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

Print rights for Myrtle Beach painting – sold

Print rights for Myrtle Beach painting – sold.

I had painted this watercolor en plein air! Yes- it was fun and exciting! One of the several plein air paintings I have done at the Myrtle Beach. A Myrtle Beach hotel recently purchased the rights to make prints of this painting. The painting will be reproduced as large prints for 200+ guest rooms. Since I professionally photograph all of my artwork, I was able to supply high resolution image of this painting very quickly. The original is available for purchase as well.

Please contact me, if you are interested in purchasing print rights to any of my paintings.

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Beach Scene. Myrtle Beach SC. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air.
Beach Scene. Myrtle Beach SC. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air.

 

Myrtle Beach painting in Gouache

I have painted the Myrtle Beach in watercolor before, but this is my first Myrtle Beach painting in Gouache. I love Myrtle beach, so no wonder I love painting it! Couple of years ago, I had made several plein air paintings when I was there (imagine painting watercolors on the beach, few feet away from the splashing waves!). I have sold many of those. This painting was done in studio. I wanted to capture the evening light on those clouds, so, I decided to use gouache. I sometimes use gouache to add little accents to my watercolors. And I also create complete paintings in gouache. Although some artists compare gouache to both oils and watercolors, my experience is different. I also know many purists frown upon using gouache in watercolor paintings. But, all of my favorite artists used gouache: Winslow Homer, Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, Turner, Thomas Moran and the list goes on!

I used off-white paper for this painting. Not the smooth kind that is normally recommended for gouache paintings. The challenge for me when painting in gouache is that, unlike watercolors I lose my drawing quickly and unlike oils, it is harder to “draw” with the paint. So, for me patience is the key when painting in gouache.

If you like my paintings, please know that I also sell prints and licenses.

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist and Live Wedding Painter

www.TeshParekhArt.com

 

Myrtle Beach evening. Gouache on paper.
Myrtle Beach evening. Gouache on paper.

Myrtle Beach SC Watercolor painting by Raleigh NC Fine Artist

"Red Flag, Myrtle Beach". 14x21. Watercolor on paper. Artist - Tesh Parekh
“Red Flag, Myrtle Beach”. 14×21. Watercolor on paper. Artist – Tesh Parekh

I had visited Myrtle Beach, South Carolina earlier this year. I made several plein air paintings and sketches while I was there. Above painting is a recent studio painting. The painting captures one of the stormy days of my stay at the North Myrtle Beach. Unlike my previous paintings (which are posted on this blog as well as under the Plein Air gallery), this view is from the water, where I was playing with my 4 y/o son. The clouds were the hardest part of this painting! I did not want to paint those too carefully. But, the clouds are important part of my story here.

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist and Live Wedding Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Myrtle Beach SC Plein Air Watercolor Paintings by Raleigh Fine Artist

Few days ago I had travelled to Myrtle Beach SC for a little family vacation. I always carry my watercolors with me wherever I go! So while I enjoyed spending time with my family, I did manage to make sketches and paintings. I carried my sketch-pad and watercolor blocks to the beach everyday. I also made pencil and ink sketches. Myrtle Beach is a busy place! And it wasn’t practical to setup and easel. So, basically I worked while sitting down. Of course, I got lot of fine sand in my palette as I painted! I did not mind little bit of mixed-media! The other challenge was humidity. It really was difficult to predict how the pigments will behave. And painting on variety of paper surfaces kept things interesting!

While I painted smaller sketches on the beach, I also did couple of bigger plein air paintings from the balcony. Of course, I missed the fun of sudden waves crashing on my stuff (I may have lost a brush or two). It took me 30 mins to 3 hours to complete each painting. I did talk to some nice folks as I painted. I especially enjoyed painting lifeguards.

All the paintings are available for purchase. I will also use these paintings as reference to create bigger oil painting or two in my studio.

I sketch a lot from life. This is a good practice for when I paint live at Weddings. I will be working on a wedding painting studio commission next for Carolina Country Club in Raleigh.

– Tesh Parekh

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Myrtle Beach Landscape #1. 16×20. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air. I painted this scene from the balcony. Started one evening and finished next morning.
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Myrtle Beach Landscape #2. 15×22. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air. I painted this scene from the balcony. The time was mid-morning.
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Lifeguard on Duty. Myrtle Beach SC. 8×5. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air. When painting on people, you have to work quickly. I work a lot from the memory.
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Yellow Flag. Myrtle Beach SC. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air. The lifeguards were very helpful and I am glad I could capture this pair.
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Beach Chairs. Myrtle Beach SC. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air. I made this sketch one afternoon. I remember moving back couple of times as waves kept rising.
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Beach Scene. Myrtle Beach SC. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. Plein Air. This was the last painting of my “vacation” and I really enjoyed it.