Swimming Elephant by Rahul Kapoor

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In the southern parts of India.. The elephants are trained on swimming across islands by their care takers so that they can save the cost of transportation. This is an Oil Pastel painting of one of the Photographs taken of an Elephant swimming between two islands.

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  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingover 6 years ago


  • Thanks Georgiana..

    – Rahul Kapoor

  • John Douglas
    John Douglasover 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! Georgina told me to stop by and look at this – am very glad I did thanks G for the hint and thanks Rahul for posting!

  • Thanks John. Those are very kind words. I am happy that you liked it. Appreciate you taking out time to take a peek.

    and thanks again Georgina.

    Warm regards,

    – Rahul Kapoor

  • CherieStrongArt
    CherieStrongArtover 6 years ago

    this is beautiful, love the atmosphere of it .. well done!

  • Thanks Cherie.. Appreciate your comment..

    – Rahul Kapoor

  • linaji
    linajiover 6 years ago

    Really this is great work Rahul!! I am in love with this piece

  • Thanks a lot Linaji.. And thank you for featuring this in the Incredible India Group..

    – Rahul Kapoor

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingover 6 years ago

    I love this elephant so much…I keep putting a card of it in my cart and it keeps disappearing! try again…

  • Thanks Soxy.. I am sure it would work some day.. ;-)

    – Rahul Kapoor

  • Arletta
    Arlettaover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous painting

  • Thanks a ton.. Arletta.. Appreciate your comment..

    – Rahul Kapoor

  • Avril Brand
    Avril Brandabout 6 years ago

    This is a beautiful painting! I love how elephants swim… so heavy on land but playful and light in the water! You captured the joy of the moment perfectly!

  • Thanks Avril. This comment means a lot coming from you..

    – Rahul Kapoor

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    great work Rahul

  • Thanks Karin.. )

    – Rahul Kapoor

  • a~m .
    a~m .about 6 years ago

    Thanks Rahul…Could you please upload this into the group @ Elegant Elephants now, so it can be ‘officially’ included in the Current Challenge…hehehe…. sorry to be a pest!!! thanks ♥

  • Sure thing ;)

    – Rahul Kapoor

  • ufosIsee
    ufosIseeabout 6 years ago

    I saw a feature on tv about this… Amazing, so is the art work.. My daughters God father is from INDIA and when we first met his wife was still there so he wanted me to write a poem for both of them and I did called new begining… They ask me how I knew so much on India and I just said it was what I remembered from reading… Still learning..

  • Thanks for a beautiful comment Ufoslsee.. and also for sharing the story…. Would definitely like to read the poem…

    – Rahul Kapoor

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