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Island Hopping

island_hopping_takeyce
9×12″ | Oil
sold

Don’t you just love summer? In my world, nothing says summer like a kayak or canoe trip on one of the many bodies of water close to home. This one is the Hudson River – sparkling and cool on a warm summer day. Love it!

This painting is reserved for an upcoming exhibit in October at Saratoga Arts, titled: “Many Rivers”. More info to follow.

Until next time…
Takeyce

Hudson River Summer

Hudson River Summer
4×12″ | Oil
sold
This painting has already found a home to a collector in New Jersey.

Do you need some peace and serenity in your life at the moment? Well, I hope this painting can offer a bit of that even if more a moment. It was a very peaceful and soothing piece to paint. I am so fortunate to have art to turn to in times of need. What do you do when peace is needed?

Until next time…
Takeyce

Passage

Passage
4″x12″ | Pastel

Passage by Takeyce Walter

This is a little tonal piece inspired by the Hudson River. I allowed myself to work from memory completely for this one. The experience of that process was very soothing, I highly recommend it. Pick a theme, then choose a color scheme, then a composition… it’s a liberating process. Enjoy!

Until next time…
Takeyce

River Reflections

10x10" oil
10×10 inches, oil on canvas © 2013 Takeyce Walter
Sold – Private Collection in Round Lake, NY

This painting was the demo I completed at the “Meet me at Mimosa” Luncheon yesterday. This was a completely new experience for me (painting while engaging with an audience), but it went a lot better than I had initially thought. The group was very welcoming, and made me very comfortable. It was like having a conversation with 30 close friends. I want to thank the fabulous Michelle LaLonde and her wonderful team for hosting, and connecting me and my work to such passionate art lovers.

The show is up until this Sunday, 7/28. It’s very bitter sweet. I’m sad that it’ll be over soon, but so happy to have met so many wonderful collectors/art lovers and I’ll have a lot less work to bring back to the studio as well. YAY! More space for new work!

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

Until next time…
Takeyce

Clouds Over the Mohawk


12×12 inches, oil on canvas © 2013 Takeyce Walter
sold

Here’s another painting from my “Inspired” exhibition at Mimosa Gallery.

The artist reception is fast approaching this Saturday, 7/13. If you are in town, it would be great to see you. If you’re unable to make it in person, you can view the works being exhibited 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

Autumn Birches by the River


12×12″ oil © 2013 Takeyce Walter
Framed and ready to hang.
SOLD – Private Collection – Saratoga Springs, NY

I have some wonderful news to share with you:

I am a Blick Featured Artist!

Dick Blick is a major art supplier with online and psychical stores through out the country. They have invited me to feature my work in their upcoming Fall catalog this year! I immediately jumped at the opportunity as it allows my work to be seen by many thousands of Blick customers, artist, and art lovers. It’s really an honor and I’m excited and humbled.

You can get a copy of the catalog from dickblick.com at the end of July here:
Request a Catalog

This Saturday, 7/13 is the artist reception for my show titled “Inspired” at Mimosa Gallery. If you are in town, it would be great to see you. If you’re unable to make it, you can view the works being exhibited 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

Spring Thaw on the Ausable River


Spring Thaw on the Ausable River
8 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm) pastel © 2013 Takeyce Walter

SOLD – Private Collection

I’ve been busy preparing for my summer shows! In addition to my solo exhibit in July at Mimosa Gallery, I have two other group shows coming up in June – more details about those later. It’s all very exciting and I’ve been doing a great job carving out time to work on new pieces – even if it means staying up to the wee hours. All this excitement comes with lots of energy and motivation.

I came across this quote from Edward Seago on Marc Hanson’s Facebook page:

“Often, in my mind, I have pictured a great blank canvas, and in my imagination I have seen it transformed into the masterpiece of my dreams. Memory has conjured the subject and imagination has fashioned it. How I wish I could show you one of those pictures. They are very broad in treatment and there is no detail to distract the eye; yet the tiniest incident is there if you look- the glint of a dragonfly’s wing over the water, and the blue-green of the hedge-sparrow’s eggs in the smooth hollow of the nest. The colours cannot be found in tubes- they are taken from the fields and flowers, and are mixed with light and air.” – Edward Seago

That pretty much sums up how I’ve always felt about the natural world. I have all this beautiful imagery bopping around the brain, and I am eager to share it with you all.

Until next time…
Takeyce

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Hudson Sunset


Hudson Sunset

2.5×3.5″ pastel, © 2011 Takeyce Walter
SOLD to a collector in Saratoga Springs, NY.

I’m been painting up a storm for the Saratoga Arts Fest exhibition. It feels so good to get all that art out, even if it means working until 2 AM. Sleep is overrated…sometimes.
Here’s another piece being exhibited at the Center Gallery this year. Thanks to my mother-in-law for providing the reference photo.

A reminder that that the opening for the Saratoga Arts Fest Featured Exhibit is next Monday, 5/23 from 4 – 6 PM. Please stop by if you are in the area. It would be nice to see you!

Until next time…
Takeyce
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Hudson River Grays

Hudson River Grays

3×3.25″ pastel, © 2011 Takeyce Walter
Private Collection

A gray study of the Hudson on a very gray day. We’re still anxiously waiting for Spring in these parts!
I’m looking forward to the warm weather and all the great art happenings this year. I have two shows planned for the upcoming months. Here are some details.

Solo show @ The Front Room Gallery
May 1 – 31

Saratoga Arts Fest – Group Exhibit @ the Arts Fest Center Gallery
June 9 – 12

I’ll provide more on the opening receptions once the details are final.

Until next time…
Takeyce
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