Portrait of Tera

portrait painting
© Copyright 2005 – Present

Size: 16″ x 20″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description:  Portrait painting of Tera sitting in a library.

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

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 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 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

portrait of Robert painting
© Copyright 2003 – Present

Size: 12″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A portrait painting of Robert at the helm of his sailboat. This oil painting on canvas is by artist Teresa Bernard. (See Artist Comments below.)

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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 photo I took during a trip we made on the boat going up the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).

On this trip, Robert was in the Navy and was being transferred from Jacksonville, FL, to the naval base in Norfolk, VA. We had to figure out a way to move our 36 ft. sailboat from a marina near where we lived in FL to VA, so we decided to sail it instead of having it shipped. That decision saved us a ton of money and made us rich with memories! At first, we were sailing out in open waters up the east coast, but a storm suddenly came up, forcing us to go inland and up the ICW instead. It was a bit frightening for me when we encountered that storm because it was my first sailing trip; 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 started his portrait. I finished it before his return. He had no idea I was doing this painting and was very surprised to see his portrait when he returned home.

This painting is part of my private art collection and is not for sale. One day it will be passed down to his son Travis as a family heirloom, but until that day comes, it will continue to hang in our living room.

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“Hi, I was just searching the web and wanted to look for original art, paintings, 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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The Ballerina

ballerina dancer painting
© Copyright 2013 – Present

Size: 24″ w x 18″h
Support: Stretched canvas
Description:  A painting of a ballerina in the spotlight composed on quality stretched canvas. This work of art will need framing before it is displayed. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

See Artist Comments below for additional information regarding this painting.

painting depicting a ballerina
Not to scale

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Artist Comments

This painting of a ballerina is no one I know, it’s just a painting of a ballet dancer. Ballet is a form of dance and artistic expression that I admire.

I love live ballet performances. Nothing can compare with watching these talented artists on stage. It is something to behold as one experiences the music, the sets, the ambiance, and the gracefulness of these dancers as they move across the, stage conveying a story.

Performing ballet is not for “the faint at heart.” Dancers start training as young as two years of age if they want to become professional dancers. And it takes years of extensive training and proper technique to hone one’s skill enough to become part of a professional dance company. In addition, ballerinas are often at high risk of injury because the style and technique of this art form can be so demanding on the body.

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.

Other Paintings Of Interest

A Boy and His Dog painting by Teresa Bernard
A Boy and His Dog (2020)
24″ w x 18″ h
Girl In Red The Dress Painting by Teresa Bernard
Girl In The Red Dress
(2020)
24″ w x 18″ h
Sisters in Lavender
Sisters in Lavender
(2021)
24″ w x 18″h

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