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Friday, October 7, 2016

OOPS October Paint Out... October 16th

What: October PAINTOUT 

When: October 16...12:00 until....

Where: Pollocksville downtown and Wildlife Ramp 

Directions: Hwy 17 N toward New Bern .....Pollocksville not far from Pollocksville look for
bridge and ramp with park which is right at bridge on right or pick a place anywhere in the town....lots of old bldgs and water, etc

Thanks to Patsy Lain for organizing this month's paint out.

SPLASH Plein Air Paint Out in Elizabeth City Oct 28 - Nov 4th

Dear OOPS Members...
I want to share this info with you from our artist friends in Elzabeth City, NC.

Splash 2016 Plein Air Paint-Out
Arts of the Albemarle
Sponsored by the Albemarle Area Association of Realtors

Artist Instructions & Rules

• Painting Area: Artist may paint any subject or scene outdoors he/she chooses in the Elizabeth City area (in town or on the outskirts). The painting(s) must be completed in the outdoor area and not from photographs.

• Painting Period: Begins at 10 am Friday, October 28, 2016 and ends at 12 pm Friday, November 4, 2016. All work must be received at Arts of the Albemarle (AoA) by 12 pm Friday, November 4th. Artwork submitted after 12 pm on November 4, 2016 will not be accepted.

• Required Registration and Entry Fees: Download the registration form or register online. Registration fee is $25.00 for Arts of the Albemarle artist members or $30 for non-members. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

• Check In & Canvas Stamping: All artists must check in at Arts of the Albemarle (516 E. Main St. in Downtown Elizabeth City) at the Splash registration table between 10 am and 5 pm. All canvases must be stamped on the back prior to starting to paint (gesso underpainting is ok). Artists may have unlimited number of stamped canvases but can submit up to 2 pieces for jurying and for display/sale. Only stamped canvases can be shown or sold at this event. Maximum allowed canvas size is 16"x20". All pieces must be labeled with artist's name, title of work, and price.

• Juror: Anthony Ulinski His career began as a studio furniture maker in 1976. His furniture and sculpture have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Fair, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Fair, the Funeria in San Francisco and the John Elder Gallery in New York. In 1993 Anthony began painting, working with Elizabeth Lentz, Jacob Cooley and Beverly McIver. His awards include the painting fellowships at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. Anthony teaches woodworking and painting workshops at Fenland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Peters Valley Craft Center, the Durham Arts Council, the Pocosin Arts Center and East Carolina University.

• Ribbons and cash prizes: $500 First place; $350 Second place; $150 Third place, and Sponsor’s Award $200. This event is generously sponsored by the Albemarle Area Association of REALTORS.

• Wet Paint Sale: Friday, November 4 from 5:30-7:30pm, during First Friday ArtWalk. All work must be framed and properly wired to hang on the wall OR displayed on easels. Framed artwork will remain on display through the month of November. Only works created on the stamped canvases will be for sale. No previously painted work will be accepted for the sale.

• Proceeds from the Wet Paint Sale: For all artwork sold, 35% of the sales price will benefit Arts of the Albemarle, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. AoA will collect all monies from the sale of artwork including tax through the end of 2016. The artist will be mailed a check for his/her amount owed between the 15th and 30th of December. A completed W-9 is required for payment.

• Unsold Artwork: Artist will have the opportunity to hang any unsold artwork from the plein air event in the gallery through January, 2017, pending space availability. Artists may request artwork be mailed to them at their own expense. After July 31, 2017, any remaining unsold work will become property of AoA.\

• Liability: AoA assumes no responsibility for theft, damage or liability. The artist is responsible for insurance of his/her own artwork. We will make our best effort to assure the security of the artwork in the display area.

• Inclement Weather: The event will take place rain or shine, so please be prepared

Monday, August 8, 2016

OOPS August Paint Out set for August 28th in Richlands.

Click HERE event link below for all the details about our August Paint Out at the William and Terry Fields property in Richlands.

August 28, Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS) Paint Out (noon until) is confirmed. This paint out was organized by Jim Phillips... 

Dean Remington and Jim Phillips were out on a plein air trip recently and ended up knocking on the door of Mrs Terry Fields (a retired Onslow teacher) who very graciously allowed them to paint her old sheds, and barns around a beautifully maintained large yard.They mentioned our OOPS group possibly coming there to paint and she graciously accepted. She is very excited about having the OOPS group on the 28th of Aug. For those who have GPS devices the name and address is William and Terry Fields at 266 Fowler Manning Rd. Richlands, NC.

Below are paintings by Jim Phillips and Dean Remington done on location at the Field's prpoerty.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

OOPS Paint Out/Photo Shoot Friday, August 5 @ 2pm


CALL to OOPS ARTISTS... We are being featured in My Onlsow Magazine and need to gather for a Paint Out/Photo Shoot this Friday (August 5th) at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor Monument (near the Beirut Memorial) at 2 pm. If you painted there during our May Paint Out... please bring your finished painting (gives me a good excuse to finish mine). If you didn't attend... here's your chance to paint at this awesome site. Bring gear ready to paint... or at least pretend to paint if you can't stay long.

OOPS August Paint Out ~ August 28th

OOPS August Paint Out ~ August 28th ~ Waiting on confirmation of location but go ahead and SAVE the date!

September Paint Out ~ Sept. 23 - 25, 2016 ~ "From Sound to Sea Paint Out 2016"

OOPS September Paint Out

"From Sound to Sea Paint Out 2016" 

  Sponsored by Oil Painters of America 

  Hosted by Irene Art Portraits

  Supported by the Seaside Arts Council


Description:    Sept. 23 - 25, 2016

Free to Artists!


Friday, 9/23/2016:       4:00pm - Saturday night "Paint the Sunset Check in Social" at Host, Irene Bailey's Studio/Gallery/Home,
                                      905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle, NC.   Pick up name tags, maps with paint locations and restaurant guide.
                                     * To compete for peoples choice award have your canvases stamped this night!

Saturday, 9/24/2016:   Paint all day between the Sound and the Sea.
                                   4:00pm - "Paint the Sunset Social", at Debbie Peel's (Sea Side Art Council, President),
                                      6402 Cove Road,Emerald Isle, NC.
Sunday, 9/25/2016:     Paint till set up for “Art Show and Sale”. Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm, at “The Trading Post” restaurant                                                      patio area, 8302 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594. 

There will be a Peoples choice award for paintings painted during the event of $150.00.

Location Description: Emerald Isle is a barrier Island of the coast of North Carolina. On one side you will find Ocean views, sea oats, sand fence, water birds, beach houses and clouds over the water. On the sound side there are many vistas of the sound, small islands, docks, boats, birds and the mainland in the distance.

Irene Bailey’s - 905 Ocean Dr. – 252-723-3258

Contact Phone: Irene Bailey 252-723-3258
Contact e-mail:

Rain Date -9/26/2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

July Paint Out at Octagon House ~ July 24, 2016


WHEN: Sunday, July 24, 2016 from Noon until... 
This date and location was organized by Captain Suzan Wallace

WHERE: Historical Octagon House, Cedar Point, NC.... Map... HERE.

WHY: Simply put... we LOVE plein air painting!

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

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


The directions to Shell Pointe - Cedar Point, NC at the Yellow Octagon house are:

Go Hwy 24 N/East
Go past the Bicentenial Park in Swansboro that's on the Left
Go over the two bridges
Go to Cedar Point and pass the Best Western Motel that's on the Left
Get ready to make a Left turn after going 2 or 3 blocks past the Best Western Motel
Turn Left here - it will be Masonic Ave - it is marked with yellow and blue flags
Follow road all the way to the end - there will be a gate.
The Gate will not be open until after 1:00 PM upon request of owner
Beautiful place to paint with plenty of shade and picnic tables
Owner asked our permission to take some photographs

History, directions, and images of the Octagon House... Bernie made a webpage for a college assignment several years ago... Click HERE...

Saturday, June 18, 2016

OOPS June Paint Out at Cedar Point on June 26th!

WHAT: OOPS! June 2016 Paint Out 

WHEN: June 26, 2016 from NOON until ... 

WHERE: Cedar Point location of the Croatan National Forest Park just outside of Onslow County in Carteret County. We have painted there in the past... one of our favorite spots!

The trail is located at the Cedar Point Campground which is off NC 58 about 1.5 miles north of the junction of NC 24 and NC 58.
MAP can be found on this site... Click HERE...

Join us as we paint at the Cedar Point location of the Croatan National Forest Park... Marsh scenes galore, plenty of trees, meandering pathways, hiking trails, wildlife... etc. You will want to return to this great spot to plein air paint OFTEN!

Click HERE for website details.

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

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!

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

OOPS May Paint Out this Sunday, May 15, 2016

WHAT: OOPS! May 2016 Paint Out 

WHEN: May 15, 2016 from NOON until ... This date and location was organized by Bernie Rosage Jr

WHERE: Beirut Memorial, Lejeune Blvd., Jacksonville, NC at the Camp Johnson entrance. We will be painting the new monuments... your choice of the new Montford Point Marines Monument or the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor Monument.

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

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!

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

Saturday, April 23, 2016

May Plein Air dates in North Carolina from Scott Boyle.

Hi Painters,

Here’s our May 2016 update for upcoming North Carolina Plein Air events.  I hope you are able to get out with friends and paint during one of these great events!

May 7, 2016 - 3rd Annual “Paint the Town” Paint Out - Carey, NC

May 7, 2016 - Plein Air Competition and Wet Paint Sale - Beaufort, NC

May 9-13, 2016 - Albert Handell plein air workshop - Matthews, NC

May 11-13, 2016 - Guido Frick plein air workshop - Asheville, NC

May 14, 2016 - 10 Annual TRAC Paint Out - Burnsville, NC

May 24-26, 2016 - Kathie Odom plein air workshop - Oxford, NC

May 26-29, 2016 - Mike Rooney plein air workshop - Columbia, NC

May 28-Jul 9 - Plein Air Exhibit - Morehead City, NC

I will leave you with this PBS special on NC Museum of Art’s Exhibition: “Childe Hassam & the Isles of Shoals”
I hope this will wet your appetite to view it in person.  The Exhibit runs through June 19.  If you want to see great juxtaposition of color in oil paint, Hassam had it going on!

Happy Painting,
Scott Boyle

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Bernie Rosage Jr.

Bernie Rosage Jr. is a native of Onslow County, North Carolina, where he resides with his wife, Tami, their children and grandchildren. Bernie’s passion for art started at an early age and continues as a self taught artist. He likes the term "self motivated to be taught" as he works hard to fuel his passion of oil painting. With an appreciation for the simple things in life,  he states... "Many artists thrive with creativity in times of turmoil... I'm just the opposite... give me peace and harmony and the creative juices flow much easier... That is why I love working from life and enjoying nature". One of his favorite ways to paint is on location en plein aire... the French term literally translates in open air. He has also joined the ranks of the "painting a day" art movement bringing everyday objects to life in fresh and artistic ways. His painterly approach to color and texture adds to his unique sense of style, best defined as Impressionistic Realism. His subjects are often personal and convey feelings of peace, serenity, and nostalgia. "I am drawn to country roads, marshlands, cottages, barns, trees, open fields, flowing rivers, etc... anything that eludes to a peaceful, calming feeling when viewed," states Rosage. His paintings are a wonderful culmination of sensitivity and skill and are collected throughout the United States, Ireland, Sweden, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Founder of the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS)
Owner/Operator Onslow Art Expressions
North Carolina Plein Air Painters
Southern Plein Air Painters Guild
Onslow Art Society
Blue Ridge Art Clan
Council for the Arts 
Daily Painters Movement Group
Plein Air Painters Forum
"Plein Eire" Painters of Ireland
Online Artists Forum at
Jacksonville High School Visual Arts Department
Baxter's Fine Arts Gallery
Todd Mercantile Gallery
Etsy Original Artists Group
Fine Arts America

Bernie's Website 
Bernie's JHS Website
Bernie's Art Blog ~ Artistic Release
Bernie's Ireland Blog ~ Enchanting Ireland
Bernie's Facebook
Bernie's Etsy Store
Bernie's Prints at Fine Art America
Onslow Art Expressions
OOPS! (Onslow Outdoor Painters Society)
North Carolina Plein Air Painters
Plein Erie
Southern Plein Air Painters
Plein Air Artists
Baxter's Fine Arts Gallery
Daily Painters Marketplace
Daily Painters Movement

Patsy Kennedy Lain

Patsy Kennedy Lain lives in Hubert, NC.  She joined OOPS in 2008 after semi-retiring and continues to paint weekly.  Patsy opened a gallery, PAINTING 4 CHARITY, in 2015 to sell those accumulating paintings for charity.  Her gallery is located in the Bargain Barn Flea Mall, 859 Freedom Way, Hubert, NC, and all proceeds are donated to the Onslow County Hungry/Homeless Children, now the Chew and Solutions Programs through United Way, in Jacksonville, NC and the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, NC.   Patsy has received several awards in the past, but no longer enters shows in order to concentrate on her primary passions to paint and write. 

Patsy Kennedy Lain

Friday, April 1, 2016

Asun Purnell

I was born in Madrid. I remember getting fascinated with pencils, paper, color pencils, watercolor paint, etc when i was a little girl. I copied a Walt Disney deck of cards in a drawing pad, that i still have, and others cartoons from the comic books. My oldest brother Angel was also painting and getting prizes at the poster contest at the school, i got inspired by him to keep painting and drawing. I grew up and graduated with a major in Biology. I did not take any art classes until later. I had a very special teacher, Nelly Ryvkin, who taught me how to make etchings, monotypes, as well as become better in perspective and color. I used to go with my friend inside the art classes at the University of Madrid, where we had the opportunity to draw with a nude model. Since then i have been painting on and off. I moved to the States after i married, and have been here since then. I paint as much as i can because i enjoy it. I actually joined a painting group in my town, and i have a chance to paint in plein aire.

You can check my artwork  or

I am also in facebook  Asuncion Purnell, Sunny creations

Last Call for Plein Air Artists to Sign up for Art Block

To my Plein Air Artist friends... Can't wait to start the Plein Air Event season off at Art Block in Downtown Jacksonville on April 14-16th.
If you haven't registered yet... please don't miss this one! Hope you can join us for our Art Block Plein Air Paint Out….
Intro to Art Block Paint Out....

Updating Bios and Websites of OOPS Artists

Dear OOPS Artists...

Please email a short bio, website link (if you have one), and photo of you if you'd like your bio with web link included (or updated) here on our blog. Email info exactly as you want it published (so I can simply cut and paste it) with OOPS BIO in the subject line.

Email to

I plan to edit and streamline this site by deleting those who haven't participated in our paint outs for years. Remember to join our Facebook Group to stay abreast of the latest news, images, and gatherings concerning OOPS. Here's the link...

See you in the field...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 20, 2016 OOPS Paint Out at Freedom Fountain

March 20, 2016 OOPS Paint Out

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

WHEN: Sunday, March 20, 2016 from Noon until... Great practice for the upcoming Art Block Plein Air Paint Out....

WHERE: Freedom Fountain and City Hall Building across from the Council for the Arts building, 826 New Bridge Street, Downtown Jacksonville, NC 28540. Restrooms available at the Council and Gas Station. Parking available at the Council.


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

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!

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sign up ASAP for Art Block Paint Out....

Thanks OOPS members... Dean RemingtonPhyllis Eaton Steimel,Stephen Greer Sr, and Scott Dwyer for your early bird registration to our Art Block Plein Air Paint Out. Several others have registered already too.
Attention OOPS artists... please support me (I'm coordinating the event) and this max effort event by registering for our Art Block Plein Air Paint Out... early bird registration ends on March 15th.

Thanks in advance....Bernie

Click links for details and safe and secure online registration...