My latest watercolor paintings from recent trip to Mumbai. I was visiting my family for ten days. I went to Mumbai after nine long years! Much has changed there while some of the things have remained the same.
The travel was long! Almost twenty-four hours from my home in US to my family’s home in Mumbai. Each way. The North Carolina weather was pleasant when I left. Mumbai weather? Hot! And humid Even for the locals!
I sketched and painted almost everyday. I had to travel light so could only carry bare minimum supplies. Painting in humidity was a challenge. But, that is the fun of painting in watercolors. You learn something new with each painting. I may have learned a thing or two about myself during this trip.
Below paintings are from around my family’s home in suburb. I also took a commuter train ride to Mumbai city to collect references for bigger paintings. That was quite an adventure for me, since I am no longer used to Mumbai’s weather and commuter trains. But, I enjoyed it and I am glad I could bring home material I can use. Look out for those other paintings…
– Tesh Parekh
Live Wedding Artist