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.

first man on the moon painting
First Man on The Moon © Copyright 2012 – Present

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

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“Hi Teresa! We love our new painting! We wanted you to see it framed and hanging in our home. We love it.” — The Engles, Harrisburg, PA

 

Details & Description

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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