Sunflower From Behind

Sunflower from behind oil painting

© Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: Oil painting of a sunflower as seen from the backside of the blossom. Gallery wrap means this painting will not require a frame as the composition extends around the edges of the canvas surface. The artwork is accompanied by an official Certificate of Authentication signed by the artist.


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Artist Comments: I love all flowers, however, one of my favorites the sunflower. I love the bright sunshine yellow petals and huge blossoms that resemble the sun. Most paintings of sunflowers are composed from the front of the blossom, however, the back side of some flowers can be just as interesting and the sunflower is a good example of one.

Some Interesting Things 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. Once the flower is fully opened into the radiance of yellow petals, it faces east only. It is not known 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 is always seeking the “Light”.

Lighthouse Monument, Palo Duro Canyon State Park TX

light house palo duro canyon state park

© Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 16″ x 12″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A landscape painting of the famous Lighthouse geological rock formation of Palo Duro Canyon. This painting will not need a frame as the painting image extends around the edges of the canvas. The artwork is accompanied by an official Certificate of Authentication signed by the artist.


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Artist Comments: In 2015 my husband Robert and I traveled to Amarillo TX on vacation. While there we visited the Palo Duro Canyon State Park several times as it quickly became the highlight of our trip. The Lighthouse Monument is one of many “must see” attractions when visiting this park. Multiple visits to the canyon also provided me with a lot of photo ops that will be used as reference material for future paintings of this park.

Fun Facts About Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is located in the Texas Panhandle near Amarillo TX. Also called “The Grand Canyon of Texas” because of its size and its resemblance to the Grand Canyon located in Arizona. It is the second largest canyon in the U.S. measuring 120 miles long, 20 miles at its widest point and 800 feet at its maximum depth. It also has over 29,000 scenic acres for the tourist or vacationer to enjoy. Just like the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Palo Duro Canyon features dramatic geological features, multicolored layers of rock and steep mesa walls.

For the park visitor there are hiking trails, camp grounds, horse back riding and more! The canyon is also host to TEXAS Outdoor Musical, the longest running musical ever performed on stage. This world renown musical drama has been performed on an outdoor stage in the canyon since 1965.

For more information about this Texas state park visit their website.


The Large White Dog

white dog pet painting

© Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 16″ x 20″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: An oil painting of the profile of a large white dog, perhaps of the Great Pyrenees variety. In the background is a field of yellow wildflowers. The art composition comes with an official Certificate of Authentication signed by the artist. Gallery wrap means this painting will not require a frame as the composition extends around the edges of the canvas surface.

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Artist Comments: This is a painting of a large white dog, possibly a Great Pyrenees. The Great Pyrenees has been one of my favorite breed of dog 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 a lot of strays who wonder 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.

A Few Fun Facts About Great Pyrenees

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

The Great Pyrenees is a dog of great intellect with a mind of their own, love 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.


My Oil Paintings Index

Artist Teresa Bernard Below is a list of all my oil paintings on this website. If you don’t find the painting you are searching for here, then chances are it isn’t one of mine. Of course this list isn’t exhaustive. I’ve been painting since my preteens and that was before the Internet arrived on the scene and I built this website. Unfortunately I don’t have any photographs of those early paintings, only my memories. So there are some paintings by me out in the world that will only be enjoyed by those who possess them.

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• Animals & Wildlife

Africa wildlife giraffes
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h
SOLD
Africa wildlife leopard painting
Africa Wildlife — Leopard (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h
SOLD
African Elephant Serengeti painting
African Elephant On The Serengeti (2018)
18″ w x 24″ h
SOLD
ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h
$170
ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016) 6″ w x 6″ h
$170
Pet Portrait
Pet Portrait of Frank (2010)
12″ w x 16″ h
SOLD
african wildlife art
Raging African Elephant (2007)
18″ w x 24″ h
SOLD
TX Horned Toad Lizard Painting
The Texas Horned Lizard (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h
$170
longhorn cow oil painting
Texas Longhorn in The Meadow (2013)
20″ w x 16″ h
$410
white dog pet portrait
The Large White Dog (2016)
16″ w x 20″ h
$410

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• Flower Art

Magnolia Flower Blossom oil painting
Magnolia Blossom (2007) 
18″ w x 18″ h
SOLD
Sunflower From Behind oil painting
Sunflower From Behind (2016)
20″ w x 16″ h
$410
Red Rose flower art
Tyler Rose
(2006)
16″ w x 12″ h
$330
Yellow rose art
Yellow Rose of Texas (2008) 
18″ w x 18″ h
$410
Yellow Rose Art
Another Yellow Rose (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h
$170

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• Landscape Paintings

Bunratty Ireland oil painting
Bunratty Ireland
(2001)
12″ w x 9″ h
$260
Calvary at Sunset wall artwork
Calvary At Sunset (2009)
20″ w x 16″ h
$410
Camelthorn Trees of Africa painting
Camelthorn Trees Of Africa (2011)
24″ w x 24″ h
$530
Covered Bridge Of Lane County Oregon artwork
Covered Bridge Of Lane County (1997)
12″ w x 9″ h
SOLD
Covered Wagon On The Prairie artwork
Covered Wagon On The Prairie (2010)
20″ w x 16″ h
$410
Cowboy Sunset canvas wall art
Cowboy Sunset
(2012)
24″ w x 18″ h
$470
Fence Post In The Snow wall art
Fence Post In The Snow (2001)
9″ w x 12″ h
SOLD
Forgotten Roads Of Bygone Days canvas artwork
Forgotten Roads Of Bygone Days (2012)
24″ w x 18″ h
$470
Life in Texas — Round Hay Bales painting
Life In Texas — Round Hay Bales (2013); 16″ w x 20″ h
$410
Lighthouse Monument, Palo Duro Canyon wall art
Lighthouse, Palo Duro Canyon (2016)
16″ w x 12″ h
$330
Monument Valley artwork
Monument Valley (2009)
16″ w x 12″ h
$330
Mt Kilimanjaro Rising oil painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
SOLD
Mt. Kilimanjaro Africa art
Scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro (2011)
24″ w x 18″ h
SOLD
Sunset Over Texas oils on canvas
Sunset Over Texas (2001)
12″ w x 9″ h
SOLD
Texas Flag Barn artwork
Texas Flag Barn
(2015)
20″ w x 16″ h
$410
The Garden Tomb oil painting
The Garden Tomb (2004)
9″ w x 12″ h
NOT FOR SALE
The Garden Tomb at Sunset oil painting
The Garden Tomb At Sunset (2004)
12″ w x 9″ h
$260
The Giants Of Sequoia National Park painting
The Giants Of Sequoia (1998)
12″ w x 16″ h
SOLD
The Grand Teton Mountains painting
The Grand Teton Mountains (2003)
18″ w x 14″ h
SOLD
Van Gogh’s Church at Auvers, France oil painting
Van Gogh’s Church At Auvers, France (2011); 20″ w x 24″ h
$490

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• Marine Life & Seascapes

Along The Inter Coastal Waterway artwork
Along The ICW
(2001)
12″ w x 9″ h
$260
Still Life With Boat Fenders marine art
Boat Fenders
(2003)
9″ w x 12″ h
$260
clown fish painting
Clownfish
(1998)
9″ w x 12″ h
SOLD
Currituck Beach Lighthouse oil painting
Currituck Beach Lighthouse (2008)
11″ w x 14″ h
$300
Heceta Head Lighthouse painting
Heceta Head Lighthouse (2000)
16″ w x 12″ h
SOLD
Oregon Coast South Of The Sea Lion Caves oil painting
Oregon Coast
(1977)
9″ w x 12″ h
SOLD
Peggy's Cove painting
Peggy’s Cove
(2005)
20″ w x 16″ h
SOLD
Peggy's Cove Revisited
Peggy’s Cove Revisited (2008)
20″ w x 16″ h
SOLD
Return To Peggy's Cove oil painting
Return To Peggy’s Cove (2009)
20″ w x 18″ h
SOLD
Sea Of Galilee At Capernaum painting
Sea Of Galilee At Capernaum (2005)
20″ w x 16″ h
$410
The Fisherman oil painting
The Fisherman
(2003)
9″ w x 12″ h
SOLD
Victoria Falls, Zambia Africa painting
Victoria Falls, Africa
(2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
SOLD

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• People & Portraits

Portrait of Robert painting
Portrait Of Robert
(2003)
12″ w x 16″ h
NOT FOR SALE
Portrait of Tera oil painting
Portrait Of Tera
(2005)
16″ w x 20″ h
NOT FOR SALE
The Ballerina oil painting
The Ballerina
(2013)
24″ w x 18″ h
$470

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• Space Art

First Footprint on the Moon space art
First Footprint On The Moon (2012)
18″ w x 24″ h
SOLD
First Man on the Moon oil painting
First Man on the Moon (2012) 
24″ w x 18″ h
$470
Land Rover Tracks of Mars painting
Land Rover Tracks of Mars (2012)
18″ w x 24″ h
SOLD
Moonset oil painting
Moonset
(2013)
20″ w x 16″ h
$410
Night Sky Over Delicate Arch oil painting
Night Sky Over Delicate Arch (2017)
6″ w x 6″ h
$170
Space The Next Frontier oil painting
Space…The Next Frontier (2017)
24″ w x 18″ h
$470

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• Still Life Paintings

Still Life with Coral and Lantern painting
Still Life With Coral And Lantern (2004)
14″ w x 11″ h
$300
Still Life with Fruit and Candle painting
Still Life With Fruit And Candle (2004)
14″ w x 11″ h
$300
Iron Age Pottery Still Life painting
Still Life With Iron Age Pottery (2006)
14″ w x 11″ h
$300
Barn Door with Horse Tack oil painting
Barn Door With Horse Tack (2003)
12″ w x 9″ h
SOLD
The Communion Table oil painting
The Communion Table (2004)
14″ w x 11″ h
SOLD
The Study still life oil painting
The Study
(2004)
14″ w x 11″ h
$300
tractor tire oil painting
Tractor Tire
(2016)
12″ w x 16″ h
$330

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Art Commissions

Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

commission artist for hireTeresa is also a commission artist. She has done paintings for fellow art enthusiasts around the world. If you have a special painting in mind, follow the link for more information on how to commission a painting.


Oil Paintings of Texas Sunsets

tx sunset oil paintingOne of the most beautiful places in the world to capture a sunset in oil on canvas is Texas. Being a native Texan, of course I’m prejudice! The Lone Star State with its wide open prairies, cacti, ghost towns, old west culture and billowy clouds make a wonderful backdrop for some of the most breathtaking sunsets anywhere in the world. Artists, like me, who are fortunate enough to live here get to regularly enjoy countless opportunities to capture on canvas the setting sun in all its grandeur and splendor for our many sunset paintings. Those who don’t live here can delight in making trips to Texas to see the setting sun for themselves and take it back to their studios in the form of digital photos for many future paintings to come.

Texas cities can make a great sunset cityscape with the unique sky line each metropolis has to offer. Head to the Gulf of Mexico and artists can experience the sun going down on the beach or head out west for a more mountainous terrain and get a glimpse of the mountain peaks of Big Bend National Park as they silhouette them against an orange glowing sky.

Many artists love traveling here to capture the setting sun in all its splendor as it disappears below the horizon. Here are a couple reasons why:

  • A beautiful sunset helps the viewer to appreciate the finer gifts life has to offer. People are naturally drawn to a sunset and there are a few special places on earth where one can embrace a beautiful sunset. Texas just happens to be one of them.
  • A beautiful sunset helps to inspire you. There’s a reason sunsets are timeless and constant standbys of poets, writers, romantics, and artists — they are inspiring. There is something inherently powerful and spiritual about sunsets.

Some Quotes About Sunsets

“Peace… is seeing a sunset, and knowing Who to thank.” – Unknown

“The setting sun, and the music at the close, As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, Writ in remembrance more than long things past.” – William Shakespeare

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Additional Reading

Why I love Sunset Oil Paintings

Sunset Paintings Collection

Sunsets have been a favorite genre of mine to paint throughout my life as an artist. Sunsets (and sunrises) are beautiful subjects for paintings with the rich, vibrant, warm colors like red, yellow and orange. They may be outlined with the beach, sea or mountains. And clouds are also an integral part with their multitudes of colors as the they capture the last rays of the setting sun. Each painting below is an original painted by me. Several of the ones shown are also part of other collections or series.


western sunset oil paintingCowboy Sunset
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
24″ x 18″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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Garden Tomb, Jerusalem paintingThe Garden Tomb at Sunset
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
12″ x 9″
Oils on stretched canvas

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African art Camelthorn TreesCamelthorn Trees of Africa
Landscape painting by Teresa Bernard
24″ x 24″
Oils on stretched canvas

 

This is a sunrise painting of a famous national park in Africa. I love the surrealness about it, yet this is very much a realistic painting.

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Sunset oil paintingCalvary at Sunset
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Austin TX sunsetSunset Over Texas
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
12″ x 9″
Oils on canvas panel board

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Peggy's Cove oil paintingReturn to Peggy’s Cove
Seascape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 18″
Oils on stretched canvas

 

This is a sunrise painting I was commissioned to paint. Sunrises are also a favorite of mine and this one particular is no exception. I love the way the warmth of the sun begins to peek from behind the building on the peer and shine down in the water and bath the side of the boat.

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snow mountain paintingScaling Mt. Kilimanjaro
Snow Painting by Teresa Bernard
24″ x 18″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

 

A sunrise painting I was commissioned to paint of this famous place in Africa. I love the way the mountain is silhouetted against the sky with a rising sun.

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Texas Flag Barn

Life in Texas landscape painting

© Copyright 2015 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A landscape oil painting of an old barn with the Texas flag painted on its roof. Part of the “Life in Texas” artwork series. This painting will not need a frame as the painting extends around the edges of the canvas. A Certificate of Authentication hand-signed by the artist is provided for this work of art.


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Artist Comments: Texans are a proud bunch and we love our state. This is evident everywhere you go here. It would be rare indeed to travel through the Lone Star State and not see a barn or some other out building painted up with the Texas flag like the one in this painting. And you don’t have to travel far outside the city limits to find one either. This particular barn happens to be a famous landmark on US Hwy 377 just east of Stephenville, Texas.

About The Texas Flag

Lone Star FlagThe Texas flag (a.k.a. the “Lone Star Flag”) was adopted in 1845 when Texas became the 28th state. It is a rectangle that has a width to length ratio of two to three. It contains a vertical blue field of color and two horizontal fields of color, one being white and the other one red. The flag also sports a single white star which is located in the center of the blue field. This lone star represents “ALL of Texas and stands for our unity as one for God, state, and country.” Each color field in the flag symbolizes the following:

  • Blue stands for loyalty
  • White represents purity
  • Red is for bravery

This painting is part of the Life In Texas Series.


Christian Art Collection

The Christian Art Collection comprises paintings of a religious theme. God is very important to me and is a huge part of my life. I am very grateful to Him for my gift of oil painting and everything else He does for me. Through my paintings, it is my desire to communicate all the wonder and majesty of the great I AM. I attempt to achieve this through a painting technique called “realism”.

Realism in art is a style of painting which depicts the subject matter as it actually appears in real life. There is no attempt to artistically stylize or distort the subject matter in any way. Instead I spend a fair amount of time and effort paying attention to detail and creating an accurate depiction of life forms and objects, perspective creating the illusion of reality, good composition, lights and darks, and color and tone. However, I stop short of my paintings looking like a photo, but rather prefer to communicate a Christian message by representing God’s handiwork in nature through realism.


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

 

Vincent van Gogh is one of my favorite artists. I find his life and paintings to be so interesting. During his life he painted many works of art people aren’t even aware of. The painting he did of this church is one of his better known paintings.

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sunset oil paintingCalvary at Sunset
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas

 

Scripture tells us the body of Jesus was taken down from the cross just before sunset on Good Friday, also referred to as Holy Friday.

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religious still lifeThe Communion Table
Still Life by Teresa Bernard
14″ x 11″
Oils on stretched canvas

 

This oil painting depicts The Lord’s Supper a ritual instituted by Jesus the night of Passover observance.

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Bible Lands Collection

The oil paintings in this series are of ancient Bible places and also modern day Israel. I’ve always wanted to travel and visit these places, to walk the streets of the cities I read about in the Bible and explore the culture of the peoples who live there. Maybe someday.

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you. — Deuteronomy 8:7-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

All reference photos used as source material for the paintings in this series is with permission and courtesy of www.BiblePlaces.com — Photos of Israel from the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands.


 Jerusalem paintingThe Garden Tomb at Sunset
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
12″ x 9″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Irong Age Pottery Still LifeStill Life with Iron Age Pottery
Still life by Teresa Bernard
14″ x 11″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Holy Lands wall artSea of Galilee at Capernaum
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Garden of Gethsemane IsraelThe Garden Tomb
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
9″ x 12″
Oils on stretched canvas

 

This painting is part of my private art collection.

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Texas Longhorn In The Meadow

Texas longhorn cow painting

© Copyright 2013 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A Texas Longhorn sitting in an open meadow. This painting will not need a frame as the painted image extends around the edge of the canvas. The artwork comes with an official Certificate of Authentication signed by the artist.


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Artist Comments: The Texas Longhorn is a common breed of registered cattle in Texas. They get their name from the breed’s characteristic long horns. Some sets of horns on these huge bovine can reach a span of 7 feet tip to tip. You simply  have to see one these magnificent animals in person to really appreciate those massive horns. I live in East Texas and there are several longhorn ranches near our small homestead. I love driving past these places and seeing the longhorn grazing and resting in their pastures.

This painting is part of the Life in Texas Collection.

Some Fun Facts About Texas Longhorns

•  The Texas Longhorn is descended from the first cattle brought to America by Christopher Columbus that bred with native cattle. The breed consists of approximately 80 percent Spanish blood and another 20 percent of “mongrel” stock.

•  Texas Longhorns come in all colors and patterns and no two look exactly alike. Their coat pattern can be flamboyant and loud, while others are more subtle in color.

•  Both male and female Longhorns have horns, although they will vary in shape and length according to gender. Longer horns are more desirable. The longer the horns, the more valuable the cow or bull. Calves will begin to grow their horns by 3 weeks of age.

•  There are Texas Longhorn ranches all over America. They is easily adaptable to all temperatures from hot to cold climates. This breed of cattle has the ability to thrive in terrains and climates where other breeds have difficulty living.