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Tam Lin - The Rose by puimun Tam Lin - The Rose by puimun
Second piece (of 3) for this series

Size: 10.5x18.6 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Detail close ups: [link]
Prints & original: [link]
Sketches: [link] and [link]

She had na pu'd a double rose,
A rose but only twa,
Till upon then started young Tam Lin,
Says, Lady, thou's pu nae mae.

Why pu's thou the rose, Janet,
And why breaks thou the wand?
Or why comes thou to Carterhaugh
Withoutten my command?

-Child ballad #39A Tam Lin
The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, 1882-1898 by Francis James Child
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:iconbingybongy:
bingybongy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Tam Lin has always been one of my absolute favorite poems.  I'm not sure what brought it to mind again recently; but your art captures so well the slightly eerie, powerful faery world in this ballad -- and the strong woman who fights against it for love.

Absolutely beautiful. :)
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LaoSati Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Each detail is exquisite.
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:iconlakemutt:
lakemutt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Tam Lin= one of my favorite pieces to play on violin ever :D
Beautiful song, absolutely gorgeous art!
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:iconmeltingearth:
meltingearth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
This is absolutely beautiful...
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:iconweapingwillows:
weapingwillows Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
your art is so detailed
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is brilliant! I love this story.
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Juro89 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
WAAAAA, I remember this ballad, I read it a thousand times.
By the way, great painting, along with all your gallery.
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am continually amazed at some people's skill with water color. Especially with this kind of fantasy piece, it seems most appropriate. Excellent.
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jebus139 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
:-) Hello

Just to let you know this piece has been featured here: [link]
in my Nov 2010 feature :-)

Jeebs =D
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I love the heroine of Tam Lin.
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VXthinkwinkXV Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love it.
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:icontrogdor324:
trogdor324 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
This amazing, your artwork is so lovley and so inspiring.
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:iconjaimegervais:
JaimeGervais Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love your rich palettes.... absolutely dreamy here. You are so talented in so many ways. :heart: :)
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scotland-love Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
!!*STUNNING WORK*!!
-->LIKE ALWAYS!!!!!*
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:iconmina-i:
mina-i Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student General Artist
woow it's wonderful! it must be hard to draw and paint all these details, right? --it needs great skills... *_*
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:iconrana-solaris:
rana-solaris Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So strange. There is something wonderful here, but something a bit...creepier as well. Dark undercurrents.

You must like putting faces in the trees, eh?
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yes i do :) And the ballad is rather dark, so I"m glad that came through!
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:iconlandundersea:
landundersea Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
again very beautiful work :) i love your beautiful and elegant lines... i wish i could do the same
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Spiffy-Hockeystick Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
This has always been one of my favorite ballads. Thank you for the lovely images!
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
So wonderful to see this come to fruition, Stephanie! While I can appreciate the weaving flow of the pencilwork alone, color just adds a new level of vibrating motion to this. I've actually not heard of the story that inspired this. Will have to look it up! I love it when I find new things to read:) Your tolerance for rosebuds and thorny vines always astounds.

I'm waiting with baited breath for the rest of this particular series.
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lol i always ask myself WHY?! when I start painting those thorny vines. They're a lot easier to sketch and then regret
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
lol OH yes...I know. I have the very same problem! Working on Rapunzel which includes many thorny roses...in multiple comic panels. :faint:
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I especially like the spiral shell.
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:iconfaighta:
Faighta Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As I said on the previous Tam-Lin picture <3 this take me back to my childhood.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
As always, I love it :D !!
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LaBellaImmortale Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I can't get over how much detail you put in your work!!
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Ravenwolfe0 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Beautiful
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:iconnmartinez:
NMartinez Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful colors and composition.
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful !
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
holy mother of detail, you're amazing.
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Copper3Wolf11 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
WOW. The detail is amazing!! You are very talented! :)
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:icontokala:
Tokala Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art! :D
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mythopoetica Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010   Artist
Squee! It's a series? :D
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HRLSS-GeckoTea Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is very beautiful :) i love the creatures coming from the trees.
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carrie1953 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I really LOVE all of your art!!!! It is fabulous and you are one of my absolute favs!!!!!
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:iconzutaralover97:
zutaralover97 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
apsolutely beautiful!!!
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alexandradawe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Stunning!

I was listening to Tam Lin by the Medieval Baebes a little while ago, and I sketched out a painting. I'll throw that out now and just look at yours instead! :D
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:iconaliwyn:
Aliwyn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful!!!! :D
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:iconlergahin:
Lergahin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so beautiful, I love the composition and the colors ^^
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Seraphania Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I swear, every new art piece of yours is more beautiful than the last. I love the flowers at the bottom, and the Chinese elements...
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
:D Very lovely.
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CuteLala Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
adding to my faves right now!
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sielre Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
holy..!!!
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Tikury Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing:)
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic beautiful :love:
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
.. ~ like a black rose blooming wild ~ :)
Beautiful.
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cap-o-rushes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beeeautiful, I'm so in love with this whole series!
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tursiops33 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful as always!
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Kameyo07 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
your eye for detail and colour is absolutely incredible! love your work :)
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Parlant4 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
very amazing
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