Cary Art Loop Featured Artist

It has been awhile since my last blog post! I have been busy and also had technical issues with the website template (and hence the default template). I have new updates to share over next few days.

My latest mini-show is at Coffee & Crepes in Cary NC. I am one of the featured artists. The opening reception was today and paintings will be up till end of May. Please stop by! Their crepes are delicious!

Here are the paintings on the display and for sale (please contact me to purchase original or prints):

Lazy Daze by Tesh Parekh
Lazy Daze by Tesh Parekh. Official 2014 commission
Cary Downtown by Tesh Parekh. Plein air oil painting
Cary Downtown by Tesh Parekh. Plein air oil painting
Cary Farmer's Market by Tesh Parekh. Plein air watercolor
Cary Farmer’s Market by Tesh Parekh. Plein air watercolor

Watercolor Paintings for UNCONDITIONAL

Watercolor Paintings for UNCONDITIONAL

My paintings for the ArtSource Art exhibition benefiting the Second Chance Pet Adoptions.

This triptych will be on display for sale, April 11th-13th at the ArtSource in Raleigh NC. The UNCONDITIONAL art exhibit explores the unique bond between humans and pets.

If you are a pet-lover or art-lover, you will enjoy this event.

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Fetch # 1. Watercolor painting on paper. 9x12.
Fetch # 1. Watercolor painting on paper. 9×12.
Fetch # 2. Watercolor painting on paper. 9x12.
Fetch # 2. Watercolor painting on paper. 9×12.
Fetch # 3. Watercolor painting on paper. 9x12.
Fetch # 3. Watercolor painting on paper. 9×12.

Staying connected with my art

I hope you are having an amazing Holiday season! If you keep up with my art (thank you!), you may have noticed that I have been painting more and more. I have done number of watercolors (and some oils) in studio and plein air. Not to mention the sketches which I normally do not  publish due to the volume (I do those to hone my skills). I have sold quite a few paintings, prints and usage rights this year. I am thankful to all my collectors, art patrons and supporters.

As an artist, my first priority is to paint! So, I do not always get to update my website, blog and other online portfolios with my latest finished paintings. However, I normally post updates on my current work. If you will like to stay connected, there are many ways to keep up with my latest work:

My fine art website: www.TeshParekhArt.com (you can subscribe to my newsletter to receive monthly updates and invites to special events)

My Blog:  www.TeshParekhArt.com/blog

My Live Wedding painting website: www.liveweddingpaintings.com

Fine Art Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/teshparekhart (new fans and likes are always welcome!)

My Live Wedding painting Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/liveweddingpaintings  (new fans and likes are always welcome!)

Instagram: teshparekh

Twitter: @teshparekh

Tumblr: http://teshparekh.tumblr.com

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/teshparekh

Pintrest: http://www.pinterest.com/teshparekhart/

YouTube: my new video channel will be coming in next few months!

I have probably missed out some social media sites but I am sure that you will be able to stay connected at one of the sites listed above!

Here is one of my latest studio painting that is in the progress:

Raleigh Autumn. Watercolor on paper. Work-in-progress. 22x30.
Raleigh Autumn. Watercolor on paper. Work-in-progress. 22×30.

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Wrightsville Beach Paint Out

I look forward to participating in the Wrightsville Beach Paint Out this weekend. This plein air paint out is organized by the Wrightsville Beach Musuem of History.  The paint out will take place on October 10th (Friday)  & 11th (Saturday). Artists will be painting 9 AM-4 PM on Friday and 9 AM-2 PM on Saturday. A wet paint sale will take place at the Musuem 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM. Unsold works will be on the display at the Museum till December 12th, 2014. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy and purchase original works of art. Plein Air artists love interacting with people, so, please stop by and say hello. There may be up to 30 artists painting.

The weather is going to be nice. I plan on arriving in Wrightsville Beach on Thursday evening and start painting on Friday. As you may have  noticed from my Southport paint outs, I paint a lot en plein air! In the past thee Southport printouts, I created a total of 13 paintings of difference sizes: 9×12 to 15×22! I love Wrightsville Beach and have been there many times with my son Ian. We also have friends who live there year-round. I have done sketches while on the beach but this will be my first opportunity to paint plein air there. Here is a studio painting of my son Ian feeding seagulls on the beach.

Feeding the seagulls. Watercolor painting on paper.
Feeding the seagulls. Watercolor painting on paper. My son Ian on the Wrightsville Beach NC.

See you at the Wrightville Beach paint out!

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Live Wedding Paintings – my new website is launched!

I am excited to announce the launch of my new live wedding paintings website www.liveweddingpaintings.com . This new site is focused on my live wedding painting services and portfolio. This current site will continue to showcase my fine art work. The new site was designed by my wife and manager- Mica Parekh to provide clear and detailed information on my painting process, and commissions. If you have subscribed to my current site to get updates on my live paintings, I suggest you please register with the new site to get latest updates.

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist and Live Wedding Painter

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Live wedding painting in Apex NC by Tesh Parekh
Live wedding painting in Apex NC by Tesh Parekh

 

Cary Lazy Daze Featured Artist 2014

It was great being at the Cary Lazy Daze as the featured artist of 2014. I was commissioned by Town of Cary to create the artwork for 2014. The artwork was unveiled back in February and was featured in the marketing and on the promotional items. I had the original framed painting on display at my booth and received many compliments from the festival-goers.

My booth was on the North Academy street.  It was busy! I had my original watercolors, oils and prints on the display. I enjoyed meeting many people who stopped by. I made couple of new plein air pantings at the festival! A new collector purchased one of those and also purchased another plein air painting of Raleigh’s Moore Square.

I thank the Town of Cary for giving me this opportunity. Special thank you to Joy Ennis and her team. A very well organized festival with tons of volunteers who were eager to help.

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Painting live at the Cary Lazy Daze. I did two paintings one of which was purchased by a new collector.
My olein air painting of the Cary Lazy Daze.
My olein air painting of the Cary Lazy Daze.
With my artist friend Vinita Jain. You can view her work at: http://www.vinitajain.net
With my artist friend Vinita Jain who had stopped by. You can view her work at: http://www.vinitajain.net
Two originals were purchase by a new collector. Thank you and congratulations!
Two originals were purchase by a new collector. Thank you and congratulations!
My featured painting of the Cary Lazy Daze 2014.
My featured painting of the Cary Lazy Daze 2014.

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist and Live Wedding Painter

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Raleigh Fine Artist – Raleigh Winter Cityscape painting in VAE’s Primary show

My winter cityscape of Raleigh – “Winter Evening, Raleigh” is part of Visual Art Exchange‘s “Primary” show. This 21×14 watercolor on paper is a moody atmospheric painting of Raleigh Downtown. Winter blues! I thought it was appropriate choice for this show. The show opens on First Friday.

I am hoping to travel to the coast in next few days. So, it will be time for plein air painting on the beach and studio work when I am back. Last year, I painted quite a few plein air pieces while “vacationing” in Myrtle Beach. Have already sold some of those.

This year I have been traveling for live wedding painting commissions. My next commission will be in South Boston, VA. I look forward to it!

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist and Live Wedding Painter

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Raleigh Downtown in Winter. 21x14. Watercolor on paper.
Winter Evening, Raleigh. 21×14. Watercolor on paper.

My watercolor in VAE’s annual Scope: the NC Landscape juried show

New Bern Morning. 11x21. Watercolor on paper.
New Bern Morning. 11×21. Watercolor on paper.

 

My painting “New Bern Morning” has been accepted into Visual Art Exchange‘s annual Scope: The NC Landscape show. The show runs June 7-27 with opening reception on June 7. I had written a blog post about this painting earlier. Exciting time for my watercolors…

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist and Live Wedding Painter

www.TeshParekhArt.com

My two drybrush watercolor paintings in the VAE’s Pulp show

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“Dry”. 22×30. Drybrush Watercolor on paper.
Driftwood. 21x29. Drybrush watercolor on paper. Artist - Tesh Parekh
Driftwood. 21×29. Drybrush watercolor on paper. Artist – Tesh Parekh

My two drybrush watercolor paintings- “Dry” and “Driftwood” have been accepted into Visual Art Exchange‘s Pulp show. This juried show opens on Friday. Both paintings are large watercolors (full sheet). I have done many watercolors this year, but, no drybrush paintings. It may be time to do one…

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist and Live Wedding Painter

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Painting of NC State Capitol for the Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Last week, I was invited by Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) to paint at their annual meeting. The meeting with art theme was held at the Raleigh Convention Center. I painted 16×20 watercolor of the NC State Capitol. I decided on this view since it seems to be painted less than the other views. I had seen this view on a rainy day. I am working on a large watercolor of the State Capitol. I love painting cityscapes and Raleigh downtown offers me this opportunity. I painted this watercolor rather quickly. It took me little over an hour, while chatting with event guests. I was glad to see many of my friends and fellow artists who stopped by. I thank Jim Colman of Jim Colman Photography for providing the image of me painting. Both prints and original painting available.

After the rain- NC State Capitol. 16x20. Watercolor.
After the rain- NC State Capitol. 16×20. Watercolor.
Painting for Downtown Raleigh Alliance.
Painting for Downtown Raleigh Alliance. At the Raleigh Convention Center. Image courtesy of Jim Coleman Photography

– Tesh Parekh

Live Event Painter and Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com