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The Markendeya Story – based on the story from The Mahabharata.
Original painting series ( which shows the accompanying text clearly) here
short film The Markendeya Story


  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsabout 5 years ago

    looks so good with the blue boarders…so designeeeee…so fun when you see it……!! i just trying to put 12 artworks that ‘match’ put i change my ‘style’ ….just being a bit desingneeee about the whole thing!! bye for now im hungry…thai tonite!!

  • Thanks Shylie – enjoy your thai and look forward to seeing what you come up with :)

    – John Douglas

  • mklau
    mklauabout 5 years ago

    Sigh…This a masterpiece John. The link providing the story line is essential in making this a visual saga ; so delightful …. it delights my heart. Your creative interpretation of this Mahabharata story makes it live. What a creative force you are John …. to coin a phrase …. love and light to you

  • ah thank you so very much Michael

    – John Douglas

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 5 years ago

    such a wonderful calendar. hope you get lots of sales

  • Thanks Soxy – knowing it is appreciated already feels very satisfying!

    – John Douglas

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonabout 5 years ago

    Has such a classic feel. Quite a moving series full of spiritual symbolism. Love it John.

  • Thanks Paul – as always your kind words are greatly appreciated. Just like us both eh – classical and full of symbolism. x

    – John Douglas

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneabout 5 years ago

    wow! Looks really wonderful John. Well done, will read the accom text when i get a minute…intriguing!

  • Thank you very much Donna!

    – John Douglas

  • Susan Grissom
    Susan Grissomabout 5 years ago

    very creative, such interesting work, Well done John x

  • Thanks very much Susan

    – John Douglas

  • Mariam Muradian
    Mariam Muradianabout 5 years ago

    Such a lovely, elegant, and spiritual calendar! A perfect idea, John!
    So perfect with the text and sapphire enamel-like border throughout!
    Your art and presentation….excellent!!!

  • Thank you Mariam you’ve made my day xxx

    – John Douglas

  • Robyn Louise Taylor
    Robyn Louise T...over 4 years ago

    Ooooh, have you ever made a Tarot Deck??

  • No – I started once but too much research – one day, I’d certainly like to!

    – John Douglas

  • Robyn Louise Taylor
    Robyn Louise T...over 4 years ago

    If you ever need a tarot reader to help you out give me a call! :)

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