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Raleigh Fine Artist – plein air painting for Local Color Gallery

View from Willard. 16x20. Plein air watercolor on paper.

My plein air painting for Local Color Gallery‘s annual paint out. My first paint out with this gallery was in 2007 or 2008. The paint out attracts a talented group of artists each year. I could not join them during last couple of years. I had a busy Saturday but took the opportunity to do […]

Raleigh Fine Artist – Easter Mist Over Raleigh watercolor painting

Easter mist over Raleigh. 11x21. Watercolor on paper.
11 Apr 2013 / in Cityscape, Landscape, Painting, Watercolor

I love painting cityscapes. The aerial view of Raleigh is one of my favorites to paint. I saw this view on Easter. It had been raining and was misty. I painted this in my studio. This is one of the two paintings I plan to enter into Visual Art Exchange’s annual Scope exhibition. The painting […]

Raleigh Plein Air Artist – Sunday Antique Market

Sunday Antique Market. 12x16. Watercolor on paper.

Finally the spring has arrived in Raleigh! That means more¬†plein air painting! I love cold weather too. But, I get busy during winter time and rarely get to go out and paint. Most of my work in winter is done in studio and at night. April is also the start of wedding painting season for […]

Raleigh NC Live Event Artist – Live Event Sketch at Top of the Hill Restaurant in Chapel Hill

Invisible Groom. Live event sketch in Watercolor. Artist - Tesh Parekh
11 Mar 2013 / in Alla Prima, Event Painting, Watercolor

I was recently in Chapel Hill to promote my Live Wedding Paintings. I was invited by my friend Joye Speight of Virtue Events for a wedding show called “Invisible Groom”. The show was at Top of the Hill Restaurant. I enjoyed meeting many of my fellow wedding vendors and couples. And while at the event, […]

Raleigh Downtown in Winter – A Watercolor Painting by NC Fine Artist

07 Feb 2013 / in Cityscape, Landscape, Painting, Watercolor

I love painting cityscapes! There is a certain challenge- you have to rearrange different elements to make a good picture while still keeping the character of the place. This is a studio painting. I saw this view of Raleigh Downtown recently in the evening. It was cloudy and windy. I could almost feel the snow! […]

Latest show and news – Raleigh Fine Artist

19 Jan 2013 / in Event, Gallery, News

I hope you are having a wonderful 2013! November and December were busy months for me last year. I made quite a few paintings. It is time to display those paintings now! Last few days, I have been busy matting and framing my work. I even made several frames myself! Honestly, it took me longer […]

Watercolor paintings of Wake Forest – by Raleigh NC Fine Artist

Bend in the road. 14x21. Watercolor on paper. Artist - Tesh Parekh
18 Dec 2012 / in Landscape, Painting, Watercolor

I live close to Wake Forest where I have had couple of art shows. The Cotton Company will be hosting another one in January, 2013. Earlier, I had posted recent paintings of Joyner Park in Wake Forest. I also love Seminary. Here are two paintings from area around the Seminary. I have always wanted to […]

Raleigh Downtown at Christmas – A watercolor painting by NC Fine Artist

Raleigh Downtown at Christmas. 14x21. Watercolor and Gouache on paper.

This is the view of Raleigh Downtown from NC State Capitol. Painted on a tinted paper with both watercolor and gouache. Gouache was used for creating lights and accents in the painting. This is one of my several paintings of Raleigh downtown. I often paint there en plein air. I did a sketch yesterday evening […]

Secret Creek Autumn – A gouache panting by Raleigh NC fine artist

Secret Creek Autumn. Gouache on paper. 21x14. Artist - Tesh Parekh
06 Dec 2012 / in Gouache, Landscape, Painting

This painting was inspired by Thomas Moran! Thomas Moran is one of my favorite artists. I am amazed by his watercolor and gouache paintings. His oil landscapes are simply beautiful! One of his oil landscape is in the collection of NC Museum of Art. Sadly, NC Museum of Art does not have a single watercolor […]

Joyner Park, Wake Forest – A watercolor painting by Raleigh NC Fine Artist

Evening at Joyner Park. Watercolor. Artist - Tesh Parekh
04 Dec 2012 / in Cityscape, Landscape, Painting, Watercolor

I was at Joyner Park in Wake Forest couple of days and saw this beautiful evening light. I love this park with open grounds, old structures and pecan trees. I did not have my painting supplies, so, I returned next evening. Originally, I wanted to do a quick gouache painting, since I was using tinted […]

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