En Plein Air in Cary

This was my second time participating in Town of Cary‘s Annual paint out (their 6th one).

It was a beautiful day in May! Quite warm! I completed two watercolors. Both were painted on a paper mounted on panel.

The first painting is of the Heater Park. I loved the shadows and beautiful greens of the spring. The painting is currently on the display at Annelore’s German Bakery.

Heater Park Cary
“Heater Park” 18×24 plein air watercolor painting by Tesh Parekh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second painting is of The Cary Theater and is also on the display there! I  painted this on the Chatham Street across from the theater. I was lucky to find a shade! The downtown was busy!

The Cary Theater
“The Cary Theater” 11×14 plein air watercolor by Tesh Parekh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paintings are available as originals and prints (please contact me). Paintings will be part of auction and gala on June 7th, 2019. More information  here.

– Tesh Parekh

www.teshparekhart.com

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

Wilmington Paintings

Wilmington Paintings

Recent Wilmington Paintings. I love Wilmington! I use every opportunity to visit there! I also like to make a stop there when I go to Southport or one of the beaches.

These paintings were executed en plein air as well as in the studio. Continuing my tradition of painting on the water street, “Henrietta III”, “Water Street”, and “USCGC Diligence” were painting on the Water Street. Henrietta III has been one of my favorite subjects to paint in Wilmington. Sadly, Henrietta III is no longer in Wilmington. I used Rublev paints for this plein air watercolor. Water Street is always a busy place. River traffic on one side and street traffic on the other side. USCGC Diligence was a new subject for me (I have painted USS Battleship North Carolina before). What I remember about painting  “3rd Street” is that it was hot and humid! “New Hanover County Courthouse” is painting of the same street from the other direction and I painted it in the studio. “Cape Fear Memorial Bridge” is also a studio painting. I had painted this as a background of many paintings- this painting is of the bridge itself. I painted it in many layers. I had passed by Kenan Memorial Fountain many times, this time I decided to setup my easel and paint it! I loved the evening light. This was earlier this year at the Easter. “Wrightsville Beach Evening” is a studio painting. I painted it in many layers. Summer is here and I look forward to visiting Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach! Of course, there will be more plein air paintings and more studio work as well…

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

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"Henrietta III, Wilmington NC". 12.5x16.5. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper. Available. Wilmington Paintings.
“Henrietta III, Wilmington NC”. 12.5×16.5. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper. Available.
"Water Street, Wilmington". 16x20. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper. Available. Wilmington Paintings.
“Water Street, Wilmington”. 16×20. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper. Available.
"3rd Street, Wilmington". 16x20. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper. Available. Wilmington Paintings.
“3rd Street, Wilmington”. 16×20. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper. Available.
"Wrightsville Beach Evening". 14x18. Watercolor painting on paper. Available. Wilmington Paintings.
“Wrightsville Beach Evening”. 14×18. Watercolor painting on paper. Available.
"Cape Fear Memorial Bridge". 13x19. Watercolor painting on paper. Available. Wilmington Paintings.
“Cape Fear Memorial Bridge”. 13×19. Watercolor painting on paper. Available.
"New Hanover County Courthouse". 13x19. Watercolor painting on paper. Available. Wilmington Paintings.
“New Hanover County Courthouse”. 13×19. Watercolor painting on paper. Available.
"USCGC Diligence". 14x11. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper. Available. Wilmington Paintings.
“USCGC Diligence”. 14×11. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper. Available.
"Kenan Memorial Fountain, Wilmington". 11x14. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper. Available. Wilmington Paintings.
“Kenan Memorial Fountain, Wilmington”. 11×14. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper. Available.

Raleigh Art – Paintings of Glenwood South

Raleigh Art – Paintings of Glenwood South

My Glenwood South paintings from the last year. I painted these as part of Wednesdays on Glenwood. I was invited by Niall Hanley and  Shop Local Raleigh. Many artists participated on Wednesdays. I enjoyed painting with artists I already knew and also made new friends- Lisa Gaither, Leslie Pruneau and John A Samosky.  We would mostly hang around the Hibernian Pub but later I also ventured to other locations. I finished first two paintings (“Happy Hour” and “Hibernian Pub”) on location. I made reference sketches on location for the other paintings and finished those in my studio. Hampton Inn Raleigh Downtown hosted a show of our paintings and also purchased two of my paintings (“Peace Street Bridge” and “Glenwood South Evening”).

Many years ago I had painted around this area for Local Color Gallery‘s plein air paint out. Glenwood South has really grown since. Many new developments.

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

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Raleigh Art - "Happy Hour". 10x14. Watercolor on paper.
“Happy Hour”. 10×14. Watercolor on paper. Alla Prima/ Plein Air
Raleigh Art - "Hibernian Pub". Watercolor on paper. Original sold- prints available
“Hibernian Pub”. Watercolor on paper. Original sold- prints available. Plein Air.
Raleigh Art - "Tucker Street Evening". 14x11. Watercolor on paper.
“Tucker Street Evening”. 14×11. Watercolor on paper.
Raleigh Art - "Peace Street Bridge". Watercolor on paper. Original sold- prints available.
“Peace Street Bridge”. Watercolor on paper. Original sold- prints available.
Raleigh Art - "Glenwood South Evening". Watercolor on paper. Original sold- prints available.
“Glenwood South Evening”. Watercolor on paper. Original sold- prints available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth City Paintings by NC Fine Artist

Elizabeth City Paintings by NC Fine Artist

My Elizabeth City paintings from last year. Painted plein air for the Splash paint out. “Safe Harbor” won third place. “White House” and “Mariner’s Wharf” currently available with Arts of the Albemarle. Other two paintings were sold and are available as prints.

This was my first time visiting and painting beautiful Elizabeth City. I painted for one and half days. First day was stormy! What can you do? Just paint when the rain stops or paint in the car (I am quite used to painting in the car). I enjoyed my stay in this little town and plan to be back later this year for the plein air printout again.

Elizabeth City Paintings. "White House". Watercolor on paper.
“White House”. Watercolor on paper.
Elizabeth City paintings. "Mariner's Wharf". Oil on linen.
“Mariner’s Wharf”. Oil on linen.
Elizabeth City paintings. "Storm over Elizabeth City". Watercolor on paper. Original sold- prints available.
“Storm over Elizabeth City”. Watercolor on paper. Original sold- prints available.
Elizabeth City paintings. "Safe Harbor". Watercolor on paper. Original sold- prints available.
“Safe Harbor”. Watercolor on paper. Third place win in the Splash paint out. Original sold- prints available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

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Kinston NC Paintings – contest winners

Kinston NC Paintings

I was back in Kinston this year for the annual plain air paint out. Last year my painting “Rainy Day in Kinston” had won the first place. The painting was sold and was the poster for this year’s annual Kinston BBQ festival. It had rained last year everyday of the paint out. So, I had painted sitting in my car. It was almost a repeat this year! first day the weather was storm but it cleared up. I painted “Gordon Street” in the morning. I had done one of my first paintings at the exact same location back in 2009. I was right near Chef & The Farmer. In the afternoon I headed to the Brothers Farm in La Grange NC. Kinston CCA has added this location as part of the paint out. Over the years, I have enjoyed working with Kinston CCA team. They are very helpful and make artists feel at home. Brothers Farm is full of painting subjects! Many old structures, tractors, pigs, chickens and sunny bits. I had limited time so I decided to paint open view from the farm. This was an oil and I used custom primed linen. I returned next day to the torrential rain. So, here I was again painting from my car! I had always wanted to paint the Heritage Street just to capture those poles and wires! This painting ended up winning the second place. The contest was judged by artist John Poon. I was back in Raleigh so missed the judging and awards ceremony. Couple of my paintings are still available with Kinston CCA. I plan to be back in 2017…

"Gordon Street". 11x14 Watercolor on paper. Available. Kinston NC Paintings.
“Gordon Street”. 11×14 Watercolor on paper. Available.
"Wet Day in Kinston". 2nd place winner in 2016 Kinston annual plein air paint out. 12x16. Watercolor on paper. Original sold. Prints available. Kinston NC paintings.
“Wet Day in Kinston”. 2nd place winner in 2016 Kinston annual plein air paint out. 12×16. Watercolor on paper. Original sold. Prints available.
"Lenoir County". 16x20. Oil on linen. Kinston NC Paintings
“Lenoir County”. 16×20. Oil on linen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Rainy Day in Kinston". First place winner in 2015 annual Kinston plein air paint out. Original sold- prints available. 2016 official poster of the Kinston BBQ festival. Kinston NC Paintings
“Rainy Day in Kinston”. First place winner in 2015 annual Kinston plein air paint out. Original sold- prints available. 2016 official poster of the Kinston BBQ festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

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Southport NC paintings by Carolina fine Artist

Southport NC paintings by Carolina fine Artist

I have been painting beautiful town of Southport for few years now. The town invites artists to plein air paintouts and wet-paint sales every spring and fall. I have enjoyed painting this quaint town and am thankful to many art patrons who have purchased my original paintings. This year, I did two watercolors and one oil. I did oil painting on Friday and watercolors on Saturday. The oil painting sold on the same day and watercolor sold at the Wet-paint sale. This year, I decided to change locations and compositions of my paintings. I have always painted water and boats- so, Bay Street painting was a definite change! It is possible that I may be doing a live wedding painting at the Gazebo next year!

"Southport Marsh". Southport NC paintings. Oil painting on linen. Original sold- prints available.
“Southport Marsh”. Oil painting on linen. Original sold- prints available.
"Bay Street, Southport". Southport NC paintings. Watercolor on paper. Original sold, prints available
“Bay Street, Southport”. Watercolor on paper. Original sold, prints available
"View from Gazebo". Southport NC paintings. 12x16. Watercolor on paper. Available.
“View from Gazebo”. 12×16. Watercolor on paper. Available.

Lately, I have been making custom surface for my oil paintings. I usually paint on oil-primed linen. And now I apply titanium or lead ground to make a smoother and less absorbent surface. This makes a marked difference for all prima and plein air work. I haven’t settled on the ideal surface for my watercolors yet. I usually do plein air work on rough surface. Southport watercolors above were done on cold-pressed surface. I very rarely use hot-pressed surface for pen air work. I stick with Arches most of the time and sometimes Saunder’s Waterford. When I paint figures and nudes during my life drawing/ painting sessions, I use many different varieties. More on that later…

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

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Boats, waterfronts, beach and sand watercolor art by Tesh Parekh

I love painting outdoors and some of my favorite times is Spring and Summer when I can paint anything boats, waterfronts, beach and sand.  There is something majestic about ocean life to me and something soothing as well.  I have a collection to share of some of my favorite paintings that are watercolors.  Let me know if you have a favorite boat, beach house, or commercial building like hotels or boardwalks that you would like painted.  I can be commissioned for those year round.

-Tesh

 

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Myrtle Beach Landscape #1. 16×20. Watercolor. Plein Air. I painted this scene from the balcony. Started one evening and finished next morning. Original and Prints available
Afternoon, Southport. Watercolor painting on paper.
Afternoon, Southport. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
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Southport Painting 16X20 Watercolor Original and prints available
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Southport ll – Watercolor – 16×20 Original and Prints available
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Harbor painting – Watercolor – 16×20 Original and prints available
Southport. Watercolor painting on paper.
Southport. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Morning, Southport. Watercolor painting on paper.
Morning, Southport. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Evening, Southport. Watercolor painting on paper.
Evening, Southport. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Dusk, Southport. Watercolor painting on paper.
Dusk, Southport. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Morning, Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper.
Morning, Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Early Morning, Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper.
Early Morning, Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Afternoon, Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper.
Afternoon, Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Sunny Day, Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper.
Sunny Day, Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Fishing at the Pier, Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper.
Fishing at the Pier, Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper.
Wrightsville Beach. Plein air. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Feeding the seagulls. Watercolor painting on paper.
Feeding the seagulls. Watercolor painting on paper. My son Ian on the Wrightsville Beach NC. Original and Prints available
Boats at the Gateway of India. Watercolor painting on paper.
Boats at the Gateway of India. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Gateway of India. Watercolor painting on paper.
Gateway of India. Watercolor painting on paper. Original and Prints available
Myrtle beach evening. Gouache on paper.
Myrtle beach evening. Gouache on paper. Original and Prints available
Old Yacht Basin. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper.
Old Yacht Basin. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper. Original and Prints available
Southport Sunset. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper.
Southport Sunset. Plein Air. Watercolor on paper. Original and Prints available
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Summer on the water original watercolor ~ Original and prints are available
Apollo Bunder, Mumbai. 11x21. Watercolor on paper.
Apollo Bunder, Mumbai. 11×21. Watercolor on paper. Original and prints available
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Myrtle beach on a cloudy day 16×20 Original and prints available
Myrtle Beach Landscape #1. 16×20. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air.
Myrtle Beach Landscape #1. 16×20. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air. Original and Prints available
Myrtle Beach Landscape #2. 15×22. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air.
Myrtle Beach Landscape #2. 15×22. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air. Original and prints available
Beach Scene. Myrtle Beach SC. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air.
Beach Scene. Myrtle Beach SC. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air. Original and prints available
Beach Chairs. Myrtle Beach SC. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air.
Beach Chairs. Myrtle Beach SC. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air. Prints available
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New Bern in the morning 16″x20″ Original and prints available
"Dusk- New Bern". 9x12. Watercolor on paper. Artist - Tesh Parekh
“Dusk- New Bern”. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. Artist – Tesh Parekh Original and prints available
"Marina- New Bern". 12x16. Watercolor on paper. Artist - Tesh Parekh
“Marina- New Bern”. 12×16. Watercolor on paper. Artist – Tesh Parekh Original and Prints available
"Docked- New Bern". 16x12. Watercolor on paper. Artist - Tesh Parekh
“Docked- New Bern”. 16×12. Watercolor on paper. Artist – Tesh Parekh Original and prints available
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Catamaran at dusk 12X16 Original and prints available
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“Wilmington Waterfront”. 15×22. Watercolor on paper. Plein air. Original and Prints available
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Yellow Flag. Myrtle Beach SC. 9×12. Watercolor. Plein Air. The lifeguards were very helpful and I am glad I could capture this pair. Original and Prints available

Plein Air Oil Painting “On The Edge” by Raleigh Fine Artist

Plein Air Oil Painting

This is late season portrait of the North Carolina winter. Ground covered with leaves and bare trees. I painted this at one my favorite spots at the Durant Nature Park. I will be doing more plein air painting in oils this year. My interest, as always, is in creating traditional art. I am not interested in broken color effects or masterful brushwork or brilliantly transparent passages. I do not use paint thinners, mediums or any other secret ingredients when I paint in oils. So, my goal is to cover the painting surface with paint layer without worrying about special effects. If the painting turns out to be good, it is simply by-product of focused observation followed by simple execution.

I used Charvin paints for this painting. It is painted on Winsor & Newton canvas panel. I had applied oil painting ground on this panel few months ago. This year is going to be busy for plein air painting. So, I will be certainly exploring more painting surfaces.

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

"On the Edge". 8x10. Plein Air Oil Painting on panel.
“On the Edge”. 8×10. Plein Air Oil Painting on panel.

Paintings of Raleigh En Plein Air and in Studio by North Carolina Fine Artist

Paintings of Raleigh En Plein Air and in Studio

These are some of my favorite paintings of Raleigh. The larger paintings were done in the studio and others were either completely done en plain air or started plein air and finished in the studio. North Carolina autumn is simply magical. Crisp cool air and beautiful colors everywhere. And while autumn landscapes are perfect subjects at that time of the year, I also love painting cityscapes and streetscapes.  Studio paintings were done from the references and the only challenge was may be the scale of the paintings. But, I was fascinated by the light outdoors and the experience of painting in freezing cold. As with my autumn landscapes, I used minimal painting supplies. Being prepared to deal with the weather was the key. After I had started painting “View from Blount Street”, it started to rain. So, I finished it sitting in my truck! One of the reasons I love watercolor medium. It allows me to adapt to changing conditions outdoors. While painting Christ Church, it rained on me and my painting and the final painting has rain drops mixed in! Each plein air painting brings back many memories of the experiences I had while being out there. The winter has slowed down my plein air adventures. But, I hope to be out soon to capture the winter light. Meanwhile, I am working in my studio and have done several large studio paintings that I will be posting soon…

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Raleigh Downtown Autumn. Watercolor painting on paper.
Raleigh Downtown Autumn. Watercolor painting on paper.
Morgan Street. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper.
Morgan Street. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper.
NC State Capitol Evening. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper.
NC State Capitol Evening. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper.
View from Blount Street. Plein air watercolor painting on paper.
View from Blount Street. Plein air watercolor painting on paper.
Christ Church. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper.
Christ Church. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper.
Hargett Street Evening. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper.
Hargett Street Evening. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper.
Sunny Day, Raleigh Downtown. Watercolor painting on paper.
Sunny Day, Raleigh Downtown. Watercolor painting on paper.

 

Hayes Barton Evening. Watercolor painting on paper.
Hayes Barton Evening. Watercolor painting on paper.
RDU Takeoff. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper.
RDU Takeoff. Plein Air Watercolor painting on paper.
Salisbury Street. Watercolor painting on paper.
Salisbury Street. Watercolor painting on paper.
Raleigh Snow. Watercolor painting in paper.
Raleigh Snow. Watercolor painting in paper.