Space Art Collection

A few years back my husband and I took a trip to San Antonio TX the day after Thanksgiving for a long weekend. While there we spent the evening strolling the streets around the Alamo when we came across an artist selling his space art on the sidewalk. The interesting part about this he was painting them right then and there as spectators watched. It was fascinating to watch him create faraway worlds, moons, cosmic formations and alien landscapes. I could have watched him for hours.

When we returned home from that long weekend, I decided to do some space paintings of my own. Space paintings isn’t a new genre of art for me. I actually painted my first outer space painting as a young teen for an arts and crafts show. My love of the iconic TV show Star Trek led me to paint the “Starship Enterprise” in orbit around some distant planet. The painting got a lot of attention at that small art show and later sold.

Decades would pass before I did another otherworldly painting and that space art painting was a commission. The painting consisted of a lunar landscape depicting Apollo 14’s mission to the moon and man’s first footprint left there. This sparked a renewed interest in creating more space landscapes to add to my repertoire of genre space art. I titled the commissioned painting “Man’s First Footprint on the Moon”. It now resides in the private art collection in Japan at an American military base. A few months later I was also commissioned to paint another cosmic painting. This time it was to be the land rover tracks left behind on the planet Mars.


Night Sky Over Delicate Arch painting by Teresa BernardNight Sky Over Delicate Arch
Space Art by Teresa Bernard
6″ x 6″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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outer space travel oil paintingSpace…The Next Frontier
Space Art by Teresa Bernard
24″ x 18″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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

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mars landscapeLand Rover Tracks of Mars
Space Art by Teresa Bernard
18″ x 24″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

 

This Mars painting is a commission I was contracted to do for a military service man stationed in Japan at the time. See “how to commission a painting” to learn more about how to hire this artist to create a special for you.

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lunar footprint paintingFirst Footprint on the Moon
Space Art by Teresa Bernard
18″ x 24″
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

 

This Moon canvas art is another painting commission by the same person above who hired my artistic services to create this special painting.

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Moonset

night sky painting
© Copyright 2013 – Present

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

moonset painting demo
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Artist Comments

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

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

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Other Paintings Of Interest

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

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First Man on The Moon

Astronaut Neil Armstrong painting
© Copyright 2012 – Present

 

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

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Artist Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Other Paintings Of Interest

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

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Land Rover Tracks of Mars

mars landscape painting

© Copyright 2012 – Present

Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: Tracks left behind by one of the land rovers on the surface of Mars and one of its two small moons visible in the sky.

SOLD: This Martian landscape painting was a commission and has old an art collector in Japan. If you desire something similar, Teresa Bernard does commissions. Visit How To Commission A Painting for more information.

Artist Comments

This painting is a commission painting depicting the tracks left behind by one of the land rovers on the Martian landscape. It is one of two custom paintings commissioned by an art collector in Japan. The other painting is called “First Footprint on the Moon.”

My client did not want the actual land rover in his painting, he just wanted the tracks that were left behind on the “red planet” by the robot vehicles. I had to do some research on this subject before I could actually compose this painting. So I looked at many NASA photographs of Mars and the two now famous land rovers before starting this painting. I had to get a feel of what the landscape is like as well as study the wheels of the land rovers so I could understand how their tracks were made when they moved across the dusty landscape. My client was very pleased when he saw his painting for the first time.

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) is an ongoing robotic space mission that began in 2003 with they sent two land rovers to explore the Martian surface and geology. Read more about NASA’s Mars land rover expeditions.

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commission artist for hireTeresa is also a renown commission artist. She has done paintings for fellow art collectors and enthusiasts around the world. If you have a special painting in mind, she would love the opportunity to paint it for you. Simply follow the link for more information on how to commission a painting.

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