Monday, December 21, 2020

Art Calendar 2021

A collection of 11 x 8.5 inch, 13 hi-quality prints of original oil paintings of Bhavna Misra, arranged in a delightful calendar format, is promised to be a treat for art lovers. The collection includes some of the popular paintings as well as some brand new ones. 

Price is $19.99 + tax. Shipping is $7. Click here to purchase

Each month has a nature themed art captured in an image paired with the season. 

Released in limited edition, each calendar is free of text, lettering, or any kind of artist promotional stuff. Each picture is a replica of original artwork, cropped where necessary, clearly displaying the brushwork and movement. The inconspicuous hole to hang the calendar is very tiny (see below) so that the pictures can be framed as a individual artwork prints. 

To purchase click on the PayPal link above. Please email Bhavna if you have any questions or would like to see hi res images. Thank you for your art support! Can hardly wait for 2020 to get over!

Monday, September 23, 2019


Bhavna is an artist, illustrator, and an educator. She is the owner of Bhavna Misra Art studio and the creative force behind the art services offered by the studio. Her passion lies in making theme-based, awareness oriented art by painting portraits, landscapes, and objects of everyday life. Oil is her preferred medium but she uses many other media, including pastel, watercolor, and graphite. She describes her style as "careful balance of accuracy and expressionism".

Balance of Creativity and Work

Bhavna Misra creates theme based and often issue oriented art that she hopes would inspire the viewers to appreciate the beauty of realism and traditional art and then move on to explore deeper and be part of the creative story-telling process.

Bhavna started to paint from an early age, mostly on the side, while keeping focus on academics. Later, once she secured a gainful employment in tech industry, she pursued arts more seriously.
She established a professional art studio and managed her art activities through it. Soon she started to receive recognition for her work, invitation to shows, affiliation to art organizations, opportunities to teach, and steady stream of commissioned artworks.

She takes pride in managing her art studio in tandem with her corporate job and expresses gratitude for the opportunity to dedicate her life to a meaningful cause.

Bhavna believes that not studying art formally gave her a chance to develop her own style, and to live in the spirit of a lifelong student. She practices regularly and tries to learn everyday!

Shows and Published Work

Bhavna regularly participates in juried shows and displays work in group and solo exhibitions.  She was mentioned in the special anniversary issue of  Professional Artist Magazine. She was published in multiple newspapers including  Mercury News/ Argus, Fremont Bulletin, Tricity Voice, Cupertino Courier, Milpitas Post, Ohlone MonitorSpartan Daily and her work has appeared in various magazines and business newsletters and in online publications including Arden, Ideal Home and Gardens, ArtAscent etc.

Awards and Honors

She has been invited to many regional and state level shows and has been awarded best in category award for her technique and fine craftsmanship in her paintings and illustrations.

She has been the guest speaker for art organizations and local educational institutes.

Brief Art Resume

  • Professional artmaking in the field of fine arts and design for over ten years
  • Participation in over 30 art shows including 13 solo art exhibitions
  • Recipient of Certificate of Commendation by City of Milpitas for Art Enrichment in community 
  • Winner of San Francisco Muni Art Contest 2018 – 2019
  • Approved Artist for artist pool of Alameda County Arts Council
  • Winner of regional and state level juried art shows organized by County Fair Pleasanton, Fremont Art Association, Fine Art League of Cupertino, San Francisco Women Artist, and Graphics & Multimedia Festival of Ohlone College
  • Active online art presence including Saatchi Art, Houzz partnership, and DPW
  • TV Interview, Cover Art Illustrations, Press MentionsEditor's Pick, Podcast Choice, and Featured in regional and national level print media
  • Art Products Tester for leading art brands including Blick and Utretch
  • Her work is in private and corporate collections
  • Professionally affiliated to FAA

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

"Heading for Sky" - A Featured Artwork

"Heading for Sky" - this oil painting is headed to be featured in an upcoming issue of a catalog. Keep watching this space/ website for the updates.

I wanted to thank you for voting for me. If you haven't had a chance, please do so  before August 31.

I will be creating multiple pieces for the Muni based on my proposal that you may read at this link.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

SF Muni Art Contest: Circle of Compassion

Hello friends,

I am very fortunate to have you as my follower on my blog/site and an art supporter to encourage me to create more and better art.
I am writing this post to seek your help again.
I have been selected as finalist for SF Muni Art 2019. As some of you know, my focus has been on  color and composition to convey the message of compassion through beauty and delight.
So, that's my proposed subject - "Circle of Compassion".

To be in final 5, I need your support in the form of your vote. They will select five artists with most votes. Please visit this link and vote for me:

Voting Rules
In order to vote, you will be asked to create an account.
You cannot vote more than once.
You can delete your account, after the voting period is over, after Aug 31.
If you delete your account before this time, your vote will be cancelled.

I hope you will help me win. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Sharing the link with friends and family will definitely help.
Thank you so much for your continued support!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Today

I had not been very regular with postings on this blog.

So, I post when I can what I can. Please feel free to visit my website. I try my best to keep it up to date.

Sharing a portrait, an old favorite - Martin Luther King Jr.

18 x 24 x .5 in


In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated by James Earl Ray on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee; riots followed in many U.S. cities. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971, and as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and a county in Washington State was also rededicated for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011.

About the Portrait

This portrait was displayed in multiple shows, including Colored.

Colored Display
King Library, San Jose State
Nov 2017
Portraits move me, inspire me, and make me feel thankful. I hope to make more and more and make contribution to others life through my skills and art.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Artwork for Week # 9: "Mushrooms", Small Oil Painting

6 x 6 x 1 in

Painting from life speeds up everything you know about artmaking - observation, color-mixing, and painting. 

A delightful little piece on stretched canvas with sides painted in black can hang with or without frame. Larger prints are available.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Artwork for Week # 8 - "Golden Celebration Roses", Small Oil Painting

Golden Celebration
6 x 6 x 1 in
Large, deeply cupped Golden Celebration variety of rose flowers are approximately 3" across. The color is quite unusually deep and rich golden-yellow and exceptionally fragrant. These magnificent flowers (petals 55-75) are held on a very good repeat blooming shrub of ideal rounded habit of growth.
The brush strokes are thick and loaded with vibrant oil paint. 

Artwork for Week # 7 - "Red Tomatoes", Small Oil Painting

Sweet Tomatoes
6 x 6 x 1 in

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Artwork for Week # 6 - "Sweet Nectarines", Small Oil Painting

6 x 6 x 1 in

Another rainy, grey week. Nectarines at hand. The choice was clear. 
I also noticed that the finished painting can be displayed from either side. :-)

Artwork for Week # 5 - "Fresh from Farmer's Market", Small Oil Painting

6 x 6 x 1 in

It was painted as part of the from life weekly series. I was hoping for the sunlight but the week was dedicated to the storm and it rained all days long.

So I decided to utilize the diffused light and painted strawberries without composing them in any particular order.

Artwork for Week # 4 - "Stronger Together II", Small Oil Painting

Stronger Together
11 x 7 approx

It was painted as part of the from life weekly series. I had this prop around my studio and it was very interesting how it responds to sublight.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Artwork for Week # 3 - "Stronger Together", Small Oil Painting

For this week, I painted tomatoes hand in hand! I was listening to NPR and was moved by the vigor in the atmosphere due to the marches of women across the nation.

 "Stronger Together"
8 x 8 in
 "Stronger Together" details
8 x 8 in

Friday, February 3, 2017

Artwork for Week #2 - "Rhymes with Orange", Small Oil Painting

It was a big orange picked from the backyard. I loved the green leave that came with it.

"Rhymes with Orange"
6 x 6

Painting from life can be very satisfying experience if you think about it. The race against changing light, prompt selection of colors and resulting sense of accomplishment is gratifying.

So, here is to the week #2. Enjoy!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Artwork for Week #1 - Gala, Small Oil Painting

6" x 6" Approx.

The year 2017 has begun and so has the studio work. Let me publish my first post with the first oil painting of the year. I will keep track of the work by posting it here and at other photo-sharing streams.

The above painted apple was supposed to be my afternoon snack. But a beautiful fruit as this begged to be painted first! 

So, I arranged it on the table top and painted it using wet on wet from life. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Journey of Upcoming to Done!

Sharing the entire series of the Portraits of the National Parks. I started it earlier this year and glad to have it finished before the end of the year 2016!

Plan to visit my studio to view it or visit my website or my online gallery. I am excited to have this opportunity to visit many of the national parks this year and paint them.

Thank you for visiting and have a happy new year!

Portraits of National Parks - # 10 "Denali National Park"

Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve encompasses 6 million acres of Alaska’s interior wilderness. Its centerpiece is 20,310-ft.-high Denali (aka Mount McKinley), North America’s tallest peak. With terrain of tundra, spruce forest and glaciers, the park is home to wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou and Dall sheep. Popular activities in summer include biking, backpacking, hiking and mountaineering. (Source: Wiki)

The painting has been completed from this picture was taken.

I am glad to share that, with this tenth NP portrait, the series is now complete!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Portraits of National Parks - # 9 "Acadia Park, Me"

12 x 16
More details here: My site or Acadia

This painting is signature landscape artwork I like to create. Bleaching sunlight as my guiding tool for the relative positioning of the planes and the choice of colors that are often dramatized as seen, not as are. 


The defining brush strokes are bold, loaded with paints, and very pleasing to art connoisseurs.Plan to view the artwork in person. You are invited!


Monday, November 7, 2016

Portraits of National Parks - # 8 "Echo National Park, UT"

Echo Park is a remote river bottom, located in Dinosaur National Monument, surrounded by canyon walls on the Green River, close to the confluence with the Yampa River.





Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ever Changing Nature

Nature has its own mysterious ways to offer drama, amusement, and sense of immediacy for us to enjoy and interpret in our own words and capacity. Most times, a gorgeous view humbles and delights in the manner nothing else can - leaving me speechless in awe and wonder.

In moments like this, not knowing what better can I do, I try to put my ever-ready hd-camera to some use. In this post, I would like to share the recent captures the fleeting scenes of clouds floating in the vast spread of blue skies. Here are some humble attempts to catch those moments.

I took this picture from the middle of the street. I had to make an pico-second emergency stop to appreciate the Van Gogh painting created in the sky.

In the week of Halloween, setting sun put up an immense show to attract the attention from the human festivities.

 Sky as seen after a rainy day, as it started to clear off. limitless screens of clouds set a grand stage.

Mission San Jose skyscape

When the clouds settle in the rearview.

 A cloud parade

An early morning sky in this Fall

Summer Sky

Clouds rest on the cross-street, while a horse jumps at the top

Clouds on the loose

A down-quilt of clouds enveloping the sky

A heart on horizon

Are you a nature lover? Do you like to watch sky? It would be nice to see what you have to share.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Portraits of National Parks - # 7 "Joshua Tree National Park, CA"

Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California. It’s characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, which is higher and cooler. Keys View looks out over the Coachella Valley. Hiking trails weave through the boulders of Hidden Valley. (Source: Wikipedia)


About the Artwork

This painting is signature landscape artwork I create. I chose sunlight as my guiding tool for the relative positioning of the planes and the rocky background. The colors are often dramatized as seen, not as are with some minor omissions in the selected frame.

The defining brush strokes are bold, loaded with paints, and very pleasing to art connoisseurs. Not sure if you can tell that from the photo, but I invite you to take a closer look when you can!