adirondacks

Mountain Stream

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Mountain River
36×36″ | oil on canvas
SOLD

I’ve been busy busy, preparing for my upcoming two-woman show with Liron Sissman, at The Clement Art Gallery in Troy, NY. “Peace of Nature” opens on April 29 during Troy Night Out from 6 – 9 PM. I hope you can make it! Here’s the postcard:
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This is oil painting is the largest piece of mine that will be in the show, and I SUPER pleased with the way it turned out. It’s inspired by an autumn hike I took a couple years ago with my little ones. This “stream” is actually the AuSable River in the Adirondacks. My happy place. 🙂

Here’s a quick little video of the making of it. Please turn up your volume, and enjoy!

Until next time…
Takeyce

Summer Clouds

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Here’s the first painting of this month’s Creative February challenge. A bit about this project: A couple years ago, I had the idea to give myself a gift for my Birthday… the gift of time to create art every day for my birthday month. My friend, and amazing artist, Kate Edwards share my birthday so I asked her to join me! Happily, she agreed, and we got to work. I loved seeing her post her pieces, and they inspired me to keep going. That year we had a show at the Spring Street Gallery with all the work we produced for the month. It was great!

This is our third year, and I thought we’d open it up to other makers who’d like to join us. It doesn’t have to be your birthday month to participate! Here’s what you have to do:

  1.  Create something, anything, (drawing, knitting, collage, photo, illustration, painting, music, poetry… you get the picture) each day (most days) from 2/1 – 2/29.
  2.  Take a pic/video, post it to your blog (if you have one), Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and use the tag ‪#‎CreativeFebruary‬ to share!

You can view my works from previous years here: Creative February

I hope you can join us!!

Cheers!

Until next time…
Takeyce

Prospect View

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“Prospect View” (Lake George) 12×6.5″ | Pastel on Uart 600
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SOLD – Private collection in Concord, CA

This was my pastel demo for my “From Concept to Canvas” workshop at Saratoga Arts. It captures a large maple tree, and Lake George off in the distance on a warm Autumn day. For this piece, I used a new pastel surface for the first time and wanted to talk about that experience a bit.

I used Uart 600 grit pastel paper that comes pre-mounted to a rigid board. Right away, I loved the weight of the board, and the feel of the sanded surface.

After lightly establishing my major shapes with a pastel pencil, I chose to do an under-painting with NuPastel and water. I used the complementary colors for each area — orange for the sky, red for the trees, etc.

The paper took the wet pastel under-painting very well, and had some interesting drippy textures.
Once the under-painting was dry, I was ready to apply pigment. I typically start off with my hardest of the soft pastels, then work my way up to the softest for the final marks.

I found that I had to change the way I applied the pastel because the tooth of the paper was very textured and bumpy. It made for an effect that I was not too certain about in the beginning. Then I started to build the layers, and that’s when the magic happened! I absolutely loved the effect of blending colors on the paper.

Overall, I am extremely please with Uart and I’ve already ordered a couple more sheets. I really love the texture, and the fact that I can build lot and lots of layers, as well as use different wet mediums for an under painting.

Until next time…
Takeyce

Summer on the Lake

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6×8″ | Oil
Framed size: approx. 10×12″
$350 (50% of the proceeds benefit the Lake George Arts Project)

Here’s another painting capturing a brilliant summer day on Lake George. This and several other Lake George themed pieces wll be exhibited along with at this years Art @ The Lake event.
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Art at the Lake Gallery
4955 Lake Shore Drive
Bolton Landing, NY

Artists Reception, Sunday 7/12 4 – 7 PM
Exhibition runs from July 1 – 27, 2015
Hours: Thursday – Tuesday, 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM. Sundays 12 – 7 PM. Closed Wednesdays

Please mark your calendars! We hope you can join us!
Cheers!

Until next time…
Takeyce

Wildflowers by the Lake

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9×9″ | Pastel
Matted and Framed to 18×18″
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I’ve been invited to participate in Art @ the Lake this year at the Top of the World Resort in Lake George. Art @ The Lake is a benefit for the Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery. There will be music, food, and gorgeous artwork by over 50 regional artists celebrating Lake George! For more information, please visit: http://www.lakegeorgearts.org/artatthelake.htm

Until next time…
Takeyce

Before Nightfall

Before Nightfall Framed

12×24″ | oil
SOLD

I am please to announce that I am now represented by Silverwood Home and Galleries with locations in Saratoga Springs, NY and Bolton Landing, NY (Lake George). Please check them out if you’re close by:

Silverwood Home and Galleries
SARATOGA LOCATION BOLTON LANDING LOCATION
24 Caroline St. 4557 Lakeshore Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Bolton Landing, NY 12814
Mon- Sat 11-6 Sunday 11- 5
(518) 583-3600
Contact – Chelsea Hoopes Silver

Until next time…
Takeyce

Chapel Pond Birch

12x12" | Oil
12×12″ | Oil

12×12″ | Oil
$500 framed including S/H
Please contact me to purchase

This one is available through the SaratogaArtsFest Center and Gallery. A celebration of those beautiful birch trees at my beloved Chapel Pond in the Adirondacks.

The opening reception for the Arts Fest Gallery is scheduled for next Tuesday, 5/27 @ 5 PM. See you there!
SaratogaArtsFest Center and Gallery
385 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

Until next time…
Takeyce

SaratogaArtsFest 2014

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Before Nightfall
12×24″ | Oil
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I dropped off 17 paintings to the SaratogaArtsFest Center and Gallery yesterday. I’m thrilled and honored to have been selected once again this year to be a part of the Featured Artists Exhibit. I am showing with Jack Metzger (sculptor), and Rebecca Kane (photographer). Jack’s sculpted objects are delightful, and Rachel’s photos of the mineral springs around Saratoga are colorful and vibrant! It’s going to be a great show.

The opening reception is scheduled for next Tuesday, 5/27 @ 5 PM. I hope you can make it!
SaratogaArtsFest Center and Gallery
385 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

Until next time…
Takeyce

Color on the Mountains


3×10″ pastel © 2013 Takeyce Walter
Matted, framed and ready to hang.





View the “Inspired” works here:
Inspired: Works by Takeyce Walter

If you are interested in any of these paintings, please let me know or contact Michelle LaLonde at Mimosa Gallery, 518-583-1163. If you are in the area on Saturday, July 13th, I would love to see you at the opening. I’ll be there from 4 – 7 PM. The exhibition runs from July 3 – 28.

Until next time…
Takeyce