Offering: "Sunflower Quad" Watercolor by C. Twomey

“Sunflower Quad” watercolor, 15 X 20” on Crescent board.

“Sunflower Quad” watercolor, 15 X 20” on Crescent board.

Near where I live is a 10,000 acre estate that was once owned by Cornelius Van der Built and family. It's a fantastic, still privately owned "castle" of a home. I have an annual pass, which means any time I want I can go there and pretend I'm a Van Der Built.

At the end of every summer, along one of the main roads, they plant a very large, 20' wide path of sunflowers. I ride my bike there all the time just so I can enjoy them. This summer, however, I had foot surgery. A friend, knowing my love of these flowers, delivered this bouquet - which of course I had to paint. These delightful flowers really kept me focused as I recovered, for several hours a day I could experience the joy of painting them as the hours whiled away.

Helianthus or sunflower is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species. Except for three species in South America, all Helianthus species are native to North America and Central America.

Purchase here: https://www.catherinetwomey.com/available/sunflowers-quad

Sunflowers Work In Progress by C. Twomey

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16 X 20”, watercolor on illustration board.

Work In Progress, Sunflowers coming along. It is definitely the Dog Days of August, and unfortunately I can’t walk without a walker yet. Surgery is hard! The foot is healing well, however, and I’ve gotten a lot of delightful gifts for recovery. These sunflowers were just so yellow, so alive, I had to paint them. Watercolor seemed the best way to go since i can’t climb stairs to my studio. I’ll continue to post updates to this challenging work.

May 25 & 26, 2019 - Kenilworth Art Studio Tour!

Very excited to take part in this tour! If you have a chance, come by - I’ll have originals, prints, oils, acrylics, drawings, etc.!

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