Glimmering Goauche #2 with Takeyce Walter

Ages Open to all
Experience Level All experience levels

Join us for Takeyce’s second excursion into exploring Glimmering Gouache! You do not have to have taken the first Glimmering Gouache to join this new class.

Class Description

The enchanting play of light on water is truly mesmerizing! Gouache offers the perfect medium to capture these shimmering moments. Join award-winning artist Takeyce Walter for an inspiring online mini-workshop. Takeyce will share her techniques for painting water with gouache, guiding participants through a captivating exploration of this dynamic subject.

During our 2-hour session, Takeyce will generously impart her expertise, revealing the secrets behind creating paintings that exude luminosity and life. From mastering the delicate balance of light and shadow to infusing your artwork with the subtle sparkle of water, you’ll learn invaluable techniques to elevate your gouache paintings to new heights.

Lessons will delve into essential principles including composition, design fundamentals, color theory, and harmony. Whether you’re a novice seeking to unlock your artistic potential or an experienced artist eager to refine your skills, this workshop promises to enrich your understanding and proficiency in painting water with gouache. Join us, and discover the magic of glimmering gouache!

About the Medium

Gouache, or opaque watercolor, is a water-based paint consisting of natural pigment, water, a binding agent, and sometimes additional inert material. Gouache has a considerable history, having been used for at least twelve centuries.

Materials Needed

  • Gouache paints in primary colors plus white
  • Watercolor paper (choose below based on preference:)
    140lb cold-pressed (more textured – Takeyce uses this paper)
    140lb hot-pressed (more smooth)
  • Small cup for water
  • Paintbrushes (not soft watercolor types)
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Takeyce Walter

Takeyce Walter

Painting Instructor @takeycewalter @takeyce @takeycewalter

About the Instructor

Takeyce Walter is an award winning contemporary American painter (born Jamaica) and art instructor, living and working in upstate New York. Driven to create from an early age, Walter has been producing art for as long as she can remember. Most recently, her focus has been on the natural landscape of her surroundings in the Northeast, particularly, the Adriondacks. Working with oil paint, pastels, and gouache, Walter creates paintings that present the landscape in all its glory – flowing rivers, majestic skies, and picturesque lakes. There is a great sense of familiarity, tranquility, and reverence in each piece. Takeyce has been sharing her art making knowledge as an art instructor for almost 10 years. She is a generous instructor who is invested in the growth of her students’ skills.In 2014 Walter started Creative February, a daily creative project that has since inspired artists all over the world to create art each daily during the month of February. The inspiration and camaraderie gained from this project extended far beyond than twenty-eight days.Walter exhibits her work in regional galleries in the Northeast. The paintings have found homes in many private collections across the country and internationally, including local museum and healthcare collections.