Barn Door with Horse Tack

A tightly cropped painting featuring horse tack hanging from an old, weathered barn door.

horse tack painting
Barn Door with Horse Tack © Copyright 2003 – Present

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

Details & Description

Title: Barn Door with Horse Tack
Size: 12″ w x 9″ h
Canvas Type: Canvas Panel Board
Signed: On the front

A rustic painting of horse tack hanging from an old barn door.  The chain is rusty, and the wood is weathered giving this painting its rustic feel. This painting would be ideal for a farmhouse or ranch house or anyone who loves horses and the countryside. This is a painting composed on a quality canvas panel and it will need to be framed before it is displayed. Hand-painted and signed in the lower left corner by realist artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

This painting depicts a close-up composition that incorporates antique horse tack hung on an old barn door. This project was a study of texture. My goal with this piece was to make the wood look weathered, the chain looks rusted, and the hinge look metal. I believe I accomplished what I set out to do, but there is always room for improvement in any project.

Other paintings that are a study of texture are:

boat fenders study of texture
Boat Fenders, a Study of Texture (2003)
9″ w x 12″ h
tractor tire study of texture
Tractor Tire, a Study of Texture (2016)
12″ w x 16″ h

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The Grand Teton Mountains

An oil painting of The Grand Teton Mountains, a mountain range in Wyoming.

Grand Teton Mountains painting
The Grand Teton Mountains © Copyright 2003 – Present

SOLD: This painting was sold to a private art collector and is no longer available, however, art prints are available at the link below.

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“Teresa, I received the painting in good order. Very nice and a good gift. Thank you and Merry Christmas!” — B. Kuller, Rockford IL

Details & Description

Title: The Grand Teton Mountains
Size: 18″ w x 16″ h
Support: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

A landscape painting of Wyoming’s famous Grand Teton Mountains. In the foreground, a dilapidated barn sits in a golden field of hay, with the Grand Tetons in the background and a blue sky overhead.

This painting is hand-painted on a quality traditional-style stretched canvas with the sides left unpainted. It will need to be framed before it can be displayed. A frame will complete the look of the painting.

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

Artist Comments

The Grand Teton Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the U.S. Located in northwestern Wyoming, this mountain range is the central feature of Grand Teton National Park. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to visit this park and was awed by the stunning mountain scenery.

For more information, visit the Grand Teton National Park website.

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Portrait of Robert

A portrait of Robert in a painting.

portrait of Robert painting
Portrait of Robert © Copyright 2003 – Present

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

Details & Description

Title: Portrait of Robert
Size: 12" w x 16" h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

A portrait painting of Robert at the helm of his sailboat. The American flag flies high over his left shoulder. This oil painting is hand-painted on traditional-style stretched canvas and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

This painting is a portrait of my husband, Robert, at the helm of our sailboat, Misty Blue. I did this painting from a photograph I took while on a boat trip up the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW).

Robert was in the Navy and was in the process of being transferred from Jacksonville, FL, to the naval base in Norfolk, VA. We needed to move our 36-foot sailboat from a marina near where we lived in Florida to Virginia, so we decided to sail it instead of having it shipped. That decision saved us a lot of money while making us rich with memories!

We were sailing in open waters up the east coast at the beginning of the trip, but a storm blew in, forcing us to go inland and up the ICW instead. Because it was my first sailing trip, the storm was a little frightening for me; however, Robert handled it and the sails like the sailing pro he is!

Robert was on deployment with his ship at sea for six months when I began working on his portrait. It was finished before he returned home. He had no idea I was painting him and was surprised to see his portrait when he returned home. It will be passed down to his son Travis as a family heirloom one day, but for now, it will reside in our living room.

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“Hi, I was just searching the web and wanted to look for original art, paintings, and drawings to inspire me. I love your artwork. You have a realism that really caught my eye. I like the Clown Fish. The portrait of the man on the boat is fantastic. I have a God-given talent that I need to re-discover and seeing your site and reading your ‘About Me’ section was just what I needed. Thanks for doing what you do.”

“I really like your paintings–the portrait of your husband is very unusual in composition and the backlighting–wish I could see it in real life. Another that really caught my eye especially is the Sea of Galilee at Capernaum–the light in the sky is particularly indicative of something spiritual, even if one didn’t know a thing about the religious significance of the place.” — Elena M., Columbia, MD

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Fence Post in The Snow

An original winter landscape painting depicting a fence post in the snow.

Fence Post Snow painting
Fence Post in The Snow © Copyright 2001 – Present

SOLD: This snow painting was sold to a private art collector in Massachusetts.

Details & Description

Title: Fence Post in the Snow
Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Canvas Type: Canvas Panel Board
Signed: On the front 
Series: Part of the Fence Post Series

A winter landscape painting featuring snow, barbwire, and fence post on a cold, snowy day. This small snow painting is an excellent way to bring the wintery outdoors inside.

Fence Post in the Snow is a serene and nostalgic art piece. The beauty of a simple fence post in the snow is captured in this painting. The snow is perfect, and the fence post is sturdy and tall.

This painting is composed on a quality canvas panel and does require a frame before it is displayed. Hand-painted and signed in the bottom left by artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

This painting is one of my earlier works. Its wintery landscape setting is one of my favorite snow paintings. I enjoyed painting this fence post with all its knots, texture, and that hole. Painting those shadows in the snow turned out to be quite interesting too. I almost skipped the barbed wire because I thought it would be difficult to paint. I’m glad I didn’t leave it out because I’m pleased with how it turned out.

Fence Post Series

UPDATE: I have another fence post painting. It’s called “Fence Post in the Meadow.” Check it out!

Fence Post in the Meadow painting
Fence Post In The Meadow (2020)
9″ w x 12″ h

 

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“You captured your feelings in these snow pictures they are truly a work of art. You will be recommended to my friends and please make lithographs for future release maybe in years to come. By all means, I’d love to see more of these.” — L. Mundy, Santa Clarita CA

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Sunset Over Texas

A colorful Texas sunset is depicted in this painting. The dramatic and serene image it portrays captures the beauty of the Lone Star State. This artwork is ideal for any Texas-themed home or office.

Texas sunset painting
Sunset Over Texas © Copyright 2001 – Present

SOLD: This painting was sold to a private art collector living in Texas.

Details & Description

Title: Sunset Over Texas
Size: 12″ w x 9″ h
Canvas Type: Canvas Panel Board
Signed: On the front
Series: Part of the Life in Texas Series

A painting of a vibrant Texas sunset with a silhouetted windmill overlooking a pond. The setting sun hangs low in an orange sky as it approaches the horizon. This painting captures the rich, warm colors of a Texas sunset and would look great hanging in your home to remind you of the state’s beauty.

Sunset over Texas is from the Life in Texas series. It is hand-painted on a quality canvas panel board and will need to be framed before it can be displayed. Signed by Texas artist Teresa Bernard in the bottom left corner.

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

This art piece is one of my earlier paintings, and unfortunately, I don’t have a better photo of it. It is so much more beautiful in person! I composed it from a photograph taken by my brother-in-law who captured the scenery that inspired this bold Texas sunset painting. The photo was taken near Austin, Texas, where he and his wife live.

Texas is known for having some of the most beautiful sunsets in America. You don’t have to go far in Texas to see a beautiful sunset. These vibrant scenes can be seen almost every night if you live in the country. As a native of Texas, I can attest to that myself. I enjoy painting the sunsets of the Lone Star State for so many reasons, but mostly I love the rich, dazzling colors present in them!

Sunset Paintings, Why I Love Them

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Irish Fishing Village, Bunratty Ireland

An oil painting of an Irish fishing village in Bunratty, Ireland.

Bunratty Ireland painting
Irish Fishing Village, Bunratty Ireland © Copyright 2001 – Present

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

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“Hi Teresa, The painting is wonderful! It safely arrived on time. I have read that floating frames are good for paintings on artboard, so I’ll likely go that route. Best regards,” — P. Oelkers, Dearborn MI

Details & Description

Title: Irish Fishing Village, Bunratty Ireland
Size: 12" w x 9" h
Canvas Type: Canvas Panel Board
Signed: On the front

A landscape painting of an old Irish folk fishing village in Bunratty Parish, Ireland’s republic. A fishing boat is in the foreground, and cottages with thatched roofs are in the background. A dense tree line surrounds the cottages.

This painting is composed on a quality canvas panel and does require framing before hanging. Hand-painted and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

The actual canvas art does not have the copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com.

Artist Comments

In the summer of 2000, a friend of mine made several business trips to Ireland. After he completed his work for the day, he would venture out into the nearby countryside and local communities to see the sites and take photos of his trip. This landscape painting is from a photo of one of the places he visited while there. It depicts Bunratty, a small folk village in southwest Ireland not far from Shannon and Limerick. The town gets its name from nearby Bunratty Castle, a prominent 15th-century tower house in County Clare, Ireland. The castle is a major tourist attraction famous for its medieval banquets. Bunratty Castle overlooks the Raite river, and the village lies just to the west of the castle. The castle and village are open to the public and feature around 30 buildings.

Fun Facts About Bunratty

    • Bunratty is an Irish word that means “End of the Raite River.”
    • The first settlement in Bunratty is thought to have been built by Vikings in the 10th century and possibly destroyed by an Irish king named Brian Boru.
    • The castle was built around 1277 by Mucegros, an Anglo-Norman ruler.
    • For a history of Bunratty Castle visit here.

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“Your artwork is beautiful. I love Bunratty, but they are all wonderful. I have enjoyed viewing your site.” — Elizabeth M., Vancouver BC, Canada

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Heceta Head Lighthouse

A painting of the famous Heceta Head Lighthouse on the Oregon coast.

Heceta Head Lighthouse painting
Heceta Head Lighthouse © Copyright 2000 – Present

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

Details & Description

Title: Heceta Head Lighthouse
Size: 16″ x 12″
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front  
Series: Part of the Lighthouse Series

A depiction of a famous Oregon coast lighthouse. Hand-painted on stretched canvas and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

I find Oregon to be one of the most beautiful places in America. Having lived there for several years, “The Beaver State” has inspired numerous paintings of its scenery. Heceta Head Lighthouse is one of those paintings.

This ocean-view oil painting is of the historic Heceta Head Lighthouse, built between 1892-1893. Perched high on a bluff approximately 150 feet above the sea, it stands watch over the Oregon coast 2 miles north of the famous Sea Lion Caves. Its beam can be seen for 21 nautical miles making it the strongest light on Oregon’s coastline. Heceta Head Lighthouse is a favorite place for tourists as it is one of the most-visited lighthouses in the United States. The lighthouse offers visitors easy access and an outstanding view of the Oregon coastline and the Pacific Ocean.

A Few Interesting Facts About Heceta Head Lighthouse

    • Year beacon first lit: 1894
    • Height: 56′
    • Automated: 1963
    • Year first constructed: 1892
    • Materials: Stucco, Brick
    • Coordinates: 44.13737°N, 124.127835°W
    • Tower shape: Conical attached to workroom
    • Original lens: First order Fresnel lens
    • Range: 21 nautical miles
    • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

For more information about this seaside attraction, please visit the Heceta Head Lighthouse website.

Other Paintings of Oregon

painting of covered bridge
Covered Bridge Of Lane County (1997)
12″ w x 9″ h
oregon coast painting
Oregon Coast
(1997)
9″ w x 12″ h

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“I came across your site this A.M. and was delighted with your story of you and your father. How much we owe to loving parents! I have been painting watercolor for 20 years now, but am always interested in the principles of design and was thrilled to see how much info. you are offering freely, as your father gave freely to you of his life. I especially love your painting of Heceta Head Lighthouse as I live just 15 min. down the road from there. You have captured it beautifully. I have put it in as one of my screen savers, so I can see it every day. Thank you for blessing the world with your gift.” — Mae P., Florence OR

“Often when I have my morning coffee I will search the net for artists. I oil paint. I was in Oregon last summer, your pictures of the Oregon coast by the sea lions is the best I have seen of that view. Your Heceta Head Lighthouse is just beautiful. I painted the coast picture also. You are an inspiration to me.” — Patricia B., Pontiac MI

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The Giants of Sequoia National Park

A snowy winter painting depicting the giant Sequoia trees of California’s Sequoia National Park.

Sequoia National Park painting
The Giants of Sequoia National Park © Copyright 1998 – Present

SOLD: This Sequoia National Park painting was sold to a private art collector living in California.

Details & Description

Titled: The Giants of Sequoia National Park
Size: 12″ w x 16″ h
Canvas Type: Traditional Stretched Canvas
Signed: On the front

A winter landscape painting of the giant Sequoia trees in California’s Sequoia National Park. A road winds through these massive trees, which are blanketed in snow. The painting is done in a traditional style, with precise brushstrokes and realistic colors. The artwork is hand-painted and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

©️ teresabernardart.com is a copyright watermark and is used exclusively online. It is not on the physical canvas artwork.

Artist Comments

This is one of my early paintings, and I regret not having a better photograph of it. I was inspired to paint this painting by the massive Sequoia trees in this central California national park. Few tree species elicit as much awe as the Sequoia. Its enormous size gives them an otherworldly appearance. I’ve seen and walked among them; they truly are magnificent!

By volume, the Sequoia is the world’s largest tree. Its massive trunk can reach circumferences of more than 100 feet. The Sequoia can grow to be anywhere between 60 and 275 feet tall. It’s also worth noting that they have been designated as endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Visit the website of Sequoia National Park for more information.

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“You captured your feelings in these snow pictures they are truly a work of art. You will be recommended to my friends and please make lithographs for future release maybe in years to come. By all means I”d love to see more of these.” — L. Mundy, Santa Clarita CA

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Clownfish

A marine life painting of a clownfish swimming among the sea anemones.

Clownfish painting
Clownfish © Copyright 1998 – Present

SOLD: This sea life painting was sold to a private art collector in Texas.

Details & Description

Title: Clownfish
Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Canvas Type: Canvas Panel Board
Signed: On the front

A painting of a Clownfish swimming among sea anemones in its natural habitat. The clownfish in this painting is bright orange with white stripes that are outlined in black. Hand-painted on quality canvas board and signed by the 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

Clownfish live in saltwater. They’re also known as Anemonefish because they frequently live among sea anemones. They are brightly colored sea creatures that can be yellow, orange, reddish, or blackish in color. Depending on the species, many have three white bars or patches of white. Clown Anemonefish prefer the warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Red Sea. They are not found in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, or the Mediterranean Sea.

My painting makes this tiny Clownfish look much larger than it really is, as they only grow to between 3 and 7 inches in length. I was visiting a pet shop with my kids one day where some of these were fish on display. I was amazed at how tiny these wondrous sea creatures are!

Some Interesting Facts About Clownfish

    • All Clownfish are born male. However, later after maturity, some will become female.
    • They typically eat algae, zooplankton, worms, and small crustaceans.
    • Clownfish live in a “symbiotic” relationship with their host anemones.
    • They are highly aggressive fish and will defend their territory and the sea anemone where they live.
    • The Clownfish will live up to 5 years in captivity and up to 10 years in the wild.

More information and photos of Clown Fish can be found here.

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“Hi, I was just searching the web and wanted to look for original art, paintings, and drawings to inspire me. I love your artwork. You have a realism that really caught my eye. I like the Clown Fish. The portrait of the man on the boat is fantastic. I have a God-given talent that I need to re-discover and seeing your site and reading your ‘About Me‘ section was just what I needed. Thanks for doing what you do.”

“OUTSTANDING work! I am impressed, very nice artwork. I particularly liked the Clown Fish piece! Your site is also excellent. Thanks for visiting my site, requesting a link exchange, and any future correspondence. Keep up the great work (I know, cliché – but sincere).” — Jason S., College Station TX

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Oregon Coast South of The Sea Lion Caves

A seascape painting of the Oregon coast south of the Sea Lion Caves.

Oregon coast painting
Oregon Coast South of the Sea Lion Caves © Copyright 1997–Present

SOLD: This Oregon Coast painting is owned by the artist’s daughter and is part of a private collection.

Details & Description

Title: Oregon Coast South of the Sea Lion Caves
Size: 9″ w x 12″ h
Canvas Type: Canvas Panel Board
Signed: On the front

An oil painting of the Oregon coast looking south from the Sea Lion Caves. The waves have many different shades of blue and white caps. The painting has a very calming effect on the viewer.

This painting is composed on a quality canvas panel and does require a frame before it is displayed. Hand-painted and signed by artist Teresa Bernard.

Artist Comments

This ocean wave painting is one of my early pieces. It was painted when I was just getting started as a professional artist. The composition depicts the Oregon Coast as seen from the “Sea Lion Caves” looking south towards Cox Rock, one of the thousands of islands off the coast of Oregon.

The Sea Lion Caves are America’s largest sea caves and are located about halfway along Oregon’s 400 miles of coastline. It is accessible via the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway U.S. Highway 101. Visit the Sea Lion Caves website for more information.

There isn’t much information available about Cox Rock. I discovered that it is an island off the coast of Oregon that is difficult to find if you want to explore it. Visitors to the island will most likely want to use their GPS to get there.

Other Paintings of Oregon

painting of covered bridge
Covered Bridge Of Lane County (1997)
12″ w x 9″ h
hecita head lighthouse painting
Heceta Head Lighthouse (2000)
16″ w x 12″ h

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“I’ve been particularly interested in seeing the sites of realistic oil painters. I’ve been painting and teaching since the mid-’70s. Your work is lovely. One of my favorite paintings is the Heceta Head Lighthouse. The Oregon Coast is one of my favorite subjects too!” — Donna S., Washington

“Often when I have my morning coffee I will search the net for artists. I oil paint. I was in Oregon last summer, your pictures of the Oregon coast by the sea lions is the best I have seen of that view. Your Heceta Head Lighthouse is just beautiful. I painted the coast picture also. You are an inspiration to me.” — Patricia B., Pontiac MI

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