The Beautiful Infinite

Beautiful Infinite painting
© Copyright 2021 – Present

Size: 12″ w x 12″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description:  A painting of a starry night with the silhouette of a man holding a balloon drifting off into the infinite beauty of the night sky and outer space. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

SOLD: This painting is a commissioned work and has been sold.

Customer Feedback

“It looks absolutely stunning. You’ve beautifully captured the concept we wanted.” — Steven Sisolak, MindSlicer, Bloomington, IN

Artist Comments

The Beautiful Infinite is a commissioned painting that I did for the band members of MindSlicer, an alternative music group. They contacted me because they liked my artistic style and especially my space art paintings. The band wanted to know if I would be willing to create a painting for them to use as the cover for their upcoming album.

My Assignment

Compose a painting that emphasizes the infinity of space with thousands of visible stars and galaxies. It needed to be colorful and vibrant to balance the colder night sky with equal parts of warmth.

In addition, the composition needed to include the silhouette of a person standing on the bank of a river or edge of a precipice. This person holds a balloon and is partially floating up into the air as if the balloon were trying to carry him off into the starry night sky.

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UPDATED: 07 November 2021

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Tiger Lily Blossom Close-up

Tiger Lily painting
© Copyright 2021 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description:  A painting featuring the close-up of a tiger lily blossom. This small painting will not need a frame because the image wraps around the edges of the canvas support. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

SOLD: This painting has been sold to an art buyer in California.

Artist Comments

I bought two dozen small 6″ x 6″ canvases one day simply because they were on sale. Yes, I know impulse buying isn’t always good because it can lead to buyer’s remorse. However, in this case, it worked out great. I discovered I enjoy doing smaller-sized paintings like this. The next thing I had to decide was what am I going to paint on them. Several ideas came to mind, and flowers were one of them. I realized flowers were a good choice since a single blossom would fit nicely on this size canvas. I’ve done several mini-sized flower compositions, and this Tiger Lily painting is one. This composition is a close-up looking at the center of the blossom.

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“It’s lovely. Technically tho, it’s a “small painting” not a miniature. A miniature must be 25 sq. inches or less and 1/6th scale. You should try doing something like that, you paint so well. There are international miniature shows in Baltimore and Florida each year along with others in England, etc.” — Carol Michaletz, The Art Gallery, MeWe

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UPDATED: 18 December 2021

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African Wildlife — Three Giraffes

Africa wildlife giraffes painting
© Copyright 2019 – Present

Title: African Wildlife — Three Giraffes
Size:
18″ w x 24″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic composition of three wild African giraffes on the open planes of the Serengeti. Hand-painted and signed by Teresa Bernard.

SOLD: This painting was a commissioned work and has been sold.

Customer Feedback

Hi Teresa, we received the paintings. They’re beautiful! Thank you very much. Our eldest will love the giraffes. — G. Callan, San Diego CA

Artist Comments

African Wildlife — Three Giraffes is one of several paintings I was commissioned to do for an art collector. My customer wanted to present this particular painting to his adult daughter as a Christmas gift since she loves giraffes.

I found this painting to be a challenging one since I had never painted giraffes before. I gave it a lot of thought as to how I would approach it before putting paintbrush to canvas. It required studying giraffes from all different angles paying special attention to their spots if you want to call them spots, that is. They are more like splotches. I observed that no two giraffes are identical in their “spots.” I also paid attention to the color of their splotches. I wanted each giraffe to be distinct from the others even tho they are similar in color.

After the painting was finished and delivered to my client’s residence, he contacted me letting me know how much his daughter loved the painting.

Other Paintings in This Series

This is one of five African-themed paintings that this art collector commissioned from me. The links below will take you to the other paintings that are part of this commissioned group.

Mt Kilimanjaro Rising oil painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising
Victoria Falls, Zambia Africa painting
Victoria Falls, Africa

Africa wildlife leopard painting
Africa Wildlife — Leopard
African Elephant Serengeti painting
African Elephant on the Serengeti

 

 

 

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UPDATED: 28 January 2020

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African Wildlife — Leopard

leopard painting
© Copyright 2019 – Present

Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic wildlife portrait painting of the African leopard with a camouflaged background.

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has sold.

Artist Comments

This leopard painting was commissioned by an art collector who is passionate about Africa. He wanted a wildlife portrait of a leopard created for his private African art collection. I painted this artwork from a reference photo provided by my customer. It is one of five paintings he commissioned me to do.

About Leopards

Leopards are graceful and powerful big cats closely related to lions, tigers, and jaguars. They live in sub-Saharan Africa, northeast Africa, Central Asia, India, and China.

Leopards easily adapt to a wide variety of habitats, altitudes, and temperatures, from high mountains to deserts to rainforests. The largest leopards are named after the regions where they’re found, like the North African leopard and the Persian leopard.

These big cats have a varied diet and enjoy different kinds of grub. They eat bugs, fish, antelope, monkeys, rodents, deer…in fact, pretty much any prey that is available!

Other Paintings in This Commission Series

The links below will take you to the other paintings that are part of this commissioned group.

Mt Kilimanjaro Rising oil painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising
Victoria Falls, Zambia Africa painting
Victoria Falls, Africa

African Wildlife
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes
African Elephant Serengeti painting
African Elephant on the Serengeti

 

 

 

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UPDATED: 27 January 2020

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Victoria Falls, Africa

Africa waterfalls painting
© Copyright 2018 – Present

Size: 30″ x 24″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic waterfall painting of the famous Victoria Falls, Africa.

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has sold.

Artist Comments

Victoria Falls is the third one in a series of five paintings about Africa that I was commissioned to paint. It resides with others in a private Africa art collection owned by a couple from San Diego, California.

This painting was both fun and challenging to do. Water isn’t an easy subject to paint. Yet, looking at this painting, the viewer senses the movement and power of these mighty falls, all that raw power being unleashed as a myriad of gallons of water coming over the falls crashing downward. I feel successful in conveying that message.

Other Paintings in This Series

The links below will take you to the other paintings that are part of this commissioned group.

Mt Kilimanjaro Rising oil painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising
Africa wildlife giraffes
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes
Africa wildlife leopard painting
Africa Wildlife — Leopard
African Elephant Serengeti painting
African Elephant on the Serengeti

 

Some Interesting Facts About Victoria Falls

Often when I’m commissioned to do a painting for a client, I like to research the subject that the painting is to be. I find out some pretty interesting stuff that way. Here are some interesting things I discovered about Victoria Falls.

    • Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is considered the world’s largest waterfall. The falls are located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Every year tourists from around the world trek to the falls to experience its magnificence and wonder.
    • The falls were named after Queen Victoria of Great Britain by a Scottish missionary. However, the local tribes would call the waterfall Mosi-o-Tunya, which translates as “the smoke that thunders” because of its noise and water splashes. The noise Victoria Falls makes can be heard 24 miles away. Spray and mist from the falling water rise to over 1,300 feet high and can be seen from 31 miles away.
    • Opposite the waterfall is a basalt rock entirely covered with tropical forest. That forest’s ecosystem depends on this waterfall.
    • The functions of the falls are not limited only to being an attraction for millions of tourists; it is also very important economically. For example, this waterfall supplies energy to several cities in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Rising

African landscape painting
© Copyright 2018 – Present

Size: 30″ x 24″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic African landscape painting of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has sold.

Artist Comments

This painting is the second in five commissioned Africa paintings by a private art buyer in San Diego, CA.

I named this painting “Mount Kilimanjaro Rising.” Initially, I was going to call it “Mount Kilimanjaro Rising Above The Serengeti,” which was taken from the lyrics of a famous Toto song, “Africa.” It goes like this…

“…As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti…”

I loved that song when I was a teen, and I still do. However, as I started my research on Africa and specifically Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered this mountain isn’t on the Serengeti, a vast nature reserve and safari destination. Instead, Kilimanjaro is several hundred miles away inside a national park in Tanzania called Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. So I decided to name this artwork Mount Kilimanjaro Rising which I feel is a more fitting name.

Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and is snow-capped year-round. As one observes this painting, the viewer has the sense the mountain is floating above the clouds.

This particular work of art isn’t the first time I’ve painted this splendid mountain. I was also commissioned to paint it several years ago from a photograph taken by my customer (not the same one as this painting) while they were on a hiking expedition up Kilimanjaro’s north face. That painting is called “Scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro.” Follow the link to see it.

After researching and creating all of these artworks of Africa, I find myself wanting to explore the African continent on my next vacation. I love to travel and see what all the world has to show me! When I’m asked where my favorite travel destination is, my reply is always “anywhere I’ve never been  before!”

Other Paintings in This Series

The links below will take you to the other paintings that are part of the Africa series in this commissioned group.

Victoria Falls, Zambia Africa painting
Victoria Falls, Africa

Africa wildlife giraffes
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes
Africa wildlife leopard painting
Africa Wildlife — Leopard
African Elephant Serengeti painting
African Elephant on the Serengeti

 

 

 

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UPDATED: 27 January 2020

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African Elephant On The Serengeti

African Elephant painting
© Copyright 2018 – Present

Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: This realistic style painting depicts an African bull elephant on the Serengeti, a wildlife preserve and safari destination.

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has sold.

Customer Feedback

Teresa, our favorite elephant just arrived. My wife and I absolutely love it. So much more special in person. Fantastic! We can hardly wait to see the next two. Thanks again. — G. Callan, San Diego CA

Artist Comments

This African elephant painting is the first one of five commission paintings I painted for a client who lives in San Diego, California. He first contacted me about another elephant painting that I had painted several years back called Raging African Elephant. Since that one had already sold, he commissioned me to do the one above. While I was working on this painting, this same client commissioned more paintings of Africa.

Other Paintings in This Series

The links below will take you to the other paintings that are part of this commissioned group.

Mt Kilimanjaro Rising oil painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising
Victoria Falls, Zambia Africa painting
Victoria Falls, Africa

Africa wildlife giraffes
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes
Africa wildlife leopard painting
Africa Wildlife — Leopard

 

Some Interesting Facts About African Elephants

    • The word “elephant” comes from the Greek word “elephas,” meaning “ivory.”
    • Elephants are the largest of all land animals and have an average life span of 50 to 70 years. There are only two distinct types of elephants — African and Asian. Of these two varieties, African elephants are the largest. The African variety has larger ears than their Asian cousin. Their ears look like the African continent and are used to radiate heat away from their body. Asian elephant ears are smaller and rounded.
    • African elephants prefer to stay in herds of 12 to 20, and most of them live on the Savannah. Both the male and female African elephants grow tusks. They can grow to more than 12 feet tall and weigh up to about 7 tons (14,000 pounds).
    • Males are called bulls, females are cows, and a baby is called a calf. When a calf is born, it can weigh 200 pounds and stand 3 feet tall. Gestation is about 22 months. The females are highly social and take excellent care of their offspring.

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“Excellent realism! Looks like a photo! As an amateur sketcher, I can appreciate the exquisite attention to detail…indeed, it is worthy of the title; ‘fine art'” — Dann T Mann, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, MeWe

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UPDATED: 15 August 2021

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Night Sky Over Delicate Arch

Arches National Park painting
© Copyright 2017 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description:  An original miniature oil painting of the Delicate Arch formation inside Arches National Park, Utah. Its nighttime setting features the vastness of outer space, which has been used as a backdrop for the arch. (See Artist Comments below.) It does not need to be framed because this artwork is composed on gallery wrap canvas which allows the artist to paint around the edges of the painting.

SOLD: This painting has been sold to a private art collector in Minnesota.

Customer Feedback

Hi Teresa, I received the painting today. I love it. It’s beautiful. My husband and I have a couple of other paintings by you. We love your work. — N. Schiller, Apple Valley, MN

Artist Comments

Delicate Arch is depicted against a night sky in this painting. It is a natural geological formation inside Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. The arch stands 65 feet tall and spans 45 feet wide, and is the park’s largest free-standing arch. It is the most visited of all the 2000 geological formations within the park and receives visitors worldwide. The arch has gone by many names over the years, including “Cowboy’s Chaps,” “Schoolmarms Bloomer’s,” and “Old Maid’s Bloomers,” as well as the more mundane “Salt Wash Arch.” In 1934, the arch was given the name “Delicate.”

Delicate Arch was formed by gradually wearing away of the sandstone by weathering and erosion. The other arches in the park were formed in the same manner. It is the most famous of all the arches in the national park and has become a symbolic icon for Utah.

You can find more information about the arch by visiting this website.

Anyone who has visited this national park would probably agree it looks like the terrain of some faraway planet. I had the opportunity to visit this marvelous park in my younger days, and it was a fascinating place that I want to visit again someday.

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Pet Portrait of Frank

black dog painting
© Copyright 2010 – Present

Size: 12″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A pet portrait painting of a black Labrador Retriever. A private art collector in Illinois owns Portrait of Frank.

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has already sold.

Customer Feedback

Teresa, the painting arrived and it looks wonderful! I can’t wait to see my wife’s reaction this weekend. — R. Draper, Granville IL

Artist Comments

My husband and I both love animals and we will always rescue abandoned pets that God sends our way. We live in the country, and unwanted pets are often left at our place. We take them in, clean them up, feed them, get them medical attention if they need it, and place them in new loving homes.

Dogs are such loving and loyal creatures, and it just breaks my heart when they end up as “throw-a-away” pets. Sandy, a yellow lab, was one of those unfortunate dogs who found her way to our door. We took her in too. Only this time, we adopted her for a family pet. We now have five dogs and three cats, and we love every one of them as part of our family.

When I was commissioned to do this dog portrait of a black lab, a beloved pet named Frank, I was delighted. Frank was a family dog that passed away a while back, and his family still missed him. I did the portrait from a favorite photo of him, so I kept the painting as close to the photograph as I could. The painting was to be a surprise gift to my client’s wife for Mother’s Day. It was my pleasure to do this painting for a fellow dog lover.

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Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro commission painting
© Copyright 2011 – Present

Size: 24″ x 18″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: An oil painting of a hiker scaling up Mount Kilimanjaro, a famous mountain in Africa. Hand-painted and signed by Teresa Bernard.

SOLD: An art collector in New Jersey commissioned this painting.

Customer Feedback

I wanted you to know that I received the painting and presented it to Jim and he loved it! Thank you so much for all of your time and effort. It was well worth the wait! — A. Boutillier, Morristown NJ

Artist Comments

Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro is a commission painting I did for a client who had been on an expedition up this famous mountain in Africa one year. My client supplied the photo from her trip for this painting. Since this was a memorable trip for my client, I kept the painting as close to the photograph as possible. My client loved the finished painting and proudly displays it in her living room, where it receives many favorable comments from her guests.

About Mount Kilimanjaro

Located in Tanzania, Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano and happens to be the highest mountain in Africa at 19,340 feet above sea level. Its three volcanic cones are named Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It isn’t certain where the name Kilimanjaro originates from, but there are several theories about that. A few possible meanings could be Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness, or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not be any of these.

This mountain is a popular attraction for hikers and mountain climbers from all over the globe. Some estimate that more people have died trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro than Mount Everest. However, it needs to be pointed out that Everest is attempted by significantly fewer climbers than Kilimanjaro.

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