Hike a section of the famous Appalachian National Scenic Trail (or A.T.) on top of Max Patch Mountain near Hot Springs. This 4,600-ft. bald mountain was cleared and used as pasture in the 1800s. Today, it's a 350-acre tract of open land on a high knob with 360-degree views. It's one of the most spectacular settings you'll experience in the Blue Ridge.
I climbed the rough trail to the bald, or open area, of Max Patch. If you've heard of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) then maybe you've been there. Deep in the Pisgah National Forest, it's a pretty easy climb to the bald - and there you'll find a spectacular 360 degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Black Mountains and the flatland of eastern Tennessee.
Indeed, it feels like you're touching the sky; the clouds; even the air. I watched storms move across the valleys and hollows, constantly wondering if they were about to turn our way and cause a rapid descent. On any given day, there might be a number of other hikers there, but the atmosphere is respectful and peaceful. It's lovely to just lay on your back in the grass and watch the world move.
12 X 12”, acrylic and oil, on stretched canvas.
It’s no secret i’m fascinated with the solar system, and the planets, and the thought of living beyond earth. I can’t afford to hop on with Elon Musk, but I can dream, can’t I? I worked with High Flow Acrylics for this painting and a magic potion of ingredients. I loved the way the colors held up despite the large amount of swirling and surface to cover. So, will we occupy Mars? We’ll see.
This will be offered for sale soon.
Raw cotton canvas experimental. Magical mixes of acrylics and, well, magic - combined to allow for freedom and flowing and beautiful transitions. Channelling Helen Frankenthaler at the moment, but soon to expand the program.
Some more experimentation today, while moving towards the planets and considering the Hubble Telescope images. What a beautiful planet - and so mysterious.
The silhouette of the mountain looms over the vast ecosystems. I imagined a community of living organisms, interacting and changing, much of it based on what humans are doing to it. The nutrient cycles and energy flows link together the biotic and abiotic components - their connections fascinate and drive me to capture their fluid, dynamic nature.
This 8 X 10" piece is on Arches oil paper, which is a terrific surface for rapid pours of acrylic paints and magical recipes of mediums. The paper is varnished and mounted on an archival board. The sky was hand painted as a transitional tint to heighten the mountain's iconic profile.
I’ve done a lot of paint pouring, but for the first time i’m carefully keeping track of what paints I’m using, what mediums are employed, how the pour goes, etc. This is the first piece I’m happy with. It’s a combination of DecoArt acrylics and distilled water. What a joy to have a moment to do testing and record it.
SOLD to the Mission Hospital Advanced Medicine Collection, "Running Dogs Cloud Shadows," 12 X 12" acrylic. A blustery summer day popped up what I saw as dogs running thru the sky above the layered mountains.
Do you remember the Apollo missions? The day Armstrong stepped on the moon? Clear as a bell - I do, and those days were full of possibilities. We can get back there. “Manifesto series: Europe, Africa and the other side of the world.”
Happy to announce "Manifesto Series: Earth As An Ocean Planet" and two additional works have been purchased by Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine for their permanent collection. Opening will be in the fall! So excited!
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Thank you to the collectors from Germany for commissioning this work! So glad that you “love it” !
12 X 12”, unframed on canvas mounted on wood frame; acrylic, oil, for sal
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So grateful to the French collector! This piece is from the Manifesto Series. I am deeply moved by natural earth forces, and I started this series with a new approach to applying fluid paint to landscapes. It’s become more entrenched then that, with a look at the primordial forces beneath the mountains, trees and oceans. It’s a consideration of the fact that humans can’t control everything, but that we can affect the earth in a profound way.
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Have a reflective day.
Getting a good start on a new earth as a part of the Manifesto series. Trying some new flow medium and viscosities. These paintings are so freeing and unpredictable - and that’s a good thing.
Got some beautific blues and silvers lined up for work on a commission. Very excited to get going and recreate the earth. Did I mention I like blues? And the earth?
SOLD: "Manifesto, The Hidden Earth" sold yesterday to a collector in Washington, DC. So grateful to them for appreciating a work that speaks to the earth. For additional original works: https://www.catherinetwomey.com/available/
Many of my favorite pieces were sold over the weekend at the Open Studio Tour - thank you to the delightful collectors and all of the supportive, funny, interesting and happy people that came by! I hope these pieces brighten your world.
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A new gallery in Paris, France has sold "Manifesto: Blue Marble Earth" & wants to commission more. Thank you very much to the French collector! Please come & see more art at the Kenilworth Arts Association Studio Tour, May 25 & 26, 10 - 5pm; I'll be at 71 Finalee Ave. in Asheville!