still life

Two Peppers: Day 23

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$150 + $15 S/H

I had a Color Harmonies workshop today at Saratoga Arts, despite feeling a bit under the weather with a cold. It was a great day that went by all too quickly, and I forgot to take many pictures. This one was my oil demo and number 23! Only a few more days to go in the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge.

Until next time…
Takeyce

Two Bananas

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Here’s a recently completed commission for a friend. “Two Bananas” will join 3 other small pastels in series of fruit for her kitchen. They are framed in a simple brown 8×8″ square frame. I hear they look pretty awesome together. I’ll share a photo soon.

If you’d like to commission a painting, or a series for your home, please feel free to email me.

Until next time…
Takeyce

Golden Pear

4x5" | Oil $150 - Framed - 6x7"
4×5″ | Oil
SOLD- Framed – 6×7″

Available, Please email me for purchase info
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A little still life painted from direct observation in afternoon light. I think as an artist, it is so important to work from life. By doing so, you are training your eyes and brain to really *see* not only the pear, but how the light interacts with the pear and its surroundings. That golden pear also picks up the blues from the background, it reflects the light from the blue/grey surface, and the shadows have a tint of violet (yellows complementary color of the yellow). You train your brain to paint what you actually see, not what you *think* a pear looks like.

A quick reminder of some upcoming workshops:
Painting in the Spring: 
A Plein Air Workshop
May 3, 2015 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs, NY

Little Gems: The Art of Painting Small in Pastel

May 17, 2015 from 11 AM – 4 PM
Adirondack Pastel Society
The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls, NY

Small Scale Painting Workshop
Sunday, June 7 – 10am – 4:00pm
Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs, NY

More details and registration information can be found on my Workshops Page.

Thank you!
Until next time…
Takeyce

Strawberry

Strawberry
2/17/15 | Strawberry | 3×3″ | Oil
sold

Creative February
I’ve given myself the “Gift of Time to Create Art” every day for my birthday month of February. YAY! Happy Birthday to me! All these paintings/pastels are available to purchase. They will be shown along with the work completed this month by my Birthday Buddy, Kate Edwards at Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY mid-March through mid-April. If you are interested in purchasing/reserving any of the work, you may do so at any time. Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments.

Until next time…
Takeyce

Raspberries

Raspberries
2/16/15 | Raspberries | 3×3″ | Oil
SOLD – Private Collection –  Dublin, Ireland

Two little raspberries looking so sweet. They were a challenge!

Creative February
I’ve given myself the “Gift of Time to Create Art” every day for my birthday month of February. YAY! Happy Birthday to me! All these paintings/pastels are available to purchase. They will be shown along with the work completed this month by my Birthday Buddy, Kate Edwards at Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY mid-March through mid-April. If you are interested in purchasing/reserving any of the work, you may do so at any time. Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments.

Until next time…
Takeyce