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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 […]

Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – a watercolor painting by Raleigh Fine Artist

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Charlotte. 14x11. Watercolor on paper. Artist - Tesh Parekh

Last weekend I was in Charlotte and enjoyed the St. Patrick’s Day festivities there! I spent most of the day and evening in Charlotte downtown. I love Charlotte’s downtown! I have done live event painting at one of the hotels there. In fact, I will be back in Charlotte tomorrow for live event painting assignment […]

Watercolor painting of UNC Bell Tower – en plein air in Chapel Hill by Raleigh Fine Artist

UNC Bell Tower. Plein air. Watercolor. 14x21. Artist - Tesh Parekh

On a recent trip to Chapel Hill, I saw this beautiful evening view of the UNC Bell Tower. I always carry my watercolors with me and really wanted to sit down to paint! However, finding parking was a challenge! And outdoor light does not last while you are driving around to find parking. I got […]

Painting of NC State Capitol for the Downtown Raleigh Alliance

After the rain - NC State Capitol. 16x20. Watercolor on paper. Artist - Tesh Parekh

Last week, I was invited by Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) to paint at their annual meeting. The meeting with art theme was held at the Raleigh Convention Center. I painted 16×20 watercolor of the NC State Capitol. I decided on this view since it seems to be painted less than the other views. I had […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

Raleigh Downtown on a Rainy Day – A watercolor painting by NC fine artist

29 Nov 2012 / in Cityscape, Landscape, Painting, Watercolor

Rain. Autumn. Raleigh downtown. State Capitol. What is not to like?! This was not an easy painting! I had to really work at it to make it all fluid! One thing I have learned about watercolors is that each painting requires a different plan of attack! What worked yesterday may not work today. Different humidity. […]

Painting Commission of Home by Raleigh Fine Artist

A client recently commissioned me to paint this portrait of her childhood home. This will be a gift to her mother. I worked from the photos. When painting buildings, my goal is to make a painting and not architectural rendering. I want to capture the likeness and character of the place but do not want […]

Mumbai watercolor by Raleigh fine artist

21 Nov 2012 / in Cityscape, Landscape, Painting, Watercolor

Apollo Bunder, Mumbai on a hazy and hot later Sumer day. I saw this view on my recent trip to India. The islet is Middle Ground Coastal Battery. One of my many Mumbai paintings. I am working on some more paintings of South Mumbai. I love the old Victorian and English architecture of many of the […]

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