Mount Kilimanjaro Rising

A one-of-a-kind painting of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the African plains. This piece is part of the Adventures in Africa series.

Mount Kilimanjaro painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising © Copyright 2018 – Present

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has been sold to an art collector in California.

Details & Description

Title: Mount Kilimanjaro Rising
Size: 30″w x 24″ h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
Series: Part of the Adventures in Africa Series

A realistic African landscape painting of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania rising above the planes of Africa. This composition is hand-painted on quality gallery wrap stretched canvas and is signed in the lower left by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

The copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com is not depicted on the original canvas painting.

Read more about the Adventures in Africa Series.

Artist Comments

This painting is named “Mount Kilimanjaro Rising.” Initially, I planned to call it “Mount Kilimanjaro Rising Above the Serengeti,” after the lyrics of a popular Toto song, “Africa.” This is how it goes…

“…As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti…”

I used to love that song as a teen, and I still do. However, as I began my research on Africa, specifically Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered that it is not located in the Serengeti, a vast nature reserve and safari destination. Instead, Kilimanjaro is located several hundred miles away in Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. So, I decided to call this piece Mount Kilimanjaro Rising, which I believe is a more appropriate title.

Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and is snow-capped year-round. As one observes this painting, the viewer has the sense the mountain is floating above the clouds.

This particular work of art isn’t the first time I’ve painted this splendid mountain. I was also commissioned to paint it several years ago from a photograph taken by my customer (not the same one as this painting) while they were on a hiking expedition up Kilimanjaro’s north face. That painting is called “Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro.” Follow the link to see it.

After researching and creating all of these artworks of Africa, I find myself wanting to explore the African continent on my next vacation. I love to travel and see what all the world has to show me! When asked where my favorite travel destination is, my reply is always “Anywhere I’ve never been before!”

For more information about this famous mountain see this website about Kilimanjaro National Park.

Other Paintings in The Adventures in Africa Series

Mount Kilimanjaro Rising shown above is one of five commissioned paintings by a private art buyer in San Diego, CA. The following links are to the other paintings in this commissioned series.

giraffes wildlife painting
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h
african leopard painting
Africa Wildlife — Leopard (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h
victoria falls
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
african elephant painting
African Elephant On The Serengeti (2018)
18″ w x 24″ h

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African Elephant on The Serengeti

An original oil painting of the African elephant on canvas. This artwork is part of the Adventures in Africa series.

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African Elephant on The Serengeti © Copyright 2018 – Present

SOLD: This painting was commissioned and sold to a California art collector.

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Details & Description

Title: African Elephant on The Serengeti
Size: 18″ w x 24″ h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
Series: Part of the Adventures in Africa Series

This realistic style painting depicts an African bull elephant on the Serengeti, a wildlife preserve and safari destination. This painting is hand-painted on quality gallery wrap stretched canvas and signed in the lower left corner by American fine artist Teresa Bernard.

The original canvas painting does not have the copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com.

Read more about the Adventures in Africa Series.

Artist Comments

This African elephant painting is the first one of five commission paintings I painted for a client who lives in San Diego, California. He first contacted me about another elephant painting that I had painted several years back called Raging African Elephant. Since that one had already sold, he commissioned me to do the one above. While I was working on this painting, this same client commissioned more paintings of Africa.

Some Interesting Facts About African Elephants

    • The word “elephant” comes from the Greek word “elephas,” meaning “ivory.”
    • Elephants are the largest of all land animals and have an average life span of 50 to 70 years. There are only two distinct types of elephants — African and Asian. Of these two varieties, African elephants are the largest. The African variety has larger ears than its Asian cousin. Their ears look like the African continent and are used to radiate heat away from their body. Asian elephant ears are smaller and rounded.
    • African elephants prefer to stay in herds of 12 to 20, and most of them live in the Savannah. Both male and female African elephants grow tusks. They can grow to more than 12 feet tall and weigh up to about 7 tons (14,000 pounds).
    • Males are called bulls, females are cows, and a baby is called a calf. When a calf is born, it can weigh 200 pounds and stand 3 feet tall. Gestation is about 22 months. Females are highly social and take excellent care of their offspring.

Other Paintings in The Adventures in Africa Series

African Elephant on The Serengeti shown above is one of five paintings commissioned by a private art buyer in San Diego, CA. The links below take you to the other paintings in this commissioned series.

Mount Kilimanjaro painting
Mount Kilimanjaro Rising (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
Victoria Falls painting
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2018)
30″ w x 24″ h
giraffes wildlife painting
Africa Wildlife — Giraffes (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h
african wildllife leopard
Africa Wildlife — Leopard (2019)
18″ w x 24″ h

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“Excellent realism! Looks like a photo! As an amateur sketcher, I can appreciate the exquisite attention to detail…indeed, it is worthy of the title; ‘fine art'” — Dann T Mann, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, MeWe

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Night Sky Over Delicate Arch

A nighttime painting of the Delicate Arch formation in Utah’s Arches National Park.

Delicate Arch painting
Night Sky Over Delicate Arch © Copyright 2017 – Present

SOLD: This painting has been sold to a private art collector in Minnesota.

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Hi Teresa, I received the painting today. I love it. It’s beautiful. My husband and I have a couple of other paintings by you. We love your work. — N. Schiller, Apple Valley, MN

Details & Description

Title: Night Sky Over Delicate Arch
Size: 6" w x 6" h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
COA: Signed Certificate of Authenticity

An original oil painting of the Delicate Arch formation located inside Arches National Park, Utah. Its nighttime setting includes the vastness of outer space as a backdrop for the arch.

This painting does not require framing because it is created on gallery wrap canvas, which allows the artist to paint around the edges. Hand-painted and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

The original canvas painting does not have the copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com.

Artist Comments

“Delicate Arch” is depicted against a night sky in this painting. It is a natural geological formation inside Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. The arch stands 65 feet tall and spans 45 feet wide and is the park’s largest free-standing arch. It is the most visited of all the 2000 geological formations within the park and receives visitors worldwide. The arch has gone by many names over the years, including “Cowboy’s Chaps,” “Schoolmarms Bloomer’s,” and “Old Maid’s Bloomers,” as well as the more mundane “Salt Wash Arch.” In 1934, the arch was given the name “Delicate.”

Delicate Arch was formed by a gradual wearing away of the sandstone by weathering and erosion. The other arches in the park were formed in the same manner. It is the most famous of all the arches in the national park and has become a symbolic icon for Utah.

You can find more information about the arch by visiting this website.

Anyone who has visited this national park would probably agree it looks like the terrain of some faraway planet. I had the opportunity to visit this marvelous park in my younger days, and it was a fascinating place that I want to visit again someday.

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First Man on The Moon

An original oil painting depicting the historic event of Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the moon’s surface.

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First Man on The Moon © Copyright 2012 – Present

SOLD: This painting has been sold to an art buyer in Pennsylvania.

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Title: First Man on The Moon
Size: 24" w x 18" h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
COA: Signed Certificate of Authenticity

A lunar landscape painting depicting the first man on the moon. This painting is a tribute to Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon.

This astronaut painting doesn’t need a frame because it is painted on gallery wrap stretched canvas and the composition extends around the edges of the canvas. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

©️ teresabernardart.com is a copyright watermark and is used for online purposes only. It is not present on the actual canvas panting.

Artist Comments

The First Man on the Moon painting is a tribute to American Astronaut Neil Armstrong.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to land a spacecraft on the moon. However, it was Armstrong who took that first step onto its surface. A third crew member, Michael Collins, was alone orbiting Earth’s Moon in the Command Module Columbia awaiting their return.

Neil Armstrong was the commander of the Apollo 11 lunar mission. In this historic mission, Armstrong became a global hero the instant he made that “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon’s surface. The crew of Columbia took a TV camera with them so the world could watch as they spent about 2 hours on the lunar surface collecting soil samples and conducting a few experiments. While they were there, Armstrong and Aldrin took photographs, unveiled a plaque to commemorate their flight, and planted the United States flag.

I was a young girl the day Armstrong walked on the moon, and I don’t remember much about it except for watching the footage on TV. From that day forward, he was one of my heroes and an inspiration to me.

Neil Armstrong passed away on August 25, 2012, at the age of 82. This painting was completed just a few months before his death.

About The U.S. Flag “Waving on The Moon”

An admirer of this painting asked about the flag. He wanted to know why it appears to be waving since “… the flag would be straight and flat in space because there isn’t any wind. ”

I replied, “Yes, you are correct, and I had considered that when I was composing this painting.” I did some research on the matter before I started my work. This is what I discovered:

    • The NASA photo I used as a reference photo has ripples in the flag.
    • The flagpole itself has a crossbar at the top, which prevents the flag from drooping down.
    • Armstrong used a twisting motion to plant the flagpole into the ground causing the flag to wave back and forth. And since there is low gravity on the moon, what is set in motion tends to stay in motion for a very long time. When the photo was snapped, this created the impression the flag was blowing in the wind.

You can read more about Astronaut Neil Armstrong on NASA’s website: Neil A. Armstrong.

To find out more about the Apollo 11 mission, visit NASA’s website: Apollo 11 – First Footprint on the Moon.

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Land Rover Tracks of Mars

An original painting depicting the tracks left behind by the Mars land rover.

mars land rover painting
Land Rover Tracks of Mars © Copyright 2012 – Present

SOLD: This Martian landscape painting is a commission and has been sold to an art collector in Japan.

Details & Description

Title: Land Rover Tracks of Mars
Size: 18″ w x 24″ h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

Tracks left behind in this painting are from a land rover on the surface of Mars. Visible in the sky is one of Mar’s two small moons. Hand-painted and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

This is a painting of the tracks left behind on the Martian landscape by one of the Mars land rovers. It is one of two custom paintings commissioned by an art collector living in Japan. The other painting is called “First Footprint on the Moon.”

first footprint on the moon
First Footprint on The Moon (2012)
18″ w x 24″ h

My client did not want the actual land rover in his painting; he just wanted the tracks left behind on the “red planet” by the robot vehicles. So I had to do some research on this subject before I could compose this painting. So I looked at many NASA photographs of Mars and the two now-famous land rovers before starting this painting. I needed to get a sense of the landscape and study the land rovers’ wheels to understand how their tracks were made as they moved across the dusty terrain. My client was very pleased when he saw his painting for the first time.

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) is an ongoing robotic space mission that began in 2003 with they sent two land rovers to explore the Martian surface and geology. Read more about NASA’s Mars land rover expeditions.

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First Footprint on The Moon

A painting depicting the first footprint left behind by Neil Armstrong when he first set foot on the moon’s surface.

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First Footprint on the Moon © Copyright 2012 – Present

SOLD: This lunar landscape oil painting was a commission and has already been sold to an art collector in Japan.

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I received my painting! Thank you very much, it’s a beautiful work of art! — P. Cooper, Yokosuka, Japan

Details & Description

Title: First Footprint on the Moon
Size: 18″ w x 24″ h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

A rendition of man’s first step onto the surface of the earth’s moon. Hand-painted on quality stretched canvas and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

This painting depicts the historic event of man’s first walk on the moon. It is one of two custom paintings commissioned by an art collector living in Japan. The other painting is “Land Rover Tracks of Mars.”

land rover mars painting
Land Rover Tracks of Mars (2012)
18″ w x 24″ h

Man first stepped on the moon on July 20, 1969. The iconic footprint depicts the infamous day when Neil Armstrong first put his left foot on the rocky Moon surface. The Apollo 11 crew had taken TV cameras with them, which meant people worldwide could watch when it happened. You can read more about this historic event on NASA’s website:  Apollo 11 – First Footprint on the Moon.

First Footprint on the Moon is my first painting of the space art genre. Since I have never been to the moon nor seen the iconic footprint in person, it required some research on my part to come up with this composition. First, I used a NASA photo of the footprint and spent time studying their photos of the moon’s surface to get an idea of what it would be like there. Then, for the background, I used photos of strange “alien-looking” landscapes found right here on earth to complete the composition. Then, I added the distant view of Earth in the night sky to add the finishing touch. My client loved his painting when it was done. I love it too. He was so happy with it that he commissioned me to do another one for him. This time the setting would be Mars.

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Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro

A commission painting depicting Mount Kilimanjaro and a hiker scaling up Africa’s most famous mountain.

Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro painting
Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro © Copyright 2011 – Present

SOLD: An art collector in New Jersey commissioned this painting.

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I wanted you to know that I received the painting and presented it to Jim and he loved it! Thank you so much for all of your time and effort. It was well worth the wait! — A. Boutillier, Morristown NJ

Details & Description

Title: Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro
Size: 24″ w x 18″ h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
Series: Part of the Adventures in Africa Series

An oil painting of a hiker scaling up Mount Kilimanjaro, a famous mountain in Africa. Hand-painted on quality stretched canvas and signed in the lower left by commission artist Teresa Bernard.

©️ teresabernardart.com is a copyright watermark, it is not part of the physical canvas art.

Read more about the Adventures in Africa Series.

Artist Comments

Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro is a commission painting I did for a client who had been on an expedition up this famous mountain in Africa one year. My client supplied the photo from her trip for this painting. Since this was a memorable trip for my client, I kept the painting as close to the photograph as possible. My client loved the finished painting and proudly displays it in her living room, where it receives many favorable comments from her guests.

About Mount Kilimanjaro

Located in Tanzania, Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano and happens to be the highest mountain in Africa at 19,340 feet above sea level. Its three volcanic cones are named Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It isn’t certain where the name Kilimanjaro originates from, but there are several theories about that. A few possible meanings could be Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness, or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not be any of these.

This mountain is a popular attraction for hikers and mountain climbers from all over the globe. Some estimate that more people have died trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro than on Mount Everest. However, it needs to be pointed out that Everest is attempted by significantly fewer climbers than Kilimanjaro.

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Pet Portrait of Frank

A commission pet portrait painting of a black Labrador Retriever named Frank.

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Pet Portrait of Frank © Copyright 2010 – Present

SOLD: This painting is a commission and has been sold. A private art collector in Illinois owns Pet Portrait of Frank.

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Teresa, the painting arrived and it looks wonderful! I can’t wait to see my wife’s reaction this weekend. — R. Draper, Granville IL

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Title: Pet Portrait of Frank
Size: 12″ w x 16″ h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

A pet portrait painting of a black Labrador Retriever. The dog is posing in a park, with a pond in the background and a large tree above him.  Hand-painted on quality stretched canvas and signed by pet artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

My husband and I both love animals and we will always rescue abandoned pets that God sends our way. We live in the country, and unwanted pets are often left at our place. We take them in, clean them up, feed them, get them medical attention if they need it, and place them in new loving homes.

Dogs are such loving and loyal creatures, and it just breaks my heart when they end up as “throw-a-away” pets. Sandy, a yellow lab, was one of those unfortunate dogs who found her way to our door. We took her in too. Only this time, we adopted her as a family pet. We now have five dogs and three cats, and we love every one of them as part of our family.

When I was commissioned to do this dog portrait of a black lab, a beloved pet named Frank, I was delighted. Frank was a family dog that passed away a while back, and his family still missed him. I did the portrait from a favorite photo of him, so I kept the painting as close to the photograph as I could. The painting was to be a surprise gift to my client’s wife for Mother’s Day. It was my pleasure to do this painting for a fellow dog lover.

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Return to Peggy’s Cove

A commission painting of Peggy’s Cove. This artwork is part of a series depicting this famous tourist attraction.

painting of Peggy's Cove
Return to Peggy’s Cove © Copyright 2009 – Present

SOLD: This painting was created as a commission for an art collector who resides in Mississippi.

Details & Description

Title: Return to Peggy's Cove
Size: 20″ w x 18″ h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

A marine painting featuring a famous tourist attraction known as Peggy’s Cove. Hand-painted and signed by Teresa Bernard.

This painting is composed on a traditional stretched canvas. Its sides are raw and unpainted. Before it is displayed, this painting will need to be framed to give it a finished appearance.

The copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com is used exclusively for online purposes and does not appear on the original canvas artwork.

Artist Comments

Return to Peggy’s Cove is one of two commissioned paintings I did for an art collector in Mississippi. This particular art buyer saw a previous painting I had done of this beautiful cove and contacted me to do two similar paintings for her. (The other painting is titled “Peggy’s Cove Revisited” and is shown below.) This is a favorite place for my client and it held many memories for her.

About Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove is a bay on the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, and is one of the world’s most photographed fishing villages. The village was designated a Canadian National Historic Site in 1987 and is still a popular tourist destination today.

Other Paintings in The Peggy’s Cove Series

peggy's cove painting
Peggy’s Cove
(2005)
20″ w x 16″ h
peggy's cove oil painting
Peggy’s Cove Revisited (2008)
20″ w x 16″ h

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Yellow Rose of Texas

A close-up of a yellow rose blossom in a painting.

yellow rose painting
Yellow Rose of Texas © Copyright 2008 – Present

SOLD: This painting has been sold to a private collector in Texas.

Details & Description

Title: Yellow Rose of Texas
Size: 18" w x 18" h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
COA: Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Series: Part of the Life in Texas Series

A painting featuring the close-up of the center of a yellow rose blossom. This flower composition is the center of the rose enlarged by zooming in and really focusing on the flower blossom or petals.

This painting will not need a frame because it is composed on a gallery wrap stretched canvas, which means the painted image extends around the edges of the canvas. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

The copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com is used solely for online purposes and is not present on the actual canvas panting.

Read more about the Life in Texas Series here.

Artist Comments

I love all flowers, especially roses. I did this close-up oil painting of a yellow rose shortly after moving back home to Texas when my husband Robert retired from the military after 24 years of serving in the U.S. Navy. An old folk song kept coming to mind called “Yellow Rose of Texas,” so I knew I just had to do an oil painting of a yellow rose. I decided to do a close-up composition because of a fellow artist whose paintings I admire.

Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s flower paintings, I wanted to use the same treatment as she did when I painted my series of flowers. Ms. O’Keeffe likes to paint her flowers enlarged by zooming in and focusing on the flower blossom or petals in many of her paintings. I admire much of her floral art and accomplishments as an American female artist.

To my knowledge, O’Keeffe never did paintings of roses. Instead, her favorite flower to paint seems to have been the Jimson Weed since she painted quite a few of those flowers during her lifetime. I’ve painted several roses, a sunflower, and a magnolia blossom using this enlarged flower technique. I’m optimistic there will be more flower paintings like this one in the future.

For more information on Georgia O’Keeffe and her flower paintings.

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“Oh. I really love the softness of the petals. I really love the colours too. they remind me of sweetness and the gentleness of touch. Lovely work!” — Felis_Gwyneviere, Artists Promoting Artists, Gab

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