Monday, March 27, 2017

Plein Air Oil Painting, The Biltmore Estate

Oil painting by C. Twomey
Bass Pond (L) and the Biltmore Bridge by C. Twomey, ©2017

Had a fantastic time painting at the gorgeous Biltmore Estate in Asheville on Friday. Oh what a day! The wind was way up for the first painting of the bridge (on the right). I had to hang on to everything just to operate at all!

For the second painting, left, I hiked to the Boat House on Bass Pond. Here, I was sheltered from the wind and spent a good couple of hours quietly drawing, painting and talking to some lovely people who happened by.

Going to do a lot more of this! A peaceful, productive meditation in doing what makes one happy.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

So grateful to the collector of "Buck Mountain Vineyards" - C. Twomey

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

Thank you so much to the collector of "Buck Mountain Vineyards." For additional information and prints, please click:


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 - has brought great peace and happiness.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sold! "Advance Mills Hay Bales" by C. Twomey

"Advance Mills Hay Bales" C. Twomey

Thank you to the collector of this painting, your interest is greatly appreciated! For additional information, please click HERE.

Along Advance Mills Road is an area of large hayfields, usually right next to the cattle the hay will feed. These fields look out onto the Blue Ridge Mountains, but this time what caught my eye were the bales themselves. The patterns of bright sun with contrasting shadows as the sun fell were stunning.

Friday, March 17, 2017

"East Coast Vineyards I" by C. Twomey Auction

"East Coast Vineyards I" by C. Twomey

"East Coast Vineyards I" by C. Twomey

This is the first of two oil paintings on offer that make a beautifully matched pair. Please click HERE to bid.

This painting is of a gorgeous vineyard on the east coast, in Virginia. It is nuanced and detailed, with undulating rows of the grape vines in their full glory. The painting is varnished, and glows with it's exquisite attention to detail and color variations. It captures a stunning sunny day and distant mountains, bringing a sense of peace and calm. The paintings are framed in handmade, hand rubbed frames in a lovely grey-green shade and antique gold inset.

Oil on archival board, framed embedded in a handmade, hand rubbed 13 X 13 X 3/4" backed and wired frame with antique gold inset. Frame is a beautiful grey-green shade to compliment the artwork.

Thank you for your interest.

Monday, March 13, 2017

"The Secret to Saving Nature" oil by C. Twomey

oil by Twomey
"The Secret to Saving Nature" by C. Twomey, 2017, 11 X 17" framed 

"The Secret to Saving Nature," framed

Close-up zoom of nautilus shell in "The Secret to Saving Nature"

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This 11 X 17" oil painting, "The Secret To Saving Nature" by C. Twomey, 2017, is an evocative exploration of what's going on in the natural world today, and the questions being raised by the continual abuse of the earth. 

Framed and embedded in a gold frame, ready to hang, signed.

Friday, March 10, 2017

"Milkpod Bursts" Auction, Twomey Oil Painting

Oil painting by Catherine Twomey
"MilkPod Bursts" by C. Twomey, 8 X 10" oil on linen board

Auction currently in progress at Daily Paintworks.
One of those unforgettable, golden days of fall in Vermont; or everywhere. At the end of the garden, in front of a field of grasses was a proud milk pod. It had just released it's seed treasure and the backdrop of the gorgeous trees was irresistible. It was a still, warm, sunny day and I was able to paint for hours to capture the details. There was a light mist over the distance mountains and the trees were at their peak. This is almost a still life combined with a landscape that serves as a document of time standing still.

Thank you for your interest!

Friday, March 3, 2017

"Vermont Back Forty" Auction, C. Twomey

oil painting by Catherine Twomey
"Vermont Back Forty" by C. Twomey, 5 X 7" oil
Visit to place a bid for this original art at a very affordable price. 

I was in the Rochester, Vermont area in the fall of 2016, staying at my brother's house. We trekked cross country from Danville, CA and needed a respite. A respite it was, as I was able to paint outside in the peace and quiet, staring at this gorgeous view in the warmth of August and September. This oil is on archival linen board. It is 5 X 7", signed and varnished with care.