African Wildlife — Three Giraffes

Africa wildlife giraffes painting
© Copyright 2019 – Present

Title: African Wildlife — Three Giraffes
Size:
18″ w x 24″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic composition of three wild African giraffes on the open planes of the Serengeti. Hand-painted and signed by Teresa Bernard.

SOLD: This painting was a commissioned work and has been sold.

Customer Feedback

Hi Teresa, we received the paintings. They’re beautiful! Thank you very much. Our eldest will love the giraffes. — G. Callan, San Diego CA

Artist Comments

African Wildlife — Three Giraffes is one of several paintings I was commissioned to do for an art collector. My customer wanted to present this particular painting to his adult daughter as a Christmas gift since she loves giraffes.

I found this painting to be a challenging one since I had never painted giraffes before. I gave it a lot of thought as to how I would approach it before putting paintbrush to canvas. It required studying giraffes from all different angles paying special attention to their spots if you want to call them spots, that is. They are more like splotches. I observed that no two giraffes are identical in their “spots.” I also paid attention to the color of their splotches. I wanted each giraffe to be distinct from the others even tho they are similar in color.

After the painting was finished and delivered to my client’s residence, he contacted me letting me know how much his daughter loved the painting.

Other Paintings in This Series

This is one of five African-themed paintings that this art collector commissioned from me. The links below will take you to the other paintings that are part of this commissioned group.

Mt Kilimanjaro Rising oil painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising
Victoria Falls, Zambia Africa painting
Victoria Falls, Africa

Africa wildlife leopard painting
Africa Wildlife — Leopard
African Elephant Serengeti painting
African Elephant on the Serengeti

 

 

 

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Teresa’s Insider News

Be the first to know! Sign up here to be among the first to receive sneak peeks of recently completed paintings, new announcements, and other updates at the art studio.

Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks for looking!

Feel free to share this with your friends.


UPDATED: 28 January 2020

Enjoy this page? Please share it. Thanks!

African Wildlife — Leopard

leopard painting
© Copyright 2019 – Present

Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic wildlife portrait painting of the African leopard with a camouflaged background.

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has sold.

Artist Comments

This leopard painting was commissioned by an art collector who is passionate about Africa. He wanted a wildlife portrait of a leopard created for his private African art collection. I painted this artwork from a reference photo provided by my customer. It is one of five paintings he commissioned me to do.

About Leopards

Leopards are graceful and powerful big cats closely related to lions, tigers, and jaguars. They live in sub-Saharan Africa, northeast Africa, Central Asia, India, and China.

Leopards easily adapt to a wide variety of habitats, altitudes, and temperatures, from high mountains to deserts to rainforests. The largest leopards are named after the regions where they’re found, like the North African leopard and the Persian leopard.

These big cats have a varied diet and enjoy different kinds of grub. They eat bugs, fish, antelope, monkeys, rodents, deer…in fact, pretty much any prey that is available!

Other Paintings in This Commission Series

The links below will take you to the other paintings that are part of this commissioned group.

Mt Kilimanjaro Rising oil painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising
Victoria Falls, Zambia Africa painting
Victoria Falls, Africa

African Wildlife
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes
African Elephant Serengeti painting
African Elephant on the Serengeti

 

 

 

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Teresa’s Insider News

Be the first to know! Sign up here to be among the first to receive sneak peeks of recently completed paintings, new announcements, and other updates at the art studio.

Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks for looking!

Feel free to share this with your friends.


UPDATED: 27 January 2020

Enjoy this page? Please share it. Thanks!

Pet Portrait of Frank

black dog painting
© Copyright 2010 – Present

Size: 12″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A pet portrait painting of a black Labrador Retriever. A private art collector in Illinois owns Portrait of Frank.

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has already sold.

Customer Feedback

Teresa, the painting arrived and it looks wonderful! I can’t wait to see my wife’s reaction this weekend. — R. Draper, Granville IL

Artist Comments

My husband and I both love animals and we will always rescue abandoned pets that God sends our way. We live in the country, and unwanted pets are often left at our place. We take them in, clean them up, feed them, get them medical attention if they need it, and place them in new loving homes.

Dogs are such loving and loyal creatures, and it just breaks my heart when they end up as “throw-a-away” pets. Sandy, a yellow lab, was one of those unfortunate dogs who found her way to our door. We took her in too. Only this time, we adopted her for a family pet. We now have five dogs and three cats, and we love every one of them as part of our family.

When I was commissioned to do this dog portrait of a black lab, a beloved pet named Frank, I was delighted. Frank was a family dog that passed away a while back, and his family still missed him. I did the portrait from a favorite photo of him, so I kept the painting as close to the photograph as I could. The painting was to be a surprise gift to my client’s wife for Mother’s Day. It was my pleasure to do this painting for a fellow dog lover.

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Teresa’s Insider News

Be the first to know! Sign up here to be among the first to receive sneak peeks of recently completed paintings, new announcements, and other updates at the art studio.

Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks for looking!

Feel free to share this with your friends.


Enjoy this page? Please share it. Thanks!

Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro commission painting
© Copyright 2011 – Present

Size: 24″ x 18″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: An oil painting of a hiker scaling up Mount Kilimanjaro, a famous mountain in Africa. Hand-painted and signed by Teresa Bernard.

SOLD: An art collector in New Jersey commissioned this painting.

Customer Feedback

I wanted you to know that I received the painting and presented it to Jim and he loved it! Thank you so much for all of your time and effort. It was well worth the wait! — A. Boutillier, Morristown NJ

Artist Comments

Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro is a commission painting I did for a client who had been on an expedition up this famous mountain in Africa one year. My client supplied the photo from her trip for this painting. Since this was a memorable trip for my client, I kept the painting as close to the photograph as possible. My client loved the finished painting and proudly displays it in her living room, where it receives many favorable comments from her guests.

About Mount Kilimanjaro

Located in Tanzania, Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano and happens to be the highest mountain in Africa at 19,340 feet above sea level. Its three volcanic cones are named Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It isn’t certain where the name Kilimanjaro originates from, but there are several theories about that. A few possible meanings could be Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness, or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not be any of these.

This mountain is a popular attraction for hikers and mountain climbers from all over the globe. Some estimate that more people have died trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro than Mount Everest. However, it needs to be pointed out that Everest is attempted by significantly fewer climbers than Kilimanjaro.

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Teresa’s Insider News

Be the first to know! Sign up here to be among the first to receive sneak peeks of recently completed paintings, new announcements, and other updates at the art studio.

Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks for looking!

Feel free to share this with your friends.


Enjoy this page? Please share it. Thanks!

The Garden Tomb

Gethsemane Israel garden tomb painting
© Copyright 2004 – Present

Size: 9″ x 12″
Support: 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 of a rock-cut tomb situated in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem and 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

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Teresa’s Insider News

Be the first to know! Sign up here to be among the first to receive sneak peeks of recently completed paintings, new announcements, and other updates at the art studio.

Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks for looking!

Feel free to share this with your friends.


Enjoy this page? Please share it. Thanks!

The Communion Table

communion table painting
© Copyright 2004 – Present

Size: 14″ x 11″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A traditional still life painting of the communion table with bread, wine, and Holy Bible. Religious elements are also present, giving it a spiritual essence.

SOLD: This religious still life painting has been sold to an art collector in Singapore.

Artist Comments

This is a typical still life painting of bread, grapes, and wine,  elements often used by artists when painting a communion table still life. However, I added a few more objects to my rendition, a candle representing Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, and The Holy Bible, the Word of God.

God is a huge part of my life. I felt inspired to do some paintings which contain an inspirational message, and this painting is one of those. It depicts the bread and wine of communion and has special meaning to me.

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Teresa’s Insider News

Be the first to know! Sign up here to be among the first to receive sneak peeks of recently completed paintings, new announcements, and other updates at the art studio.

Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Your Feedback

“I enjoy art-making and am presently working in soft pastel on still life subjects. I really enjoyed your Communion Table still life and am further motivated to continue to give God all glory in my work. Your work reminded me of special symbolism in still life about which I had forgotten. Thank you! God bless you.” — Tina, Australia

Thanks for looking!

Feel free to share this with your friends.


Enjoy this page? Please share it. Thanks!

Peggy’s Cove Oil Painting

painting of peggy's cove
© Copyright 2005 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A marine painting of Peggy’s Cove, a famous vacation spot in Nova Scotia. Hand-painted and signed by Teresa Bernard.

SOLD: This seaside painting was sold to a private art collector in Maine and is no longer available.

Artist Comments

This is one of my earlier paintings and of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. This little fishing village surrounds a narrow ocean inlet which provides a safe haven for boats during the Atlantic’s rough weather. It is one of the most popular tourist stops in Nova Scotia and is the most photographed location in Canada.

You can find out more about the Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region at their website.

Other paintings by me of Peggy’s Cove are:

peggy's cove revisited oil painting
Peggy’s Cove Revisited
return to Peggy's Cove oil painting
Return to Peggy’s Cove

 

 

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Teresa’s Insider News

Be the first to know! Sign up here to be among the first to receive sneak peeks of recently completed paintings, new announcements, and other updates at the art studio.

Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Your Feedback

“I’m a family doctor in a small town in northern Maine. I really love all your paintings. I’m so taken with the Peggy’s Cove painting – it’s so lovely. I grew up in Newfoundland where all the houses were painted a bright color to offset the grey weather that could otherwise be depressing. The red house and the ocean remind me of home. The painting brings a smile to my face.” — Janet B., Houlton ME

Thanks for looking!

Feel free to share this with your friends.


Enjoy this page? Please share it. Thanks!

Magnolia Blossom

magnolia blossom painting
© Copyright 2007 – Present

Size: 18″ x 18″
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: A close-up depiction of the southern Magnolia Grandiflora blossom. (See Artist Comments below.)

SOLD: This painting has been sold to a private art collector and is no longer available.

Customer Feedback

“Teresa, just wanted to let you know that the painting arrived and it’s absolutely phenomenal!! Thank you again.” — K. Burke, Erie PA

Artist Comments

This painting is of the Magnolia Grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay. These large, showy flowers grow on trees native to East Texas and several other southern and southeastern states. The trees have large, glossy leaves and huge, fragrant white blossoms. Their sweet-smelling flowers are considered an emblem of feminine sweetness and beauty.

Magnolias are often a favorite subject matter for many artists. They are certainly a favorite flower of mine. I was drawn to how the light hit this Magnolia’s pedals and immediately knew I wanted to do a painting of this magnificent flower.

Some Interesting Things to Know About Magnolias

    • After planting, it can sometimes take up to 10 years for a Magnolia tree to bloom.
    • Magnolias bloom from April to June.
    • Southern Magnolia blossoms grow between 8 and 12 inches.
    • Magnolia blossoms grow at the end of the tree’s branches.
    • The fragrance of the Magnolia flower has a pleasant scent that resembles the smell of tropical fruit.
    • The dense foliage and shallow roots make it very difficult to grow grass under its shade.
    • Its root system will crack sidewalks and pavements if planted too close to them.
    • Magnolia trees require plenty of space as they can grow up to 40 ft. wide and 80 ft. tall.
    • Both Louisiana and Mississippi claim the Magnolia as their official state flower.

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Teresa’s Insider News

Be the first to know! Sign up here to be among the first to receive sneak peeks of recently completed paintings, new announcements, and other updates at the art studio.

Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks for looking!

Feel free to share this with your friends.


Enjoy this page? Please share it. Thanks!

Raging African Elephant

african elephant painting
© Copyright 2007 – Present

Size: 18″ x 24″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A realistic painting depicting the wildlife of Africa. This specific painting is of an African bull elephant.

SOLD: This painting was sold to a private art collector in North Carolina.

Customer Feedback

Painting has arrived. I am pleased to add it to my collection. Thank you. — H. Shaw, Winston Salem NC

Artist Comments

As an artist, I’m always looking for good reference photos to paint from. Taking lots of photos myself is one way I get them. Others like to give me their photos to use as well. Using resources like this to paint from is something many artists do when they paint. Other artists like to paint on location but will still take a photo of the scenery to take home. They use them to finish up their painting when they are back in their studio.

Several years ago, some acquaintances of mine went on an African safari. While there, they snapped a photo of an elephant and emailed it to me. They thought I might like to use it as a resource photo for a painting of an African elephant. And they were right! I liked it so much I painted it.

Some Interesting Facts About African Elephants

African elephants are native to Africa and are the world’s largest land animals. They are distinguished by their massive flapping ears and ivory tusks. The fact that these animals are hunted for their ivory tusks and that their natural habitat is shrinking has contributed to their inclusion on the endangered species list. They are, in fact, one of Africa’s most endangered species. In the 1980s, around 1 million African elephants roamed Africa’s plains; today, the total population is less than 470,000.

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Teresa’s Insider News

Be the first to know! Sign up here to be among the first to receive sneak peeks of recently completed paintings, new announcements, and other updates at the art studio.

Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks for looking!

Feel free to share this with your friends.


Enjoy this page? Please share it. Thanks!

The Fisherman in a Red Rowboat

fisherman in a red rowboat painting
© Copyright 2003 – Present

Size: 9″ x 12″
Support: Canvas panel board
Description: A painting of the sea with a fisherman and red rowboat. This painting is composed on a quality canvas panel board and will require a frame before it is displayed. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

SOLD: This ocean-view painting has been sold to a private art collector in Virginia.

Artist Comments

Fishing is a popular recreation for those lucky enough to find the time to fish for the “big one.” I don’t particularly like to fish myself, I find it rather boring, however, I do have several friends who enjoy this sport. But this doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy painting someone fishing. I do!

I found this particular fisherman painting an interesting subject to paint with that red boat tied up to a piling. This is one of my earlier paintings and unfortunately, I don’t have a better photograph of it. It is so much more wonderful when viewed in person.

Have a question?

If you have a question about this painting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Teresa’s Insider News

Be the first to know! Sign up here to be among the first to receive sneak peeks of recently completed paintings, new announcements, and other updates at the art studio.

Teresa has an insider newsletter, and it’s FREE! This is her way of keeping her friends up to date by giving you sneak peeks of new paintings she completes, as well as other announcements before they are made public. Her newsletter is published every other month, so be sure to get on her mailing list. You don’t want to miss a thing!

Thanks for looking!

Feel free to share this with your friends.


Enjoy this page? Please share it. Thanks!