Some Unearthly Landscapes Around The World That Would Make Extraordinary Space Art Paintings

lunar footprint painting
First Footprint on the Moon

Are you looking for some inspiration or ideas for that next space art painting? As you can imagine, space artists have a bit of a challenge when it comes to reference material for their cosmic paintings. After all is said and done, they can’t travel off to some other planet to paint on location. One way for these artists to remedy this situation is to travel around the world in search of suitable typography that will make them feel like they’re on another planet.

Below is a list of earthly locations right here on Earth with some rather surreal looking places featuring lunar-like rock formations or “out-of-this-world” looking dunes that, when combined with a little imagination, would make for some rather extraordinary paintings of other world places. This is by no means a comprehensive list and there are no photos, however, if you do a search for each location that is listed below in “Google images” you will find some suitable images to work with.

space art painting Neil Armstrong astronautFirst Man on The Moon
Space Art by Teresa Bernard
24″ x 18″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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  • Antelope Canyon, Arizona
  • surreal landscapes
    Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

    Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

  • Badab-e Surt, Iran
  • Berca Mud Volcanoes, Romania
  • Black Desert, Egypt
  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico
  • Capadoccia, Turkey
  • Cano Cristales, Serranía De La Macarena, Colombia
  • Cariboo Region, British Columbia, Canada
  • Cave In Algarve, Portugal
  • Cave of Crystals, Mexico
  • Cenote Angelita, Mexico
  • Champagne Pool, Waiotapu, New Zealand
  • Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines
  • Dallol Volcano, Ethiopia
  • Danakil Depression, Ethiopia
  • Danau Kelimutu, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia
  • Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming
  • other worldly landscape
    Devil’s Town, Serbia

    Devil’s Town, Serbia

  • Dragonblood Trees, Socotra, Yemen
  • Egerszalok, Hungary
  • Emerald Ice On Baikal Lake, Russia
  • Eye of the Sahara, Mauritania
  • Eyes Of The Devil – Prohodna Cave, Bulgaria
  • Fingal’s Cave, Scotland
  • Fly Ranch Geyser, Nevada
  • Gates To Hell, Derweze, Turkmenistan
  • Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
  • Glowworms Cave, New Zealand
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming
  • Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
  • Hornocal Mountains, Argentina
  • Ischigualasto Provincial Park, Argentina
  • Jökulsárlón, Iceland
  • Kerið – Grímsnes, Island
  • Kerlingarfjoll, Iceland
  • Koekohe Beach, New Zealand
  • Lake Natron, Tanzania
  • Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
  • Marble Caves, Chile
  • Meteora, Greece
  • Monte Roraima, Venezuela
  • Moon Valley, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Brazil
  • Mt. Roraima, Venezuela
  • Naica Mine, Mexico
  • Namib Desert, Namibia
  • Nishinoshima, Japan
  • Odle, Dolomites, Italy
  • Painted Dunes, Lassen Volcanic National Park, USA
  • Pamukkale, Turkey
  • Pancake Rocks, New Zealand
  • Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
  • Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia
  • alien landscape
    Rainbow Mountains, Vinicunca, Peru

    Rainbow Mountains, Vinicunca, Peru

  • Red Beach, Panjin, China
  • Rock Cave, Petra, Jordan
  • Roraima, Venezuela
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Salvador Dali Desert, Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Seven Colors Rocks, Mauritius
  • Seven Giants, Russia
  • Shilin Stone Forest, China
  • Skaftafell Glacier, Iceland
  • Sossusvlei, Namibia
  • Spotted Lake, Canada
  • The Wave, Arizona
  • The White Desert, Egypt
  • Tianzi Mountains, China
  • Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Tsingy De Bemaraha, Madagascar
  • Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
  • Twelve Apostles, Australia
  • Uluru, Australia
  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
  • Valley of the Moon, Atacama Desert, Chile
  • Wave Rock, Australia
  • White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
  • Whitehaven Beach, Australia
  • Window To Hell, Kamchatka, Russia
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, China

This is by no means an exhaustive list, nor is it in any particular order. When you visit these places be sure to take your camera along to take lots of reference photos for your paintings. Once you get back to your studio you will have lots of fun as you immortalize your memories of these places on canvas wall art.

Did your favorite “alien” landscape location make the list? If not, and you think it would make an extraordinary space art painting, feel free to add it below in comments.

Additional Reading

Becoming an Artist of Space Paintings

Space Art by Teresa Bernard

Some Popular Beaches Around The World That Would Make Fabulous Oil Paintings


OR coast south of the sea lion caves
Oregon Coast South of the Sea Lion Caves

Why do oil paintings of popular places, especially beaches around the world? Because people love to travel to places like these and create memories they will take home with them. When vacationers want to be reminded of a favorite location where lots of wonderful memories were made they turn to visual aides. These can be in the form of photographs or they can be paintings that will be hung on the walls of their home or office. As an artist, painting canvases of well traveled vacation spots can mean revenue for you because people will want to buy paintings that remind them of the fun times they had. This is a resource you will not want to overlook if you are wanting to make a living from your art.

east coast lighthouse paintingCurrituck Beach Lighthouse
Marine landscape by Teresa Bernard
11″ x 14″
Oils on stretched canvas

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  • anse lazio beach
    Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles

    Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles

  • Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  • Beach at Cape May, Cape May, New Jersey
  • Beach at Panama City, Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico
  • Camp’s Bay Beach, Camps Bay, South Africa
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
  • Carlsbad State Beach, Carlsbad, California
  • Cayo de Agua, Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
  • Children’s Beach, Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, Florida
  • Coronado Municipal Beach, Coronado, California
  • Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, California
  • Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Kenya
  • Eagle Beach, Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba
  • beach in Greece
    Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece

    Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece

  • Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
  • Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • Hanalei Beach, Hanalei, Hawaii
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Hollywood Beach, Hollywood, Florida
  • Hulopo’e Beach, Manele Bay, Hawaii
  • Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan, Turkey
  • Ka’anapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii
  • Kailua Beach Park, Kailua, Hawaii
  • Kauna’oa Bay, Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii
  • La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, California
  • Main Beach, East Hampton, New York
  • Manini’owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Miami Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
  • Moshup Beach, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Nai Harn Beach, Nai Harn, Thailand
  • Newport Beach, Newport Beach, California
  • Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Myanmar
  • Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit, Maine
  • Pensacola Beach, Pensacola Beach, Florida
  • Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balearic Islands
  • Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  • Playa Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba
  • Playa Paraiso, Tulum, Mexico
  • Hawaii beach
    Poipu Beach Park, Poipu, Hawaii

    Poipu Beach Park, Poipu, Hawaii

  • Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily
  • Race Point Beach, Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • St. Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
  • Saint Pete Beach, St. Pete Beach, Florida
  • Sharm El Luli, Marsa Alam, Egypt
  • Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
  • South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Surfside Beach, Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Wai’anapanapa State Park, Hana, Hawaii
  • West Bay Beach, West Bay, Honduras
  • White Beach, Boracay, Aklan Province
  • Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands
  • Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, United Kingdom

This is by no means an exhaustive list, nor is it in any particular order. When you visit these places be sure to take your camera along to take lots of reference photos for your paintings. Once you get back to your studio you will have lots of fun as you immortalize your memories of these places on canvas wall art.

Did your favorite beach make the list? If not, and you think it would make a lovely seaside painting, feel free to add it below in comments.

Additional Reading

Some Famous Places Around The World That Would Make A Great Sunset Painting

Some Famous Places Around The World That Would Make A Great Sunset Painting

sunset reference photo
Texas sunset

Sunsets are beautiful and some places in the world are well-known for their specular evening skies. One reason sunsets are so popular is because the warmth and charm of all those brilliant rays of sunlight which capture people’s attention in a magic way. In the hands of a skilled artist, the setting sun in any one of these locations would make great sunset oil paintings. Places with wide open skies over the ocean or desert offers uninterrupted viewing of the setting sun. Still other landscapes offer contrast of dramatic peaks, landforms, and architecture to offset the evening’s brilliant colors.

From this list it’s easy to see why these particular places have become popular when you take an already picturesque setting and then flood it with the intense reds, yellows, purples, and blues cast by a sinking sun. If you are serious about wanting to capture the beauty of sunsets on canvas, here are some well-known places to check out that are famous for their sunsets. Painting on location or using a reference photo of these locations will assist you in creating spectacular sunsets on canvas.

lunar landscape painting on canvas“Moonset”
Space Art by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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Did your state, country, or location make the list? If not, and you feel it would make a lovely sunset painting, add it below in comments.

  • mexican sunset
    Acapulco, Mexico

    Acapulco, Mexico

  • Addick’s Reservoir, Houston, TX
  • Algarve, Portugal
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Atacama Desert, Chile
  • Austin, TX
  • Auvers, France
  • Ayers Rock, Australian Outback
  • Big Ben State Park, TX
  • Big Sur, CA
  • Broome, Western Australia
  • Bora-Bora, Tahiti
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Canals of Amsterdam
  • Cantabria, Spain
  • Capernaum, Israel
  • Copano Bay, Rockport, TX
  • Dolomites, Veneto, Italy
  • Dornbirn, Austria
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Ensign Peak, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Florence, Italy
  • Franklin Mountains, El Paso, TX
  • Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Great Pyramids, Egypt
  • Grundarfjordur, Iceland
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Hartford, WI
  • Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Key West, FL
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Lake Annecy, French Alps
  • Lake Phelps, NC
  • Lofoten, Norway
  • Lonsdale, Australia
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • Maasai Mara, Kenya
  • Masai Mara, Kenya
  • Matterhorn, Switzerland
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • Mount Bromo, Indonesia
  • Mount Haleakala, Hawaii
  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa
  • Namib-Naukluft Park, Africa
  • Old Fort Marcy Park, Santa Fe, NM
  • Paris, France
  • Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Pfeiffer Beach, CA
  • Port Waikato, New Zealand
  • Puerto Galera, Philippines
  • Puglia, Italy
  • Queens Sound, Chicoteague, VA
  • Queensland, Australia
  • San Diego, CA
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Santorini, Greece
  • State of Alaska
  • State of Texas
  • Stonehenge, England
  • Sussex, UK
  • Tanah Lot Temple, Bali
  • The Florida Keys, USA
  • The Rocky Mountains, USA
  • The Serengeti, Tanzania
  • Uithuizermeeden, The Netherlands
  • Uluru, Australia
  • Vancouver Island, Canada
  • Venice, Italy
  • Wategos, Australia
  • West Devon, England
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • Zermatt, Switzerland

Anyone who has ever visited one these places and witnessed the sun going down at the end of the day would love having a sunset painting as a reminder of good times spent there.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, nor is it in any particular order. When you visit these places be sure to take your camera along to take lots of reference photos for your paintings. Once you get back to your studio you will have lots of fun as you immortalize your memories of these places on canvas wall art.

Artist Blog

Why I Love Sunset Oil Paintings

Oil Paintings of Texas Sunsets

If you know of place not on this list that would make a gorgeous sunset, please fill free to share it below.

Additional Reading

Photographing the Setting Sun for Your Sunset Paintings

Tips For Creating Stunning Sunset Paintings

Where To Sell Your Art Online

Online Marketing Resource List

This is a list of 125 internet marketing places where you can sell your artwork online. The more exposure you give to your art, the more opportunities you will have to sell it and make a name for yourself. As more venues are discovered they will be added to this list. You might want to bookmark webpage and share it with all your artist friends to refer back to over and over.

Marine still life with boat fenders“Boat Fenders”
Marine Still life by Teresa Bernard
9″ x 12″
Oils on canvas panel board

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None of the sites listed here are paid listings, as such, we do not provide a direct link to them. To explore these sites, simply copy and past the URL into your browser.

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Disclaimer: The sites listed above are not to be considered an endorsement of any kind. This list is intended only a resource.

For more sites see: “More Places To Sell Your Art Online“.

If you know of an online venue where artists can sell their works of art, please share it below.

Additional Reading:

Ways To Market Your Art

Pricing Your Artwork — Taking A Two Step Approach

More Places To Sell Your Art Online

A list of more places where you can sell your artwork online. Some of these site offer websites with shopping carts for the artist, artist agents, and galleries. There should be something available for every artist to assist them in promoting their work. Be sure to bookmark this webpage and refer back to over and over. Share it with all your fellow artists so they can find ways to market their artwork on the Internet too.

dancer painting“The Ballerina”
Dancer painting by Teresa Bernard
24″ x 18″
Oils on stretched canvas

>> More info

None of the sites listed here are paid listings, as such, we do not provide a direct link to them. To explore these sites, simply copy and past the URL into your browser.

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Disclaimer: The sites listed here do not constitute an endorsement of any kind. This list is intended only a resource.

For more sites see: “Where To Sell Your Art Online“.

If you know of an online venue where artists can sell their works of art, please share it below.

Additional Reading:

Ways To Market Your Art

Pricing Your Artwork — Taking A Two Step Approach

Blog and Article Topics for Fine Artists

If you need some ideas or topics to write about in your art blog or website, perhaps some of the ones below will help. Each of these topics should serve as inspiration for more than one blog post or fine art article. While you are here, go ahead and bookmark this webpage so you can refer back to it over and over. Share it with fellow bloggers too. Happy writing!

Texas Flag Barn canvas art“Texas Flag Barn”
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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Biographical Topics

  • Artist bio — Readers love to know about the artist behind the artwork.
  • Artist statement — Every artist needs one of these.
  • Your artist resume
  • Why every artist needs a Bio, Artist Statement, Resume, etc.
  • Why every artist needs to publicize his/her awards and achievements, etc.
  • Share and define your art goals
  • Art schools, classes or education you have taken
  • How or why you become an artist
  • Your specialty and why you choose it
  • Your job outside of art, if you have one. Where do you work and what do you do? Is it art related in somehow? In what way?
  • Ways in which you balance studio time with work, family, social life, recreation, etc.
  • Your favorite fine artists, past or present day. And why?
  • Where do you get your inspiration or ideas for your creative works?
  • Give a personal tour of your art studio using words and photos or YouTube video.
  • Do you have any relatives who are/were also artists? Who are they? In what ways have they inspired you? For example, Teresa’s dad was a professional fine artist too. Read more about the artist.
  • Share how you chose your fine art career path and where you are on it.
  • Ten things you want to paint before you stop
  • What kind of an effect has living the creative life had on you personally? Your family? Other individuals in your life?
  • Why do you blog about your passion (fine art)? How has it stretched you as an artist?
  • The five best quotes on art you’ve ever read/heard and why
  •  How overcoming creative obstacles has made you a better artist

Stories About or Behind Your Art

  • The story behind each piece of art your create. Why you created it?
  • Explain the meaning behind your fine art pieces.
  • Describe your creative process
  • Describe your artistic style
  • Write a description of your artwork(s). Be specific. Do this for each of your art pieces.
  • Write about a “work in progress” (the progression of a piece of art) and display photos of each stage if possible.
  • FAQs people ask about your art and the answers
  • I still can’t believe people ask me about…
  • Why it’s really hard to part with your originals

The Business of Art

  • Art collecting tips
  • Buying art as an investment
  • How to buy art
  • Buying an oil painting as an investment
  • Simple bookkeeping tips for artists
  • Business or hobby, which?
  • Should you turn your hobby into a business?
  • Where/How to obtain grants for artists
  • Tips on how to promote your art
  • Tips on finding an art gallery
  • Finding ways to exhibits your works of art
  • Using social media to promote your works, (Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, DeviantArt, etc.)
  • Using websites and online galleries to promote your art
  • Tips on how to market your creative works
  • How to price your works of art
  • How and where people can buy your art
  • Tips on how donating art to a charity has helped promote your art
  • Tips on selling your art creations online
  • Tips on finding a gallery to show your work
  • Tips on preparing your art for a gallery showing
  • Selling art on and offline – how you approach it
  • How being in the business of art affects your art
  • Taking your art to a fair/show to sell
  • Tips about art fairs and setting up a display booth
  • The Oil Paintings Business
  • Selling Your Oil Paintings

Sharing Your Knowledge

  • Share your knowledge about the use or care of the “tools of the trade” (canvas, brushes, paint, etc)
  • Tips about using your sketchbook
  • Tips on cultivating creativity
  • Write your own opinion about what true art is
  • Creating an artist portfolio
  • Ways to overcome artist block
  • Painting from life verses from reference photographs
  • “En plein air” (outdoors on location) painting vs. painting in the studio
  • Tips on using reference photos to paint from
  • Tips on what to title your art piece
  • Time management tips for artists
  • The advantages of creating an art series
  • Tips for creating texture or depth in a painting
  • Writing an art critique
  • Ways to handle criticism
  • Developing an art style of your own
  • Top ten things they don’t teach you in art school
  • Why and how parents should encourage artistic development in their children
  • Why faces are so difficult to paint, and hands are tough too
  • Your first juried art exhibit/show, what was it like?

How-To Topics and Demonstrations

  • Painting or drawing techniques with step-by-step procedures. Include photos if possible.
  • Tips on how to frame art
  • The how-to on stretching a canvas
  • How to varnish a painting
  • How to gesso a canvas
  • How to care for art pieces

Art History Topics

  • Write about a historical artist you admire (Van Gogh, Rembrandt, etc.)
  • Explain the different art movements (Realism, Impressionist, Post-Modernism, etc.)
  • Explain the different genres of fine art
  • Explain the different classifications of art
  • Discuss an art technique one of the Old Masters used
  • Visit an exhibit at a local museum and write a review about something art related (drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.) you saw there.
  • Some famous paintings or works of art

Auvers, France church painting“Van Gogh’s Church at Auvers, France”
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 24″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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Newsworthy Topics

  • Write about your art pieces that have been published or featured in a newspaper, magazine, website or online somewhere.
  • Write press releases about your art
  • Art shows and competitions where you have or will be exhibiting your art
  • Write about current art news
  • Share who has featured your art online or written an article about you.
  • Write about your e-newsletter and how to sign up for it.
  • Write a review about a particular art book
  • Online gallery reviews
  • Real life gallery and exhibition reviews

Additional Topics

Oil Paintings for Your Home or Office Décor
Oil Paintings From Photographs
Realism Oil Paintings
Framing Oil Paintings
Photographing Your Oil Paintings
How to Store Oil Paintings
Using Oil Paintings To Decorate Your Home
How Do Oil Paintings Differ From Other Paintings?
List of Art Supplies Required for Oil Paintings
The Supplies You Need to Paint Oil Paintings
Masterpiece Oil Paintings
Oil Paintings as House Warming Gifts
Understanding The Oil Paintings of The Old Masters
Oil Paintings As Family Herilooms
Oil Paintings – Your Portrait on Canvas
Art Supplies Needed for Creating Oil Paintings
The Importance of Clean Brushes When Creating Your Oil Paintings
The Importance of Quality Surfaces To Paint Your Oil Paintings On
Some Things You Might Want To Know About Oil Paintings
Buying Quality Oil Paintings On A Tight Budget
Decorating Your Home With Oil Paintings
Preserving Family History Throughout The Ages With Oil Paintings
Preserving Family Traditions with Oil Paintings
What Type of Art Supplies Do I Need To Paint Oil Paintings?
Expressing Yourself Through Oil Paintings
Oil Paintings – A Good Choice For Wall Decor
The Stuff Oil Paintings are Made From
Oil Paintings Add Beauty to Your Home
The History of Oil Paintings
The Benefits of Varnishing Your Oil Paintings
Ways to Effectively Market Your Oil Paintings
The Primary, Secondary and Intermediate Colors of Oil Paintings
Using a Medium When Creating Your Oil Paintings
The Different Types of Brushes Used for Oil Paintings

There should be enough here to get your thoughts going and keep you supplied with topics for a long time to come. This is not a complete list, however, I do plan on expanding it with even more great topic ideas as I discover them. Hopefully this list will become a helpful resource for you and all blogging endeavors concerning the fine arts . If you have any blogging topics to share, by all means, post them below.

Art Movements From A – Z

An art movement is a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, that is subtly or distinctly different than another movement of art, followed by a group of artists during a specific timeframe and region.

TX Hay bales Oil on canvas“Life in Texas — Round Hay Bales”
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
16″ x 20″
Oils on stretched canvas

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List of Art Movements
Name of movement – time period, where it began

« A »

  • Abstract Art –
  • Art Brut (a.k.a. Outsider art) – mid-1940s, United Kingdom/United States
  • Abstract Expressionism – 1940s, Post WWII, United States
  • Abstract Illusionism – mid – 1970s, United States
  • Academic Art –
  • Action Painting – 1940s – early 1960s, United States
  • Aestheticism –
  • Altermodern –
  • American Barbizon School – 1880s – 1890s, United States
  • American Impressionism – 1880s, United States
  • American Realism – mid 1800s – early 1900s, United States
  • American Scene Painting – c. 1920 – 1945, United States
  • Analytical Art –
  • Arabesque –
  • Art Deco – 1920s – 1930s, France
  • Art Informel – mid-1940s – 1950s
  • Art Nouveau – 1890 – 1914, France
  • Arte Povera – 1967 –
  • Arts and Crafts Movement – 1880 – 1910, United Kingdom
  • Ashcan School – 1907, United States
  • Assemblage –
  • Les Automatistes – early 1940s – , Canada

« B – C »

  • Barbizon School – c. 1830 – 1870, France
  • Baroque – 1600 – 1730, Rome
  • Bauhaus – 1919 – 1933, Germany
  • Classical Realism –
  • Color Field – 1940s – 1950s, United States
  • Concrete Art – 1940s – 1950s, Northern Italy/France
  • Conceptual Art – 1960s –
  • Constructivism – 1920s, Russia/Ukraine/Soviet Union
  • Cubism – 1907 – 1914, France

« D – E – F »

  • Dada – 1916 – 1930, Switzerland
  • Danube School – first third of the 16th century, Bavaria/Austria
  • Dau-al-Set – 1948 – , Barcelona
  • De Stijl (a.k.a. Neoplasticism) – 1917 – 1931, Holland
  • Digital Art – 1990 – present
  • Expressionism – 1905 – 1930, Germany
  • Fantastic Realism – 1946 – , Vienna
  • Fauvism – 1904 – 1909, France
  • Figurative Art –
  • Figuration Libre – early 1980s, France
  • Folk Art –
  • Futurism – 1910 – 1930, Italy

« G – H »

  • Gutai Group – 1954 – , Japan
  • Gothic Art – 12th century AD, Northern France
  • Harlem Renaissance – 1920 – 1930s, United States
  • Heidelberg School – late 1880s, Australia
  • Hudson River School – 1850s – c. 1880
  • Humanistic Aestheticism – 19th century, Europe
  • Hyperrealism – early 2000s – , United States/Europe

« I – J – K »

  • Impressionism – 1860 – 1890, France
  • International Gothic – late 14th and early 15th century, Burgundy/Bohemia/France/northern Italy
  • International Typographic Style – 1950s, Switzerland
  • Junk Art – 1960s –
  • Kinetic Art –

« L – M »

  • Land Art – late-1960s – early 1970s
  • Les Nabis – 1888 – 1900, France
  • Letterism – mid-1940s, Paris, France
  • Lowbrow (art movement) – late 1970s, Los Angeles, California
  • Lyrical Abstraction – mid-1960s,
  • Magic Realism – 1960s, Germany
  • Mannerism – 1520 – 1600, Central Italy
  • Massurrealism – 1992 –
  • Maximalism –
  • Metaphysical Painting – 1911 – 1920, Chirico
  • Mingei – 1920s – 1930s, Japan
  • Minimalism – 1960s – early 1970s, United States
  • Modernism – late 19th – early 20th centuries,
  • Modular Constructivism – 1950s – 1960s,

« N – O »

  • Naïve Art –
  • Neoclassicism – 1750 – 1830, Rome
  • Neo-Dada – 1950s, International
  • Neo-expressionism – late 1970s –
  • Neo-figurative – 1960s, Mexico/Spain
  • Neoism –  late 1970s, Canada
  • Neo-primitivism –
  • New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) – 1920s, Germany
  • Northwest School (art) – 1940s, United States
  • Objective Abstraction – c. 1933 – 1936, Great Britain
  • Op Art – 1964 –
  • Orphism – 1912, France

« P »

  • Photorealism – late 1960s – early 1970s
  • Plasticien – mid 1950s, Quebec, Canada
  • Plein Air –
  • Pointillism – 1879, France
  • Pop Art – mid-1950s, United Kingdom – United States
  • Post-impressionism – 1886 – 1905, France
  • Postminimalism – late-1960s – 1970s
  • Precisionism – c. 1920, United States
  • Pre-Raphaelitism – 1848 – 1854, England
  • Primitivism –
  • Process Art – mid-1960s – 1970s
  • Psychedelic Art – early 1960s –
  • Purism – 1918–1925, France

« Q – R »

  • Qajar Art – 1781 – 1925, Persia
  • Realism – 1830 – 1870, France
  • Regionalism (a.k.a. Scene Painting) – 1920s  – 1950s, United States
  • Remodernism – 1999 –
  • Renaissance – c. 1300 – c. 1602, Florence
  • Rococo – 1720 – 1780, France
  • Romanesque – 1000 AD – 13th-century AD, Europe
  • Romanticism – 1790 – 1880

« S – T »

  • Samikshavad –  1974  – , North India
  • Shin Hanga – early 20th-century, Japan
  • Sōsaku Hanga – early 20th-century, Japan
  • Socialist Realism – c. 1930 – 1950, Soviet Union/Germany
  • Sots Art (Soviet Pop Art) – early 1970s, Soviet Union
  • Space Art (also “astronomical art”) –
  • Street Art –
  • Stuckism – 1999 –
  • Suprematism – 1915 – 1925, Russia/Ukraine/Soviet Union
  • Surrealism – Since 1920s, France
  • Symbolism (arts) – 1880 – 1910, France/Belgium
  • Synchromism – 1912, United States
  • Tachisme (a.k.a. Informel) – late-1940s – mid-1950s, France
  • Toyism – 1992 – present
  • Transgressive Art – early 1980s – , New York City
  • Tonalism – 1880 – 1920, United States

« U – V – W – X – Y – Z »

  • Ukiyo-e – 17th – 19th century, Japan
  • Vancouver School – 1980s,  Vancouver, BC
  • Vanitas – 16th and 17th centuries, Flanders/Netherlands
  • Vorticism – 1914 – 1920, United Kingdom

Career Options For The Fine Artist

Artists who wish to pursue a living in as a fine artist or in a related profession will find this bit of information to be helpful.

Fine Artist Job Description

Fine Artists, or sometimes referred to as Studio Artists, create original works of art either for sale or exhibition. This field includes artists who create their art using a variety of methods such as drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture. Fine artists may be commissioned to produce a piece of work for a client or they can create their own pieces which they then sell directly to the public or rely on galleries and art dealers to help them find buyers for their work. Their art creations may be displayed in places such as museums, commercial or non-profit art galleries, outdoors, corporate collections, or private homes.

river side painting“Along The ICW”
Marine art by Teresa Bernard
12″ x 9″
Oils on canvas panel board

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While most fine artists are self-employed, some find employment working for museums and galleries, educational and art institutions (as instructors) or work in private studios on special commissions.

List of Related Fine Artist Positions

These positions, while not actual fine artist positions, are related positions and most require the same skills and knowledge of a fine artist. This list contains some possible positions that can be applied for. The list is not comprehensive.

Art Auctioneers supervise and administers the bidding and selling process of artwork during an auction. They also provide appraisals of antiques, fine art and valuable items by assessing quality, condition, age and origin.

Art Consultants advise art buyers and clients on the purchase of fine art. They are hired by corporations, hotels, health care facilities, interior designers and private collectors to provide assistance in looking for a piece of art to give spaces a specific look and feel.

Art Critics fill the role of reporter for the art field. They write articles in which they evaluate and critique an artist’s work giving their opinions of its significance and aesthetic value as a work of art. Art critics may work for professional art organizations and the print media.

Art Dealers are responsible for displaying and selling visual works of art to their clients and general customers. They seek out new talent and commission artists looking to sell their works through an art gallery. They may also serve as intermediary connecting artists and buyers.

Art Historians, also known as Art Conservators, evaluate, restore and preserve a wide variety of historical artifacts, in addition to, works of art. They work at art galleries, historical societies, museums and other nonprofit institutions.

Art Instructors help students understand, interpret and develop their artistic skills. In addition, they instruct their students in art history, art appreciation, art theory and in various methods of creating artworks.

Art Museum/Gallery Curators organize, inventory and work with artwork, artifacts or anything of historical or artistic importance. They are involved with the acquisition of new artistic or historical pieces to the collection. They also organize art exhibitions and encourage the public and financiers to attend.

Artist Illustrators research and create drawings or illustrations for the purpose of communicating a story, message or idea. The illustrations may be prepared for advertisements, brochures, galleries, annual reports, medical textbooks, magazines, storybooks or private sale.

Background Artists, sometimes called Background Stylists or Background Painters, are responsible for creating backgrounds for video games, animated and live-action films, or other forms of media. Their involvement includes establishing the color, style and mood of the scene, as described by the writer, artistic director, or animation layout artist. The methods used can either be through traditional painting or by digital media such as Adobe Photoshop.

Book Illustrators create drawings that accompany the narrative of a story in a book, such as a children’s book. They may use traditional drawing methods or computer applications to produce illustrations. Most book illustrators work as freelance artists for book publishers on a per book basis.

Courtroom Artists illustrate scenes from courtroom trials and other judicial proceedings. They create sketches of the parties involved in the case as well as the emotions and atmosphere of particular moments.

Gallery Directors are responsible for running and managing the day-to-day operations of an art gallery and ensuring its profitability. They also take on the responsibility of organizing and marketing art exhibitions, as well as the sales from those exhibitions. A good director builds the reputation of a gallery by collecting or exhibiting work by important artists and creating high levels of interest among the art community and the public.

Gallery Owners are the proprietors of for-profit businesses that exhibit and sell works of art in the local community, nationally, or worldwide. Their involvement extends into many areas of the galleries they operate.

Greeting Card Artists, also called Greeting Card Designers or Greeting Card Illustrators, are responsible for decorating greeting cards with drawings, illustrations, pictures and graphics that are applicable to the celebration or topic. Greeting card illustrators use their artistic skills and experience to help create concepts for cards with writers, and sketch rough illustrations for cards. Card artists may work as freelancers or be employed by large greeting card companies.

east coast lighthouse painting“Currituck Beach Lighthouse”
Marine landscape by Teresa Bernard
11″ x 14″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Medical Illustrators are professional artists with specialized training and advanced education in medicine, science, art, design, visual technology, media techniques, and in theories related to communication and learning. They  prepare medical illustrations for use in textbooks, informational pamphlets and other publications that are used by patients, students and medical professionals. They also create images of surgical procedures that doctors can follow when they’re learning how to perform a particular type of surgery.

Mural Artists apply paint on a grand-scale to create larger-than life paintings on exteriors of buildings or interior walls. Their paintings tend to be much larger than traditional paintings that hang in homes. Most muralists work as freelancers.

Painter Artists use media like watercolor, acrylic, and/or oil paints to create works of art on canvas. Many choose an area of focus within their genre, for example, landscapes, portraits or abstract. Painters often specialize in different artistic styles, spanning anywhere from realism to abstract art.

Police Artists (a.k.a. Police Sketch Artists, Criminal Sketch Artists, Forensic Artists or Composite Artists) aid law enforcement by sketching likenesses of suspects and missing persons using witness descriptions. Additionally, artists in this field will sometimes create age-progressed illustrations of missing persons. They will use mediums such as charcoal, pencil and pastels to create their drawings.

Scientific Illustrators are responsible for creating accurate and detailed renderings of specimens that visually communicate information and ideas to a diverse audience. Their work is vital in helping others understand people, animals, and other things from an anatomically correct perspective. Their drawings appear in text books, academic journals, popular magazines, museums exhibits, websites and many other sources of scientific information.

Sculpture Artists use various materials (both traditional and non-traditional) and techniques to mold and create aesthetically pleasing three-dimensional works of art, including carving, shaping clay, whittling, or chiseling. Materials used in sculpting include stone, concrete, marble, bronze, gold, plaster, ice, wax, fired ceramics, various metals and wood. Sculptors may work on public art installations, however, they are typically self-employed artists, working in their own studios and selling their art to collectors and galleries.

Technical Illustrators create detailed and precise renderings of products and services offered. Their drawings are used in technical publications, instruction manuals, reference books, textbooks and various other publications where accurate illustrations are required to help others understand complex scientific or technical information.

Index of Art Articles

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Art Glossary  |  Art Lessons  |  Art Resources  |  Art Supplies  |  Art Tips  |  Business of Art

• Art Appreciation

5 Tips on Choosing an Oil Painting for Your Home or Office

A Practical Guide To Caring For Your Oil Paintings

Becoming an Artist of Space Paintings

Classification Of Fine Art Paintings By Genre

Evening Sky Captured in a Sunset Oil Painting, The

Everyone Loves Wildlife Art

Floral Canvas Art In Your Home

Flower Art Through The Ages

Flower Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, The

Flower Paintings of Vincent van Gogh, The

For The Love of Flower Oil Paintings

From Flower Gardens to Flower Paintings

Importance of Varnishing Oil Paintings, The

Know Your Art Painting Styles: 7 Most Popular

Many Types of Oil Painting Surfaces, The

Notes on Becoming an Artist of Flower Oil Paintings

Paintings of Sunsets by Claude Monet

Proper Care of Your Sunset Oil Paintings

Some Things To Consider When Buying Oil Paintings For Your Home

Speaking the “Lingo” of Oil Painting Artists

What Are The Classifications of Art?

What is Art Appreciation?

What is Fine Art?

Why Space Paintings Are Loved By So Many

Auvers, France church painting“Van Gogh’s Church at Auvers, France”
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 24″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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Art Glossary

Glossary of common art terms and their definitions.
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

yellow rose flower painting“Yellow Rose of Texas”
Flower Art by Teresa Bernard
18″ x 18″
Oils on stretched canvas

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• Art Lessons

Basic Elements of Art, The

Basic Art Element — Color, Part 1

Basic Art Element — Color, Part 2

Basic Art Element — Line

Basic Art Element — Space

Basic Art Element — Texture

Basic Art Element — Value

Can You Name These Famous Paintings From History?

Good Design Principle: An Introduction

Good Design Principle: Balance

Good Design Principle: Contrast

Good Design Principle: Emphasis

Good Design Principle: Movement

Good Design Principle: Proportion

Good Design Principle: Space

Good Design Principle: Visual Economy

Good Design Principle: Unity

Test Your Knowledge of Art Appreciation

Test Your Knowledge of COLOR Theory

Test Your Knowledge of Fine Art: Elements and Principles of Design

Test Your Knowledge of Fine Art: Painting

western sunset oil painting“Cowboy Sunset”
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
24″ x 18″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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• Art Resources

Art Movements From A – Z

Bible Scripture and Visual Art

Blog and Article Topics for Fine Artists

Career Options For The Fine Artist

More Places To Sell Your Art Online

Some Famous Places Around The World That Would Make A Great Sunset Painting

Some Popular Beaches Around The World That Would Make Fabulous Oil Paintings

Some Unearthly Landscapes Around The World That Would Make Extraordinary Space Art Paintings

Where To Sell Your Art Online

painting with covered wagon“Covered Wagon on the Prairie”
Western landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas

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• Art Supplies

About Artist Stretcher Bar Frames

All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Artist Brushes and Then Some — Part 1

All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Artist Brushes and Then Some — Part 2

All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Artist Brushes and Then Some — Part 3

Anatomy of The Artist Paint Brush

Artist Grade or Student Grade Oil Paint, Making a Choice

Common Paint Media Used By Artists

Complete List of Art Supplies for The Beginning Oil Painter

There Are Palette Knives and Then There Are Painting Knives

Taking The Mystery Out of Mahl Sticks

Types of Artist Brushes for Oil Painting

Types of Canvas Available for Painting

Types of Bristles for Oil Painting Brushes

What Every Oil Painter Needs to Know About Artist Oils, Part 1

What Every Oil Painter Needs to Know About Artist Oils, Part 2

What to Know About an Artist’s Oil Painting Palette — Part 1

What to Know About an Artist’s Oil Painting Palette — Part 2

What to Know About Gesso

national park wall painting“Monument Valley”
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
16″ x 12″
Oils on stretched canvas

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• Art Tips

10 Tips for Painting Mountains

10 Tips for Photographing Your Own Paintings

10 Tips for Taking Artist Reference Photos

Creating Better Compositions In All Your Paintings

Creating Depth On A Flat Surface

Creating Depth in Your Paintings via Atmospheric Perspective

Flower Oil Paintings From Reference Photos

Is It Really Okay For Artists To Use Reference Photos? Part 1

Is It Really Okay For Artists To Use Reference Photos? Part 2

Making and Using a Viewfinder to Compose Better Paintings

Naming Your Artwork — Tips for the Fine Artist

Photographing the Setting Sun for Your Sunset Paintings

Rules of Perspective, The

Tips For Creating Stunning Sunset Paintings

Two Composition Techniques to Use in Your Paintings

Using a Grid to Enlarge and Transfer an Image to Canvas

Using Linear Perspective to Create Depth in Your Paintings

Using Photographs As Reference Material to Paint Flower Oil Paintings

bonnie and clyde car painting“Forgotten Roads of Bygone Days”
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
24″ x 18″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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• Business of Art

Marketing Your Space Paintings Online

Pricing Your Artwork — Taking A Two Step Approach

Ways To Market Your Artwork

Bible Scripture And Visual Art

Biblical Art

What does the Holy Bible reveal about the visual arts?

Let’s see what the Bible tells us about this topic. It is always best to study scripture in context. If possible, you might want to read the verses that come before and after the verses listed to establish its context. From Scripture we learn:

Holy Lands wall art“Sea of Galilee at Capernaum”
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas

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  1. Artistic ability is God-given
    • Exodus 28:3 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him for my priesthood.
    • Exodus 31:1-11 – The Message (MSG)
      1-5God spoke to Moses: “See what I’ve done; I’ve personally chosen Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur of the tribe of Judah. I’ve filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him skill and know-how and expertise in every kind of craft to create designs and work in gold, silver, and bronze; to cut and set gemstones; to carve wood—he’s an all-around craftsman.6-11“Not only that, but I’ve given him Oholiab, son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, to work with him. And to all who have an aptitude for crafts I’ve given the skills to make all the things I’ve commanded you: the Tent of Meeting, the Chest of The Testimony and its Atonement-Cover, all the implements for the Tent, the Table and its implements, the pure Lampstand and all its implements, the Altar of Incense, the Altar of Whole-Burnt-Offering and all its implements, the Washbasin and its base, the official vestments, the holy vestments for Aaron the priest and his sons in their priestly duties, the anointing oil, and the aromatic incense for the Holy Place—they’ll make everything just the way I’ve commanded you.”
    • Exodus 35:30-35 – The Message (MSG)
      30-35Moses told the Israelites, “See, God has selected Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. He’s filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability, and know-how for making all sorts of things, to design and work in gold, silver, and bronze; to carve stones and set them; to carve wood, working in every kind of skilled craft. And he’s also made him a teacher, he and Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. He’s gifted them with the know-how needed for carving, designing, weaving, and embroidering in blue, purple, and scarlet fabrics, and in fine linen. They can make anything and design anything.”
  2. Art is a skill
    • 2 Samuel 5:11 – New International Version (NIV)
      Now Hiram king of Tyre sent envoys to David, along with cedar logs and carpenters and stonemasons, and they built a palace for David.
    • 1 Chronicles 22:15 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      You have an abundance of workmen: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and all kinds of craftsmen without number, skilled in working
    • 2 Chronicles 2:14 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre. He is trained to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone, and wood, and in purple, blue, and crimson fabrics and fine linen, and to do all sorts of engraving and execute any design that may be assigned him, with your craftsmen, the craftsmen of my lord, David your father.
    • 2 Chronicles 24:12 – New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      The king and Jehoiada gave it to those who did the work of the service of the house of the Lord; and they hired masons and carpenters to restore the house of the Lord, and also workers in iron and bronze to repair the house of the Lord.
    • Proverbs 31:24 – New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies belts to the tradesmen.
    • Jeremiah 18:1-6 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2“Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” 3So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.
      5Then the word of the Lord came to me: 6“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.”
  3. Art is beautiful
    • 1 Kings 6 – As you read through this particular passage, you should note that God goes into great bit of detail on how He wants his temple to be constructed. Some of the instructions even require craftsmen and artisans to complete. From reading these verses, it is clear that God wants a beautiful place of worship for his people.
    • 1 Kings 7:13-51 – In addition to specific instructions regarding the temple construction, God also goes into detail about how he wants the furnishings for the temple constructed.
    • Song of Solomon 7:1 – New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince’s daughter! The curves of your hips are like jewels, The work of the hands of an artist.
    • Philippians 4:8 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
  4. Art glorifies God
    • Psalm 50:2 – New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.
    • 1 Corinthians 10:31 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
    • Colossians 3:23 – New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,
  5. God is the original Artist, the prime Master Craftsman

    Garden Tomb, Jerusalem painting“The Garden Tomb at Sunset”
    Landscape by Teresa Bernard
    12″ x 9″
    Oils on stretched canvas

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    • Genesis 1:1, 27 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      1In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
      27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
    • Genesis 2:7 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
    • Job 10:8-9 – New International Version (NIV)
      8Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me? 9Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?
    • Job 38:4 – New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.”
    • Psalm 139:13-16 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      13For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them
    • Isaiah 29:16 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?
    • Isaiah 45:9, 18 – New International Version (NIV)
      9“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’?
      18For this is what the Lord says—he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited—he says: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.
    • Isaiah 64:8 – New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; and all of us are the work of Your hand.
    • Zachariah 12:1 – New International Version (NIV)
      A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel. The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares:
    • Romans 9:20-21 – New International Version (NIV)
      20But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” 21Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?
    • Ephesians 2:10 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
    • Colossians 1:16 – New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.
    • Hebrews 1:10 – New International Version (NIV)
      He also says, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
      and the heavens are the work of your hands.
    • Revelation 4:11 – English Standard Version (ESV)
      “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”