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

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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

Live wedding paintings – recent commissions

Live wedding paintings – recent commissions

My recent live wedding painting commissions- not in any particular order. As you can see, I paint both ceremony and reception and I also paint in oils as well as watercolors. I paint indoors as well as outdoors! I will be blogging about each painting on my dedicated Live Wedding Painting website- please be sure to check out and register for updates!

If you like my work and would like to commission me for your upcoming wedding, please contact me. I also accept studio commissions.

You can check out reviews from latest clients on my Facebook page.

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist & Live Wedding Painter
2017 Poster Artist for NC Seafood Festival
Available for People, Pet & Home Portrait commissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Portraits by North Carolina Fine Artist

House Portraits

I accept commissions of home portraits. I paint house portraits in Watercolor and Oil. I can paint from photos, take my own photos (for local locations) and I also paint on location. A custom house portrait of past or new home will make a precious keepsake and will make a great gift- whether for your spouse, family member, friend or client.Please contact me to commission me for your very own custom home portrait!

Here are sample paintings of homes in Watercolor and Oil.

– Tesh Parekh

Award-Winning Fine Artist & Live Wedding Painter
Available for People, Pet & Home Portrait commissions
Poster artist for 2017 NC Seafood Festival
www.TeshParekhArt.com
www.liveweddingpaintings.com

Schwa Show- National Juried Art Exhibition

Schwa Show – National Juried Art Exhibition

I am catching up on the blog update! I have been busy with new and exciting adventures- some of those I will be able to share next year. And also, there was a problem with updating my website and blog. Technology! One of the updates I could not share on my website was the “12 Days of Christmas Print sale”.  You can still check this out on my Facebook page.

“Fog” was inspired by one foggy morning view at the Durant Nature Park in Raleigh. I painted it in watercolor to keep the effect subtle (13×19 size). I painted it with thin glazes. I may have used little bit of white and gum arabic. This was one of the two paintings I had submitted to the Schwa show and was accepted. Schwa Show is Pitt County Arts Council’s National Juried Art Exhibition. The show dates are Jan 6-27, 2017 at the Emerge Gallery & Art Center in Greenville NC.

Happy Holidays!

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

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"Fog". 13x19. Watercolor on paper. Juried into Schwa Show- Pitt County Arts Council's National Juried Show.
“Fog”. 13×19. Watercolor on paper. Juried into Schwa Show- Pitt County Arts Council’s National Juried Show.

Annapolis Paintings – original oil and watercolor

Annapolis Paintings done recently in my studio. From a trip I had taken couple of years ago. I was there with Mica and Ian. We had a great time walking around the waterfront. We also took a Cruise which helped me see and capture panoramic view of the city and its harbor. These new paintings have both- boats and cars!

“Annapolis Evening” is watercolor. I may have used bit of opaque white. I wanted to capture colors and energy of the evening so kept the painting loose. I also liked another composition of this same view- I may paint that in the future. Busy traffic on the left side is in contrast to the docked boat on the right side.

“Maryland Avenue, Annapolis” is watercolor. With State House in the background. The shadows define the early afternoon on the street.

“Annapolis Harbor” is oil on linen panel. I used pre-primed linen and applied couple of additional coats of traditional lead ground. Painted in alla prima manner without use of solvents and mediums.

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Annapolis Evening. 16x20. Watercolor on paper. Paintings of Annapolis
Annapolis Evening. 16×20. Watercolor on paper.
Maryland Avenue. 14x11. Watercolor on paper. Paintings of Annapolis.
Maryland Avenue. 14×11. Watercolor on paper.
Annapolis Harbor. 11x14. Oil on panel. Paintings of Annapolis
Annapolis Harbor. 11×14. Oil on panel.

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

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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.

Philadelphia paintings

Philadelphia paintings

I have been doing a series of Philadelphia paintings and these are two from last year. From my trips to this beautiful city couple of years ago. Although I had been there few times in the past, this time I had opportunity to visit downtown and see amazing architecture of historic buildings. I was there with my family and we all enjoyed our short stay. We had stayed close to the City Hall so I got to admire it everyday. In fact, I could see it from the hotel window.

I often paint cityscapes and streetscapes. I live in a City so this is an obvious subject for me to paint. The tall building offer many verticals. And then there is movement- cars and people are always on the go. And a place like Philadelphia also offers interesting architecture. And sometimes, the light and shadows create interesting patterns.

I have planned more paintings of Philadelphia. And I would love to return there may be for a longer period.

I recently returned from my trip to New York city and look forward to creating a series of paintings from that trip…

– Tesh Parekh

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"Philadelphia City Hall". Watercolor painting on paper. 19x13. Philadelphia paintings
“Philadelphia City Hall”. Watercolor painting on paper. 19×13. Available.
"City Hall Afternoon, Philadelphia". Watercolor painting on paper. 19x13. Available. Philadelphia paintings.
“City Hall Afternoon, Philadelphia”. Watercolor painting on paper. 19×13. Available.

2016 WSNC 71st juried exhibition entry

2016 WSNC 71st juried exhibition entry

I recently joined back Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC) and had opportunity to submit my work for the 2016 WSNC 71st juried exhibition. I had submitted 2 entries, out of which “Carolina Summer Sky” has been accepted. The exhibition is juried by Mark Mehaffey. The exhibition will take place in October at the Dare County Arts Council. My painting will also be part of the traveling exhibit. Congratulations to my fellow artists who have made the show as well!

This painting is of the Shelley Lake. The tranquil lake is such a contrast to the storm cloud! Here in North Carolina, the weather can change quickly.

I used Rublev paints on 300 lb watercolor paper. I often use these pan colors when I want complete control over my painting process. I have also used these paints for my plein air work.

I am just getting back into submitting works for shows and competitions. It is time-consuming, expensive and at times, un-nerving. More on that later…

– Tesh Parekh

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"Carolina Summer Sky". 18x14 watercolor on paper. Accepted into 2016 WSNC 71st juried exhibition
“Carolina Summer Sky”. 18×14 watercolor on paper. Accepted into 2016 WSNC 71st juried exhibition

 

Figurative paintings by Raleigh NC Fine Artist

Figurative paintings by Raleigh NC Fine Artist

I often paint figures as part of my streetscapes and landscapes. But lately, my focus has been painting solitary figures & nudes. I often sketch figures when I am out and about. Mostly in pencil and sometimes in watercolors. These sketches provide me with reference materials for my genre scenes. For my solitary figures, I have been relying on friends and family. But lately, I have started hiring models.

What drives me is my curiosity about people and finding ways to represent what I see. I have new figurative paintings in the works.

There are many fine figurative artists- my inspiration for figure paintings are Andrew Wyeth, Richard Schmid and Jeremy Lipking.

While I sketch people at every opportunity, it is not enough. So, I participate in figure and portrait drawing programs of Sertoma Arts Center, Village Art Circle Gallery and Artspace. And of course, I have also started working with my own models. I will be posting more on this later.

I am currently looking for models for my figurative paintings and portrait work. If you are in Raleigh area, please contact me. I am looking for indoor/ outdoor poses. Locations will be in Raleigh area. I will snap reference photos and may also sketch from life. Mostly clothed poses- you don’t need to be a professional model for these. And nude poses, if you are a professional model. May be for an hour- couple of hours at the most. If you have a model portfolio online or on Model Mayhem, please include that. You will sign a model release. Compensation will be subject to session length and your experience.

– Tesh Parekh

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Figurative paintings. "Sun Texter". 11x14. Watercolor on paper. Available.
“Sun Texter”. 11×14. Watercolor on paper. Available.
Figurative paintings. "Secrets" - 14x22. Watercolor on paper. Available.
“Secrets” – 14×22. Watercolor on paper. Available.
Figurative paintings. "Black Gloves" - 21x14. Watercolor on paper. Available.
“Black Gloves” – 21×14. Watercolor on paper. Available.
Figurative paintings. "Nude". 21x14. Watercolor on paper. Available.
“Nude”. 21×14. Watercolor on paper. Available.