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):
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 Not to mention the sketches which I normally do not publish due to the volume (I do those to hone my skills).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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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…
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.