newest member... Amanda.
Stephen painting his masterpiece pictured at the top of this post.

Mitchell and Dean having a good time!

Another great smile... this time it belongs to Donna!

Bernie working on his still life... an old Brownie camera.

Welcome to OOPS Amanda!
GREAT NEWS... We have six new people expressing an interest to join OOPS... hope to see them at our paint out on February 8th.
BTW... Details for the February Paint Out are being worked out as I type... The location will be at a junk yard in the Queens Creek area on the 8th beginning @ 1PM... a map and announcement coming soon... Stay Tuned!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

January Paint Out tomorrow at Coastal Carolina Comunity College... Inclement Weather alternative!

Forecast for Sunday, January 11, 2009
High: 58 °F RealFeel®: 50 °F
A passing shower in the morning, then times of clouds and sun in the afternoon; breezy
Read WHAT IF??? in case of BAD weather...

WHAT: OOPS January "Paint Out"

WHEN: Sunday, January 11, 2008 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: Coastal Carolina Community College, Western Blvd., Jacksonville, NC... Meet at the new funny shaped building at 1:00 PM....

WHY: Plein Air Painting... we're addicted!

WHAT IF????: What if the weather is bad?... no problem... meet across the street at Audio Plus (next to Jify Lube) and we will paint a still life in their three bay garage. Drive around back to the garage area.

Newbies welcome... all mediums and skill levels... simply show up with your gear and be prepared to have fun!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Quick plein air demo by Bernie from recent trip to Boone....

Drop by and check out my last painting for 2008... done on location en plein aire at ASU which provided a nice setting and a much needed break from the kids. I took photos at various stages and recorded some thoughts about the process... drop by for a look...

Artistic Release: "Alla Prima" Oil Paintings: Plein Air Painting Demo from Appalachian State University Campus by Bernie Rosage Jr....

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Photos from December Paint Out....

GREAT location!

GREAT weather!

GREAT fellowship!

and a GREAT time had by all!
Our December Paint Out held at the Maysville Family Campground was PERFECT!
OOPS artists present... LtoR: Dean, Pat, Bernie, Patsy, Kathi, Stephen, and Mitchell. Another great photo by Penny... thanks Penny!
Mitchell looks on as Kathi paints... Dean set up in the background.
Patsy organized the whole paint out... Thanks Patsy!

Dean and Mitchell discussing the finer things in life... like plein air painting!

Great shot of Stephen painting his masterpiece!

Pat set up with a great view.

Bernie adding some last minute touches.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Important Dates for January and February 2009...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

January 4, 2009 at 2:30 PM (Sunday)
Artists Reception for art exhibit at the Council for the Arts titled "Water". There are several OOPS artists who have works in this invitational show. The Council for the Arts is located at 826 New Bridge St, Jacksonville NC.

January 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM (Sunday)
Our January "Paint Out" at Coastal Carolina Community College... meet in the parking lot of the new "cool shaped" building.

February 8, 2009 at 1:00 PM (Sunday)
Our February "Paint Out" to be held at a junk yard somewhere??? Location TBA.

February 15, 2009 at 1:00 PM (Sunday)
FREE Workshop presented by artist and member, Pat Boni. The workshop is open to all OOPS members at no charge. Details and item list coming soon. Thanks Pat!