Winter Farm Moonrise

“Winter Farm Moonrise” | 12×24″ | Oil

I’ve had this piece on my mind for about 3 years now. Well, here it is… finally! Just in time for the Agricultural Stewardship Association’s (ASA) annual fundraiser, Landscapes for Landsake.
A fundraiser to support local farmland conservation, the show features local artists whose work is inspired by the region’s working landscapes. It takes place in the historic barn at Maple Ridge, 172 State Route 372 in the hamlet of Coila, just west of the Village of Cambridge. The show opens on Saturday, October 8th from 12 to 5 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception. Admission is $5 per person. The gallery is also open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday and Monday free of charge.

A portion of all sales will be donated to help support the ongoing efforts of the organization.

Until next time…

Autumn Moonrise

Autumn Moonrise
Autumn Moonrise
4.5×4.5″ | Pastel

We welcome Autumn a few days ago, and I am so happy. This time of year is especially beautiful in the Northeast. The foliage puts on a grand show before resting for the long winter days to come.

Here’s an image comparison of this same pastel taken in two different kinds of light. On the left incandescent, and on the right natural morning light. Interesting how light source changes everything.

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Softly She Rises

5x7" oil
5×7 inches, oil on canvas © 2013 Takeyce Walter


Inspired by the full moon rising over the lake a few days ago. Pale as can be, she was barely there yet ever present.

I picked up my paintings from the gallery today. I’m happy to report that 17 works of art have found new homes. The show was an all around success, and I am grateful for the wonderful feedback, support and well wishes. Michelle LaLonde of Mimosa and her team did an excellent job of connecting my work with wonderful people. I am honored.

I spent the evening reading through some of the comments left in the guest book, and got a little teary eyed. These little notes are so special to me. As an artist, I really want others to see the world more beautifully, so I am pleased when that connection is made. Thank you all for for sharing your thoughts with me.

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Moon Paintings

Full Moon over the Hudson
4×4 inches, oil on canvas © 2013 Takeyce Walter
SOLD to a private collection in Saratoga Springs, NY

Moonlit Night
6×12 inches, oil on canvas © 2013 Takeyce Walter

Monday was the opening reception for SaratogaArtsFest Center and Gallery. It was a great night! I saw many familiar faces, and some new ones too. I am thrilled that several of my paintings (including the top one here) found new homes. Thank you!

If you’re local and would like to see the work, the show continues through ArtsFest weekend June 6 – 9. You can view the gallery hours here:
SaratogaArtsFest Center and Gallery

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Morning Moon

Morning Moon
6×6 inches oil on canvas, © 2012 Takeyce Walter
SOLD to a collector in Saratoga Springs, NY

Here’s what this painting could look like framed:

Hi there! It’s been a while, I know. I’ve missed you all!
Life has been, well… lively. It felt so amazing to be back at the easel, especially playing with oils. I just love the smell of linseed oil.

I’ve been invited to exhibit at this year’s Saratoga Arts Fest, so that has been great motivation to complete some new work. I’m pretty excited about the group show. I hope to have 8 – 12 news pieces for the curator to choose from. Working small this time around, I think it’s totally doable.

My studio is still “in transition”, so I set up this little cigar box easel on the kitchen table and got to work.

Cute, eh? It reminded me of the old days when my studio was in the corner of our apartment’s living room. Good times!

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