Sunflower From Behind

A painting of a sunflower. The composition depicts a view from behind the blossom. The sunflower is a symbol of joy and optimism.

Sunflower painting
Sunflower From Behind © Copyright 2016 – Present

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About This Sunflower Painting

painting of sunflower
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Title: Sunflower From Behind
Size:
20″ w x 16″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: An oil painting of the backside of a sunflower blossom set against a sky-blue background. The sunflower’s petals are depicted in detail, as well as the texture of the involucral bracts. This sunflower painting is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

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

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Artist Comments

I love all flowers; however, the sunflower is one of my favorites. I love the bright sunshine-yellow petals and huge blossoms that resemble the sun. Most sunflower paintings are composed of the front of the blossom. However, the backsides of some flowers are just as beautiful, and the sunflower is certainly one.

About Sunflowers

    • The sunflower is a plant that is native to North America. Later it was introduced to Mexico and Peru. They can grow up to 6 feet tall and prefer dry, sunny places where their roots can dig deep into the soil.
    • When the plant is in the bud stage, it will face the sun following its movement across the sky from horizon to horizon. This movement allows it to get the maximum amount of the sun’s rays. After the flower has fully opened into the radiance of yellow petals, it will face only east. No one knows why it does this. One theory is it is possibly a defensive response to prevent the sun from scalding the seed pod during hot summer days.
    • The sunflower is often equated as a symbol of spiritual faith, worship, adoration, loyalty, and longevity, perhaps because it always seeks the “Light.”

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The Large White Dog

large white dog painting
The Large White Dog © Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 16″ w x 20″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: An oil painting with the profile of a large white dog, perhaps of the Great Pyrenees variety. In the background is a field of yellow wildflowers. The artwork is signed by oil painting artist Teresa Bernard.

The Large White Dog is hand-painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas and does not require a frame before display since the composition extends around the edges of the canvas giving it a contemporary look. However, it will look great should you choose to have it framed.

painting with a large white dog
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Artist Comments

This painting is of a large white dog, possibly a Great Pyrenees. The Great Pyrenees has become one of my favorite dog breeds ever since Lobo, our Pyrenees-mix, showed up at our door one day and decided to stay. Living out in the country as we do, means we get many strays who wander up to our door looking for a place to call home. We don’t know where they come from, but we never turn them away. We try to reunite them with their owner, if possible. If not, then we find them a new home or wind up adopting them ourselves. This artwork isn’t specifically of Lobo, but the dog portrayed in it sure does remind me of him.

Read more about how I painted this painting here.

A Few Fun Facts About Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees makes excellent family pets with their calm, devoted, and well-mannered disposition. They are very loyal to those they love and protect the family with their lives if need be. In addition, they make excellent guard dogs, especially around livestock.

The Great Pyrenees is a dog breed of great intellect having a mind of their own; loving to figure things out by themselves and are good at problem-solving. While this is a wonderful trait, it can create a bit of a challenge when it comes to training.

For more information about this breed of dog, visit this website.

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Developing an Artistic Style of Your Own

vincent van gogh self portrait
Vincent Van Gogh – Self-Portrait 1886

One of the greatest compliments I’ve ever received came from a renowned artist who, after seeing several of my paintings, said that I had my own artistic style. That surprised me because, without recognizing it, I had established my own distinct painting style over the years.

Until that day, I hadn’t given much thought to even having my art style, much less trying to develop one. What’s more, I barely even knew what an art style was. I knew all the Old Masters had it, and that it was something good to have. So I set out to find out more about artistic style, what it is and where it comes from.

What exactly is artistic style?

Artistic style is a specific characteristic or group of characteristics that are consistently present in the artworks of an artist. It’s that extra little thing that an artist does to set himself apart from other artists.

Many artists, whether they realize it or not, have an identifiable style of painting. Their artistic style is neither good nor bad. It is simply the result of the particular choices and decisions a painter makes while composing their oil paintings. These decisions define the identity of an artist’s style and are made up of a combination of the mediums, techniques, and subject matter chosen. It’s not that an artist chooses to paint landscapes, still life, or portraits — those are only genres. Instead, it is HOW the artist handles each of the various art elements (line, form, texture, value, color, and shape) that make up the composition. Click for more information about the basic art elements.

Should you develop your own artistic style?

I would say “YES” if you ever hope to be taken seriously as an artist for the following reasons:

1. Developing your artistic style will help to define you and set you apart from other artists. It’s your individuality and uniqueness as an artist.

2. It’s what allows others who see your work to recognize it as yours without having to look at the signature on the canvas.

3. It offers you a way to have personal satisfaction from your works by expressing your ideas and inner vision.

4. If you plan to display your paintings in art galleries, then a distinct art style is something a gallery owner or curator will want to see in your work.

5. Finally, developing your style is necessary if you want your paintings to capture the eye of art collectors. Many collectors hold to a specific opinion of, “if it looks just like the real thing, then I’ll just take a photograph and hang it on the wall.” For many art connoisseurs, an artist’s style is the essence of the art.

How do you develop your artistic style?

Before I can tell you how to do that, I need to tell you how NOT to develop one. You won’t develop your artistic style by copying the works of other artists. Let me repeat that. If you copy the works of another artist, you will never develop a unique art style of your own. The reason for this is, when you copy someone’s work, you are merely imitating the choices and decisions that have already been made by the artist whose work you are copying.

Novice painters often do this. They copy the works of other artists they like, and this is a disservice to the world of art. As long as they continue to do this, they will never develop their unique artistic expression and move beyond being a mere hobbyist to a serious artist or even a professional one. Your artistic style is shaped by the decisions YOU make about the numerous elements that go into your artwork.

An artist’s unique artistic style does not develop overnight. It evolves over time due to either conscious or unconscious effort on the part of the artist, and it will most likely change many times as the painter grows as an artist. The best way to develop a style is to do a lot of painting. In doing so, you can expect your art style to progress as you acquire more experience, knowledge, and skills. As you move from painting to painting, you will find that specific artistic characteristics or qualities will reoccur repeatedly. This is your unique style. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to continue with the same art style for the rest of your life. You have the ability to change it at any time, and you will be surprised to learn that it can, and frequently does, evolve.

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A Painting in the Making

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Forgotten Roads of Bygone Days

bonnie and clyde car vintage Ford V8 painting
Forgotten Roads of Bygone Days © Copyright 2012 – Present

Size: 24″ w x 18″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: This is a landscape painting of a classic Ford V8  car from 1934. The vintage car,  similar to the one driven by the notorious Bonnie and Clyde, is sitting forgotten in a lonely countryside with treelined hills in the background and a clear blue sky overhead.

This wall art will not need a frame as the painting extends around the edges of the canvas. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

bonnie and clyde car painting
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Artist Comments

This painting is of a vintage Ford V8, the same type of car that helped make “Bonnie and Clyde” famous in the early 1930s. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were notorious fugitives who traveled throughout the central states of North America with their gang during the Great Depression, robbing and murdering wherever they went. The couple’s crime spree ended in their car when they were ambushed by Texas lawmen at a roadblock and then shot to death when 100 armor-piercing bullets riddled the vehicle. Bonnie and Clyde were buried in separate cemeteries in Dallas, TX. Clyde’s gravestone reads, “Gone but not forgotten.”

Today the actual bullet-riddled death car driven by the infamous couple is on display at Whiskey Pete’s Resort and Casino in Primm, Nevada. There is no admission charge to see the exhibit. For more information about the actual car, Bonnie and Clyde met their demise in, visit Roads & Rides. See additional information at Roadside America.

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“Well done. I thought it looked like their car before I read your description.” — BaronVonSteuben, Classic Cars, Gab

“Beautiful painting Teresa, my parents paid admission when I was little for us to see the real Bonnie & Clyde car. Was hardly a single panel on the car that wasn’t full of bullet holes.” — Earl & Angela BeachBums, AMERICAN MUSCLE & CLASSIC CARS, MeWe

“Good morning, Teresa. I like that painting and admire your talent.” — Don L Turner, The Good Morning Brigade, Gab

“Absolutely Beautiful! Love this. Very talented!” — Mel Lynn C, Classic Cars, Gab

“Wonderful painting, it’s beautiful work! I was able to actually visit this car in Gene, NV in the late 1970s, was very interesting.” — Susan AZ Moore/ Ryder38, The Patriot’s Buycott Group. Non-Woke American Companies Only, Gab

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First Footprint on the Moon

first footprint on the moon painting
First Footprint on the Moon © Copyright 2012 – Present

Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A rendition of man’s first step onto the surface of earth’s moon.

SOLD: This lunar landscape oil painting was a commission and has already been sold to an art collector in Japan.

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I received my painting! Thank you very much, it’s a beautiful work of art! — P. Cooper, Yokosuka, Japan

Artist Comments

This painting depicts the historic event of man’s first walk on the moon. It is one of two custom paintings commissioned by an art collector living in Japan. The other painting is “Land Rover Tracks of Mars.”

Land Rover Tracks of Mars painting
Land Rover Tracks of Mars

Man first stepped on the moon on July 20, 1969. The iconic footprint depicts the infamous day when Neil Armstrong first put his left foot on the rocky Moon surface. The Apollo 11 crew had taken TV cameras with them, which meant people worldwide could watch when it happened. You can read more about this historic event on NASA’s website:  Apollo 11 – First Footprint on the Moon.

First Footprint on the Moon is my first painting of the space art genre. Since I have never been to the moon nor seen the iconic footprint in person, it required some research on my part to come up with this composition. First, I used a NASA photo of the footprint and spent time studying their photos of the moon’s surface to get an idea of what it would be like there. Then, for the background, I used photos of strange “alien-looking” landscapes found right here on earth to complete the composition. Then, I added the distant view of earth in the night sky to add the finishing touch. My client loved his painting when it was done. I love it too. He was so happy with it that he commissioned me to do another one for him. This time the setting would be Mars.

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The Garden Tomb

Gethsemane Israel garden tomb painting
The Garden Tomb © Copyright 2004 – Present

Size: 9″ x 12″
Support: Traditional-style Stretched canvas
Description: An oil painting of a famous Israeli garden visited by many every year. It depicts the Garden Tomb at Gethsemane.

NOT FOR SALE: This painting is part of Teresa’s private art collection and is not for sale.

Artist Comments

This painting is of a rock-cut tomb situated in the heart of the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem; it is one of my personal favorites. Many Christians believe this famous Israeli location to be the burial and resurrection place of Jesus Christ after His crucifixion at Golgotha, the place of the skull. Being a devout Christian, this particular painting has a lot of personal meaning for me. It is one of two I’ve painted of this famous travel place. The other painting is called The Garden Tomb at Sunset.

The Burial and Resurrection of Jesus the Christ

“As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.” Matthew 27:57-60

“He is not here: for He is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Matthew 28:6

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