Snail #1: Last Leaf

snail painting 1
© Copyright 2021 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description:  A nature painting depicting a common variety of snail sitting atop a leaf. A lone ecru-colored snail sits on top of a bright green leaf. This artistic piece is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

This small snail painting measures 6×6 inches. Its compact size makes it perfect for small or limited spaces. The artwork is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas and will not need a frame because the image wraps around the edges of the canvas support. However, it also looks great framed if you prefer it that way!

small snail painting
Not to scale. Companion paintings are sold separately.

Artist Comments

Snail #1 is the first in a series of four small nature art I did of this remarkable little creature. (You can view the other paintings in this nature art series below.) This painting depicts a variety of snails which is among the terrestrial gastropod mollusk, an air-breathing snail that lives on land, as opposed to freshwater snails or sea snails.

Companion Paintings

Snail #1 has three companion paintings. Each painting in this series is sold separately. Whether purchased with its companions or not, any of these paintings will look great proudly displayed in your home or office.

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Gove Snail painting no 2
Snail #2: Left Hanging (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h
Gove snail painting no 3
Snail #3: Out on a Limb (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h
Grove Snail painting no 4
Snail #4: Turning Over a New Leaf (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h

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Other Paintings Of Interest

monarch butterfly painting
The Monarch Butterfly (2019)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016) 6″ w x 6″ h

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UPDATED: 06 April 2022

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Snail #4: Turning Over a New Leaf

land Snail painting 4
© Copyright 2021 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A nature painting depicting a common chestnut brown land snail working its way around a leaf. This artistic piece is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

This is a small land snail painting measuring 6×6 inches. Its compact size makes it perfect for small or limited spaces. The artwork is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas and won’t need a frame because the painting’s image extends around the edges of the canvas support giving it a contemporary look. Whether you choose to have it framed or leave it unframed, it will look great in your home or office, or any place it is displayed.

land Snail small painting
Not to scale. Companion paintings are sold separately.

Artist Comments

Snail #4 is the last in this series of small wildlife paintings I did of this wondrous little invertebrate. (You can view the other paintings in this nature art series below.) They are commonly referred to as “land snails”. This name applies to any variety of terrestrial gastropod mollusks that have shells and live on land.

Companion Paintings

Snail #4 has three companion paintings. Each painting in this series is sold separately. Whether purchased with its companions or not, any of these paintings will look great proudly displayed in your home or office.

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Grove snail painting no 1
Snail #1: Last Leaf
(2021)
6″ w x 6″ h
Gove Snail painting no 2
Snail #2: Left Hanging (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h
Gove snail painting no 3
Snail #3: Out on a Limb (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h

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Other Paintings Of Interest

TX Horned Toad Lizard Painting
The Texas Horned Lizard (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016) 6″ w x 6″ h

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Snail #3: Out on a Limb

garden snail painting 3
© Copyright 2021 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A nature painting depicting a commonplace reddish-brown garden snail moving its way out on an evergreen tree limb. The artwork is signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

This small garden snail painting measures 6×6 inches. Its small size makes it perfect for small rooms or areas where space is limited. It is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas. Snail #3 won’t need a frame because the painting’s composition spreads out around the edges of the canvas giving it a fashionable look. Framed or unframed, this painting will look great in your home or office or any place it is put on view.

garden snail small painting
Not to scale. Companion paintings are sold separately.

Artist Comments

Snail #3 gives me a nostalgic feeling for Christmas. Perhaps it’s the evergreen branch this small mollusk is perching on. This painting is of a garden snail, a species of land snail (terrestrial gastropod mollusk), and is one of the most widely spread species of all terrestrial mollusks worldwide. It is another in a series of small paintings I did of this amazing little life form. (See other paintings in this nature art series below.)

Companion Paintings

Snail #3 has three companion paintings. Each painting in this series is sold separately. Whether purchased with its companions or not, any of these paintings will look great proudly displayed in your home or office.

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Grove snail painting no 1
Snail #1: Last Leaf
(2021)
6″ w x 6″ h
Gove Snail painting no 2
Snail #2: Left Hanging (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h
Grove Snail painting no 4
Snail #4: Turning Over a New Leaf (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h

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Other Paintings Of Interest

zebra painting
Eye of the Zebra 
(2021)
12″ w x 9″ h
wildlife paintings for sale
The American Bison 
(2020)
24″ w x 18″ h
monarch butterfly painting
The Monarch Butterfly (2019)
6″ w x 6″ h

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Eye of the Zebra

zebra painting
© Copyright 2021 – Present

Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Support: Canvas Panel Board
Description:  You will feel like you are on a safari with this close-up wildlife painting of a zebra. The zebra’s eye dominates the center of this painting while black and white stripes dance around it. Eye of the Zebra is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

This painting’s composition is hand-painted on a quality canvas panel board. It will need to be mounted in a frame before it is put on view.

eye of the zebra painting
Not to scale. Frame not included.

Artist Comments

I was commissioned a few years ago to create a series of five commission paintings for a gentleman who loves Africa. (You can find those in “Past Work.”) They included the landscape and wildlife of Africa. I really enjoyed doing them as it made me feel like I was actually there on some kind of safari. Every now and then, I’ll do another painting on Africa and this is one of them.

Other Africa Paintings

Camelthorn Trees of Africa painting
Camelthorn Trees Of Africa (2011)
24″ w x 24″ h

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Other Paintings Of Interest

wildlife paintings for sale
The American Bison 
(2020)
24″ w x 18″ h
TX Horned Toad Lizard Painting
The Texas Horned Lizard (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h
domestic animal paintings for sale
Texas Longhorn in The Meadow (2013)
20″ w x 16″ h

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Snail #2: Left Hanging

Gove Snail painting no 2
© Copyright 2021 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A nature painting depicting a common grove snail in a yellow and brown striped hard spiral shell moving its way up a limb. The painting is signed by oil painting artist Teresa Bernard.

This small grove snail painting measuring 6×6 inches is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas. Its small size makes it perfect for small spaces or areas where space is limited. It doesn’t require a frame before display because the artwork stretches around the sides of the canvas giving it a modern look. However, it also looks great framed if you prefer it that way!

grove snail small painting
Not to scale. Companion paintings are sold separately.

Artist Comments

Snail #2 is another painting in a series of small nature art. It features a common grove sail, also called, Lemon snail. (Other paintings in this nature art series can be seen below.) This little creature is a species of air-breathing land snail (terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk) and is one of the most common species of land snail in Europe. It is also found in North America.

Companion Paintings

Snail #2 has three companion paintings. Each painting in this series is sold separately. Whether purchased with its companions or not, any of these paintings will look great proudly displayed in your home or office.

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Grove snail painting no 1
Snail #1: Last Leaf
(2021)
6″ w x 6″ h
Gove snail painting no 3
Snail #3: Out on a Limb (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h
Grove Snail painting no 4
Snail #4: Turning Over a New Leaf (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h

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Other Paintings Of Interest

TX Horned Toad Lizard Painting
The Texas Horned Lizard (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016) 6″ w x 6″ h

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The Monarch Butterfly

monarch butterfly painting
© Copyright 2019 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description:  A painting of a Monarch butterfly sitting on top of an orange flower blossom. This artistic piece is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

This small butterfly painting measures 6×6 inches. Its compact size makes it perfect for small or limited spaces. The artwork is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas and will not need a frame because the image wraps around the edges of the canvas support. However, it also looks great framed if you prefer it that way!

painting of the monarch butterfly
Not to scale. Frame not included.

Artist Comments

This monarch butterfly painting is one of several compact-size paintings I’ve composed. I decided to do some smaller paintings to attract a broader range of buyers and collectors for my art pieces. So I purchased a supply of 6×6 inch stretched canvases and started composing paintings on them. I work on these small canvases alongside the larger paintings when I paint, working on both sized artworks during the same painting session.  I had no idea how much I would enjoy creating these smaller paintings until I started doing them.

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Other Paintings Of Interest

TX Horned Toad Lizard Painting
The Texas Horned Lizard (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016) 6″ w x 6″ h

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The American Bison

American Bison painting
© Copyright 2020 – Present

Size: 24″ w x 18″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description:  A wildlife painting depicting a lone American Bison standing out on the open range. In the background, the prairie rises to meet a blue sky with whispy overhead clouds. This painting will look great in any rustic, Native American, or western-theme room. The atwork is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

This American Bison painting is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas. No frame is required to exhibit it because the artwork extends around the edges of the canvas. However, it will look great should you choose to have it framed.

painting of an American Bison
Not to scale

Artist Comments

The story behind this American Bison painting begins in 2016. It is the year the American Bison became America’s official national mammal. It is also in the summer of that same year, we traveled to Rapid City, South Dakota, on a family vacation. While there, we made it a point to visit Custer State Park, where several herds of American bison roam freely. We just had to see these magnificent animals up close, and we were not disappointed.

Upon entering the park, a ranger told us to keep a safe distance and be conscious that this park is their home. We, humans, are the visitors, at least from the bison’s point of view. We drove through the park and were privileged to watch a herd of the largest mammal in North America crossing the road just a few feet ahead of our vehicle. They took my breath away. I wanted to exit the car and approach them, but that would not have been wise because Bison are massive wild animals that can become easily startled and behave aggressively to what they perceive as an approaching predator.

I’m amazed by the Bison, they are truly a favorite animal of mine. I created this painting of the American Bison several years later after returning home from this trip.

American Bison, Where Are They Today?

In the 1500s, an estimated 30 to 60 million bison were living in North America. Today, approximately 200,000 bison live in all 50 states, including Native American lands, wildlife refuges, national parks, and private lands. The top five states where bison roam are South Dakota (where the largest population is), Nebraska, Montana, Colorado, and Oklahoma. The largest bison herd is in Yellowstone National Park, where bison have continuously lived since prehistoric times. What makes Yellowstone’s bison herd so special is that they are pure blood descendants of the early bison that grazed on America’s grassy plains.

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Other Paintings Of Interest

TX Horned Toad Lizard Painting
The Texas Horned Lizard (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h
pet paintings for sale
The Large White Dog (2016)
16″ w x 20″ h
domestic animal paintings for sale
Texas Longhorn in The Meadow (2013)
20″ w x 16″ h

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“Bison are dangerous. Don’t get “up close” to them. We ran the Bill Cody Ranch for a while. One day someone drove up in a minivan with a broken-off buffalo horn sticking out of the side of the van. They had been up in Yellowstone Park, pulled off the side of the road to look at buffalo, and had opened the side door to take pictures. The flash set one of them off, and he charged the van. They managed to get the door closed just before he hit.” — Paul47, Rural Life, Gab

“I love South Dakota, just everything about it. Your painting captures my memories beautifully.” — blewmom, Rural Life, Gab

“Awesome Artwork, …wonderful paintings in naturalism…my compliments.” — Fred Baniago, NATURE & ANIMALS, MeWe

“Teresa, that’s a beautiful painting! Thanks for sharing. I liked South Dakota when I was there years ago too.” — Muriel Kuri, The Good Morning Brigade, Gab

“You have great talent!” — John Groulik, ART: REALISM AND HYPERREALISM STYLES (ONLY), MeWe

“Nice painting, bison is my favorite animal.” — Víctor Murillo, Rural Life, Gab

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Wildlife Paintings For Sale

Gallery quality original oil paintings of wildlife for sale. Paintings include domestic and wildlife animals and insect art on small to large-sized stretched canvas or canvas panels. All animal and insect paintings are hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

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Grove snail painting no 1
Snail #1: Last Leaf
(2021)
6″ w x 6″ h 
Gove Snail painting no 2
Snail #2: Left Hanging (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h 
Gove snail painting no 3
Snail #3: Out on a Limb (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h 
Grove Snail painting no 4
Snail #4: Turning Over a New Leaf (2021)
6″ w x 6″ h 
zebra painting
Eye of the Zebra 
(2021)
12″ w x 9″ h 
wildlife paintings for sale
The American Bison 
(2020)
24″ w x 18″ h 
monarch butterfly painting
The Monarch Butterfly (2019)
6″ w x 6″ h 
TX Horned Toad Lizard Painting
The Texas Horned Lizard (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h 
ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h 
ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016) 6″ w x 6″ h 
pet paintings for sale
The Large White Dog (2016)
16″ w x 20″ h 
domestic animal paintings for sale
Texas Longhorn in The Meadow (2013)
20″ w x 16″ h 

Artist Comments

One of the things I love most about living out in the country is seeing wildlife in its natural environment. From the smallest to the largest of all God’s creatures, I love them all!

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Texas Horned Lizard

Texas horned lizard painting
© Copyright 2018 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A wildlife painting of the Texas horned lizard, or horny toad as native Texans often call them. The artwork is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

This is a small painting measuring 6×6 inches. Its compact size makes it perfect for small or limited spaces. The artwork is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas and won’t need a frame because the Texas Horned Lizard painting image extends around the edges of the canvas support giving it a contemporary look. Whether you choose to have it framed or leave it unframed, it will look great in your home or office, or any place it is displayed.

painting of the Texas horned lizard
Not to scale. Frame not included.

Artist Comments

The Texas Horned Lizard, or simply “horny toad” as we called them when I was a kid growing up in west Texas, was a fun painting to do. It brought back lots of fond childhood memories. As children, my friends and I would see these little spiked critters all the time and often played with them for a while, and then we would release them. As an adult, I noticed they aren’t in abundance so much anymore. So I did a little research to find out why. This is what I discovered from my readings.

In Search of the Horny Toad

About 70% of the Texas horned lizard’s diet is made up of harvester ants. Through the years, their population has declined by about 30%. Although I’m happy to read, they may be making a comeback. The decline is due to the overuse of pesticides and the spread of nonnative fire ants. Both eradicate harvester ant colonies, destroying the lizard’s principal source of food. The Texas horned lizard is now a protected species, and, in Texas, it is illegal to take, possess, transport, or sell them without a special permit.

According to Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, issue August/September 2018, “Texas horned lizards once occurred throughout Texas, but now only a few populations remain. Efforts to move Texas horned lizards from one location in Texas to another, with the hope of establishing new self-sustaining populations in previously occupied habitats, are underway. Several Texas zoos are also working to develop colonies for reintroduction programs. RAWA (Recovering America’s Wildlife Act) funding would pay for “lizard factories” to help with reintroduction efforts.”

I shared a post about my findings on social media and received some interesting comments from my friends and followers.

One friend whom I’ve known since my early teen years lives in a small Texas town. She told me they have a horny toad festival every year called The Old Rip Festival. And it’s all about a horny toad named Old Rip! She sent me a link to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine website. It tells all about the legend, lore, and legacy of Old Rip, a horny toad that supposedly lived for 31 years!

Another follower comments, “you still see these in West Texas and Panhandle. Fire ants haven’t taken over every inch of ground as they have here, and harvester ants are still there, so that helps with the “horny toads.” Hope they make a comeback here someday.”

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Other Paintings Of Interest

ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016) 6″ w x 6″ h
white dog pet portrait
The Large White Dog (2016)
16″ w x 20″ h

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Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage

ladybug insect painting
© Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: This small insect oil painting features a close-up of a red ladybug sitting on a red flower, creating an almost camouflaged environment for itself. The artwork is signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

This painting’s small size makes it perfect for small rooms or areas where space is limited. It measures 6×6 inches and is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas. Ladybug #2 won’t need a frame because the painting’s composition spreads out around the edges of the canvas giving it a fashionable look. Framed or unframed, this painting will look great in your home or office, or any place it is put on view.

painting with ladybug insect
Not to scale. Companion painting sold separately.

Artist Comments

I named this painting “Almost Perfect Camouflage” because the red color of the ladybug blends in so well with the flower he/she is sitting on. A natural predator would have to look very close to see it.

Where did they get their name? Are all ladybugs female? What do you call a ladybug that is a male? How can you tell them apart? All great questions!

Ladybug is the common name for Coccinellidae, a Latin word that means scarlet. It is also the American name for the insect Europeans call the “lady beetle” or “ladybird beetle.” Whether you call them ladybug, ladybird, or lady beetle, the name has its origins in an old legend from Europe during the Middle ages.

The Legend of the Ladybug

Legend has it that pests were destroying the Europeans’ crops, so Catholic farmers began praying to the Blessed Lady (the Virgin Mary) for help. Soon afterward, they noticed tiny black and red beetles in their fields eating the unwanted pests. Their crops were miraculously spared of any damage from the infestation. The farmers attributed their good fortune to the tiny insects called “the beetles of our Lady.” The red color of the beetle represents Mary’s cloak, and the black spots her sorrows. Eventually, they came to be known as ladybugs.

Ladybugs come in both male and female varieties, and both sexes are called the same thing… “ladybugs.” It is hard to distinguish male from female ladybugs with the naked eye, although females are larger than males. And that is hard to determine unless they are next to each other.

Read more about this insect in Ladybug #1.

Companion Painting

Ladybug #2 has a companion called “Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight”. Companion paintings are sold separately. Whether purchased with its companion or not, either of these paintings will look great proudly displayed in your home or office.

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ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h

Purchasing Information

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$120

was $150

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Other Wildlife Paintings Of Interest

white dog pet portrait
The Large White Dog (2016)
16″ w x 20″ h
longhorn cow oil painting
Texas Longhorn in The Meadow (2013)
20″ w x 16″ h
American Bison Our National Animal By Teresa Bernard
The American Bison 
(2020)
24″ w x 18″ h

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