Southport NC En Plein Air by Raleigh Fine Artist

I love Southport! This small coastal town in North Carolina is famous for being the filming location of many movies and TV shows. And for us artists, it offers a wide variety of subjects. The City of Southport hosts paintouts each year. I had my first opportunity to participate last year and then again this year. The format of the paintouts was artist-friendly. And local patrons were there for the support. I enjoyed painting with my fellow artists and also enjoyed meeting many patrons. I had painted four pieces over the course of one and half days and was fortunate to have sold all!

The images I have posted here are from the paintout last year. Mostly painted around the same locations and at the same times. When I look at all the pieces, I can see how my style has evolved. Since I sketch a lot, I can see that my drawing has improved. I have also learned to take the time and enjoy the whole process.

In the evening, I went to Wilmington with my friend Bernie Rosage Jr. and we painted there. Plein air. Once you start, you can’t stop…

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist and Live Wedding Painter

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Southport Sunset. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper.
Southport Sunset. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper.
Old Yacht Basin. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper.
Old Yacht Basin. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper.
Southport Paintout. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper.
Southport Paintout. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper.

 

Southport Morning. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper.
Southport Morning. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper.