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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 paintings and adventures inspired by two trips Bernie and his wife, Tami, took to the Emerald Isle. The first trip was in 2008 and the second was in 2014.

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

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

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Small Study: Thatched Roof Cottage

Thatched Roof Cottage... 6x8" Oil on panel, alla prima, 8-2008. Small study for Enchanting Ireland series.

Thatched roofed cottages are a common site in Ireland... a beautiful site I must add. We visited Bunratty Folk Park where we got to see and go in several. The village was set up recreating the general feel of the 19th century with a period style village main street. The cottages came alive as we stepped back in time... we even got to enjoy the smell of peat fires burning in the cottage fireplaces.


bj said...

Once you've smelled the peat burning, you'll never, never forget it. I think it stirs something in the Irish bloodline. Did you find that to be true??

Bernie Rosage Jr. said...

I sure do BJ! Thanks for dropping by...