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“Beaufort Sunset” and “Been there” win honorable mention

Beaufort Sunset. Gouache. 20″x16″.  Available.

This painting has received honorable mention in Jerry’s Artarama’s Turner contest. I paint in both transparent watercolors and gouache. I sometimes use gouache for accents in my transparent watercolor paintings. Although gouache is considered to be similar to transparent watercolors when thinned, I do not agree with that. In my opinion, just like Acrylics, Gouache has completely different characteristics. Thining with water does not make either medium behave like true transparent watercolors!

This painting is based on reference materials from my trip to Beaufort, NC (there is also a Beaufort in SC). Beaufort is a beautiful little coastal town. The Inn where we had stayed was right on the waterfront. I remember watching the beautiful sunset with my wife.

The painting is done on a watercolor board. I stayed up till early morning to finish it.

Another painting that received honorable mention in the same contest is “Been there” (below):

– Tesh Parekh


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