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.

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

This painting was sold as a print here: 

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/blue-ridge-blue-skyline-sheep-cloud-catherine-twomey.html

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!

artsyshark.com Artwork Feature, 2018

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

https://www.artsyshark.com/2018/02/01/artist-showcase-winter-2017/

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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.

"Sun Break Hill" by C. Twomey, At Auction Now!

Sitting across from this hill, I loved the almost perfectly rounded crest that was sun lit in front of dark low-hanging clouds. What a gorgeous view! The trees glowed from the light. This painting is unframed and is 6 X 8" on archival linen board.

Bid

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Sun Break Hilll, 6 X 8" on archival linen board, by C. Twomey

Sun Break Hilll, 6 X 8" on archival linen board, by C. Twomey

This original plein air painting is up for sale on eBay now.

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Working BIG on this ancient Virginia White Oak

Viginia White Oak, 12 X 24", oil on gessoed birch

Gosh am I having a good time lately. I am loving finally getting to paint this rather famous white oak tree in Earlysville, VA. I pass it almost daily and it's really gotten to me over the years. I only paint what I have great fondness for, and this is one of those things. Rumor has it it's well over 200 years old, and that Thomas Jefferson noted it when he'd pass it on the way to visit James Madison's home at Montpelier

I've learned that what's really unique about this particular species of oak is the tulip-shaped trunk. It's very wide at the base and narrows rather quickly, hence the "tulip shape." I hope it lives forever.

I spent a lovely morning photographing and sketching it and have been just itching to do this. This is the first LARGE (for me) painting I've done in years, and it's a welcome change. Going to keep going on this about 3/4 finished piece to finish before I hit the road for California then New York City next week.

Auction: "Storm's A Comin" by Twomey

 "Storm's A Coming" Twomey
"Storm's A Comin" 10 X 8" oil on canvas

Now at auction: a Twomety original oil painting "Storm's A Comin" 

Process

This was one of those days when you can feel the ions in the air. Was it dangerous to start painting this enormous, approaching storm? Probably not; but I was in the moment and it was dramatic. This was painted on a beach near Tampa, Florida. The storm stayed out to sea, thankfully. 

The contrasts and colors were simply incredible. I had to hurry up not to get wet. Every time I look at this, I'm taken back to that warm tropical air, the flashing lightening and the sense of impending chaos.

This work is 10 X 8" on archival canvas. It is unframed. This is how this painting would look framed:

oil painting Twomey
"Storm's A Comin" 10 X 8" oil on canvas, sample framed
Thank you for your attention.

"Storm's A Comin" Auction Starts Tomorrow!

 "Storm's A Coming" Twomey
"Storm's A Comin" 10 X 8" oil on canvas

Beginning tomorrow this original oil painting "Storm's A Comin" Auction will begin. 

This was one of those days when you can feel the ions in the air. Was it dangerous to start painting this enormous, approaching storm? Probably not; but I was in the moment and it was dramatic. This was painted on a beach near Tampa, Florida. The storm stayed out to sea, thankfully. 

The contrasts and colors were simply incredible. I had to hurry up not to get wet. Every time I look at this, I'm taken back to that warm tropical air, the flashing lightening and the sense of impending chaos.

This work is 10 X 8" on archival canvas. It is unframed. This is how this painting would look framed:

oil painting Twomey
"Storm's A Comin" 10 X 8" oil on canvas, sample framed
Thank you for your attention.