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Evening at Solas- Event painting

Evening at Solas

Evening at Solas. 9″x12″. Watercolor.

Noreen Allen of NCMA Contemporaries (contemporaries.org)  had invited me to display my art at a wine tasting social at Solas. The North Carolina Museum of Art Contemporaries group is composed of young Triangle professionals whose goal is to promote the Museum and increase membership by sponsoring lively social and educational fundraising events.

Earlier, I had done event paintings for Contemporaries’ Derby Day event. So, I decided to do one for this event as well. Derby Day event was on the Solas terrace during daytime. This event was on January 19, on the second floor and in the evening. Normally, indoor lighting is bit challenging with live event paintings. However, thanks to Amanda Manares of Solas (solasraleigh.com), I had couple of track lights pointing directly at my display as well as my easel!  The color temprature of indoor lighting is a problem but this was huge help!

As with any event, things change quickly, people move and time flies! So, drawing and painting from memory is your best option. Not to mention working quickly! I was painting on Archies CP block. I still use Winsor and Newton watercolors on location, but I am in the process of switching brands for location work. I am considering Holbein as an alternative.

I accept commiossions for studio paintings as well as live Wedding and Event paintings. You can see my wotk at: www.raleighweddingpainter.com

Here is my setup and work-in-progress shots:

– Tesh Parekh


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