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Plein Air Paintings of North Carolina Autumn by Raleigh NC Fine Artist

Plein Air Paintings of North Carolina Autumn. 2014 was a good year for plein air painting. I had continued painting en plein air, well into November. Of course, late in the year, weather can be a challenge. So, I had to prepare well to paint outdoors. Paintings posted here were painted mostly at the Durant…

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Winner announced for my first print giveaway!!!!

THE WINNER IS ANNOUNCED!!!! Amanda Baxley of Raleigh has won the first giveaway from Tesh Parekh, Artist It is funny how the winner of this painting came today to pick up her print ~ the FIRST day of the NC State Fair. ¬†She loves the fair, always has and when she saw this painting for…

Master copy painting. After Chardin. Hare with Powder Flask and Game Bag. By Raleigh NC Fine Artist.
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Master copy painting. After Chardin. Hare with Powder Flask and Game Bag. By Raleigh NC Fine Artist.

I admire the works of Chardin. I hope to learn much from Chardin’s still life paintings. I occasionally copy works of old masters as part of my learning and growth as an artist. This is an old tradition which I hope to continue. Besides, I am unlikely to hunt and use my trophies as still…

Raleigh Downtown at Christmas – A watercolor painting by NC Fine Artist
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Raleigh Downtown at Christmas – A watercolor painting by NC Fine Artist

This is the view of Raleigh Downtown from NC State Capitol. Painted on a tinted paper with both watercolor and gouache. Gouache was used for creating lights and accents in the painting. This is one of my several paintings of Raleigh downtown. I often paint there en plein air. I did a sketch yesterday evening…