I love to draw. I always carry a sketchbook and do line drawings all the time. Lately, I have been enjoying mass drawings, mostly plein air. My favorite place is Durant Nature Park. But, I also draw when I am in Raleigh Downtown. I prefer graphite but also use charcoal. I will be posting pages from sketchbook sometime. Here are couple of finished studio drawings. I wanted to capture North Carolina winter landscape in monochrome. “Waiting for the Spring” was inspired by a spot with exciting texture. When I saw it, everything was dry. Bare tree, and dried vines everywhere. It took a while to figure out how I was going to capture all of that. “Roots” was inspired by tree roots along the Secret Creek. There are quite a few exposed tree roots along this creek.
Both the drawings are on Arches 140 lb HP paper. This is a lovely paper. I use Stonehenge paper for plein air graphite drawings and Strathmore paper for plein air charcoal drawings.
This year I will be working on few landscape oil paintings in my studio. My inspiration for landscape paintings is works of Thomas Moran. I admire his oils and watercolors. One of his beautiful paintings is in the North Carolina Museum of Art.
– Tesh Parekh
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I am catching up on posting my finished paintings of 2011! Here are my plein air watercolor paintings and sketches. I am enjoying painting on locations. Helps me when I have live wedding painting commissions! Originals and prints are available. Enjoy…
This is an 8×10 Charcoal drawing I have done for the Triangle SPCA- “Looking Out”. The previous watercolor was- “Looking Back”. Both will be available for purchase via SPCA acution on October 4. Thank you Courtney Banko for providing reference image. Courtney Banko’s photos are works of art by themselves! Here is the link to SPCA event: http://www.spcawake.org/site/Calendar/1498341163?view=Detail&id=107541. I hope you purchase these pieces and support SPCA.
I frequently copy drawings of Old Masters. Here are three of my recent drawings. Michaelangelo’s “Pieta” is one of my favorites. Although Michaelangelo never did a painting of it, I hope to do one someday. There are some difficulties in making accurate copies. But, I enjoy the process and learn a lot from the past masters. Use of multiple drawing media is an added benefit!
This is a study for my new still life painting. Charcoal on paper. 8″x10″. It is a strange little drawing, done from life in my studio. I decided to do this still life for multiple reasons. The watches used belonged to my father-in-law. He passed away two years ago. Just few days ago, my brother-in-law passed away. He died of cancer. He is survived by my sister and her two sons. This still life is a reminder for me: life is temporary. As a human, I am fragile. I do things out of fear. I do not want anything to break or stop. May be I will learn to do things out of love. And then passing of time will not matter.