Céad Míle Fáilte!... (One hundred thousand welcomes!)

"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.

Friday, February 20, 2009

What the heck is that?

Can you guess what the four white spots below are?

This extreme close up shows exactly how our minds can fill in the blanks and finish a painting for us. Impressionism is based on this theory... as our our minds eye mixes the colors and brings form to random shapes we can identify complex subjects with little input. Pretty cool huh?

Scroll down to see what these shapes represent and you can see the subject come to life.

This original oil painting by American Artist, Bernie Rosage Jr. is available for purchase... email Bernie with the title in the subject line... click HERE... for price and details...

Click on image to enlarge...

"The Bunratty Mill, County Clare Ireland"... 6x8" Oil on panel, alla prima with palette knife, 1-2009.

Did you guess four Irish sheep?


Friday, February 13, 2009

WIP's... Works In Progress for the series.

Here are a couple of paintings in various stages that I am working on for the Enchanting Ireland series...

Working on a landscape of the awesome vista at "Ladies View" from Killarney National Park on the Ring of Kerry. "Ladies View" is so called because during Queen Victory's visit to Ireland in 1861, her ladies in waiting came to this area and were really impressed with the view.

Irish stew topped with mashed potatoes and Guinness gravy plus a pint of the dark stuff... Slainte!