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Ocean Curl

Ocean curl, 6x6" Pastel
6×6″ pastel © 2013 Takeyce Walter
Matted, framed (12×12″ silver)and ready to hang.
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The opening for my solo show at Mimosa was this past Saturday. What a wonderful night! The gallery was busy from start to finish. My friends and family came out to show their love and support in full force.
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I met a few collectors (new and old), had interesting conversation, and lot of laughs! I was so pleased to see many red dots went up throughout the night! I am a lucky girl!

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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. The exhibition runs from July 3 – 28.

Until next time…
Takeyce

Green Wave


Green Wave
5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.78 cm) pastel © 2013 Takeyce Walter
Matted and Framed to 11×14 inches
SOLD

It’s finally starting to warm up around these parts! The 60 degree heat wave has me thinking of summer and the beach. I’m looking forward to visiting Cape Cod again this summer.

Until next time…
Takeyce

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Meander


Meander
3 x 9 inches (7.6 x 22.8 cm) pastel © 2013 Takeyce Walter

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More of the salt marshes of Cape Cod.

I’ve been busy as a bee preparing for my upcoming summer shows. It’s all very exciting. In addition to a couple group shows, I am having a solo show at Mimosa Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY in July.
Here are the details:
Mimosa Gallery
Artist Reception – July 13, 4-7 PM

Please mark your calendars, and hopefully I’ll see you there!

Until next time…
Takeyce

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Cape Sunset I & II


Cape Sunset I – SOLD to a collector in Saratoga Springs, NY


Cape Sunset II
Both 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm) oil © 2013 Takeyce Walter
Matted and Framed – 16×20 inches
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Setting sun on First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod. I’m looking forward to visiting the Cape again this year. It is such a beautiful place.

Until next time…
Takeyce

Ode to the Ocean


Ode to the Ocean I & II
Each 3 x 3 inches (7.62 x 7.62 cm) pastel © 2013 Takeyce Walter
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We recently painted our downstairs bathroom a beautiful shade of blue. I needed some art to finish up the space, so I grabbed my pastels and whipped up these little gems inspired by our trip to Cape Cod last year. I found the perfect frames for them at Target, and VIOLA! New original art on the walls, framed and looking pretty great (if I do say so myself!)

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Takeyce

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Scotland


Maari, North Uist
16×20 inches oil on canvas © 2013 Takeyce Walter
Commission – SOLD

This is technically the first completed oil painting of 2013, but I had to wait to post it until the intended recipient saw it. It was a commissioned milestone birthday present for our cousin Laurie. Yesterday was her party. I wasn’t able to attend, but I hope she was pleasantly surprised. The location is one of her (I’m sure many) inspiration spots in Scotland. It was a surprise gift, so we had to pick a photo from many from her trips to Scotland. This one was chosen because she noted that it was her “inspirational spot”. I can see why – It’s beautiful! Here’s the source photo:

I thought it would be interesting to share some process shots:

First, I toned my canvas with a mixture of Cadmium Orange, and a touch of Alizarin Crimson.

Next, I sketched in the general composition. I decided to crop it a bit to so that the rock structure was more prominent. The rock structure is a strong focal point, so I had to make sure it was drawn as accurately as possible.

Next, I blocked in the sky. Love those blues, and puffy clouds.

Then the landmasses, surrounding water, foreground grasses, and purple flowers (heather, I believe?).

Next, I tackled that rock structure. Capturing all the distinctive shapes was an excellent challenge.

Here’s a detailed close up of the rock structure. It had such interesting shapes and colors – very distinctive.

And here is the painting with the floater frame chosen. I think the rich brown wood suits the painting well.

What a beautiful place! I can see why it’s an source of inspiration for Laurie! I did hear that she was very surprised and moved by the gift. That makes me so thrilled!

Happy Birthday, Laurie!!

Until next time…
Takeyce
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Overcast


5×5 inches pastel, © 2012 Takeyce Walter
Available – Matted and Framed size, 10×10 inches.
SOLD to a collector in Glens Falls, NY

Here’s another view of the ocean from Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod. It was an overcast day, but it was still beautiful.
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Incoming Tide

Incoming Tide (at First Encounter Beach) – 6×6 inches oil, © 2012 Takeyce Walter
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We took a trip to Cape Cod a couple weeks ago, and I am still reeling from all the beauty I saw there. Boy, that place is so inspiring!! It was such a special moment, introducing the Little Ones to the ocean for the first time. The awe and wonder in their eyes were priceless. We appropriately went to First Encounter Beach the first day. We all had so much fun!

I have a few beach paintings left in me and I’m so eager to get them out. Stay tuned for more.

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