Fall Plein Air paintings

These are some of my new fall plein air paintings, executed in different media: watercolor, gouache, and oil. “Plein Air” means painted outdoors. I like to paint just about anywhere. Someday I will be able to travel and paint. But, now I am enjoying painting locally. I often paint at Durant nature park in my neighborhood. It is amazing how many new things I see, every time I am out there (thank you Andrew Wyeth for teaching me how to see)! I have simplified my oil painting setup, so, I am able to execute more oil paintings outdoors. I am learning the oil palette of master artist Richard Schmid. As for watercolors, the master artist I follow is Joseph Zbukvic. Both do phenomenal work.

These paintings are available framed. Please click on the images for more information.

– Tesh Parekh

My art is online at: www.teshparekh.com

My new still life painting: “A Matter Of Time”

“A Matter of Time”. Oil on Linen. 16×20. Available. I had been working on this still life for awhile. I had done a charcoal study, which I had posted here earlier. I changed few thingsĀ from the study, but, I like both the charcoal and oil versions. The watches in the painting belonged to my father-in-law. The watches and the whole painting have personal meaning for me. I created the dramatic lighting by having the setup inside a box. I finished other paintings (mostly watercolors) after I started this project, while this huge box sat in my small studio, waiting for the painting to happen. Available. Check out my other painting on this blog and on my website: www.teshparekh.com

– Tesh Parekh

Jerry’s Artarama’s Charvin contest

“Redhead” and “Still life with Camera” are my two paintings which received Honorable mention in Jerry’s Artarama’s Charvin contest. Both were painted on linen with a limited palette. I painted both in a traditional manner. These paintings are currently in Jerry’s online gallery: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/Galleries/Charvin-Gallery.html

My first sold out show in Kinston

I had done four paintings as a part of Kinston CCA’s Plein Air paint out: two watercolors and two oils. All four were sold! A big thank you to Nikki Litts and Sandy Landis of Kinston CCA. Here are the images of all the paintings.

The titles and mediums are: Gordon Street (Watercolor), Red Door (Oil), Queen Street (Oil) and Queen Street Church (Watercolor). I had done a watercolor and oil each on everyday of the event. I normally like to do a watercolor first, followed by an oil. Watercolor allows me to work fast and capture the light and mood of the location. It currently takes me couple of hours to complete a 12×16 Plein Air watercolor painting. As for oils, I prefer to do Plein Air/ Alla Prima paintings on smoother canvases. For Kinston event, I did not have those so it was difficult for me to move the paint around! It takes me around three hours to complete a 14×18 oil painting. I have two of my Paint Out Plein Air paintings on display for sale at Local Color in Raleigh (http://www.localcoloraleigh.com). My next Plein Air painting event is on June 7 in Chapel Hill. This event is hosted by Chapel Hill artist Kimberly Alvis. Please visit her website for more details: www.alvisart.com