"Compass Plant, Fall" Watercolor on Offer

   On offer, this  large watercolor  of the compass plant in fall is beautifully and professionally framed and ready to hang. I found the specimen on a walk in the fall right at the northern edge of Illinois, on a prairie. The leaves were so dried and stiff in the fall, yet so lyrical that I had to paint them. It took me days but it was worth it. The painting is 29" X 30" framed.  The painting is in a burnt red and antique gold frame. The double mats are lovely fall sage colors. The watercolor paper is archival and under glass. The painting is signed.   Additional background about the compass plant:    The common name compass plant was inspired by the "compass orientation"of its leaves. The large leaves are held vertically with the tips pointing north or south and the upper and lower surfaces of the blades facing east or west. A newly emerging leaf grows in a random direction, but within two or three weeks it twists on its petiole clockwise or counterclockwise into a vertical position.   Studies indicate that the sun's position in the early morning hours influences the twisting orientation. This orientation reduces the amount of solar radiation hitting the leaf surface. Vertical leaves facing east-west have higher water use efficiency than horizontal or north-south-facing blades.   Early settlers on the great plains could make their way in the dark by feeling the leaves.   

 

On offer, this large watercolor of the compass plant in fall is beautifully and professionally framed and ready to hang. I found the specimen on a walk in the fall right at the northern edge of Illinois, on a prairie. The leaves were so dried and stiff in the fall, yet so lyrical that I had to paint them. It took me days but it was worth it. The painting is 29" X 30" framed.

The painting is in a burnt red and antique gold frame. The double mats are lovely fall sage colors. The watercolor paper is archival and under glass. The painting is signed.

Additional background about the compass plant: 

The common name compass plant was inspired by the "compass orientation"of its leaves. The large leaves are held vertically with the tips pointing north or south and the upper and lower surfaces of the blades facing east or west. A newly emerging leaf grows in a random direction, but within two or three weeks it twists on its petiole clockwise or counterclockwise into a vertical position. 

Studies indicate that the sun's position in the early morning hours influences the twisting orientation. This orientation reduces the amount of solar radiation hitting the leaf surface. Vertical leaves facing east-west have higher water use efficiency than horizontal or north-south-facing blades. 

Early settlers on the great plains could make their way in the dark by feeling the leaves.

 

Auction Ending In 8 Hours! Original, custom framed by listed artist.

This original, custom framed oil painting by internationally award-winning artist 

Catherine Twomey speaks to the nostalgia of warm summer days. Painted en plein air (outside, on site), it is of a Virginia General Store. It oozes the heat and light of a late summer afternoon, where the old pumps sit waiting for their next customer along the shadowed country road.

I painted this building because it has become an old friend; I pass it almost daily. It's design and classic beauty were obvious. I spent hours painting it as the day waned, but loved every minute.

On archival linen board, the size of the painting is 5 X 7", with the frame it comes to 9.5 X 11". The frame is custom made by King of Frames (California) and is a rich brown wood with a gold lining and very well made, ready to hand. It sets the painting off beautifully and will enhance any setting.

The colors, texture, contrasts of light and shadow evoke the emotions of the 1940's, when this store was built. It is a southern classic still serving a contemporary clientele with dignity and charm. 

Background

My artwork has been featured at the world renowned TED (Technology, Education and Design) conference (TED MED in San Diego, on huge high definition screens throughout the exhibition center). I recently won the nationally acclaimed ArtInPlace competition in Virginia which placed a 12' X 24' mural on aluminum of my work, now seen by thousands of commuters daily. Two museums currently house my art: The William H. Benton Museum in Connecticut, and The LLoyd Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a great honor to be asked to exhibit and I continue to add to their collections. Speaking of collections, my work is a part of hundreds of private collections worldwide.I've won many national and international awards for my artwork, and am a published author which means I have no excuse for bad writing or editing. Mea culpa. I'm not nearly as good a writer as my brother Steve, who won a Pulitzer Prize and has some books in the works. I do, however, try.

I have studied with some of the best artistic and scientific minds in the world: fellow medical illustrators. Leonardo da Vinci is considered the first medical illustrator, and his knowledge, technical abilities and deep curiosity are benchmarks for the field. As a Board Certified Medical Illustrator, I have had the privilege to know and learn directly from some of the most extraordinarily talented, smart and influential visionaries living today.Fine art influencers include Georgia O'Keefe, da Vinci, Rembrandt and Degas. I look to their struggles and triumphs, and their unflinching persistence. 

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Auction Ending Soon! Original oil painting, C. Twomey, "Southern Homestead"

"Southern Homestead" by C. Twomey, custom framed 8 X 10" original oil

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Recalling mid-century (or earlier) southern hospitality and charm, this original oil painting by Catherine Twomey captures the delightful warmth of an original homestead on an early fall day in Virginia. The classic porch front architecture, the tin roof, the welcoming rocking chairs - these details transport the viewer to another time, a simpler place.

This oil on archival linen board is custom framed in a stunning, weathered gold "floater" frame, giving the illusion of floating in space and depth. The oil is 8 X 10"H. The frame is 11.5 X 13.5"H and 1.75" deep and ready to hang.

"Virginia Country Store" Auction Ends Saturday

"Virginia Country Store", Twomey, oil custom framed    Click Here  to be taken to the auction for the custom framed, original oil painting by Catherine Twomey.  This original, custom framed oil painting by internationally award-winning artist Catherine Twomey speaks to the nostalgia of warm summer days. Painted en plein air (outside, on site), it is of a Virginia General Store. It oozes the heat and light of a late summer afternoon, where the old pumps sit waiting for their next customer along the shadowed country road.  I painted this building because it has become an old friend; I pass it almost daily. It's design and classic beauty were obvious. I spent hours painting it as the day waned, but loved every minute.  On archival linen board, the size of the painting is 5 X 7", with the frame it comes to 9.5 X 11". The frame is custom made by King of Frames (California) and is a rich brown wood with a gold lining and very well made, ready to hand. It sets the painting off beautifully and will enhance any setting.  The colors, texture, contrasts of light and shadow evoke the emotions of the 1940's, when this store was built. It is a southern classic still serving a contemporary clientele with dignity and charm.    Background   My artwork has been featured at the world renowned  TED (Technology, Education and Design)  conference (TED MED in San Diego, on huge high definition screens throughout the exhibition center). I recently won the nationally acclaimed  ArtInPlace  competition in Virginia which placed a 12' X 24' mural on aluminum of my work, now seen by thousands of commuters daily.   Two museums currently house my art:  The William H. Benton Museum  in Connecticut, and  The LLoyd Museum  in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a great honor to be asked to exhibit and I continue to add to their collections. Speaking of collections, my work is a part of hundreds of private collections worldwide.  I've won many national and international awards for my artwork, and am a published author which means I have no excuse for bad writing or editing. Mea culpa. I'm not nearly as good a writer as my brother Steve, who won a Pulitzer Prize and has some books in the works. I do, however, try.  I have studied with some of the best artistic and scientific minds in the world: fellow medical illustrators.  Leonardo da Vinci  is considered the first medical illustrator, and his knowledge, technical abilities and deep curiosity are benchmarks for the field. As a Board Certified Medical Illustrator, I have had the privilege to know and learn directly from some of the most extraordinarily talented, smart and influential visionaries living today.  Fine art influencers include  Georgia O'Keefe, da Vinci, Rembrandt and Degas . I look to their struggles and triumphs, and their unflinching persistence.       

"Virginia Country Store", Twomey, oil custom framed

Click Here to be taken to the auction for the custom framed, original oil painting by Catherine Twomey.

This original, custom framed oil painting by internationally award-winning artist Catherine Twomey speaks to the nostalgia of warm summer days. Painted en plein air (outside, on site), it is of a Virginia General Store. It oozes the heat and light of a late summer afternoon, where the old pumps sit waiting for their next customer along the shadowed country road.

I painted this building because it has become an old friend; I pass it almost daily. It's design and classic beauty were obvious. I spent hours painting it as the day waned, but loved every minute.

On archival linen board, the size of the painting is 5 X 7", with the frame it comes to 9.5 X 11". The frame is custom made by King of Frames (California) and is a rich brown wood with a gold lining and very well made, ready to hand. It sets the painting off beautifully and will enhance any setting.

The colors, texture, contrasts of light and shadow evoke the emotions of the 1940's, when this store was built. It is a southern classic still serving a contemporary clientele with dignity and charm. 

Background

My artwork has been featured at the world renowned TED (Technology, Education and Design) conference (TED MED in San Diego, on huge high definition screens throughout the exhibition center). I recently won the nationally acclaimed ArtInPlace competition in Virginia which placed a 12' X 24' mural on aluminum of my work, now seen by thousands of commuters daily. 

Two museums currently house my art: The William H. Benton Museum in Connecticut, and The LLoyd Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a great honor to be asked to exhibit and I continue to add to their collections. Speaking of collections, my work is a part of hundreds of private collections worldwide.

I've won many national and international awards for my artwork, and am a published author which means I have no excuse for bad writing or editing. Mea culpa. I'm not nearly as good a writer as my brother Steve, who won a Pulitzer Prize and has some books in the works. I do, however, try.

I have studied with some of the best artistic and scientific minds in the world: fellow medical illustrators. Leonardo da Vinci is considered the first medical illustrator, and his knowledge, technical abilities and deep curiosity are benchmarks for the field. As a Board Certified Medical Illustrator, I have had the privilege to know and learn directly from some of the most extraordinarily talented, smart and influential visionaries living today.

Fine art influencers include Georgia O'Keefe, da Vinci, Rembrandt and Degas. I look to their struggles and triumphs, and their unflinching persistence.