Mumbai! Watercolor paintings by Raleigh Fine Artist

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

"Mumbai Street Scene". 12x9. Watercolor on paper. By Tesh Parekh
“Mumbai Street Scene”. 12×9. Watercolor on paper. By Tesh Parekh. Suburban street scene. Can’t miss those auto rickshaws! I loved the golden evening light.
"The Gardner". 9x12. Watercolor on paper. By Tesh Parekh
“The Gardner”. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. By Tesh Parekh. This is the view from my family’s home. I painted this from life. I made reference pencil sketches of the gardener since he moved a lot. So, this little garden was full of tall grass and weeds. And the gardener cleared it little by little each day. Without using any tools.
"The Lord Ganesha Immersion Night". 9x12. Watercolor on paper. By Tesh Parekh
“The Lord Ganesha Immersion Night”. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. By Tesh Parekh. I had gone out for dinner with my family and on the way home saw this procession. I loved the energy of this celebration.
"The Lord Ganesha Immersion Procession". 9x12. Watercolor on paper. By Tesh Parekh
“The Lord Ganesha Immersion Procession”. 9×12. Watercolor on paper. By Tesh Parekh. The celebrations are all day and night. It is quite an experience.
"Weathered Mumbai Wall". 12x9. Watercolor on paper. By Tesh Parekh
“Weathered Mumbai Wall”. 12×9. Watercolor on paper. By Tesh Parekh. Another view from my family’s home. Mumbai wall. Weathered by many hot summers and monsoons.