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Triangle Wine Experience 2011- A Live Event Painting by Raleigh NC Live Wedding and Event Artist

06 Feb 2011 / in Alla Prima, Event Painting, Oil

This was my second year painting live for the Triangle Wine Experience. Last year, I had done a 11″x14″ watercolor. This year, I decided to do an oil. I visited the location in advance to checkout lighting and find a good spot. ISES team had really transformed the inside of a warehouse! I used 16″x20″ linen. I also carried my studio floor lamp. Indoor events are difficult to paint! Especially formal events with subdued lighting! Oil painting is especially challenging because of the glare.

I started the painting by toning the linen. I painted rough under-painting in Transparent Red oxide. It was still early so most folks were not yet sitting at the table. My solution was to do pencil sketches of people in action while I waited for the under-painting to dry little bit. Then it was painting in full color. Of course, in such environment, it is hard to judge hue, value and intensity! You have to find a way to create depth in the painting. One advantage of oils is the slow drying. Watercolors will dry faster (but, not fast enough when you need!). However, it is easier to lay quick washes with watercolor! Not so with oils! Filling up linen with details and brush-stroke was a long process! I really sweated with this painting!

I had the painting finished, photographed and framed in time for the auction. My hope is that it will get a good price for the Frankie Lemmon Foundation. I am glad to be part of this event to support a great cause.

I am keeping busy with painting and photography! I have many inquiries for painting live at weddings and events. I hope to travel more this year for commissions. I am constantly learning. And that is a good thing…

– Tesh Parekh

Live Wedding and Event Artist

www.raleighweddingpainter.com

919-622-5399

email: tesh@teshfineartphoto.com

Painting your Wedding and Event live in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and beyond…

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This is part of the scene I painted! Photographer- Tesh Parekh

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Triangle Wine Experience 2011. Live Painting. Oil on Linen. 16"x20". Painted live on location in Raleigh NC. Artist- Tesh Parekh

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Finished painting on the easel- ready for the auction! Photographer- Tesh Parekh

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