Oil paintings are all For Sale unless posted not for sale (nfs). Contact Bernard for a commission of your own or an existing piece at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Oak with Orange Light
Ebb Tide at Evening
I used to paddle over to this lighthouse. I painted this once before and sold the painting unfortunately loosing the image and who bought it. So here it is again, repainted 20 years later.
"Morning Ride" oil on panel SOLD
This is the second time I have painted this scene. The first one come out so well I wanted to enjoy it again.
"Casting on Skidaway" 8x10 oil on panel SOLD
This is the view from my cousins house on Skidaway Island. I am not an early riser but always am when I stay there because of the sunrises. Not one is ever the same.
"Resting" 11x14 oil on panel
Boats have always called my name like sirens on the rocks. Can’t you see why though? This may be the most serenity you can achieve here on earth.
"Glorious Day" 16x20 oil on panel SOLD
God likes to blow little boats around and paint in the sky a different beautiful expression everyday.
"Set Free" 8x10 oil on panel SOLD
Collection of Chris Roberts
"The Pause" 8x10 oil on panel SOLD
Collection of Bob and Donna Johnston
"When Gretle was Moored on Skidaway River" 16x20 oil on panel
I snapped a photo of this beautiful sailboat at least 14 years ago from Wymberly dock. Just recently I was compelled to paint it and changed the composition slightly. The whole time painting it I wondered who owned it and the history behind. During the 2018 Isle of Hope Art and Music Fest I was approached by a lady that told me she lived on it for two years and sailed it to the Bahamas with a tiller and a compass and eventually sold it. It sank in the Skidaway river and was raised. It changed hands again and now is sitting in a yard on Isle of Hope waiting for its next owner. I was offered to take it off their hands…
"Easing Out" 11x14 oil on panel SOLD
Collection of Miller and Epsie Coleman
Everyone should at least once experience being on a boat late in the day on a lazy river on the Georgia coast.
"Savannah Yacht Club" 11x14 oil on panel SOLD
A good friend of mine got married here and this incredible sundown set the mood for the evening. It was a great night!
"Palm Fireworks" 32x36 oil on panel SOLD
As this painting came together I could not help but notice it reminded me of fireworks in the sky.
"Oak Reflections" 11x14 oil on panel
This was a brisk day in April with the most blue sky I have ever seen. You can really get an idea of the sky by the reflection of the water. All the greens are so new and fresh which adds to the intensity of the day.
"Evening Rays" 8x10 oil on panel
A burning hot sun just settling over the horizon casts its rays through the live oaks. These are the late afternoons I savor.
"Evening Light" 8x10 oil on panel
I can imagine my house being at the end of this warm sun dappled path.
"St. Mary's Palm" 8"x10" oil on panel SOLD
Collection of Clay and Nancy David
"Savannah Wildlife Refuge Canopy" 8"x10" oil on panel SOLD
Collection of Wes and Susan Richardson
"Savannah Wildlife Refuge Shadows" 8"x10" oil sketch on paper SOLD
Collection of Kris Ross
"Trying to get there..." 36x24 oil on panel
If you have ever walked a seemingly never ending boardwalk while lugging all of the necessary kid items then you understand the title of this painting. The final destination is always worth it.
"Early Morning Stillness" 24x32 oil on panel (nfs)
Collection of John and Elise Ratliff
Serene, still, quiet, peaceful, placid and tranquil are the feelings that well up inside in places like this.
"Lone Palm" 24x36 oil on panel
There is a stiff hot breeze coming off the Atlantic that has beaten this “Lone Palm” ever since it came into being. It is solid and strong but all around it other palms and oaks have met their demise. It is the last palm on the southern tip of Sea Island, Georgia. This painting has been hanging in the Georgia State Capitol governors office from January thru November 2018. What an honor to meet Governor Nathan Deal!
" Live Oak Bathed in Orange Light" 8x10 oil on panel SOLD
This is one of my favorite pieces. Sometimes when I apply paint I portray the light exactly like I see it (which is rare) and this occurred on the leaves in front on the ground in front of the tree.
"Isle of Hope Marina" 8x10 oil on panel SOLD
My artist friend bought this painting on the one condition that I change the title which I did. Collection of Chris Roberts
"Deer Lake, 30A, FL" 8x10 oil on panel (nfs)
Collection of Will and Rachael Crone
" Dune Shadow" 8x10 oil on panel
" Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Blowing Rock, NC" 8x10 oil on panel SOLD
Collection of Evanda and Shelly Remington
"Blue Ridge Parkway View of Locust Ridge, Blowing Rock, NC" 8x10 oil on panel
"Blowing Rock Evening Light" 8"x10" oil on panel
"Moses Cone Cow Fields, Blowing Rock, NC" 8x10 oil on panel
"New Spartina" 24x32 oil on panel
Springtime in the lowcountry brings the new color of spartina grass which is refreshing after a long winter.
"Tidal Pool" 24x32 oil on panel SOLD
The Georgia coast is a constant eroding landscape with an ever changing environment. It thrills me to capture a moment in time that only I saw and no one will ever see again. The ability to share it with my viewers is just as pleasing. Collection of Ferrell and Marian Nolan
"Lowcountry Vines" 24 x 32 oil on panel
Some of the dense woods along the Georgia coast are practically impenetrable such as this scene. I wonder how long it has been since anyone has stepped foot here besides me?
"Coastal Jungle" 24x32 oil on panel SOLD
While painting this I kept wanting to add a dinosaur in the background, maybe I will… It just seems so ancient.
"Isle of Hope, Savannah, GA" 16x20 oil on panel SOLD
Collection of Hugh and Becky Lewis
"Off Solomon Avenue, Tybee Island, GA" 16x20 oil on panel
This is one of those beautiful crisp days with no wind and perfect reflections. You could almost hang the painting upside down.
"Tybee Morning Light" 16x20 oil on panel SOLD
Collection of Taylor Bennett
My good friend Taylor bought this painting as soon as he knew it was Tybee Island. We both attended SCAD and spent many hours catching waves there. This is a little know area that I happened upon that faces Daufuskie Island.
"Grayton Beach State Park, FL" 8x10 oil on panel SOLD
Collection of Ed Knox
Ed gave us two vacations to his fabulous beach house in Watersound, FL. I presented this painting to him in return. The water there is hard to believe and every time I see it it takes my breath away.
"High Tide Reflections" 8x10 oil on panel Sold
This is the first landscape painting that started this whole series. For years I painted cityscapes and one day I decided to break away for something different.
"Tybee Knoll Split" 8x10 oil on panel (nfs)
I used to manage the property where I painted this view. The owner was from Connecticut and has sadly since passed away. She was so generous to me and my family by giving us ten days to stay here and soak up the beauty, smells, sounds and amazing ambience. We slept with the door open on the upper floor and the curtains were blowing in the wind. I will never forget that glorious stay. Thank you Jean Stevens, see you in heaven! Collection of the Stevens Family
"Saw Palmetto Forrest" oil on panel
"Sunrise over Little Tybee" oil on panel
Troop Square 2
Collection of Geoff and Mona Stevens
Twenty years ago I painted this same scene on Troup Square. A guy I know bought it. Recently I decided to paint the scene again because it has always drawn me in with the variety of lights and darks, the intimacy and the expanse. As I was painting it, the same guy contacted me who I haven’t heard from in at least a year. He asked, “ Are you still painting cityscapes? I said I was and sent him a photo of this. He immediately bought it.