Winter on Stony Creek

“Winter on Stony Creek” | 9×12′ | pastel

This is the first pastel of the new year! Wishing you all an artful, and happy 2017. I hope your holiday season was wonderful, and you are having a great New Year so far. I am recovering from being ill over the holiday break. I’m very happy to be feeling better, and looking forward to creating more this year.

I am excited to share that my winter workshop schedule is complete. I hope you can join me for one or more of these inspiring days of creating art:

Color Harmonies – February 4th, 10 – 4 PM at Saratoga Arts – REGISTER NOW

Understanding Color on February 23rd 11 – 4 PM at Arlene’s – REGISTER NOW

Introduction to Oil Painting March 4th, 10 – 4 PM at Saratoga Arts – REGISTER NOW

Dramatic Skies in Pastel on March 23rd, 11 – 4 PM at Arlene’s – REGISTER NOW

Until next time…

Moody Marsh

“Moody Marsh” | 12×12″ – pastel
$500/600 unframed/framed

Here’s a recent piece I started as a demo for the Artists in Action program at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. The program is run through a partnership of Saratoga Arts and the library to make the Arts more accessible to the public.

I’d like to thank Chris Alexander for considering me for this program. I had great fun!

It captures a marsh near Lake George on a foggy, rainy November afternoon.

Until next time…

Autumn Glow

“Autumn Glow” | 4×4″ – oil
Available at Clement Art Gallery in Troy, NY.

Upcoming Workshops
I have a couple workshops that still have room for you! Please join us!

underpainting_takeyceTonal Values
Thursday, December 15, 2016: 11AM – 4PM
Arlene’s Artist Materials
57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205
$50 per student
Please call to register: (518) 482-8881

There’s an old adage in painting: “Value does all the work and color gets all the glory.” Without a strong foundation, and understanding of value, your paintings can appear flat, albeit colorful. Value add volume, dimension, and depth to our artwork. In this workshop we will focus on how to identify values, tones, and shades in our paintings. Takeyce will provide demonstrations, critiques, exercises, and assignments to help you grow your skills. We will work from life and/or reference images, and you will be guided with one-­‐on-­‐one instruction. Reference material and assignments will be provided.


summer_light_collage_takeyceFrom Concept to Canvas
Sunday, December 18 , 2016: 10AM – 4PM
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
$70 for Saratoga Arts Members / $80 for non-members
Call to Register: (518) 584-4132
Register online: http://www.saratoga-arts.org/civicrm/event/info?id=782

Artist and instructor Takeyce Walter recommends all artists ask themselves these three questions before beginning a project: 1. What am I trying to communicate with this piece of art? 2. What medium/size would be best to express that idea? 3. What colors can help me achieve the mood of the piece? With these questions in mind and by focusing on images, forms, shapes, color and a variety of painting techniques used, you can take your concept for a painting all the way to the canvas! Students can work in oils and/or pastels for this workshop.This workshop is open to students of all levels and no experience with pastels or oils is required!


Private instruction is also available — please email me to discuss a schedule.

Until next time…