The Magnificence of Texas Sunsets

tx sunsets
Cowboy Sunset painting by Teresa Bernard.

Ah, the magnificence of Texas sunsets! One of the most beautiful places in the world to capture a sunset in oil on canvas is Texas. Being a native Texan, of course, I’m prejudiced!

With its vast open prairies, cacti, ghost towns, old west culture, and billowy clouds, the Lone Star State makes an excellent backdrop for some of the most breathtaking sunsets anywhere in the world. Artists like me, who are fortunate enough to reside here, have a plethora of opportunities to capture the setting sun in all its glory and magnificence in our sunset paintings. Those who don’t live here can delight in making trips to Texas to see the setting sun for themselves and take it back to their studios in the form of photos or sketches for future paintings.

With the varied skylines that each metropolitan has to offer, Texas cities can make for a stunning sunset cityscape. Artists can also witness the sunset on the beach along the Gulf of Mexico, or travel west for a more rugged landscape and catch a sight of the mountain peaks of Big Bend National Park silhouetted against an orange glowing sky.

Texas Sunsets

Artists flock to Texas every year to capture the setting sun in all its splendor as it disappears below the horizon. Here’s why:

    • A lovely sunset allows one to enjoy the better things in life.
    • A beautiful sunset helps to inspire you.

Some Quotes About Sunsets

“Nature paints not; In oils, but frescoes the great dome of heaven; With sunsets, and the lovely forms of clouds; And flying vapors.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Peace… is seeing a sunset, and knowing Who to thank.” – Unknown

“The setting sun, and the music at the close, As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, Writ in remembrance more than long things past.” – William Shakespeare

“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the Creator.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Additional Reading

Sunset Paintings, Why I Love Them

Paintings Of Sunset By Claude Monet

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Texas Flag Barn

Texas Flag Barn painting
© Copyright 2015 – Present

Size: 20″w  x 16″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A rural landscape painting of an old family barn with the Texas flag painted on its roof. Part of the “Life in Texas” artwork series. This artwork will not need a frame as the painting extends around the edges of the canvas. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

painting of a Texas flag barn
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Artist Comments

For those who may not know this and for those who do; we Texans are a proud bunch and we love our state. One of the ways we put that Texas pride on display is to paint our beloved flag on our barns and outbuildings for the world to see. It would be a rare thing indeed to travel throughout the Lone Star State and not see a barn or some other outbuilding painted up with the Texas Flag. The barn depicted in the painting above is a famous landmark on US Hwy 377 just east of Stephenville, Texas.

About The Texas Flag

Flag of TexasThe Texas flag (a.k.a. the “Lone Star Flag”) was adopted in 1845 when Texas became the 28th state. It is a rectangle that has a width to length ratio of two to three. It contains a vertical blue field of color and two horizontal fields of color, one being white and the other one red. The flag also sports a single white star which is located in the center of the blue field. This lone star represents “ALL of Texas and stands for our unity as one for God, state, and country.” Each color field in the flag symbolizes the following:

    • Blue stands for loyalty
    • White represents purity
    • Red is for bravery

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Other Paintings Of Interest

Life in Texas — Round Hay Bales painting
Life In Texas — Round Hay Bales (2013) 
16″ w x 20″ h
Cowboy Sunset canvas wall art
Cowboy Sunset
(2012)
24″ w x 18″ h
Forgotten Roads Of Bygone Days canvas artwork
Forgotten Roads Of Bygone Days (2012)
24″ w x 18″ h

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Life in Texas — Round Hay Bales

Round Hay Bales painting
© Copyright 2013 – Present

Size: 16″ w x 20″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A landscape painting of large round hay bales depicting life in East Texas. This wall art will not need a frame as the painting extends around the edges of the canvas. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

painting with round hay bales
Not to scale

Artist Comments

This oil painting is part of a series of paintings about what life is like in the great state of Texas. This painting of large round hay bales is about life in general in the rural areas of East Texas. Cattle ranchers abound here, and since cattle and other farm animals need food, we also have a lot of hay farmers. Everywhere you go, if you don’t see cattle or horses grazing in a large pasture, you’ll most likely see hay growing there, or you’ll see hay that has been harvested and baled.

Hay farmers harvest their hay using equipment called balers. Balers can bale (package) hay in various ways — small rectangle bales, large square or rectangular bales, or large round bales. The large round bales can weigh anywhere from 800 to over 1,500 pounds! When they are that heavy, they have to be moved around with hay forks attached to tractors. Many cattlemen prefer the round bales instead of small rectangle bales as they are less labor-intensive to store and transfer and easier to feed to their cattle. They place these large round bales inside hay rings so their cattle and horses can graze on them for days. However, small farms and ranches may still use the smaller rectangle hay bales since they have fewer heads of cattle to feed.

Purchasing Information

NEW LOWER PRICE!

$360

was $410

FREE shipping and handling within the U.S.A.
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How PayPal works.By purchasing your painting from this site, you are buying directly from Teresa Bernard. All transactions are via PayPal, a safe and secure way to make your purchase.

Authenticity Certified

TB sealThis painting comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity. It is your guarantee the artwork you have purchased is a genuine Teresa Bernard Oil Painting.

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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.

Other Paintings Of Interest

Cowboy Sunset canvas wall art
Cowboy Sunset
(2012)
24″ w x 18″ h
Forgotten Roads Of Bygone Days canvas artwork
Forgotten Roads Of Bygone Days (2012)
24″ w x 18″ h
Camelthorn Trees of Africa painting
Camelthorn Trees Of Africa (2011)
24″ w x 24″ h

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