Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Paintings

Hello Everyone,

Here are two new paintings available. Soft & Silent is based on a previous study that is already sold. It takes the viewer into a quiet, winter landscape right after a freshly fallen snow. The eye moves down the stream over elegant detail expressed with a sophisticated variety of textures created with both brush strokes and palette knife.

Evening Winter Patterns is a small plein air painting that can be hung almost anywhere in your home. It shows a barn in evening light with melting snow creating interesting diagonal patterns which are echoed in the shape of the barn roof. Be sure to add either painting to your collection.

Door County Plein Air begins next week. Come and watch me paint live at this prestigious event. And don't forget to visit Highlands Art Gallery in Lambertville, NJ to see some of my latest work. Also, see more of my work at www.JasonTako.com

Soft & Silent
Oil on linen 18"x24"
$3,000, framed.
Contact Jason at Jason@JasonTako.com to inquire.


Evening Winter Patterns
Oil on panel, 6"x8"
$350, framed
Contact Highlands Art Gallery at 908-766-2720 to inquire.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Gallery!!

Hello Everyone,

I have great news!! I will now be represented by Highlands Art Gallery in the state of New Jersey and the Buck's County area. Located in Lambertville, NJ, Highlands Art Gallery is a very prestigious gallery representing some of the top landscape artists in the nation. Currently, Highlands Art Gallery is exhibiting their Vacation Destinations Show celebrating favorite vacation areas across the country. In September will be a show celebrating 300 years of art in historic Hunterdon County, and October 25th marks the beginning of their Art of Autumn Show. Be sure to check out the website of this great gallery.

Just a reminder that Door County Plein Air begins next week. Come watch me paint live and see all the new work I and other top plein air artists will be creating. The Gala Auction will be, Friday, July 25th from 6:30-9pm at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. I hope to see you there. See more at www.JasonTako.com.

Autumn Maple
Oil on linen, 24x50, $7,700
Contact Highlands Art Gallery at 908-766-2720 to inquire.

Country Snow
Oil on linen, 18x24, $3,000
Contact Highlands Art Gallery at 908-766-2720 to inquire.

Teal in Morning Mist
Oil on linen, 18x24, $3,000
Contact Highlands Art Gallery at 908-766-2720 to inquire.

Teton Aspens
Oil on linen panel, 9x12, $1,000
Contact Highlands Art Gallery at 908-766-2720 to inquire.

Yellowstone Morning
Oil on linen, 24x30, $5,000
Contact Highlands Art Gallery at 908-766-2720 to inquire.

Leaning Into the Light
Oil on linen panel, 11x14, $1,200
Contact Highlands Art Gallery at 908-766-2720 to inquire.

Ozark Mountain Barn
Oil on linen, 12x24, $2,500
Contact Highlands Art Gallery at 908-766-2720 to inquire.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Door County Plein Air

Hello Everyone!

Door County Plein Air is just around the corner. This is the first time I've been invited to this prestigious event, and I'm looking forward to painting in my native Midwest. They call Door County the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." If you are close to this area come and watch me paint starting July 20 and enjoy a nice vacation in a beautiful area. Along with watching the nation's top plein air artists at work, there will be lectures on art, food, music, and the Collector's Preview Party. On Saturday, July 26th there will be a Dockside Quick Draw. For more information go to www.doorcountypleinair.com/home.html. I hope to see you there.

Below are a couple beautiful paintings that are available. I will also be announcing a New Gallery in a week! Thanks and I'll talk to you soon.

Study for Last Light
Oil on canvas, 12x16
$1,500, framed.
Contact Jason at Jason@JasonTako.com to inquire.

Ole Rusty
Oil on linen panel 11x14
$1,200, framed.
Contact Jason at Jason@JasonTako.com to inquire.
  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New Painting-Ozark Mountain Barn

Hello Everyone,

This last March, I was stuck in Tulsa, Oklahoma for one extra day after the NatureWorks Show due to a massive snow storm that moved through the South. On my way back I had to drive through the Ozark Mountains which were covered with snow. I made a few detours to take photographs of the beauty that the snow created.

This painting is one of the scenes I encountered that day. The red of the barn is complimented by the blueish/green doors, while the trees provide depth and interest. The arrangement of the cows compliments the horizontal format of the composition and lead the eye to the barn. The digital photo can't due justice to all the color subtlety, brushwork, and texture, but this painting is one of my best landscape paintings to date. Contact me at Jason@JasonTako.com to inquire about adding this piece to your collection.

Don't forget about History Meets the Arts which starts this Thursday evening and runs through Saturday.

Ozark Mountain Barn
12"x24", oil on linen
$2,500, framed.
Contact Jason at Jason@JasonTako.com to inquire.
See more at www.JasonTako.com


Monday, June 9, 2014

History Meets the Arts this Week!

History Meets the Arts starts this Thursday night! This is the historical art event on the East Coast. Come and see some of the nations top historical, wildlife and landscape artists at this prestigious and exciting event. I could go on and on about the incredible art, sculptures, replicas of 18th century furniture, firearms, knives, great food, and so on. But to get a good visual taste of the show, click on this link and scroll down to watch the short video to see what you can experience at History Meets the Arts. I'll be there with new work in the Ballroom of the Gettysburg College, and I'll be giving several talks about painting outdoors. I'll see you there.

Cautiously Curious sold last week to a very prominent wildlife art collector. While it's too late to add this painting to your collection, I have a new painting posted below called Appalachian Stream. This is based on a beautiful trickling stream in the Appalachian Mountains within walking distance from the famous Appalachian Trail that stretches from Georgia to Maine. The vertical format emphasizes the tall trees that inhabit these mountains. See more at www.JasonTako.com

Appalachian Stream
Oil on linen panel, 14"x11"
$1,200, framed
Contact Jason at Jason@JasonTako.com to inquire.

Cautiously Curious
Oil on linen, 12"x24"
$2,500, SOLD

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sales and Awards at Plein Air Camp Hill

Hello Everyone!

Plein Air Camp was a great success! The event gets better every year. We were allowed to paint anywhere in south central PA so I took the opportunity to paint some country scenes. My first painting, The Basement Door sold before the Collector's Preview Party even began. This painting also received the People's Choice Award and Honorable Mention. I also sold The Horse Barn and my quick draw painting The Yellow House. See below for photos of these paintings.

The next event that I will be at is History Meets the Arts this coming June 12-14. I will be giving several talks on painting outdoors and exhibiting my latest works at the show. If you like art, if you like history, this is an event you will not want to miss.

The Basement Door
Oil on linen panel, 11"x14"
$1,200-SOLD!

The Horse Barn
Oil on linen panel, 11"x14"
$1,200-SOLD!

Jay Penica, Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisor in Camp Hill, PA, with his mother Wendy, proudly hold my quick draw painting Yellow House that Jay purchased for his mother as a birthday gift.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Plein Air Camp Hill Tomorrow Night!

Hello Everyone!

Plein Air Camp Hill started this week, and tomorrow night is the Collector's Preview Party. This is one of the best preview parties I have ever attended, great food, great atmosphere and great art! Don't miss this event! Tickets are $25 and more information, including a menu, can be seen by clicking on this link.

Below are a few of the paintings I did this week that will be on exhibition at the Collector's Preview Party tomorrow night and all weekend.

The Basement Door
Oil on linen panel, 11"x14"
$1,200, framed.

The Horse Barn
Oil on linen panel, 11"x14"
$1,200, framed.

Misty Blossoms
Oil on linen panel, 9"x12"
$1,000, framed.