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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 […]

Live wedding painting at The Oaks at Salem in Apex North Carolina by Raleigh Artist

I finally had my opportunity to paint live at the beautiful  Oaks at Salem in Apex NC! I have known owner April Maness for awhile. In fact, when I had painted my first ceremony painting at the All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, April was the photographer for that wedding. I did not have the opportunity to meet […]

Painting with Charvin Paints

28 May 2014 / in Alla Prima, Oil, Painting

Like good canvas and brushes, good paints are really important to oil painting. Paints are even more important for direct painting techniques like plein air and alla prima. You need paints with right consistency and quality. Direct painting is hard enough! I face challenges of direct painting when I paint live at Weddings and Events. […]

Live Wedding Painting : first dance of Katherine and Manny by Raleigh NC Live Event Artist

First dance of Katherine and Manny. Live wedding painting at NRCC. 18x24 oil on linen.
20 Jun 2013 / in Alla Prima, Oil, Wedding Painting

What an amazing weekend! One of the busiest for sure. On Saturday I was honored to paint live at Katherine and Manny’s wedding reception. The reception was at the beautiful North Ridge Country Club (NRCC) in Raleigh NC. The club is not too far from where I live. I have been traveling for assignments, so, […]

All Saints Chapel Raleigh – Live Wedding Painting { Ashley + Chris }

Ashley & Chris. Live Wedding Painting at All Saints Chapel. Oil on Linen. 16x12.
14 May 2013 / in Alla Prima, Oil, Painting, Wedding Painting

One of my first live wedding paintings was at the beautiful All Saints Chapel in Raleigh. That was a watercolor painting of ceremony back in 2009. So, this historic chapel is very special to me! And I was excited to be commissioned by Ashley’s parents to paint live there again. This was a live wedding […]

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 […]

Raleigh Wedding Painter – Carolina Country Club Wedding Painting { Jordan + Brent }

27 Jul 2012 / in Oil, Painting, Wedding Painting

I did above painting for the beautiful Carolina Country Club in Raleigh NC. Brenda Whitley  (Social Director with the club) had invited me to paint Jordan and Brent’s wedding reception. Couple of years ago I had painted Rod and Amy Brind’Amour’s wedding ceremony and delivered the finished painting to the Carolina Country Club. But, this […]

Event Painting for the launch of NC Wish Upon A Wedding – by Raleigh Live Event Artist

28 Sep 2011 / in Event, Event Painting, Oil, Painting

It was quite an honor doing a live event painting for the launch of North Carolina Wish Upon A Wedding. The launch party was held at Top of the Hill restaurant in Chapel Hill (the Great Room). WUW supports such an amazing cause! I met so many wonderful people at this event (I had the privilege of knowing […]

“Pursuit of Light” wins honorable mention in Jerry’s Artarama’s Lukas painting contest

15 Sep 2011 / in Landscape, Oil, Painting

Pursuit of Light. 24×18. Oil on linen. Available. While I am preparing to paint live this weekend (wedding reception at the Angus Barn Pavilions), I just received this news! My painting “Pursuit of Light” has won honorable mention in the Jerry’s Artarama’s Lukas competition. Quick post- will write more about this painting soon… – Tesh […]

An Alla Prima Painting in Oil- “Flowers of Fresh Affairs” by North Carolina Wedding Painter

09 Aug 2011 / in Alla Prima, Event Painting, Oil, Painting

“Flowers of Fresh Affairs”. Oil on Canvas. 18″x24″. Artist – Tesh Parekh This is a fun painting I did at the Fresh Affairs in Raleigh. Lyn Graves had kindly invited me to paint live at the Tabletop Extravaganza. I have seen and captured the work of Fresh Affairs team many times- it is simply spectacular! It […]

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