So, I have finally done it- plein air painting at the State Fair! And it was as much fun as taking my 6 y/o son Ian to the fair. I have been to the fair for many years and we have taken Ian every year. He loves the fair! I had always wanted to paint at the fair en plain air (I had done a studio painting earlier).
I went to the fair three times this year: once with Ian and Mica and then twice to paint. I was lucky to have beautiful weather. Visit with Ian was for the family fun. The food, rides, exhibits and walking around. My other two visits were to paint. I painted State Fair #2 & 3 on my first plein air adventure at the fair. Many people stopped by and shared kind words. When I walked around carrying my easel and painting supplies, I realized how big the fair was! The fair offers incredible array of subjects. So, I was not satisfied with just two paintings and had to return to paint more! During m second plein air adventure at the fair, I painted State Fair #4 and also made pencil sketch and drawing. Just when the light was almost gone, I painted “Smoked Turkey Legs”. I learned few new things about watercolors and plein air painting. And had great time interacting with people who had stopped by. And those are the reasons enough for me to go back next year!
Amanda Baxley of Raleigh has won the first giveaway from Tesh Parekh, Artist
It is funny how the winner of this painting came today to pick up her print ~ the FIRST day of the NC State Fair. She loves the fair, always has and when she saw this painting for the first time at one of my pop-up gallery showings, she instantly fell in love. She was one of the very first people to sign up for my newsletter, and when it came time to pull the name for the first giveaway, when I saw her name in my hand (we did the drawing the old fashioned way), I was so excited. Amanda would ask me about the painting every time she saw me and she was just couldn’t believe it when we called her to tell her she had won. She, like many others, probably thought that never in a million years would she win, but she did. She enjoys getting my newsletter via email, just once a month, that showcases the beautiful work that I get to paint each day. You as well can subscribe for my newsletter HERE and maybe you will win a print when we draw in December. Well, time for me to get back at it ~ I can’t wait to show you what I have been working on for the past two weeks!
Above is the original piece that the print was made from ~ the original is available for sale. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the print.
I have two paintings juried into the 2012 North Carolina State Fair. One of the paintings is of the State Fair! Both paintings are available for purchase. You can also purchase print of the State Fair painting via this website or by contacting me. I will be working on couple of more paintings of the State Fair this year.
I will be displaying and selling my art this Thursday (October 18, 2012) from 6-9 PM at the Crabtree Chiropractic Center in Raleigh. The address is: 4517 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC. This event is open to public. Please stop by!
My oil painting “A Matter of Time” and Plein Air watercolor “State Capitol, Raleigh” have been juried into NC State Fair (images of both were posted on my blog earlier). I sent in my entry at the last minute and was pleasently surprised! “A Matter of time” is also a winner in Jerry’s Artarama’s Lukas contest. My work is also on display at Cary Gallery of Artists (where I am a member), as well as Wake Forest Art & Frame and Wake Forest Coffee Company. Please check out!