The Ballerina

A painting of a ballerina in the spotlight. Ballet paintings are an excellent way to extend the agility and grace of ballet outside of the theater.

ballerina dancer painting
The Ballerina © Copyright 2013 – Present


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About this Painting of a Ballerina

painting depicting a ballerina

Title: The Ballerina
Size: 24″ w x 18″ h
Support: Traditional-style Stretched Canvas
Description: A realistic style painting of a ballerina in a blue tutu and pink ballet shoes. A bright spotlight shines down on her as she sits on the floor in a graceful pose. The dark background draws your attention to the ballerina. This painting is signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

The Ballerina is hand-painted on a traditional-style stretched canvas. It will need to be mounted in a frame before being displayed. Adding a frame will give the painting a finished look.

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Artist Comments

Ballet is a form of dance and artistic expression that I admire. I enjoy going to see live ballet performances. Nothing beats seeing these gifted musicians perform live. It’s a sight to behold as one takes in the music, the sets, the ambiance, and the grace with which these dancers move across the stage telling a story.

Performing ballet is not for “the faint at heart.” Dancers who want to become professional dancers begin training as young as two years old. And becoming a member of a professional dance company requires years of extensive training and proper technique. Furthermore, because the style and technique of this art form can be so demanding on the body, ballerinas are frequently at high risk of injury.

I was in my late teens when I saw my first ballet performance. My best friend Cyndie and her family had tickets to see the Nutcracker Suite at a local theater. I can’t remember why, but Cyndie couldn’t attend, so she gave me her ticket. She felt of all her friends, I would appreciate the ballet the most, and she was right! Thank you, Cyndie, for allowing me to have your seat at the ballet. I’ve loved this art form ever since.

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“I love this! I have a soft spot for paintings of dancers 🙂 So beautiful!!” — @wildpeoniesstudio, TRUTH Social

“I 💯 agree!!! In my world, nothing compares to the beauty of ballet!!! Your painting is exquisite!!! I Love it. Thank You for sharing your passion and talent with us. Godspeed 🙏🏼✨🙏🏼 — @lisalynn11, TRUTH Social

“I know this painting!!! I was looking for a dance painting and my search results yielded this painting and five thousand Degas ballerinas! 😁 You’re so gifted. So much stunning work ❤️❤️❤️ — @uniontrinity, TRUTH Social

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Portrait of Tera

A portrait of Tera in a painting.

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Portrait of Tera © Copyright 2005 – Present

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

About this Portrait Painting of Tera

Title: Portrait of Tera
16″ w x 20″ h
Support: Traditional-Style Stretched canvas
Description:  Portrait painting of Tera sitting in a library. Hand-painted on quality stretched canvas and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

This is a portrait painting of my daughter Tera. I painted it using her high school senior portrait as a reference photo. However, the background in the painting is an entirely different setting than what was used in the photo. When I did her painting, Tera was attending college and studying to become a librarian, so I chose a library setting for the background instead.

All through high school, Tera wanted to become a librarian and even worked after school and on weekends at a local branch of the public library. She loved books and reading and still does to this day. The background in her painting is of a fictional place and is not the library she was working at during high school.

This was a fun painting to do, and I took my time with it as I wanted everything to be just right. First of all, the subject matter is near and very dear to my heart. Secondly, it was both fun and challenging to paint all those books on the shelves. I captured a very good likeness of Tera with this painting; however, when I photographed it for my website, I realize my photography skills need some improvement!

Portrait of Tera is part of my private art collection and is not for sale. Someday it will be passed down to Tera as a family heirloom, but for now, it continues to hang on the wall in my living room.

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Portrait of Robert

A portrait of Robert in a painting.

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Portrait of Robert © Copyright 2003 – Present

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

About this Portrait Painting of Robert

Title: Portrait of Robert
12″ w x 16″ h
Support: Traditional-Syle Stretched canvas
Description: A portrait painting of Robert at the helm of his sailboat. The American flag flies high over his left shoulder. This oil painting is hand-painted on traditional-style stretched canvas and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

This painting is a portrait of my husband, Robert, at the helm of our sailboat, Misty Blue. I did this painting from a photograph I took while on a boat trip up the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).

Robert was in the Navy and was being transferred from Jacksonville, FL, to the naval base in Norfolk, VA. We needed to move our 36-foot sailboat from a marina near where we lived in Florida to Virginia, so we decided to sail it instead of having it shipped. That decision saved us a lot of money while making us rich with memories!

We were sailing in open waters up the east coast at the beginning of the trip, but a storm blew in, forcing us to go inland and up the ICW instead. Because it was my first sailing trip, the storm was a little frightening for me; however, Robert handled it and the sails like the sailing pro he is!

Robert was on deployment with his ship at sea for six months when I began working on his portrait. It was finished before he returned home. He had no idea I was painting him and was surprised to see his portrait when he returned home. It will be passed down to his son Travis as a family heirloom one day, but for now, it will reside in our living room.

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“Hi, I was just searching the web and wanted to look for original art, paintings, and drawings to inspire me. I love your artwork. You have a realism that really caught my eye. I like the Clown Fish. The portrait of the man on the boat is fantastic. I have a God-given talent that I need to re-discover and seeing your site and reading your ‘About Me‘ section was just what I needed. Thanks for doing what you do.”

“I really like your paintings–the portrait of your husband is very unusual in composition and the backlighting–wish I could see it in real life. Another that really caught my eye especially is the Sea of Galilee at Capernaum–the light in the sky is particularly indicative of something spiritual, even if one didn’t know a thing about the religious significance of the place.” — Elena M., Columbia, MD

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