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.
Thank you profusely to the designer who purchased a print from Fine Art America.
A bit of background: Driving along Buck Mountain road as the sun was starting to head down, I pulled off the road as I had to get this sight down. The most stunning view of the day - the vines, the mist in the Blue Ridge mountain valley's, the way the sun blasted the foliage. No wonder I love this place - this landscape view is about five minutes from my house and has brought me great peace and happiness.
Catherine Twomey sold a 23.625" x 30.000" print on DesignerPrints.com! https://designerprints.com/saleannouncement.html?id=64f8db80dc54ae7b2bd21a1f841c8c4c via @fineartamerica
Please join me for the Kenilworth Art Association Studio Tour in Asheville on May 25 & 26, 2019. I will be at 71 Finalee Ave, Asheville, with many new works, refreshments and some good conversation. It would be an honor to meet you!
“East Fall Blue Ridge” was the 2010 winner of the ArtInPlace contest in Charlottesville, VA. It was printed at 12 X 24’, on aluminum, and placed on a billboard along a busy highway where thousands of commuters saw it daily.
Very pleased to have sold another print of this work - thanks very much to the collector in Dubai. If you’re interested in purchasing, please visit:
Very grateful to the collector of this artwork! This 15”X18” print was sold to a fine person from Parker, Colorado.
The original was a plein air painting done along Buck Mountain Road near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.
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A year of joyful art making, experimentation and an exciting new direction. Thank you to the supporters, collectors, encouragers and laugh-makers who inspired me along the way! Happy Holidays and a 2019 with less drama and more truth-telling.
There’s something strangely satisfying about starting a painting with a graduated tint. This is going to be the Blue Ridge Mountains as night descends on Asheville. It’s 12X16” on Canson board.
Thank you to the collector of this piece, painted live along Skyline Drive in the Piedmont Area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 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.
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“Thomas Jefferson's White Oak Tree On The Way To James Madison's For Afternoon Tea” sold to a collector, with much appreciation from the artist! This gorgeous white tulip tree is just west of Rt. 29 in Charlottesville, VA. It’s a stunning, old beauty that I well imagined Jefferson admiring on the way to Madison’s estate back in the day. The original is 12X24”, oil on gessoboard. For additional prints:
I’m missing summer right now - it’s about 20 degrees out, with a big wind - and this is one of my favorite summer places. Idyllic, yes, but puts a brain in a good place.
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It’s a wonderful time to get out into nature and hike. I shot the above image of my dog Moxie on a glorious fall day, and plan to start a painting tomorrow fueled by the beauty of Vermont.
Speaking of hiking, I recommend a new, well researched book on hiking by Jenny Hobby. It's a 5,000 word 'Ultimate Beginners Guide to Hiking' book that would be helpful for anyone looking to get started.
Feel free to check it out here: https://hobbyhelp.com/hiking/
Thanks for your interest!
Unfortunately the fate of these two pieces is unknown. My gallery opening was to be Friday, Sept. 14 in New Bern, North Carolina. This town was severely impacted by Hurricane Florence, as was, I’m pretty sure, the gallery, which was downtown. Here’s hoping for the best for the residents and my fellow artists! And if you see them floating by, please give me a ring…..
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.
There is something so satisfying about working with someone who has commissioned your work. The gift of having their trust to complete a vision is priceless. This work began with a trip up the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Grandfather Mountain area. I hiked extensively, capturing reference photos and a good sense of what the mountain was about. Just this morning, the commissioner commented:
It’s beautiful and we love it! It’s going to look great in our living room.
Thank you so much.
Grateful, thrilled and touched by the whole process.
Have you ever noticed that just before a monstrous storm breaks, colors brighten and shimmer? Electric emotions, too. 12x12” work in progress, gold & silver infused.
This earth series is deeply inspired by a respect and love for all things in nature. I live in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina and love to hike through the mountains. Their inspiration is what drives this series, as well as concern for the environment. It's interesting to imagine what's below the mountains; the geology, the layers, the rock striations.
This painting is 12 X 16" Canson canvas on board. It is unframed. This is acrylic including a brilliant metallic gold.
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.
Thank you very much to the collector!