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Saturday, April 28, 2012

“Taking the Intimidation Out of Plein Air Painting” Workshop ~ May 19, 2012

“Taking the Intimidation Out of Plein Air Painting”
Workshop with Bernie Rosage Jr.
May 19, 2012

Bernie Rosage Jr.
Title: Taking the Intimidation out of Plein Air Painting
Instructor: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Workshop Department: Plein Air
Sponsor: The Council for the Arts, 826 New Bridge St. (across the street from the Jacksonville City Hall)
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 ~ 10am - 5pm
Media: Oil, Acrylics
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Workshop Fee: $15 (Subsidized with a grant from the Council for the Arts)
Class Size: Limited to 8 artists
Location: Jean Wenner Studio at the Council for the Arts and at Wilson Bay Park near the Council.

Have you felt a little overwhelmed by the thought of trying to paint en plein air? Bernie shows you how fun the process can be as he breaks it down into a series of manageable steps. Learn what to expect in the field, what to pack, how to work with a limited palette, how to choose your subject matter wisely, simplify it and develop a dynamic design, plus more!

This workshop is designed for all levels of artists who have little or no experience in plein air painting. As the founder of the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS!), Bernie is constantly approached by artists who express an interest in plein air painting but are crippled by the intimidation of it. The goal of this workshop is dispel that fear and unveil the joys and benefits of painting in the open air on location. All artists, especially experienced studio artists, will benefit from the plein air experience.

Instructor Bio:
Bernie Rosage Jr. is an award winning painter and an enthusiastic instructor. He is a member of the Onslow Art Society, Blue Ridge Art Clan, Southern Plein Air Painters Guild, "Plein Eire" Painters of Ireland, and founder of the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS!). One of his favorite ways to paint is on location en plein aire... the French term literally translates in open air. Bernie’s paintings are a wonderful culmination of sensitivity and skill and are collected throughout the United States, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Visit his website at

To Register:
Please call the Council for the Arts at (910) 455- 9840 -or-

Click HERE for materials list...

Friday, April 27, 2012

OOPS April Paint Out at White Lake CANCELLED

Due to the small number of artists able to make the trip to White Lake for our April Paint Out the decision has been made to cancel the event. Hope to see everyone in the field next month!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Attention OOPS Artists...

Please check your email "inbox" for an email from Bernie concerning the organization of a carpool for our paint out this Sunday at White Lake. Please respond to it asap.

Monday, April 23, 2012

6th Annual Kinston Plein Air Paint Out ~ May 2,3,and 4th

Plein Air Paint Out

Date: May 2, 2012 - May 4, 2012
Event Description
May 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2012 9:00am-5:00pm
Meet at the gazebo at Neuseway Park for coffee and donuts; Paint on location around the riverfront and downtown Kinston

Plein Air Paint Out & Juried Exhibition

Plein Air Painting winner from 2011CALLING ALL PLEIN AIR PAINTERS!
Cost: $20 Registration Fee
May 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2012 9:00am-5:00pm
Meet at the gazebo at Neuseway Park for coffee and donuts; Paint on location around the riverfront and downtown Kinston
Friday, May 4th, 2012 5:00pm Meet at the Art Gallery at Mother Earth Brewery to drop off work
Saturday, May 5th, 2012 10:00am-4:00pm Art work on display at the Art Gallery at Mother Earth Brewery
1st Place: $250 & will be featured as 2013’s BBQ Festival on the Neuse limited edition poster
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $75
Juror: Mike Rooney
For more information about the juror please visit:
Up to three (3) pieces of work created during the Paint Out may be entered for the juried competition. There is no limit to the number of pieces that can be exhibited and for sale. All work will be exhibited and for sale on Friday evening, May 4th and 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday, May 5th at the Art Gallery at Mother Earth Brewery on North Street in Kinston. The art will then be moved to the Arts Center, 400 N. Queen Street, Kinston to be on exhibit and sale through August 4, 2012. Please contact the Arts Center for further details (252) 527-2517, Mary Page Whitley (252) 527-7125.

Youtube video link... Kinston CCA's 3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out

Sunday, April 15, 2012


WHAT:   OOPS! APRIL 2012 Paint Out organized by Kathy Bunn.


WHERE: White Lake...

I would love to invite the OOPS group to White Lake on April 29th. Come paint  beautiful White Lake with crystal clear water which is fed by subterranean springs, not to mention the beautiful cypress trees.  We’ll meet at my home on 56 Fayetteville Road, White Lake, NC  28337 at noon.  We have a couple of options, we can walk a few yards down to the end of my street and paint on our pier and/or, go to the top deck of  the pier for a spectacular view or you could go to Camp Clearwater      nearby to paint there. You are all welcome to my home to use the bathroom or take a little break, Camp Clearwater has bathroom facilities on site.  The lake season does not begin until the middle of May so it should be fairly quiet.  I hope you will join me on Sunday, April 29th.

Directions are easy from Jacksonville, just follow Hwy.53 toward Burgaw and continue on Hwy. 53 to White Lake.  Turn right on Fayetteville Road, my house is third house on the right. Hope to see you for a fantastic plein air day. My cell is 910876 7132 if you have  questions.

Looking forward to painting with everyone!

From: Jacksonville, NC US
To: 56 Fayetteville Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337-6118 US
A) Jacksonville, NC US
    1. Start out going west on New Bridge St toward N Bayshore Blvd.  (go 0.47 miles)
    2. Turn left onto E Railroad St.
      - E Railroad St is 0.1 miles past Pine St
      - If you reach Court St you've gone about 0.1 miles too far
  (go 0.06 miles)
    3. Take the 1st right onto Old Bridge St.
      - If you reach College St you've gone a little too far
  (go 0.62 miles)
    4. Turn left onto S Marine Blvd/US-17-BR S/NC-24-BR W.  (go 0.51 miles)
    5. Turn slight right onto US-258 W/Richlands Hwy/NC-24-BR W. Continue to follow US-258 W/NC-24-BR W.
      - US-258 W is 0.1 miles past Georgetown Rd
  (go 1.37 miles)
    6. Stay straight to go onto Burgaw Hwy/NC-53. Continue to follow NC-53.  (go 30.59 miles)
    7. Turn left onto US-117-BR/NC-53/E Bridgers St.  (go 0.23 miles)
    8. Take the 2nd left onto N Walker St/US-117-BR/NC-53.
      - N Walker St is just past N Cowan St
      - If you reach N Wright St you've gone a little too far
  (go 0.1 miles)
    9. Take the 1st right onto E Wilmington St/NC-53. Continue to follow NC-53.
      - If you are on S Walker St and reach E Fremont St you've gone about 0.1 miles too far
  (go 43.52 miles)
    10. Turn right onto Fayetteville Rd.
      - Fayetteville Rd is just past Wilson Rd
      - If you reach Lake Shore Dr you've gone a little too far
  (go 0.06 miles)
    11. 56 FAYETTEVILLE RD is on the right.
      - If you reach Bladen St you've gone a little too far
  (go 0 miles)
B) 56 Fayetteville Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337-6118 US
>> TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 1 hour 44 minutes | DISTANCE: 77.53 miles

WHY: Simply put... we LOVE gathering with like minded artists and painting outdoors!

WHAT ELSE: We will send out and email the week before the event to organize a car pool to Kathy's house at White Lake.

Friday, April 6, 2012

OOPS members who painted at Surf City... Reminder from Ellen at ArtExposure

Paint Out in the Park!
Opening Reception
Friday, April 13, 2012
6-8pm at ArtExposure

If you participated in this event on March 25th and would like to enter your work in the show please let Ellen know as soon as possible (contact info below) plus how many paintings you will be bringing in.

There is no entry fee....just an opportunity to see some great plein air work.

Please have your work at ArtExposure no later than Thursday morning, April 12th with Title, Artist, Medium and Price attached to the back.  If you do not wish to sell, please write NFS. Please have work properly framed with wire for hanging.

ArtExposure retains 35% for all sales (30% for members).

The show will remain up until May 8th.

Location and contact info...

22527 Highway 17
Hampstead, NC
(just south of Lowes and Highway 210E)

Ellen Elder

Dean and Anthony at Surf City...

Remember to mark your calendars
for our April Paint Out date...
April 29, 2012 ~ Sunday, Noon until... White Lake
(Once a year travel paint out )
Organized by Kathy Bunn
who will send directions and details soon!
We plan to organize a cool pool for those interested!

Happy Easter Everyone!