Watercolor paintings of India

Watercolor paintings of India.

These are the paintings of my hometown of Amreli. This was the place where I was born and where I grew up. I have not visited Amreli for many years (couple of decades to be exact). My brother and sister now live in Mumbai and they often travel there with my Dad. We no longer own our childhood home. But, we have many relatives and friends who live there. My sister was in Amreli few months ago and sent me photos she had taken with her cell phone. I was amazed at how this place still looks the same. When we were growing up, not seeing any changes and growth was disappointing. And now it feels kind of comforting to know that it is not much affected by the twenty first century. As I painted these watercolors from my sister’s photos, it was like taking a walk down the memory lane. It took me back to the streets and my childhood home. I remember running bare feet on those streets and later on riding bicycles. Many streets did not even have names…

– Tesh Parekh

Fine Artist

www.TeshParekhArt.com

Pencil drawing for The Tower.
Pencil drawing for The Tower.
The Tower. Watercolor painting on paper. This is the tower of Amreli.
The Tower. Watercolor painting on paper. This is the tower of Amreli.
J.C. Watercolor painting on paper. My Dad walking down the street where we grew up.
J.C. Watercolor painting on paper. My Dad walking down the street where we grew up.
Pencil drawing for J.C.
Pencil drawing for J.C.
The Door. Drybrush watercolor on paper. The back door to my childhood home. Like rest of the old town, it still looks the same.
The Door. Drybrush watercolor on paper. The back door to my childhood home. Like rest of the old town, it still looks the same.
Amreli Street. Watercolor painting on paper. Dusty street of Amreli. Still looks the way I remember it.
Amreli Street. Watercolor painting on paper. Dusty street of Amreli. Still looks the way I remember it.
Wash Day. Watercolor painting on paper. Clothes are still hand washed and dried on the clothes line.
Wash Day. Watercolor painting on paper. Clothes are still hand washed and dried on the clothes line.
The Window. Watercolor painting on paper. Window of my childhood home.
The Window. Watercolor painting on paper. Window of my childhood home.
Five Dry Taps. Watercolor painting on paper. This was the bath in my childhood home. Those taps were always dry.
Five Dry Taps. Watercolor painting on paper. This was the bath in my childhood home. Those taps were always dry.