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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