Portrait Of A Young Lady


I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.

-J. D. Salinger, Catcher In The Rye

Β© painting by Jofelyn M. Khapra

32 thoughts on “Portrait Of A Young Lady

      1. Love this work. Portraits are always very captivating. Pretty but haunting. The scarf in the neck almost looks like a noose and seems like an extension of the chair as if she is tied in the chair and the vines are almost like those carnivorous plants about trap and swallow her. A true representation of Indian women. I would be ready to part with a month’s salary for this. Could i buy your work, Jofelyn. πŸ™‚

        1. I realized that about the scarf and the chair. I thought she was in some kind of a cage, the chair being something that restrains her and joining with the scarf it becomes part of her body.

          You have to negotiate with my husband. If he will be willing to part with it. An art enthusiast, my number one patron and fan he buys almost everything I paint even before I finished it.

      2. I know what you mean. I cannot get enough of photographing them, or just sitting and looking. The colors, and color combinations are amazing and when you see them all together in a crowd it is more beautiful than any flock of birds or garden of beautiful flowers. If I could paint, I probably would paint nothing else!! πŸ™‚

    1. I love this quote and it’s kind of cute presented this way but, I am not sure if you should recommend this book to your daughters, maybe after they have pass the impressionable age? I read this when I was quite young and I remember feeling depressed after reading it.

  1. Reblogged this on Avenues and commented:
    As universal truth as it is, it is all pervading and uniformly applies to all the places in the world without any geographical discriminations or prejudices. Those in the past had such an experience, those in the present are having it now, and those in future, with every likelihood, are bound to undergo it the same way.

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