Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Showcase Feature""

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

"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.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Anhinga, Sarasota Bay, January 2018

Anhinga relaxing near Sarasota Bay, January 2018

I sat there drawing this anhinga for about three hours, captivated by his/her plumage and elegance. It was a humid day so sometimes he would spread his wings. This was created near Tampa Bay, Florida, near a canal full of activity. The bird wasn't phased.

This was drawn, taking three hours or so, using Faber Castell pencils, a Derwent Pencil and Rembrandt archival pastels. It is on a slightly fibered gray ground sturdy paper.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Coquina Bay Docking Plein Air Painting

oil painting, catherine twomey
"Coquina Bay Docking" C. Twomey; oil on archival board

Just finished this, it is a plein air painting on a gorgeous day on Anna Marie Island in Florida. The egrets came and went while the fish jumped. I enjoyed every minute, especially when the neighborhood kids came calling. The painting will be dry and ready to ship in about a week.


My painting process is to first layer in a warm color, like burnt sienna, onto white linen canvas. With that thin layer still wet, I wipe out the lightest areas, which later provides luminosity and usually is enough to define the shapes. Next, I apply the lightest and then darkest areas, which helps to establish the values and colors. Finally middle tones and more detailed areas are applied, always looking to harmonize the colors, refine the drawing and focus on the center of interest.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Robinson Preserve, Near Sarasota

Sketch by C. Twomey
Near Sarasota, 2:00pm 1.7.18

Having a wonderful time getting back to some value work. This preserve was stunning; took a walk for about an hour and saw herons, egrets and mangroves. Faber Castell pastel pencils on a grey paper sketchbook.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

"Da Vinci Horse Canter Revealed" Print Sold!

Thank you to the collector! Aren't horses amazing?

equine print C, Twomey
"Da Vinci Horse Canter Revealed" by C. Twomey

Click HERE to purchase! The best prices offered annually.

"Catherine Twomey sold a 10.000" x 10.000" print of The Horse's Canter Revealed to a buyer from Pomfret Center, CT."

Monday, December 18, 2017

Art Collector: "Buck Mountain Vineyards"

Thank you to the collector of "Buck Mountain Vineyards":

oil painting by C. Twomey
"Buck Mountain Vineyards" by C. Twomey

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I greatly appreciate your business and support!

Happy Holidays and New Years!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

"Liquid Gladiolus II" Art Giveaway - Happy Holidays!

Original Art Giveaway!

Catherine Twomey LLC invites you to enter to win this $400.00 original oil painting.

C. Twomey oil painting
"Liquid Gladiolus II" 9X12" oil on linen board

In the spirit of the season:

Win This Original "Liquid Gladiolus II" oil painting!

"Liquid Gladiolus II" will be awarded in a random drawing.

The deadline is December 22, 2017.

Click HERE to fill out the simple form to enter.

The Painting

“Liquid Gladiolus II” is an original oil painting on 9X12″ archival linen board by award winning artist Catherine Twomey. The gladiolus were from my garden. The painting is unframed.


  • One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be removed.
  • Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm ECT on 12.22.2017. Entries received after this time will not be counted.
  • If the winner can not be reached within five (5) days, a new winner will be chosen at random.
  • The winner will be announced on my blog on 12.27.17 and will be notified by email.
  • Shipping is free! I will ship by January 2, 2018.

As always, thank you for your business, loyalty, and support.


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