Yellow Rose of Texas

yellow rose flower painting© Copyright 2008 – Present

Size: 18″ x 18″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A close-up representation of a yellow rose. This painting does not need to be framed because it is a gallery wrap stretched canvas, which means the painted image extends around the edges of the canvas.


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$360 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: I love all flowers, especially roses. This close-up oil painting of a rose was done shortly after we moved back home to Texas when my husband retired from the military. There is an old folk song that kept coming to mind called “Yellow Rose of Texas”, so I knew I just had to do an oil painting of a yellow rose. I decided to do a close-up composition because of a fellow artist who’s paintings I admire.

Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe flower paintings, I wanted to use the same treatment as she when I painted my own series of flowers. Ms. O’Keeffe like to paint her flowers enlarged by zooming in and really focusing on the flower blossom or petals in many of her paintings. I really admire much of her floral art and accomplishments as an American female artist.

To my knowledge, O’Keeffe never did paintings of roses. Instead her favorite flower to paint seems to have been the Jimson Weed since she painted quite a few of those flowers during her lifetime. I’ve painted several roses, a sunflower and a magnolia blossom using this enlarged flower technique. I’m positive there will be more flower paintings like this one in the future.

For more information on Georgia O’Keeffe and her flower paintings.

See more rose paintings of Teresa Bernard.


Tyler Rose

red rose close up painting

© Copyright 2006 – Present

Size: 16″ x 12″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A close-up representation of the center of a bright red rose.


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$280 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: In 2006 my husband Robert retired from the US Navy and we returned home to Texas after being away for over 20 years. Of all the places we could have chosen to live, we decided to settle in the East Texas region. East Texas is a lovely place to call home because of its plush green vegetation, vast rose gardens, Texas Longhorn cattle ranches, hay growers, working farms, rodeos, and the many small country towns and communities. It is in this setting that we chose to build our little ranch approximately 20 miles west of Tyler.

Tyler, Texas is known as the “Rose Capital of the U.S.A.” because this area alone produces over 20% of the nation’s roses. This city also has the nation’s largest municipal rose garden, is home to the Tyler Rose Museum and hosts the Texas Rose Festival every year in October. The festival draws more than 100,000 visitors to the city each year.

Surrounded by all these beautiful roses I was inspired to do this rose painting when we first moved here. I love roses! I love their delicate beauty and fragrant smell. And I especially love red roses. They are so vibrant in color. Roses come in so many different varieties of color and are widely recognized as a symbol of love, sympathy or sorrow depending on the rose’s color. For example a red rose is a symbol of love, yellow of friendship, orange of enthusiasm, white of purity and pink of joy.

See more rose paintings here.


The Garden Tomb at Sunset

The Garden Tomb at Sunset

© Copyright 2004 – Present

Size: 12″ x 9″
Support: Stretched canvas


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$210 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: This painting is second in a series of Holy Land paintings featuring the Garden Tomb. The famous tomb is located in the Garden of Gethsemane near Jerusalem and is considered by many Christians to be the actual burial and resurrection place of Jesus the Christ after His crucifixion at Golgotha, the place of the skull, rather than the famous Church of The Holy Sepulchre.

Many believe this to be the site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus because it so clearly fits the description described in each of the Gospel accounts.

Site of the Crucifixion:

  • Skull Rock outside the city walls of Jerusalem
  • Near a gate of the city
  • Along a busy thoroughfare
  • At a place of public execution
  • At the place of the skull – Golgoatha
  • A garden nearby

Evidence regarding the site of the tomb can be found in Matthew 27:57-60.

  • Skull Rock located in a garden
  • Belonged to a rich man named Joseph of Arimathea
  • Cut out of the rock
  • Sealed with a rolling stone
  • Entered through a low doorway
  • Burial chamber situated to the right of the entrance

For more information about this popular tourist place, check out this website.

This painting is part of the Bible Lands Series.