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Live Wedding Painting at the Matthews House in Cary

Pam and Dick. 12×16. Watercolor.

This is one of the live wedding paintings that I had done last year. It was early fall and the wedding ceremony was at the Matthews House. The Matthews house is a beautiful place- one of the places which I may paint Plein Air, if not painting live wedding. The outdoor weddings bring all the elements of Plein Air painting! The air was cool and misty, light fading fast and there were still some bugs buzzing around my easel!

This painting was a surprise for the bride, so, I had seup at a place that was not easily visible. But, I could see the ceremony from my view point. Since the light was fading, I went ahead and sketched the drawing and painted some of the background. The ceremony was a blur for me! By the time the ceremony was over and I had put finishing touches on the painting, it was dark!

Rev. Kayelily Middleton (raleighweddingblog.blogspot.com) was the wedding minister and she was kind enough to share below image of me working on the painting. I have changed my painting materials and process since- I am a lifelong student!

 I accept both live painting and studio commissions. Currently, I am working on a large watercolor wedding painting of Jeffiny and Steve. I am also working on a large family portrait in oil (it has nine family members). I will be posting those when completed.

You can view my portfolio of Wedding and Event paintings at: www.raleighweddingpainter.com Please contact me for the prices.

Gotta go paint!

– Tesh Parekh


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