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

 

 

 

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UPDATED: 28 January 2020

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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

 

 

 

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UPDATED: 27 January 2020

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Wildlife Paintings For Sale

Gallery quality original oil paintings of wildlife for sale. Paintings include domestic and wildlife animals and insect art on small to large-sized stretched canvas or canvas panels. All animal and insect paintings are hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

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zebra painting
Eye of the Zebra 
(2021)
12″ w x 9″ h
wildlife paintings for sale
The American Bison 
(2020)
24″ w x 18″ h
monarch butterfly painting
The Monarch Butterfly (2019)
6″ w x 6″ h
TX Horned Toad Lizard Painting
The Texas Horned Lizard (2018)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016) 6″ w x 6″ h
pet paintings for sale
The Large White Dog (2016)
16″ w x 20″ h
domestic animal paintings for sale
Texas Longhorn in The Meadow (2013)
20″ w x 16″ h

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commission artist for hire

Teresa is also a commission artist and has painted for fellow art collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. If you have a special painting in mind you would like Teresa to paint for you, follow the link for more information on how to commission a painting. Or contact us for more information.

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UPDATED: 01 October 2021

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Texas Horned Lizard

Texas horned lizard painting
© Copyright 2018 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Description: A wildlife painting of the Texas horned lizard, or horny toad as native Texans often call them. The painted image extends around the edges of the canvas surface; thus, it will not require a frame before display. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

See Artist Comments below for additional information regarding this painting.

painting of the Texas horned lizard
Not to scale. Frame not included.

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Artist Comments

The Texas Horned Lizard, or simply “horny toad” as we called them when I was a kid growing up in west Texas, was a fun painting to do. It brought back lots of fond childhood memories. As children, my friends and I would see these little spiked critters all the time and often played with them for a while, and then we would release them. As an adult, I noticed they aren’t in abundance so much anymore. So I did a little research to find out why. This is what I discovered from my readings.

In Search of the Horny Toad

About 70% of the Texas horned lizard’s diet is made up of harvester ants. Through the years, their population has declined by about 30%. Although I’m happy to read, they may be making a comeback. The decline is due to the overuse of pesticides and the spread of nonnative fire ants. Both eradicate harvester ant colonies, destroying the lizard’s principal source of food. The Texas horned lizard is now a protected species, and, in Texas, it is illegal to take, possess, transport, or sell them without a special permit.

According to Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, issue August/September 2018, “Texas horned lizards once occurred throughout Texas, but now only a few populations remain. Efforts to move Texas horned lizards from one location in Texas to another, with the hope of establishing new self-sustaining populations in previously occupied habitats, are underway. Several Texas zoos are also working to develop colonies for reintroduction programs. RAWA (Recovering America’s Wildlife Act) funding would pay for “lizard factories” to help with reintroduction efforts.”

I shared a post about my findings on Facebook and received some interesting comments.

One friend whom I’ve known since my early teen years lives in a small Texas town. She told me they have a horny toad festival every year called The Old Rip Festival. And it’s all about a horny toad named Old Rip! She sent me a link to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine website. It tells all about the legend, lore, and legacy of Old Rip, a horny toad that supposedly lived for 31 years!

Another FB pal comments, “you still see these in West Texas and Panhandle. Fire ants haven’t taken over every inch of ground as they have here, and harvester ants are still there, so that helps with the “horny toads.” Hope they make a comeback here someday.”

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Other Paintings Of Interest

ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h
ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016) 6″ w x 6″ h
white dog pet portrait
The Large White Dog (2016)
16″ w x 20″ h

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Your Feedback

“Interesting, so beautiful..” — Andy Baldwin, NATURE & ANIMALS, MeWe

“We have a similar lizard here, the Eastern Fence lizard, where I live.” — Adam Charles Hovey, OUT BEAUTIFUL WORLD, MeWe

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Updated: 15 August 2021

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Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage

ladybug insect painting
© Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: This small insect oil painting features a close-up of a red ladybug sitting on a red flower, creating an almost camouflaged environment for itself. This work of art will not need a frame because it has been composed on quality gallery wrap canvas which allows the artist to paint around the edges of the painting. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

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painting with a ladybug insect
Not to scale. Frame not included.

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Purchasing Information

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Artist Comments

I named this painting “Almost Perfect Camouflage” because the red color of the ladybug blends in so well with the flower he/she is sitting on. A natural predator would have to look very close to see it.

Where did they get their name? Are all ladybugs female? What do you call a ladybug that is a male? How can you tell them apart? All great questions!

Ladybug is the common name for Coccinellidae, a Latin word that means scarlet. It is also the American name for the insect Europeans call the “lady beetle” or “ladybird beetle.” Whether you call them ladybug, ladybird, or lady beetle, the name has its origins in an old legend from Europe during the Middle ages.

The Legend of the Ladybug

Legend has it that pests were destroying the Europeans crops, so Catholic farmers began praying to the Blessed Lady (the Virgin Mary) for help. Soon afterward, they noticed tiny black and red beetles in their fields eating the unwanted pests. Their crops were miraculously spared of any damage from the infestation. The farmers attributed their good fortune to the tiny insects called “the beetles of our Lady.” The red color of the beetle represents Mary’s cloak, and the black spots her sorrows. Eventually, they came to be known as ladybugs.

Ladybugs come in both the male and female varieties, and both sexes are called the same thing… “ladybugs.” It is hard to distinguish the male from female ladybugs with the naked eye, although females are larger than males. And that is hard to determine unless they are next to each other.

Read more about this insect in Ladybug #1.

Companion Painting

This painting has a companion called “Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight”. Whether purchased with its companion or not, either of these paintings will look great proudly displayed in your home or office. Click on thumbnail for a larger image.

ladybug oil painting
Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight (2016)
6″ w x 6″ h

 

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 Wildlife Paintings Of Interest

white dog pet portrait
The Large White Dog (2016)
16″ w x 20″ h
longhorn cow oil painting
Texas Longhorn in The Meadow (2013)
20″ w x 16″ h
American Bison Our National Animal By Teresa Bernard
The American Bison 
(2020)
24″ w x 18″ h

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Ladybug #1 – Hanging On Tight

ladybug painting
© Copyright 2016 – Present

Size: 6″ w x 6″ h
Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas
Description: Close-up oil painting of a red ladybug hanging on tight to a leafy branch. This work of art will not require a frame as the image extends around the edges of the canvas surface. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

See Artist Comments below for additional information regarding this painting.

painting with ladybug
Not to scale. Frame not included.

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Purchasing Information

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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.

Artist Comments

This painting is the first of two featuring a ladybug. I actually worked on both paintings simultaneously, i.e., Ladybug #1 and Ladybug #2. I painted the ladybug series on six-inch by six-inch canvases. For such a small creature, I felt 6×6 was a perfect size. I love ladybugs and had been wanting to paint one (or more) for quite some time.

I came across a good deal on some small canvases, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy 24 of them. When my shipment of 6×6 canvases arrived, I thought this was the perfect time to paint the ladybugs. Before these two particular paintings, it had been quite some time since I last painted on such a small canvas. It was a lot of fun, and it didn’t take any time at all to finish it.

Now About The Ladybugs!

Ladybugs are wondrous little creatures! They are sometimes called lady beetles or ladybird beetles. They most commonly come in red, yellow, and orange colors, which fade as the beetle gets older. Some species have black spots while others have black stripes and still others are a solid color with no markings. Their bright colors serve to warn birds they don’t taste good.

Surprisingly there are over 6,000 different species of this particular insect. They are beneficial insects because ladybugs eat other insects like aphids that often damage crops and garden plants. As such, ladybugs are often grown commercially and sold to farmers and gardeners.

The life cycle of a ladybug consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Female ladybugs may lay as many as 1,000 eggs from spring to early summer, depending on the species. It usually takes four days for their eggs to hatch.

Read more about this insect in Ladybug #2.

Companion Painting

This painting has a companion called “Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage”. Whether purchased with its companion or not, either of these paintings will look great proudly displayed in your home or office. Click on thumbnail for a larger image.

ladybug on a flower painting
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage (2016) 6″ w x 6″ h

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 Wildlife Paintings Of Interest

white dog pet portrait
The Large White Dog (2016)
16″ w x 20″ h
longhorn cow oil painting
Texas Longhorn in The Meadow (2013)
20″ w x 16″ h
American Bison Our National Animal By Teresa Bernard
The American Bison 
(2020)
24″ w x 18″ h

Teresa’s Insider News

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