Manifesto Series: "Fireflies Climb The Oaks"


At night, when things are winding down, I step outside on our deck and just listen; just watch. The fireflies are plentiful this year, and as midsummer approaches their frenzy increases until their bioluminescence overpowers the night sky. As the night deepens, they begin to climb to the tops of the oak trees that loom over our home.

This work is 18X24" on archival gessoboard. It uses numerous techniques, including hand painting, pouring and a bit of splatter. The paint is infused with gold, copper and silver. The painting is unframed.

If you'd like more information about how fireflies do what they do, take a look here:

Fireflies: Study of fireflies in June

The fireflies migrate to the tops of the oaks after about 9:00 pm. I wish I knew what they were planning. It's been humid, hot and the days filled with downpours, one after the other. Maybe they're trying to escape the earth? 4X6" on archival canvas board.


DaVinci Piaffe Horse As A Tattoo!!

Well, this is a new one! My DaVinci Piaffe horse as a tattoo - a big one at that! Far braver than I....never thought I'd see the day.

Interested in prints? Please click here (not quite so dramatic):

 Tattooed DaVinci Piaffe horse (!)

Tattooed DaVinci Piaffe horse (!)

Original DaVinci Piaffe Horse

Thank you to the collector; "Blue Ridge Blue Sheep Cloud"

This painting was sold as a print here:

Catherine Twomey, "Blue Ridge Blue Sheep Cloud" 30.000" x 21.375", print

Painted live along Skyline Drive in the Piedmont Area of Virginia, in Shenandoah National Park. Made me feel like an angel as the warm summer breezes overcame my easel and me. I loved the patterns; the repetition of shapes and most of all, the color of these mountains. See the sheep cloud to the upper right? My eye finally found him after I thought I was done, but he's welcome to stay.

 "Blue Ridge Blue Sheep Cloud", C. Twomey, 

"Blue Ridge Blue Sheep Cloud", C. Twomey, 

Thank you very much to the collector! Artwork Feature, 2018

The following piece is featured in the Showcase, 2018. Thanks for your interest

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"Liquid Blue Ridge Sunset" oil on board 

This small but mighty, luminous and liquid oil painting is the ideal accent for a special area in a home. It was painted plein air - outside on a mountain above Asheville, NC, obviously as I watched the sun go down.

The painting has luscious layers of paint which can be seen in the enlargement. I was deeply inspired by the multiple layers of color that changed by the minute.