Fly Me To The Moon

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Moon painting
© Copyright 2020 – Present

Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Support: Canvas panel
Description: A contemporary composition depicting a bright orange full moon in the night sky with two egrets in silhouette perched atop a tree. This painting is composed on quality canvas panel and does require a frame before it is displayed.

Not to scale

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Artist Comments

The most eye catching feature of this painting is that big orange moon in the night sky silhouetted by an egret. Looking at it, one can easily day-dream what it might be like to “fly away” to Earth’s only satellite and beyond. Sometimes I feel as if I should have become an astronaut instead of an artist.

The night sky is one of my favorite things. I love looking up at it to see the vastness of outer space, the faraway planets, the milky way along with all the stars and constellations, and of course Earth’s moon in whichever stage it happens to be in at the time. I especially love seeing our moon shining so brightly it makes the night look like it’s daytime!

What Makes The Moon Appear In Different Colors?

A unique and beautiful feature of our moon is its ability to appear in different colors. In truth, the moon doesn’t really change color at all, it only appears to be changing color because we are viewing it through Earth’s atmosphere. As we view the moon, we are looking up through the various layers of our atmosphere and all the particles in it, such as dust, smoke and pollution.

Another thing that affects the way we perceive the moon is its location in the sky. For instance, the moon often appears more yellow or orange when it is closer to the horizon. This is because the angle we are seeing it through is a denser portion of Earth’s atmosphere. When the moon is in a position that is higher up in the sky or directly above us, then we are actually looking through a much thinner layer of atmosphere causing it to be visible in its more normal color of silvery white or ash gray.

There is one more explanation that is more complex called “Rayleigh’s scattering”. This involves sunlight which is made up of a combination of different color wavelengths. When sunlight hits our atmosphere, Rayleigh’s scattering takes over and “scatters” the various wavelengths. Suffice it to say, this natural phenomenon is what causes the colorful sunrises and sunsets we get to enjoy everyday. It is also responsible for making the sky look blue during the daylight hours and also effects the moon’s color day or night. How this all works is very interesting.  Click here for more information on this phenomena.

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Other Paintings Of Interest

First Man On The Moon oil painting
24″ w x 18″ h
Moonset oil painting
20″ w x 16″ h
Space The Next Frontier oil painting
24″ w x 18″ h

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Gallery quality original oil paintings of space art paintings and off-world locations on miniature to large size stretched canvas or canvas panel.

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Fly Me To The Moon painting by Teresa Bernard
9″ w x 12″ h 
First Man On The Moon oil painting
24″ w x 18″ h
Moonset oil painting
20″ w x 16″ h
Space The Next Frontier oil painting
24″ w x 18″ h

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Space…The Next Frontier

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space travel painting
© Copyright 2017 – Present

Size: 24″ w x 18″ h
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: An original space art painting depicting outer space travel… the next frontier. This painting does not require framing as it is composed on gallery wrap canvas which allows the artist to paint around the edges of the painting.

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Artist Comments

I love great sci-fi movies like Star Trek, Star Gate, and Star Wars; just about any story where space travel is involved. In fact, I think I should have grown up to be an astronaut instead of an artist…. well maybe. The bottom line is, I absolutely love adventure and to me traveling through the far reaches of outer space would be the ultimate in adventure.  It was only natural that I create a painting with the subject of space travel.

In addition to loving the idea of space travel, I am very interested in our national space program. I’m amazed at the many modern inventions we take for granted that has been made possible because of space technology. Inventions like long-distance telecommunications, water filters, invisible braces, scratch-resistant lenses used in our eyeglasses, and even memory foam used to make our mattresses. Also solar energy and the insulation used in our attics and walls, as well as, portable cordless vacuums, workout equipment, and CatScans. Even smoke detectors, cordless tools, and artificial limbs, to name just a few. Indeed space travel and exploration has created new markets and new technologies that have spurred economic growth and enriched our lives in many ways.

Check out this website for a list of those inventions.

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Other Paintings Of Interest

First Man On The Moon oil painting
24″ w x 18″ h
Fly Me To The Moon painting by Teresa Bernard
9″ w x 12″ h 
Moonset oil painting
20″ w x 16″ h

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Moonset

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moon painting
© Copyright 2013 – Present

Size: 20″ w x 16″ h
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A night sky painting depicting the moon setting beyond the horizon. This artwork does not require a frame as the painted image extends all the way around the edges of the painting.

Not to scale

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Artist Comments

The definition of a moonset is when the moon is full and dips just below the western horizon near dawn. Ever since man first looked up at the stars, he has been fascinated by the big sphere that hangs in the night sky above us and this particular artist is no exception. My favorite time to take a walk is in the late evening just before turning in for the night. I absolutely love looking up into the night sky and seeing the stars and the moon on a cloudless or almost cloudless night.

FYI…Did you know the common belief the moon has a dark side is a myth? The truth is both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight. The Moon rotates around on its own axis about once every 27 days. This is approximately the same amount of time it takes to orbit the Earth which means the same side is always facing the Earth. Astronomers call this phenomenon “synchronous rotation.” Only about 59% of the moon is ever visible to Earth over the course of an entire orbit. The rest of the 41% — the part many call “dark” — is the part we never ever get to see from Earth. The “far side” of the Moon has only been seen by the human eye from a spacecraft.

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Other Paintings Of Interest

First Man On The Moon oil painting
24″ w x 18″ h
Space The Next Frontier oil painting
24″ w x 18″ h
Fly Me To The Moon painting by Teresa Bernard
9″ w x 12″ h 

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First Man on The Moon

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong painting
© Copyright 2012 – Present

 

Size: 24″ w x 18″ h
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A lunar landscape depicting man’s first moon walk.  This painting by Teresa Bernard is a tribute to Astronaut Neil Armstrong. It does not need to be framed as the representation extends around the edges of the canvas.

Not to scale

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Artist Comments

This painting is a tribute to American Astronaut Neil Armstrong. On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to land a spacecraft on the moon. However, it was Armstrong who took that first step onto its surface. A third crew member, Michael Collins, was alone orbiting the Moon in the Command Module Columbia awaiting their return.

Armstrong was commander for the Apollo 11 lunar mission. In this historic mission Armstrong became a global hero the instant he made that “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the surface of the moon. The crew of Columbia took a TV camera with them so the world could watch as they spent about 2 hours on the lunar surface collecting soil samples and conducting a few experiments.

I was just a young girl the day Armstrong walked on the moon and I don’t remember a lot about it, but I do remember watching the footage on TV. During that time Armstrong and Aldrin also took photographs, unveiled a plaque to commemorate their flight, and planted the flag of the United States.

Armstrong died August 25, 2012 at 82 years of age. I finished this painting a few months before his death.

About The U.S. Flag “Waving On The Moon”

An admirer of this painting asked about the flag. He wanted to know why does it appear to be waving since  “… the flag would be straight and flat in space because there isn’t any wind. ”

I replied… Yes you are correct and I had considered that when I composing this painting. So I did a little research on the matter before I started my work. This is what I discovered:

    • The NASA photo I used as a reference photo has ripples in the flag.
    • The flag pole itself has a cross bar at the top which prevents the flag from drooping down.
    • Armstrong used a twisting motion to plant the flag pole into the ground causing the flag to wave back and forth. And since there is very low gravity on the moon, what is set in motion tends to stay in motion for a very long time. When the photo was snapped this created the impression the flag was blowing in the wind.

You can read more about Astronaut Neil Armstrong at NASA’s web site: Neil A. Armstrong.

To find out more about the Apollo 11 mission visit NASA’s web site: Apollo 11 – First Footprint on the Moon.

See another space art painting I did called First Footprint on the Moon.

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Other Paintings Of Interest

Fly Me To The Moon painting by Teresa Bernard
9″ w x 12″ h 
Moonset oil painting
20″ w x 16″ h
Space The Next Frontier oil painting
24″ w x 18″ h

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