This last autumn I went up to Northern Pennsylvania near Ricketts Glen to paint the autumn colors. I ventured to the top of the mountain to see what I could find. Sadly I was too late as most of the trees were already gone, but this one Maple stood out displaying all of its colorful glory. I spent a couple hours doing a field study of this beautiful tree. Back in the studio I recomposed the scene and added a pond in front to show a bit of reflection. This is actually a studio study for a larger painting I intend to create soon. But I'm very pleased at how the study turned out.
Oil on linen panel, 8"x16"
$1,000 framed. SOLD!
SOLD! My painting, "Where the Buffalo Roam", 24"x30", oil on linen, sold this past week for $3,600!
Just in case you didn't see my last posting, I will be raising the prices of my paintings sometime after January 1st, 2013. My prices have been consistent for the past few years, and everyone from gallery owners to artists, and even collectors keep telling me my paintings are underpriced. The national awards I have won and magazine editorials on my work also lead to this conclusion. If you have had your eye on a painting, now is the time to buy. There is still time to ship before Christmas. Go to my website www.jasontako.com to see what is available.
Evening Sheep, oil on linen panel, 11"x14" contact Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art 215-862-5272
I hope that all is well and that everyone is enjoying the approaching of the Christmas and Hannukah season. Collectors and fans of my work will be interested in knowing that I will be raising the prices of my paintings sometime after January 1st, 2013. While my prices have been consistent for a number of years now, I have been told over and over again by artists, gallery owners and collectors that my work is more valuable than what I'm pricing it for. I have also won numerous national awards over the past couple years and had editorials in several national art publications. If you would like to add one of my paintings to your collection, there is still time before the price increase happens. You can go to my website www.jasontako.com, or to my blog www.weeklyoilpainting.blogspot.com/ to see the paintings that are available. My infant son was in the hospital for the last eight months, but now that we are all home again, I will be working on fresh body of new paintings that I'm very excited about creating.
I will be doing another landscape painting workshop this coming spring at Art & Soul Gallery in Lemoyne, PA. The details still need to be worked out, but it will most likely be the third week of March. The workshop I taught at Art & Soul last spring went over really well, and all the students walked away very pleased, with a good amount of knowledge to help them improve and become better painters. The only complain I heard was that they wished the workshop would have been longer. This workshop will be longer and more intense. Keep posted for more details or contact Lyn at Art & Soul 717-761-1270. Space will be limited so call soon.
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Jason started drawing at a young age. It was discovered by his teachers and peers that he possessed a knack and desire for artwork, a desire that he pursued until his senior year when he switched to playing electric bass. About 10 years later Jason realized how much he had missed nature and artwork and began to sketch again. He painstakingly worked his way from pencil to watercolor while using nature and wildlife as his subject matter. A love for wildlife and landscape came natural being that he was born and raised in rural Minnesota.
One of the things Jason enjoys most about his art is going out into nature and gathering experiences that will later be brushed onto canvas. Jason has a deep passion for the north woods and prairies. Some of his favorite memories are camping trips up in northern Minnesota. These trips have turned into beautiful paintings that express his passion for the north. Jason also has a love for simpler times that are long since gone; old barns, still life paintings with hand-sewn bunnies and flowers and other subjects express this longing for the past.