2016 NC State Fair: my juried paintings

2016 NC State Fair: my juried paintings

NC State Fair is our family favorite! Have visited it many many times, and have taken Ian every year since he was a baby. I have also painted en plein air at the fair. But, it has been awhile since I had entered my paintings into NC State Fair’s Professional Juried competition.  So, I decided to enter this year. I entered two oil paintings- both were juried in and are currently on display during the fair at the Kerr Scott building.

“Carolina Beach Day” was inspired by one of our family trips to the Carolina Beach. I loved the clouds, colorful umbrellas and crowds enjoying the beach day. I used stretched linen. Although I buy pre-primed linen, I apply additional coats of ground. That is something I have learned from studying master artist Richard Schmid. Richard recommends using Lead Ground. I use it every now and then, but, it is a hassle to use it since I have small home studio space. So, I also use Gamblin’s Titanium Ground. I have also used Lead Ground from Natural Pigments and Williamsburg. Both are good. But, toxicity, especially when working at home is always a concern. So, I may also try Williamsburg’s Titanium Ground. I know- not the same thing as Lead, but, will work for me. Preparing my support this way is important for me as I do not use solvents. I had bought solvents and mediums hoping those will magically improve my paintings! Well, that did not work. All I got was headaches from using those. So, I am happy keeping things solvent free. I have to occassionally use little bit of Gamsol or Turpentine when I apply ground. But, I do that in the garage, so, I suffer less. Schmid uses Mineral Spirits, Turpentine and Painting medium, and uses Mineral Spirits to clean brushes while painting. This doesn’t work foe me, as even Gamsol bothers me. So, I use nothing but Linseed Oil to apply a very thin couch prior to painting, and also to clean brushes. Or I just wipe the brushes with paper towels as I go. I may write another blog once I have tried all the different grounds. If you have any questions, please contact me.

“Free Range” painting is of Brothers Farm in La Grange NC. I had painted there during Kinston’s Annual Paint Out. That painting- “Lenoir County” is currently with Kinston CCA. I loved the farm and plan to create more paintings. In “Free Range”, I was able to capture the light and the mood of a North Carolina farm. As I write this, Kinston was recently flooded during Hurricane Matthew.  I am hoping that life will soon return back to normal there. And I look forward to painting there next year.

If you visit the fair, please check out my paintings in the professional section…

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

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Carolina Beach Day. Oil painting on linen. 11x14.
Carolina Beach Day. Oil painting on linen. 11×14.
Free Range. Oil painting on linen. 16x20.
Free Range. Oil painting on linen. 16×20.

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