Oil Painting for Breakfast

I feel alive. Filled with passion. All day long. All week long. All I have been thinking about are lines, values and colors. I got five canvasses all primed and prepped. Sketches in each one, raw and waiting for dabs of paint. I am ready to lose myself again for a few days. How glorious.

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Pencil drawing on canvas for an oil painting. Painting no. 2 for the ‘Childhood” series

Indian Bride Series: Kavita


“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are the eternity and you are the mirror.”

― Kahlil Gibran

Kavita, ( mixed media) , Indian Bride no. 3 of the Indian Bride Series painted by JMKhapra

Photos of the paintings cannot be used without my permission

Indian Bride Series: Ayesha


As if you were on fire from within.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”

― Pablo Neruda

*Ayesha, Bride no. 2 of the Indian Bride series
Watercolor painting by JMKhapra

The photo of this painting is copyrighted. Do not use without my permission

Indian Bride Series: Kalpana


With great trepidation she starts the very first day of her new life


Yet Her face is aglow

Her cheeks blushing crimson

Her eyes sparkling like precious stones , emerald and diamonds


She is breathtaking in her green lehenga

She is gorgeous

She is radiant


Today she shines brighter

than the jewels on her hair

-words and watercolor painting by JMKhapra
Kalpana, bride no. 1, Indian Bride Series

copyright 2013 JMkhapra

The Unbreakable Bond


From the moment Babar stuck out his little pink tongue and licked my fingers I knew I would love him very dearly. But an even stronger bond developed between Babar and my husband. I guess boys understand each other more. I am too much of a hugger and most of the time Babar would wriggle out of my embrace. He enjoys the wrestling game he plays with my husband more. When husband is at home I am ignored, well until he gets hungry. Only then will my face gets licked non-stop. Haha.I love how much they adore each.

Babar and hubby’s portrait of mutual adoration. Loved working on this painting. It was laborious but I am happy about the result.

The Unbreakable Bond, Oil on Canvas

copyright 2013 JMKhapra

The Girl In The Cauliflower Field


From the earthen monochrome of the land
a rainbow of colors burst forth as the monsoon begun
The white canvas bleeds with painted imagery
As the artist moves her hands

*An unfinished acrylic painting on canvas. A study for a larger oil painting I am planning to do.
Copyright 2013 JMKhapra