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

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“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

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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

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

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Yet Her face is aglow

Her cheeks blushing crimson

Her eyes sparkling like precious stones , emerald and diamonds

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She is breathtaking in her green lehenga

She is gorgeous

She is radiant

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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

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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

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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
-JMKhapra

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