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"Enchanting Ireland"... Take an artistic journey to the Emerald Isle as seen through the eyes and palette of American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. A collection of 40 paintings inspired by a recent trip Bernie and his wife, Tami, took to Ireland in celebration of their 20th wedding anniversary and their family heritage.

Paintings are available for purchase... Click HERE to see the collection, availability, and prices.

Bernie has been blogging their adventures and the background of this collection on this blog... browse around and enjoy yourself.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bernie featured in Irish Fireside's podcast...

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#130 Keeping Your Trip to Ireland Alive After You Get Home

#130 Keeping Your Trip to Ireland Alive After You Get Home
In this episode our listeners share the ways they keep their trips to the Emerald Isle alive.
CLICK HERE and then PLAY BUTTON below to listen. (Bernie's response comes on at the 4 minute 51 second mark.)

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with prints and cards from these Ireland Paintings by artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. Safe and secure online purchasing through Bernie's store at Fine Art America. 100% guarantee... check it out by clicking any image. Happy St Patrick's Day!
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Bernie

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Irish Prints available through Fine Art America.

How about a beautiful Irish themed print framed and ready to hang in your home... or maybe an artistic card to send your friends with Irish artwork printed on it... it's possible through Fine Art America. You can even get prints and cards from many of Bernie's "Enchanting Ireland" paintings as seen on this blog... simply click the links below...

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Friday, March 16, 2012

"Irish Stew and a Pint" by Bernie Rosage Jr.

An Irish Toast...
"We drink to your coffin. May it be built from the wood of a hundred year old oak tree that I shall plant tomorrow." Sláinte! 


Title: "Irish Stew and a Pint"... Brazen Head, Dublin, Ireland
Artist: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Size: 14x11"
Medium and Surface: Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Price: $200

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About this painting:
Tami and I had our first Pub Grub and pint in Ireland's oldest pub...The Brazen Head... in Dublin. In my American mindset I think of anything over 100 years to be old... well that bubble was burst as we enjoyed ourselves in the Brazen Head which has been a pub since 1198AD. WOW... now that's OLD!

The Brazen Head has managed to retain the charm and characteristics of it's past and in particular it's patrons, who have included such literaries as James Joyce, Brendan Behan and Jonathan Swift as well as such revolutionaries as Robert Emmet, Wolfe Tone, Daniel O'Connell and Michael Collins.

Today the patrons still include some famous faces, including some very famous musicians like Van Morrison, Hothouse Flowers, Mary Black and Garth Brooks... not to mention... two jovial Americans... US... Sláinte!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Ladies View of Killarney Lakes" by Bernie Rosage Jr.


Title: "Ladies View of Killarney Lakes"... Ring of Kerry, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Artist: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Size: 6x8"
Medium and Surface: Acrylic on canvasboard
Price: $40

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About this painting:
Ladies View is a scenic point along of the Ring of Kerry, in Killarney National Park, Ireland. The name comes from admiration of the view given by Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting during their 1861 visit. Ladies View is the most famous and photographed view of Killarney and is approximately 11 miles from the town of Killarney, one of our favorite stays during our visit.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"May the Road Rise to Meet You" by Bernie Rosage Jr.


Title: "May the Road Rise to Meet You"... Ireland
Artist: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Size: 6x8"
Medium and Surface: Acrylic on canvasboard
Note: Please excuse the shine...
Price: $40

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About this painting:
Countdown to St Paddy's Day...
Thatched roofed cottages are a common site in Ireland... a beautiful site I must add.

Thought for the day... An Irish Blessing

"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand."

"Green Hilltops of Kerry" by Bernie Rosage Jr.


Title: "Green Hilltops of Kerry"... Ireland
Artist: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Size: 5x7"
Medium and Surface: Acrylic on canvasboard
Price: $30

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About this painting:
Countdown to St Paddy's Day...

Thought for the Day... An Irish Prayer

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Thatched Roof Cottages" by Bernie Rosage Jr.


Title: "Thatched Roof Cottages"... Ireland
Artist: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Size: 6x8"
Medium and Surface: Acrylic on canvasboard
Price: $40

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About this painting:
Countdown to St Paddy's Day...
Thatched roofed cottages are a common site in Ireland... a beautiful site I must add.
Thought for the day...
"May the roof above us never fall in, and may our friends beneath it never fall out." ~ Irish Proverb

"Blarney Castle" by Bernie Rosage Jr.


Title: "Blarney Castle," County Cork, Ireland
Artist: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Size: 6x8"
Medium and Surface: Acrylic on canvasboard
SOLD... Thanks Phyllis!

About this painting:
Blarney Castle in County Cork was one of our favorite parts of our trip to Ireland. The "Kissing of the Blarney Stone" was just a small part... the castle and grounds were breathe taking... a beautiful spot and experience!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

"The Bunratty Mill" By Bernie Rosage Jr.


Title: "The Bunratty Mill, County Clare, Ireland"
Artist: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Size: 6x8"
Medium and Surface: Acrylic on gessoed panel
Price: $40

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While in Ireland, my wife and I visited Bunratty Folk Park in County Clare. The Irish village was set up recreating the general feel of the 19th century with a period style village main street, mill, church, and thatch-roofed cottages. The Bunratty Mill stood out like a jewel in the quaint village. I have painted several paintings of the old mill... here is my latest.

"Ireland's Western Shore" by Bernie Rosage Jr.


Title: "Ireland's Western Shore"
Artist: Bernie Rosage Jr.
Size: 6x8"
Medium and Surface: Acrylic on gessoed panel
SOLD... Thanks Jennifer H... Franklin, TN
This scene of Western Ireland is along the scenic "Ring of Kerry". I still have to paint paintings of Ireland... for an hour or two it takes me back there! Ireland and her people have captured our hearts and paintings like this will have to do until my wife and I return. May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Bloomsday!

Today is Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Happy Bloomsday!
James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, was set entirely on this day in 1904 in    Dublin, Ireland, following the travails of Leopold Bloom. Joyce fans widely celebrate this day as Bloomsday with readings from the book, dramatizations and pub-crawls.
Bloonsday Festival, Dublin
June 16, 2008

Tami and I celebrated Bloomsday in this fashion on June 16th, 2008 in Dublin.

We enjoyed the festival and a pint at the Brazen Head which Joyce was know to frequent.




Bernie and Tami celebrating Bloomsday at the Brazen Head...
Ireland's oldest pub... established in 1198 AD.

Janes Joyce
Statue
Dublin
James Joyce famously referenced The Brazen Head in his book Ulysses:

"Corley, at the first go-off, was inclined to suspect it was something to do with Stephen being fired out of his digs for bringing a bloody tart off the street. There was a dosshouse in Marlborough street, Mrs Maloney's, but it was only a tanner touch and full of undesirables but M'Conachie told him you got a decent enough do in the Brazen Head over in Winetavern street..."

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Awesome Irish Blog and Podcast...

Check out the IRISH FIRESIDE Blog and Podcast for tons of cool stuff about anything Irish!
Click HERE to go to their site!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sean Dempsey is my BUDDY... takes "Best in Show"!

On cloud nine this week...


"Best in Show" at the OAS 2010 Spring Art Show for "Sean Dempsey and the Rare Auld Times"... Tami, Olivia and I let ol' Sean treat us to a steak dinner the night of the award... Thanks Sean my buddy!





YouTube viseo link: Onslow Art Society 2010 Spring Art Show, Council for the Arts, Jacksonville, NC

OAS 2010 Spring Art Show Awards...
The Onslow Art Societys 49th Annual Spring Art Show will hang in the Bradford Baysden Gallery at the Council for the Arts, 826 New Bridge St., Jacksonville, NC until May 28.

The judge for this show was Becca Scott Reynolds, Gallery and Education Director for Arts Council of Wayne Co.

Fifty-eight area artists are having their work shown.

The Art Society is proud to announce the winners of this years spring show.

The Claire Armstrong Best in Show was awarded to Bernie Rosage, Jr. of Jacksonville for his oil painting, "Sean Dempsey in the Rare Auld Time"

Bernie's painting... "Sean Dempsey and the Rare Auld Times"...

The Claire Armstrong Endowment Award went to Mark Scott of Hampstead for "Last Curtain Call", a mixed media. The Onslow Art Societys Memorial Award was won by Penny Craven of Kinston for a mixed media painting, "The Coffee House Buddies." The Onslow County Award went to Johnnie Lee Scott of Richlands for a Polaroid Transfer, "Cavanaugh House Views." The Dr. Timothy Edwards Award was won by Robert Rigsby of Goldsboro for "Goose Showing Off", an oil painting and The Frame Game Gift Certificate was awarded to Mitchell Morton of Hubert for "Ottaway Burns," an acrylic. The Cheap Joes Gift Certificate went to Bill Sketoe of Cedar Point for "Symmetrical Contrast," an acrylic.

An Award of Excellence was awarded to:Jim Dees of Williamston for "Garden of the Gods," a photograph; Terry Rosenfelder of Wilmington for "Creekside Cottage," an oil; Donna Slade of Wake Forest for a color pencil painting, "Chucks Canvas."

An Award of Merit was presented to: Patsy Kennedy Lain of Hubert for "Home Sweet Home", an acrylic; Lynn Padgett of Holly Ridge for "Fish House Dock," a Mixed Media painting; Caleb Hayre of Jacksonville for "Ol Glory," an acrylic.

Honorable Mentions went to Carol Hovey of Wilmington for "Tapestry I-Carolina Concerto, a watercolor; Sarah Thrasher of New Bern for her photograph, "Empty,"; Bates Toone of Wilmington for "Wayne Barn," a watercolor: Johnnie Lee Scott of Richlands for "Looking Back to the Eighteen Hundreds," 3-D; Bernie Rosage, Jr. of Jacksonville for "Ha Penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland," an oil; Sherry Thurston of Sneads Ferry for "Welcome Home," a watercolor .


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Paddy's Day!