Evening Moon

“Evening Moon” | 8×8″ | oil
SOLD – Private collection, Saratoga Springs, NY

Here’s a little oil painting of the full moon from the other night. It was started as a demo at my “Concept to Canvas workshop at Saratoga Arts. My winter schedule is now available on my Workshops page.

Until next time…

Winter Morning

“Winter Morning”| 9×12” | pastel and oil paint

Sold – Private collection in Saratoga Springs, NY

At my “Understanding Tonal Values” workshop at Arlene’s, I realized that I forgot my large pastel box. Luckily, I had my handy Terry Ludwig Basic Landscapes set with me – so I was able to get this demo done. I needed the tree stand to be darker than the darkest dark I had, so I decided to do an oil wash there. I am pretty pleased with how it all came together.

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…

Summer Clouds Passing

“Summer Clouds Passing” | 4×4″ | oil

A little landscape now available at the Clement Art Gallery’s Winter Salon, through 1/25. Stop by if you can to see this beautiful show of small works, all affordably priced for the gift giving season.

This Saturday, 12/4, I invite you to attend an Artist’s Talk with sculptor Audrie Sturman, and me at the Oakroom Artist’s 60th Anniversary Show at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, NY. The talk is from 1 – 2 PM, and will be held in the Fenimore Gallery (second floor). I hope to see you there!


Until next time…
– Takeyce

Through the Autumn Marsh

“Through the Autumn Marsh” | 6×8″ | oil

Recalling the gorgeous October autumn colors on the marsh.

This and a few of my smaller works are now available at Silverwood Gallery in Saratoga Springs for their holiday show. There’s a reception this evening, 11/17 from 5 – 9 PM. I hope you can make it!

Also showing!


The Oakroom Artists 60th Anniversary show is now up at the Fenimore Gallery at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, NY. Please check it out if you have a chance. The show features the work of over 34 members in a variety of media. My large piece “Dappled” was chosen to featured in an article in the Daily Gazette about the show! What a huge honor.

Until next time…

Orange Glow

Orange Glow by Takeyce Walter
“Orange Glow” | 12×12″ | oil

Autumn is my favorite season to paint. It’s the only season when I get to be as bold with my color choices. Take this orange tree for example, how awesome is that? Had to paint it!

Until next time…

Winter Path at Vischer Ferry

“Winter Path at Vischer Ferry” | 24×24″ | Oil

I am pleased to announce that I’ll be offering a plein air workshop at the Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve this Fall. Details below:

Painting the Preserve with Takeyce Walter
A plein air (outdoor) painting workshop at the beautiful and historic Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $90 per person
Call to register: 518-598-7328

Spend the day with artist and instructor Takeyce Walter, painting the beautiful Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve. Lessons will include the tried and true methods of composing and designing the perfect fall landscape in plein air. Takeyce will also discuss and demonstrate techniques to enhance your paintings and offer individual assistance, and reference materials to all students. The price of the workshop includes breakfast (hot beverage, and a baked good) and a boxed lunch (a sandwich, chips, cookie and cold drink) from the Vischer Ferry General Store. We will meet at the VFGS, have breakfast during the lecture portion of the workshop, then travel to paint outdoors at the preserve. A complete supply list will be provided upon registration. Please contact Takeyce directly to reserve your spot, at 518-598-7328. Rain date is Sunday, October 23.


Until next time…