Thursday, February 22, 2018

Clear View

Window Cleaners  India Sketchbook 2017 watercolor by Meera Rao 

These three young ladies were part of the train cleaning crew. It was a bright sunny afternoon and I loved the play of light, colors and shadows as they chatted and worked. They had a assembly line of sorts going - one squirted water, one had a bunch of newspaper she was using to wipe it off with and the third lady had a long handled glass cleaner to finish the job. Once inside though, I found those windows were not clear enough capture the scenery with my camera! The trains are workhorses and it is a tough job to keep the trains clean as they chug along with barely enough time between rides. 

8 comments:

Sadami said...

Thank u very much, Meera, for sharing a lovely painting and an interesting post. Keep up your wonderful work. Best wishes, Sadami

Carol Blackburn said...

How interesting, Meera! Thanks for sharing that. I would imagine that only so many windows can be cleaned during stops so some must get done twice while others maybe not at all? Have a wonderful day.

Sue Clinker said...

Lovely painting Meera. We haven't seen the train window cleaners in action although we've travelled on many indian trains that could have benefitted!

ashok said...

nice painting!

Meera Rao said...

Sue, Thank you :) I know what you mean !!!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Ashok !

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Sadami !!!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Carol - i think you may be right :)

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