Peggy’s Cove Revisited

An oil painting depicting Peggy’s Cove. This art piece is part of a series on this well-known tourist attraction.

peggy's cove oil painting
Peggy’s Cove Revisited © Copyright 2008 – Present

SOLD: This oil painting is a commission order from an art collector in Mississippi.

Details & Description

Title: Peggy's Cove Revisited
Size: 20″ w x 16″ h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

An oil painting that features a famous cove in Nova Scotia called Peggy’s Cove. Three fishing boats are in the foreground, with a lone red rowboat behind. Various structures typical of the type found in this cove can be seen in the background. A cloudy blue sky is visible above. This painting is hand-painted on quality stretched canvas and signed by American artist Teresa Bernard.

The copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com is not present on the canvas artwork.

Artist Comments

Peggy’s Cove Revisited is one of two commissioned oil paintings. An art collector contacted me after seeing a previous painting I had done called “Peggy’s Cove.” Although this painting is the same subject as the first one, there are some noticeable differences between the two, making Peggy’s Cove Revisited an original oil painting and not a reproduction. Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, is a favorite place that holds many memories for this art collector. She commissioned me to do two paintings for her. The second painting is titled “Return To Peggy’s Cove.”

Other Paintings in The Peggy’s Cove Series

oil painting of peggy's cove
Return To Peggy’s Cove (2009)
20″ w x 18″ h
peggy's cove painting
Peggy’s Cove
(2005)
20″ w x 16″ h

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“A while ago I came across your Web site and found your beautiful paintings. I am not an artist at all or have much knowledge about art, but some of your paintings have something that lifts them above ‘just a nice picture, something that draws, that makes you look at them again and again. I love in particular your painting of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. It looks so pure and unspoiled, it has a dreamy atmosphere to it.” — Meike E., Chester NJ

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Magnolia Blossom

The southern Magnolia Grandiflora blossom in a painting.

magnolia blossom painting
Magnolia Blossom © Copyright 2007 – Present

SOLD: This painting has been sold to a private art collector and is no longer available.

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“Teresa, I just wanted to let you know that the painting arrived and it’s absolutely phenomenal!! Thank you again.” — K. Burke, Erie PA

Details & Description

Title: Magnolia Blossom
Size: 18″ w x 18″ h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

A close-up depiction of the southern Magnolia Grandiflora blossom. Hand-painted and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

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Artist Comments

This painting is of the Magnolia Grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay. These large, showy flowers grow on trees native to East Texas and several other southern and southeastern states. The trees have large, glossy leaves and huge, fragrant white blossoms. Their sweet-smelling flowers are considered an emblem of feminine sweetness and beauty.

Magnolias are often a favorite subject matter for many artists. They are certainly a favorite flower of mine. I was drawn to how the light hit this Magnolia’s pedals and immediately knew I wanted to do a painting of this magnificent flower.

Some Interesting Things to Know About Magnolias

    • After planting, it can sometimes take up to 10 years for a Magnolia tree to bloom.
    • Magnolias bloom from April to June.
    • Southern Magnolia blossoms grow between 8 and 12 inches.
    • Magnolia blossoms grow at the end of the tree’s branches.
    • The fragrance of the Magnolia flower has a pleasant scent that resembles the smell of tropical fruit.
    • The dense foliage and shallow roots make it very difficult to grow grass under its shade.
    • Its root system will crack sidewalks and pavements if planted too close to them.
    • Magnolia trees require plenty of space as they can grow up to 40 ft. wide and 80 ft. tall.
    • Both Louisiana and Mississippi claim the Magnolia as their official state flower.

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Raging African Elephant

A one-of-a-kind realistic painting of an African bull elephant.

african elephant painting
Raging African Elephant © Copyright 2007 – Present

SOLD: This painting was sold to a private art collector in North Carolina.

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“[The] Painting has arrived. I am pleased to add it to my collection. Thank you.” — H. Shaw, Winston Salem NC

Details & Description

Title: Raging African Elephant
Size: 18″ w x 24″ h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
Series: Part of the Adventures in Africa Series

A realistic painting depicting the wildlife of Africa. This specific painting is of an African bull elephant. Hand-painted and signed in the lower left by artist Teresa Bernard.

The copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com is not on the actual canvas artwork.

Read more about the Adventures in Africa Series.

Artist Comments

As an artist, I’m always looking for good reference photos to paint from. Taking lots of photos myself is one way I get them. Others like to give me their photos to use as well. Using resources like this to paint from is something many artists do when they paint. Other artists like to paint on location but will still take a photo of the scenery to take home. They use them to finish up their painting when they are back in their studio.

Several years ago, some acquaintances of mine went on an African safari. While there, they snapped a photo of an elephant and emailed it to me. They thought I might like to use it as a resource photo for a painting of an African elephant. And they were right! I liked it so much that I painted it.

Some Interesting Facts About African Elephants

African elephants are native to Africa and are the world’s largest land animals. They are distinguished by their massive flapping ears and ivory tusks. The fact that these animals are hunted for their ivory tusks and that their natural habitat is shrinking has contributed to their inclusion on the endangered species list. They are, in fact, one of Africa’s most endangered species. In the 1980s, around 1 million African elephants roamed Africa’s plains; today, the total population is less than 470,000.

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Tyler Red Rose

A tightly cropped composition depicting the center of a red rose in a painting.

red rose painting
Tyler Red Rose © Copyright 2006 – Present

Sold: This red rose painting has been sold to an art buyer living in Texas.

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“The painting arrived. It’s beautiful!” — C. Mace, Eastland TX

Details & Description

Title: Tyler Red Rose
Size: 16" w x 12" h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
COA: Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Series: Part of the Life in Texas Series

A close-up representation of the center of a bright red rose.  It is titled “Tyler Rose” because Tyler, TX is the rose capital of the world. This art composition is hand-signed by the artist.

The physical canvas artwork does not have the copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com.

Read more about the Life in Texas Series here.

Artist Comments

In 2006 my husband Robert retired from the US Navy, and we returned home to Texas after being away for over 20 years. Of all the places we could have chosen to live, we decided to settle in the East Texas region. East Texas is a lovely place to call home because of its lush green vegetation, vast rose gardens, Texas Longhorn cattle ranches, hay growers, working farms, rodeos, and the many small country towns and communities. In this setting, we chose to build our little ranch approximately 20 miles west of Tyler.

Tyler, Texas is known as the “Rose Capital of the U.S.A.” because this area alone produces over 20% of the nation’s roses. This city also has the nation’s most extensive municipal rose garden, is home to the Tyler Rose Museum, and hosts the Texas Rose Festival every year in October. The festival draws more than 100,000 visitors to the city each year.

When we first moved here, I was inspired to paint this rose painting because we were surrounded by many beautiful roses. Roses are my favorite flower! Their delicate beauty and fragrant scent appeal to me. And red roses are my favorite. They have such a vibrant color.

Roses come in so many different varieties of color and are widely recognized as a symbol of love, sympathy, or sorrow, depending on the rose’s color. For example, a red rose symbolizes love, a yellow of friendship, an orange of enthusiasm, white purity, and pink joy.

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Portrait of Tera

A portrait of Tera in a painting.

portrait painting
Portrait of Tera © Copyright 2005 – Present

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

Details & Description

Title: Portrait of Tera
Size: 16" w x 20" h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

Portrait painting of Tera sitting in a library. Hand-painted on quality stretched canvas and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

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 and 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 on 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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Peggy’s Cove

A marine painting depicting Peggy’s Cove. This piece is part of a series depicting this popular tourist destination.

peggy's cove painting
Peggy’s Cove © Copyright 2005 – Present

SOLD: This seaside painting was sold to a private art collector in Maine and is no longer available.

Details & Description

Title: Peggy's Cove
Size: 20″ x 16″
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

A marine painting of Peggy’s Cove, a famous vacation spot in Nova Scotia. Hand-painted and signed by Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

This is one of my earlier paintings of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. This little fishing village surrounds a narrow ocean inlet which provides a safe haven for boats during the Atlantic’s rough weather. It is one of the most popular tourist stops in Nova Scotia and is the most photographed location in Canada.

You can find out more about the Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region at their website.

Other Paintings in The Peggy’s Cove Series

peggy's cove oil painting
Peggy’s Cove Revisited (2008)
20″ w x 16″ h
oil painting of peggy's cove
Return To Peggy’s Cove (2009)
20″ w x 18″ h

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“I’m a family doctor in a small town in northern Maine. I really love all your paintings. I’m so taken with the Peggy’s Cove painting – it’s so lovely. I grew up in Newfoundland where all the houses were painted a bright color to offset the grey weather that could otherwise be depressing. The red house and the ocean remind me of home. The painting brings a smile to my face.” — Janet B., Houlton ME

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The Communion Table

A still life painting depicting the communion table. Religious elements included are bread, wine, grapes, candle, and the Holy Bible.

communion table painting
The Communion Table © Copyright 2004 – Present

SOLD: This religious still life painting has been sold to an art collector in Singapore.

Details & Description

Title: The Communion Table
Size: 14″ w x 11″ h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
Series: Part of the Candle Series

A traditional still life painting of the communion table with bread, wine, grapes, candle, and the Holy Bible. This spiritual composition sits on the edge of a table with a dark background. Religious elements are also present, giving it a spiritual essence. Hand-painted and signed fine artist by Teresa Bernard.

The Communion Table is hand-painted on a traditional-style stretched canvas. This painting with its unpainted sides requires a frame to give it that finished look for exhibition in your home or office.

©️ teresabernardart.com is a copyright watermark and is used only on online. It does not appear on the original canvas artwork.

Artist Comments

This is a typical still life painting of bread, grapes, and wine, elements often used by artists when painting a communion table still life. However, I added a few more objects to my rendition, a candle representing Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, and The Holy Bible, the Word of God.

God is a huge part of my life. I felt inspired to do some paintings which contain an inspirational message, and this painting is one of those. It depicts the bread and wine of communion and has special meaning to me.

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“I enjoy artmaking and am presently working in soft pastel on still life subjects. I really enjoyed your Communion Table still life and am further motivated to continue to give God all glory in my work. Your work reminded me of special symbolism in still life about which I had forgotten. Thank you! God bless you.” — Tina, Australia

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The Garden Tomb at Sunset

A sunset painting of the famous Garden Tomb which is located in the Garden of Gethsemane. This painting is part of the Bible Lands series.

Garden Tomb painting
The Garden Tomb at Sunset © Copyright 2004 – Present

Sold: This painting has been sold to an art buyer in Texas.

Details & Description

Title: The Garden Tomb at Sunset
Size: 12" w x 9" h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front 
COA: Signed Certificate of Authenticity

An oil painting composition of the famous Garden Tomb in the Garden of Gethsemane bathed in the rays of the setting sun. The empty tomb depicts the biblical story of Jesus’ resurrection and is a perfect reminder of the power of Jesus and the promise of eternal life. This artwork signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard will be a beautiful addition to any home, office, or church.

This painting is hand-painted on a traditional-style stretched canvas with the sides left raw or unpainted. It will need to be mounted in a frame before it is put on display. Adding a frame will give the painting a finished look.

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

Artist Comments

This painting of the famous Garden Tomb is located in the Garden of Gethsemane near Jerusalem. It is one of two I’ve painted of this famous travel place. The other painting is called The Garden Tomb.

Christians worldwide consider this place to be the actual burial and resurrection site of Jesus and not the renowned Church of The Holy Sepulcher. His crucifixion occurred at Golgotha, the “place of the skull,” 

The reason many believe this to be the site of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is that it so clearly fits the description described in each of the Gospel accounts.

Site of the Crucifixion

    • Skull Rock outside the city walls of Jerusalem
    • Near a gate of the city
    • Along a busy thoroughfare
    • At a place of public execution
    • At the place of the skull – Golgotha
    • A garden nearby

Evidence regarding the site of the tomb is in Matthew 27:57-60.

    • Skull Rock located in a garden
    • Belonged to a rich man named Joseph of Arimathea
    • Cut out of the rock
    • Sealed with a rolling stone
    • Entered through a low doorway
    • Burial chamber situated to the right of the entrance

For more information about this popular tourist place, check out this website.

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“Very nice! I like the lighting!” — Jeanette Cox, THE ART GALLERY, MeWe

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The Garden Tomb

An oil painting depiction of the Garden Tomb at Gethsemane near Jerusalem. This piece is from the Bible Lands series.

Gethsemane Israel garden tomb painting
The Garden Tomb © Copyright 2004 – Present

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

Details & Description

Title: The Garden Tomb
Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

An oil painting of a famous Israeli garden visited by many every year. It depicts the Garden Tomb at Gethsemane. Hand-painted on quality stretched canvas and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

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Artist Comments

This painting is of a rock-cut tomb situated in the heart of the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem; it is one of my personal favorites. Many Christians believe this famous Israeli location to be the burial and resurrection place of Jesus Christ after His crucifixion at Golgotha, the place of the skull. Being a devout Christian, this particular painting has a lot of personal meaning for me. It is one of two I’ve painted of this famous travel place. The other painting is called The Garden Tomb at Sunset.

The Burial and Resurrection of Jesus the Christ

“As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.” Matthew 27:57-60

“He is not here: for He is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Matthew 28:6

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Fisherman in a Red Rowboat

A seascape with a fisherman and a red rowboat is depicted in this oil painting. It’s an ideal piece of art that you can proudly display on your wall.

fisherman painting
The Fisherman in a Red Rowboat © Copyright 2003 – Present

SOLD: This ocean-view painting has been sold to a private art collector in Virginia as a gift for her husband.

Details & Description

Title: Fisherman in a Red Rowboat
Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Canvas Type: Canvas panel board
Signed: On the front

A seascape with a fisherman and a bright red rowboat. The small fishing boat is moored to a piling surrounded by a calm sea. The sky is cloudy and overcast.  Inside the boat, a fisherman holds a fishing rod, waiting for a fish to take his bait. The colors are vibrant and full of life in this piece, and its composition is serene and calming.  It makes an excellent gift choice for someone who enjoys fishing.

Fisherman in a Red Rowboat is a seascape painting composed on a quality canvas panel board, it will require a frame before it is displayed. Hand-painted and signed by fine artist Teresa Bernard.

The copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com is used exclusively online and is not part of the physical canvas artwork’s composition.

Artist Comments

Fishing is a popular recreation and pastime for those lucky enough to find the time to fish for the “big one.” I don’t particularly like to fish myself; I find it rather boring, however, I do have several friends who enjoy this sport. But this doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy painting someone fishing. I do!

I found this particular fisherman painting an interesting subject to paint with that red boat tied up to a piling. This is one of my earlier paintings and unfortunately, I don’t have a better photograph of it. It is so much more wonderful when viewed in person.

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