Fly Me To The Moon

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Moon painting
© Copyright 2020 – Present

Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Support: Canvas panel
Description: A contemporary composition depicting a bright orange full moon in the night sky with two egrets in silhouette perched atop a tree. This painting is composed on quality canvas panel and does require a frame before it is displayed.

Not to scale

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Artist Comments

The most eye catching feature of this painting is that big orange moon in the night sky silhouetted by an egret. Looking at it, one can easily day-dream what it might be like to “fly away” to Earth’s only satellite and beyond. Sometimes I feel as if I should have become an astronaut instead of an artist.

The night sky is one of my favorite things. I love looking up at it to see the vastness of outer space, the faraway planets, the milky way along with all the stars and constellations, and of course Earth’s moon in whichever stage it happens to be in at the time. I especially love seeing our moon shining so brightly it makes the night look like it’s daytime!

What Makes The Moon Appear In Different Colors?

A unique and beautiful feature of our moon is its ability to appear in different colors. In truth, the moon doesn’t really change color at all, it only appears to be changing color because we are viewing it through Earth’s atmosphere. As we view the moon, we are looking up through the various layers of our atmosphere and all the particles in it, such as dust, smoke and pollution.

Another thing that affects the way we perceive the moon is its location in the sky. For instance, the moon often appears more yellow or orange when it is closer to the horizon. This is because the angle we are seeing it through is a denser portion of Earth’s atmosphere. When the moon is in a position that is higher up in the sky or directly above us, then we are actually looking through a much thinner layer of atmosphere causing it to be visible in its more normal color of silvery white or ash gray.

There is one more explanation that is more complex called “Rayleigh’s scattering”. This involves sunlight which is made up of a combination of different color wavelengths. When sunlight hits our atmosphere, Rayleigh’s scattering takes over and “scatters” the various wavelengths. Suffice it to say, this natural phenomenon is what causes the colorful sunrises and sunsets we get to enjoy everyday. It is also responsible for making the sky look blue during the daylight hours and also effects the moon’s color day or night. How this all works is very interesting.  Click here for more information on this phenomena.

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Space Art Paintings For Sale

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Gallery quality original oil paintings of space art paintings and off-world locations on miniature to large size stretched canvas or canvas panel.

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

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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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Marketing Your Space Paintings Online

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outer space travel oil painting
Space…the Next Frontier by Teresa Bernard

There are a number of ways a space artist can go about marketing their space art. For example, spray paint artists are more likely to sell their art on the sidewalk to onlookers as they watch while the artist creates their space art illustrations. More traditional artists, however, will use a different approach to getting their compositions into the public’s hands. Here are just a few of the methods they use:

(1) They will solicit business owners to display their artwork sometimes offering a commission on every painting sold. Such businesses can include, but are not limited to cafés, banks and art galleries.
(2) Still other ways are to attend art fairs and festivals, and art exhibitions where they can display and sell their paintings. This method requires an investment in displays, tables, and canopies, etc., and also requires the artist to be onsite for the duration of the event.
(3) However, there is one venue that is often overlooked by artists and that is the Internet. It is a smart artist who is really serious about selling their artwork to put up a website for showcasing their creations. However it doesn’t stop there, now they must get visitors to their website. The more visitors, the greater  potential there is for selling their paintings.

Marketing Online

If you want to market your space paintings online then are a few things you will need.

  1. The most important thing the artist will need is a website. This can be developed using a do-it-yourself template or you can hire a web designer to create one for you. Many graphic web designers are also artists themselves and can build a website that you would be very proud to display your cosmic works of art on.
  2. A PayPal account or some other kind of merchant account so you can accept payments over the Internet. These funds can be deposited directly into your bank accounts. PayPal offers the ability to provide the artist with some “buy now” buttons and will process all transactions for you. They do charge a small fee to do this, however. The upside of this is you can offer your customer a safe and secure method to purchase your paintings without having to have a shopping cart on your website.
  3. A sound SEO strategy is key to getting traffic to your site. SEO is an acronym for “search engine optimization”. Getting  traffic to your site is of utmost importance because every visitor to your site is a potential customer. Without traffic you will not make any sales online.
  4. There is one other method that needs to be considered and that is to list your space paintings on sites like “eBay”, “Etsy”, Artpal, and “FineArtAmerica”, to name but a few. These sites will charge a fee when you sell one of your paintings, but it might be a better way to go if you don’t want to manage a website yourself.

Finally, selling your space art paintings online can be a very gratifying and lucrative experience for you. It’s definitely worth your time and effort to use this method.

Additional Reading

Pricing Your Artwork — Taking A Two Step Approach

Ways To Market Your Artwork

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Becoming An Artist Of Space Paintings

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Neil Armstrong astronaut painting
First Man On The Moon by Teresa Bernard

So you want to learn how to paint space paintings. Learning how to draw and paint planets, moons and landscapes of alien worlds can be a lot of fun. Space art is such a fun genre of painting and, indeed, a favorite one for many artists. Some artists specialize in just this one genre of art, preferring to leave behind the boundaries of Earth for some otherworldly landscapes. They have become recognized as “space artists” or “astronomical artists”.

Reference Material for Space Art

As you can imagine, astronomical artists have a bit of a challenge when it comes to reference material for their space paintings. After all it isn’t like they can go out to some off world location to paint. They must rely on photos supplied from various sources or paint from pure imagination. A few pull out their telescopes or stare up into the night sky for inspiration. NASA can be a source for some reference photos that can be used to create space art from. Various other agencies, such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Astronomy Magazine, or National Geographic, among others. (However, you must be careful not to violate copyright if using images from magazines.) All of these can be a source of reference photos from which to compose your space art paintings from. “Googling” keywords such as NASA photos, space flight photos, etc. can render a large selection to choose from.

Still many space artists choose to travel all around the world looking for suitable typography to do their preliminary sketch work from for their space paintings. So much so, they become students of geography and most notably any type of land formation that can be transformed into an off world landscape on some distant planet. They are guided by science and their imaginations to compose striking moonscapes or other landscapes of alien worlds.

Some of the most beautiful space paintings ever seen had their beginnings using a popular software program called “Photoshop”. This computer program has the ability to assist artists in composing their paintings. Many artists frequently use this software program to compose their paintings. They can easily do this because the program allows them to move elements in a photo around, remove other distracting parts and even combine several photos into one to see what it will look like before transferring the composition to canvas. By composing your painting this way, it will allow you to work out problematic areas of your painting before you even put brush to canvas. In composing a composition for space art, the artist can take the space shuttle from a NASA photo and combine it with an image of a distant planet taken from a photo and include some bizarre rock formations from yet another photo. Add a black sky sprinkle it with stars, space gas and other space debris. You now have the makings for a very exciting space painting.

What to Include in Your Space Paintings

outer space travel oil painting
Space…The Next Frontier by Teresa Bernard

If you are interested in creating space paintings there are certain elements that you might want to include in your painting to make it qualify as space art. Such things as nebula, stars of course, perhaps a moon, a planet, and maybe even some space dust. These would make a very nice subject matter for space art. Another painting might have the same, but a few additional elements you might consider adding to you composition is a space craft of some sort or even a distant sun. Rugged alien landscapes make great space art too, especially if you include a recognizable planet like Saturn or Jupiter in the dark sky. Alien landscapes could include a vast horizon of sharp mountain formations rising to meet the sky. Pot holes created by meteors and meteorites hitting the surface are a great feature that makes the surface look more alien too. Frozen planetoids can be the subject of your painting. The possibilities are simply endless since you are only limited by your imagination.

Supplies You Will Need To Create Space Paintings

If you want to be an astronomical artist, you will need some supplies to get yourself started. The supplies you will need is canvas, either board or stretched, tubes of oil or acrylic paint, an assortment of brushes, and some medium. For more information about what art supplies you need, see article titled Complete List of Art Supplies for The Beginning Oil Painter.

Additional Reading

Why Space Paintings Are Loved By So Many

Space Art Paintings For Sale

Space Art collection

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UPDATED: 26 September 2020


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Why Space Paintings Are Loved By So Many

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Space the final frontier….

outer space travel oil painting
Space…The Next Frontier by Teresa Bernard

Long before man first ventured out into outer space, artists were turning their paintbrushes and imaginations towards worlds beyond the bounds of Earth. Gazing up at the night sky, they could only imagine what otherworldly landscapes must be like. At that moment in time, pretty much all of the heavenly spheres were seen as merely star-like objects. However, with the advent of the telescope, people were able to observe the vastness of space and see planets as actual worlds and not stars. This was the first time a human was able to see moons orbiting a planet, asteroids, gases and other space particles. As they began to draw and paint what they saw, they became the first space artists. Ever since that time, artists have been drawing other worlds. As telescopes got better, so did their space paintings.

moon night time landscape painting
Moonset by Teresa Bernard

Space art (also known as “astronomical art”) is a genre of art that strives to depict the wonders of the cosmic universe like no other. It has only been in the past few decades that we have actually begun to learn what other planets and moons really look like, thanks to the pioneering efforts of scientists and astronauts. This art form has an ever growing number of fans who buy outer space paintings for the walls of their homes, offices, and businesses.

Why space paintings are such a favorite genre of art:

    • Space paintings easily fit in with most décor, whether contemporary, traditional or eclectic.
    • This genre of art fits in just about any room of your home or office. It lends itself to many options. Just use your imagination.
    • Fans love the vibrant colors, such as the bright blues, yellow, reds and orange hues. Space art lends itself well to being created with bright colors because of the stark contrasts of light and dark created by sun, moon and stars.
    • It appeals to our sense of fantasy and desire for adventure. Who wouldn’t want to escape the bounds of our world and go soaring off to explore some distant alien world?
    • Cosmic art affords the artist a galaxy of subject matter to paint from gamma rays to alien moons, The Pleiades to the Milky Way, and all stops in between.
    • It offers individuals the ability to explore unreachable realms with the intent to bring a sense of reality to them.
    • Space art brings otherworld landscapes, spacecraft and alien life from the imagination to near-reality by expanding our imagination.
    • Space paintings are also great conversation starters. Family members and friends who come to your home will no doubt enjoy being swept away in the magic of your space art.
Neil Armstrong astronaut painting
First Man on the Moon by Teresa Bernard

From high powered telescopes to NASA photos, astronomical artists can use a variety of art medium to construct their cosmic art, be it watercolor, oil paint, pen and ink, or graphite to mention but a few. Space art is well loved and is certainly here to stay.

Additional Reading

Becoming An Artist Of Space Paintings

Space Art Paintings For Sale

Space Art Collection

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UPDATED: 17 March 2021


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