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Plein Air painting with Paint NC group

Prairie Ridge

Prairie Ridge trail. Watercolor (Plein Air). 12×16. Available.

I was recently invited by my fellow artist Jean Scholz to join triangle Plein Air group- Paint North Carolina. If you are interested in Plein Air painting, I highly recommend that you join this group or paint with them. Please visit http://www.paintnc.org/ for more information. If you are not familiar with “Plein Air”, it simply means painting outdoors. You can use any medium and tools to paint outdoors. I use both watercolors and oils, but, seem to be doing more watercolors than oils. Mostly because I find watercolors to be more portable (I can carry some in my pocket!). I am working on simplifying my oil painting tools so I can do more oil paintings outdoors. This image is of my first painting with Paint NC group. The location was Prairie Ridge. This was also my first time painting at Prairie Ridge: it is a beautiful location. I loved this trail and although it was a warm day, decided to paint in the sun. As I was painting, a grasshopper decided to seat on my watercolor block and refused to move! This painting is on the display for sale at Wake Forest Art & Frame.

Update on Feb 5, 2010: this painting, along with “Winnie Sketching” is on the display at the Nature Gallery at Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh, NC). Both paintings are part of the Paint NC show at the museum. The show features paintings done at the Prairie Ridge.  “Winnie Sketching” is also featured on the poster for the show.

Tesh Parekh

Portraits,Wedding & Event Paintings, Landscape, Still Life and more…

My art is online at: www.teshparekh.com

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