walnut, sepia, black ink; white conté crayon on paper

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  • Cameron Hampton
    Cameron Hamptonabout 4 years ago

    Brave piece.

  • thanks – I don’t see that – its just life after all, but appreciate the comment and thank so much for looking

    – John Douglas

  • Oscuro
    Oscuroabout 4 years ago

    Wow! I cant decide if I like it or if I am offended. Hahaha. That means its great.

  • oh – I see beauty in sadness and sadness in beauty, sounds trite but its true – not meant to be offensive but if that works for you then certainly is cool with me :)

    – John Douglas

  • Cameron Hampton
    Cameron Hamptonabout 4 years ago

    I meant, most people will not create a work of art that is this honest. I think it is good. :-)

  • oh thanks – hard with typing to always understand – I know what you mean and appreciate where you’re coming from very much! :)

    – John Douglas

  • metafour
    metafourabout 4 years ago

    i find you and your art a constant inspiration John.

  • thanks that is about the best thing anyone could possibly say – or type

    – John Douglas

  • Bruce Miller
    Bruce Millerabout 4 years ago

    Say it ain’t so! They’re just sleeping. (this isn’t what you wanted the dead pets for is it?) This is shockingly emotive work John!

  • Thanks Bruce – certainly not intended to be shocking, but I get that it may appear so. No, this is not what I want the dead animals for – that is a photo project.

    – John Douglas

  • Oscuro
    Oscuroabout 4 years ago

    I understand completely John, I often see the beauty in sadness and vice versa. It is compelling provocative work. Hey I favorited it didnt I? ;^)

  • you did you sweet thang :) I am glad you understand – I always feel on the defensive when I post anything on this site that isn’t rainbows and brown paper packages tied up with string.

    – John Douglas

  • strykermeyer
    strykermeyerabout 4 years ago

    I was watching Bondi Vet last night and a poor mother dog who was in labour for so long had about six puppies , all were dead.I just love your drawing skills John.

  • I haven’t watched that show – I always get upset at animals suffering, and television advertising. Thanks about da drawing! x

    – John Douglas

  • strykermeyer
    strykermeyerabout 4 years ago

    Agreed! television Advertising is very sad.

  • between advertising and terrible programs – gave on tv a long time back

    – John Douglas

  • VenusOak
    VenusOakabout 4 years ago

    Here’s what I see……
    the puppies are all the same colour and texture, but they are different sizes and face shapes…..they don’t look like one litter. They look a little older, not newborn. They look as if they are sleeping, no blood and guts. This suggests that they have been put down at the pound or something. Very appropriate ant Xmas time, when so many people give pets who will end up this way.
    But hey….that’s just my reading.

    xxx

  • That’s a an interesting take and yes very appropriate given the season – thanks Sue! x

    – John Douglas

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneabout 4 years ago

    i love their lively shapes, it confuses me that they are dead…i don’t want them to be dead. that one in the middle in particular with its little puppy tummy exposed…

  • Thanks Donna. Little tummy rubs all round. x

    – John Douglas

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