Bank of the Arts Competition Acceptance!

"Electric Storm Approaching"; acrylic; 12X12"; infused with silver, gold and copper

"Electric Storm Approaching"; acrylic; 12X12"; infused with silver, gold and copper

Pleased to announce this piece has been accepted into the national juried show, "Bank of the Arts." Almost 600 works were entered, only a few over 100 were accepted.

About the painting: That moment when you sense a nasty storm about to reach you, but you have no intention of moving. The electricity is in the air, there's no where to go, yet still you can't move. This is an acrylic painting, 12X12", original with pouring and hand painting.

Art Collector: "Buck Mountain Vineyards" by Twomey

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"Buck Mountain Vineyards" by C. Twomey

"Buck Mountain Vineyards" by C. Twomey

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"Grace Vineyards No. 1" by Twomey

"Grace Vineyards No. 1" by C. Twomey
"Grace Vineyards No. 1", oil on linen board, 6 X 6", C. Twomey
 Just finished this piece. Starting to really get the luminosity I've been looking for. I'm thinking of putting this up for auction, but can't decide just yet. I remember this early fall day, standing and looking over the vines and fields and thinking it was heaven. Or heaven equivalent, depending upon what floats your boat. 

Grace Vineyards is considered a new kid on the block, even though it's heritage traces back to the Magna Carta. The wineries are getting more and more competitive around here; and the wines are getting better.

"East Fall Blue Ridge 2" Twomey Painting Auction

The

Dailypaintworks

Auction

for the following painting begins Saturday, March 22. Thank you for your interest.

East Fall Blue Ridge 2

I perched along 

Skyline Drive

 in 

Shenandoah National Park

 looking to the west, towards the

Shenandoah Valley

Just wanted to add a link to this post to a wonderful new guide written by Janice Rogers of Your RV Lifestyle:  https://www.your-rv-lifestyle.com/best-things-to-do-in-virginia.html

It's well worth your time for a look if you're planning a visit to the beautiful state of Virginia!

. Had my paints, easel and an outrageously gorgeous day to capture the fall colors. I loved the layers of mountains dissipating in the distance. And the colors! The blues next to the oranges - irresistible. This took longer than expected, I think because I didn't want the day to end.

Original oil, 6 X 4" on archival linen board, unframed.

This is how the painting would look, framed:

Daily Paintworks Auction
Daily Paintworks Auction

Advance Mills Hay Bales 1: Auction!!!

Oil by Twomey
Advance Mills Hay Bales

Auction listed at: 
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/200537

Advance Mills was an old mill town about two miles from my home. The road, Advance Mills, is one of my favorites - twisty, turny, on a ridge - the views along it are so spectacular you really have to focus to stay on it. 

We looked at buying some of this land, so I spent a lot of time walking it and loved catching it at sunset. You can see why. I had to work fast, as that shadow in the background rapidly crept over the sun spots. The woods behind were already dripped in shadow, with sky holes poking thru. What a glorious day.

This original oil on archival linen board is 6" X 8" and is unframed.

The painting would look like this if framed:



Rural Landscape With Plantation Barn 1 Auction

Bleak House Plantation Barn 1

The first in a barn series at the Bleak House Plantation in Earlysville, VA, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. At this nitial painting stage, I'm there to understand the correct structure, lighting and "mood" of the building. This barn has it all. It's imposing, to be sure, and as the sun was slowly heading down, the barn's history ebbed forth. 

I'm often at heightened state of, well - anxiety - at this stage. There is only so much time to get things painted correctly, and especially settle on the shadow's shapes. If you can imagine, what's calming are the barn sparrows and doves quietly having a conversation while an intruder (that would be me!) makes strange stroking motions on an easel and board.

This barn was built in the 1700's, when slaves worked the plantation's wheat, tobacco, corn and livestock.A dream-like glow seems to infuse the barn, much like the way I view the plantation.

This original oil on archival linen board is 7" X 5", and is unframed.

This painting would look like this if framed:



Red Barn Star

The painting below was just added to my gallery at Daily Paintworks.

oil painting by Catherine Twomey
Red Star Barn
As a new member, I'm beginning to build my gallery there and have added this image to it. In addition, I'm offering auctions of original fine art, two of which are live now:

Bleak House Plantation Barn 3

Sedona Day's End

Hope you have a moment to visit and bid!


Rural Landscape With Plantation Barn Auction

Oil Painting by Catherine Twomey
Bleak House Plantation Barn 3
Auction listed at http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/197172

This gorgeous, symmetrical barn is just down Buck Mountain Road in Earlysville, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was irresistible, it had to be painted; and what I like about this oil is how free the brushstrokes became. The structure became a dreamlike symbol of it's history, and it's history is deep.

The Bleak House Plantation was built in the 1700's and covered hundreds of acres planted in corn, tobacco, wheat and other crops.

This original oil on archival linen board is 7" X 5", and is unframed.

This painting would look like this if framed:

Oil Painting Framed, by Catherine Twomey
Bleak House Plantation Barn 3, Sample Frame

Red Barn Star

Barn in Free Union, VA by Catherine Twomey
Red Barn Star by Twomey
I am very excited to release this painting that was commissioned by a patron in the Earlysville area. It's hard to describe how picturesque these acres are, and the barn epitomized all there was to see. Morgan horses are kept in this barn, which is an original "antique" although it's been restored and is in perfect condition.

Coming from the Midwest, it's still hard for me to believe how beautiful the Blue Ridge mountains are. Throw in the history here and I get all carried away. 

This is an 8 X 10" oil on linen board.