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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Annual Life Class January 24, 2016

The Tradition Continues... OOPS January Life Class set for January 24, 2016.

Make plans to join the OOPS artists as we move inside where it's warm for our annual January "Life Class" paint out... Bernie has a couple prospects for another live model this year. As usual... the class will start precisely at 1pm (don't be late if you want a good spot) and end at 4:00pm. Model will sit for approx 20 minute sessions with a 5 minute break every half hour. Someone will be there as early as noon to set up in case you want arrive early. This will be a great learning experience for us all as we hon our skills of observation and application. We will again ask for donations (approx $5 each) to pay the model for their time.

WHAT: OOPS! January 2016 Paint Out organized by Bernie Rosage.

WHEN: Sunday, January 24, 2016 from Noon until... Model poses from 1pm to 4:30pm with breaks at 30 minute intervals.

WHERE: Jean Wenner Studio, Council for the Arts building, 826 New Bridge Street, Downtown Jacksonville, NC 28540

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

THERE'S MORE: We may go out afterwards to The Kettle for a Dutch-treat dinner and open critique and/or discussion about our paintings.

Newbies welcome... all mediums and skill levels... simply show up with your gear and be prepared to have fun! No worries... there are NO art-snobs in our group!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

No organized Paint Outs for November and December 2015... Yo-Yo...

Dear OOPS artists...
I apologize for not being able to organize a paint out for the month of November. My teaching schedule has been hectic and will warrant your help in organizing future paint outs to insure the success of this organized group. There is still time left in November if anyone wishes to take the helm. If not... we will work on the same YO-YO (You're On - Your Own) premise as our December paint out. Many OOPS artists are painting on a regular basis as seen on our Facebook page. Using the Yo-Yo principle... watch our Facebook page to buddy up with an OOPS artist as you plein air paint. Be sure to post on Facebook when and where you plan to paint so other artists with free time can join you. Dean Remington, Jim Phillips, and Karen Crenshaw are painting several times a week...  feel free to join them for the FUN!

Click HERE to go to our Facebook page. If you are not a member... you will have to ask to join the group.

Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Painting...

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A note from Scott Boyle and the NC Museum of Art.

Hi Painters,

I received an email from Michelle Harrell of the NC Museum of Art about their upcoming Exhibit “American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals” during May of 2016.  The Museum is in the planning to have a plein air paint out in conjunction with the Exhibit.  Michelle has forwarded to us a poll to gather information on our experiences with past paint out events to help them in their collaborative efforts.

Below is information from the Museum and the Link below for the Poll.  Please take 5 minutes to complete the poll.


Scott Boyle

North Carolina Museum of Art Paint Out Poll

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is planning a series of plein air programs in partnership with Jerry's Artarama for May 14, 2016 to coincide with the spring exhibition American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals. In addition to public programming for the general audience, we seek input from our state's plein air artists in planning these programs to meet their needs and interests. We estimate this poll will take about 5 minutes to complete.

Click HERE...

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Mudheads and Hot Dogs... OOPS! Paint Out August 30th...

WHAT: OOPS! August 2015 Paint Out / Cook Out... organized by Bernie Rosage.

WHEN: Sunday, August 30, 2015 from Noon until... Model poses from 12:30 to 4pm with breaks at 30 minute intervals. We will collect a donation for the model.

WHERE: Bernie's House, 414 Brentwood Ave. (near Downtown) Jacksonville, NC 28540.

DIRECTIONS: Just off of Johnson Blvd near the bike trail along Marine Blvd in town. Simply set your GPS for 414 Brentwood Ave. Jacksonville, NC 28540 

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

THERE'S MORE: We are having a cookout after we paint! Bernie and Tami will provide the hot dogs and buns and those coming can bring a side dish and drinks.

What the heck is OOPS and how do I join the FUN?

There are plenty of beautiful trees and homes at and around Bernie's house for the landscape painters... BUT... we will have a live model who will pose for us outside in natural light from 12:30-4pm. Bernie will share what he learned at the John Ebersberger workshop he attended this summer. John was a student of Henry Henshe at the Cape Cod School of Art. Henshe was a student of Charles Hawthorne... founder of the school. Bernie will work in the Cape Cod style of doing a "mudhead" but artists can paint in any style they'd like. If you choose to paint a mudhead you will need plenty of color, palette knives, and a stiff support. If you choose to paint the model we are asking for a donation for their service.

Check this link out for some history of the Cape Cod School!

Click this link for a mudhead demo by John Ebersberger.

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

No worries... there are NO art-snobs in our group! 

Just bring a side dish and fellowship with us at the cook out too!

Photos from John's workshop...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

"Outside the Lines"... Documentary film about plein air painting...

The history of and what plein air painting is all about. This inspiring documentary was made by Plein Air Magazine and you will find yourself watching it over and over again.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August OOPS Paint Out set...

Save the date... Sunday, August 30th... Noon until... OOPS August Paint Out / Cook Out at Bernie and Tami's new house. We'll organize the food and share directions as the date gets closer. We plan to have a live model plus there are many beautiful homes, trees, and street scenes to paint. Gonna have a great time! Newbies welcome!

Friday, May 29, 2015

OOPS June Paint Out - June 28, 2015

OOPS June paint out set for Sunday, June 28th from 1-6pm at Pender Pines Nursery. A special shout out to Sherry W Thurston for organizing this awesome spot!
Great pirate.

Ann Fitton Lees is working on an exact date for our July paint out at the NC Battleship in Wilmington.

Our August paint out / cook out will be at Bernie's new house in August... Exact date TBA.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Coming out of hibernation with a bang!...April is Plein Air Extravaganza Month!

Upcoming Paint Outs and Important Events

April 16-17, 2015 ~ Art Block Plein Air Paint Out (OOPS MAX EFFORT EVENT)

April 16-19, 2015
~ Scott Boyle Plein Air Workshop, Art Block Paint Out, OOPS Paint Out... (OOPS MAX EFFORT EVENT)... Schedule and Registration HERE.

April 19, 2015 ~ OOPS April Paint Out with Scott Boyle ~  Noon Until ~ New Boat Ramp across river from USO in Downtown Jacksonville. Scott will give the OOPS members a short plein air demo with discussion.

April 24-25, 2015 ~ Southport Paint Out

Southport Paint Out  2015

Free Registration Online HERE

April 24 & 25, 2015
*is requried

PAINT THE TOWN: Plein Air Paintout
Southport Plein Air paint-out is an exciting OUTDOOR event, sponsored by the City of Southport as a way to support artists in our area and bring public art to our streets. The event will take place on April 24th & 25th, our area’s most talented painters will paint Plein Air (in the open air). The public is invited to stroll our streets and watch as each artist turns a blank canvas in to a "one of a kind" piece of Southport art.

A WET PAINT Sale will be held on the lawn of Fort Johnston on Saturday from 4:00 until 5:00 at the Fort Johnston - Southport Museum and Visitors' Center located at 203 E. Bay, behind the NC Maritime Museum. Art enthusiasts will have a chance to take home one of these treasures in what we feel will become a collection that will be revered for many generations to come. The beauty is within our streets, the finished product is in the hands of the artist.

Artists are encouraged click this link to register online. No Registration Fee Required.

For more information contact Cindy Brochure at or (910) 523-6124.

April 29-May 1, 2015 ~ Kinston Plein Air Paint Out

May 9, 2015 ~ Jeremy Sams Plein Air Workshop through the Council for the Arts aka JaxArts.... Still a few openings left... Contact Connie Wenner at the Council for registration details.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Early Bird Registration for the Art Block Paint Out ends March 15th...

Plein Air Paint Out in Uptown Jacksonville 

Scores of plein air artists will converge on Uptown Jacksonville on April 16, 17, and 18, 2015 for a paint out competition. Not only will these artists have the opportunity to paint scenic and historic places like the Pelletier House along the banks of the New River, the USO, the old Jacksonville Train Depot, the City Hall Tower, the Freedom Fountain, beautiful Wilson Bay, the Beirut, WWII, Vietnam, and 911 Memorials… but they have a chance to win award money for their paintings. Special workshops and southern hospitality add to the experience. Spectators will enjoy seeing the artists at work and be able to purchase their original paintings at a Wet-Paint Sale to be held during the afternoon of Art Block outside the Council for the Arts building. Please “Save the Date” and make plans to attend this spectacular event.

Click HERE for all the details and how to register.

Click HERE to register...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

OOPS and the All County Arts Program this Saturday...

Here is the Schedule for All County Arts this Saturday at White Oak High School. This will be our OOPS February Paint Out with a special shout out to Karen Lee Crenshaw and Jim Phillips for teaching the plein air workshops. They have moved from four groups to three which make for a shorter day and give more painting time in break out sessions.The weather is supposed to be nice.

Saturday, February 28th
White Oak High School
8:00 a.m. – Arrive, breakfast
8:30 – 10:15 a.m. – Break out sessions
10:15-10:30 – break/snacks
10:30 – 12:15– Break out sessions
12:15 – 12:55 – Lunch
1:00 – 2:45 – Break out sessions
2:45 – 3:15 – snacks/clean-up
3:15 – 3:45 –closing ceremony

Note to All County Art Students...
Break out sessions will be conducted by professional artists and art educators and will include plein air painting, metal sculpture, collaborative mural, etc. Students will also screen print their own t-shirt to commemorate the event.
Due to the concentrated work that is expected of any Honors group, we will expect the following cooperation:
1. Students must report to all sessions on time and remain for the full session. Students who are unable to attend all sessions are asked to decline participation so that an alternate may attend.
2. Student conduct must be of superior quality at all times.
3. Each family will be responsible for the transportation of their student to and from all sessions.
4. On Saturday, a short lunch break will be scheduled and all students are required to stay on campus. Lunch (pizza, subs, etc) will be served in the cafeteria at no cost for students. Students are permitted to bring bag lunches.
Parents are encouraged to attend the closing ceremony at 3:15 in the Earl Taylor Performing Arts Center to allow students to share their work and receive certificates. Students will be dismissed at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Mark you calendars....

January 18, 2015 ~ Life Class at the Jean Wenner Studio ~ Noon until...Click HERE for all details.

February 28, 2015 (Saturday) ~ Annual "Onslow County All County Arts" plein air painting with Onslow County's best high school art students. OOPS members, Karen Crenshaw and Jim Phillips, will instruct but all other members are encouraged to attend and paint along side these young artists  and encourage them. The event will be at the Earl Taylor Building at White Oak High School from 8am until 4pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

April 16-19, 2015 ~ Scott Boyle Workshop, Art Block Paint Out, OOPS Paint Out.MAX EFFORT EVENT!

May 9, 2015 ~ Jeremy Sams Plein Air Workshop through the Council.