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Holiday commissions by Raleigh NC Fine Artist

03 Nov 2017 / in Commission

I am accepting Holiday commissions! Please contact me for painting of people, pets, homes, weddings and boudoir. I can work with the photos and also schedule a photo session. An original commissioned painting will make a great gift for you or a friend/ family member. I offer commissions in watercolors, oils and pencil.     […]

Oil Portrait Commission of Julia by Raleigh NC fine Artist

29 Jan 2015 / in Commission, Oil, Painting

Oil Portrait Commission of Julia This oil portrait commission was a Christmas gift for Julia’s grandparents. I was commissioned by Julia’s Dad- Andrew. Based on our consultation meeting, we had decided to do a photo session. We had also decided on the size and medium. Andrew loved one particular image, so, we decided to use that […]

Bar Mitzvah Portrait in Watercolor by Raleigh NC Fine Artist

Bar Mitzvah Portrait This is one of the fastest portraits I have ever done! I created Jovon’s Bar Mitzvah Portrait in watercolor in my studio between his Bar Mitzvah ceremony and reception. I had photographer his Mitzvah portraits at the Beth Meyer Synagogue. I liked one of those images and used it as a reference. Originally, I […]

Raleigh Portrait Artist – Oil Portrait on Linen

16 Nov 2012 / in Oil, Painting, Portrait

This is an oil portrait of my son Ian! I frequently sketch him from life. That practice helps me sketch when I am painting live at weddings and events! This portrait is based on an image I had captured while he was standing by the front door, curiously observing the world outside. I paint portraits […]

Departed- a watercolor painting by Raleigh NC artist

17 Jun 2010 / in Animals, Painting, Watercolor

Departed. 15×22. Watercolor on Fabriano 300 lb HP paper. Some painting ideas are like a splinter under your skin! This one came to me when my wife was in a hospital several years ago. From the hospital room window, I could see a helicopter sitting on top of a building. originally, I wanted to somehow […]

“Concert at North Hills”- A live event painting by Tesh Parekh

Concert at North Hills. 13×19. Watercolor on Saunder’s Waterford 140 lb Rough paper. Painted live. I had dreaded about making this painting! I frequently paint live at weddings & events, however, what worried me here was the complexity! I painted this as a part of North Hills plein air competition. The competition has now been […]

Wedding Painting of Marci and Brian- Raleigh, NC Wedding Painter

Marci and Brian. 12×16. Watercolor on Arches 300 lb CP paper. This is my recent studio wedding painting. I had photographed Marci’s wedding last year (when I am not painting, I do professional photography- www.iwpphotography.com). Marci was a wonderful bride. Many brides have their Bridal portraits photographed prior to the wedding. Marci opted to do […]

In memory of Kyle Byrd- an oil portrait

02 Feb 2010 / in Oil, Painting, Portrait

Kyle. Oil on linen. 16″x20″. NFS. First, let me introduce Kyle. I never got the opportunity to meet this young soul. All I know about him is from the people who love him. And there are so many! I asked his mom Karen Byrd to share Kyle’s story. It brought tears to my eyes: “I […]

Watercolor painting for Safe Haven for Cats: “Waiting”

 “Waiting”. 8×10. Watercolor. Available for purchase via Safe Haven for Cats live auction. This is the painting I just did for the auction. I used my friend Courtney Banko’s beautiful image as a reference. Earlier I had done two more paintings from her images. Those were for the SPCA auction on Oct 4. I like […]

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