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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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:iconlaosati:
Each detail is exquisite.
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lakemutt 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:
This is absolutely beautiful...
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:iconweapingwillows:
your art is so detailed
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:iconkanchancollage:
KanchanCollage May 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is brilliant! I love this story.
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Juro89 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 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 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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:iconthedevilreborn:
I love the heroine of Tam Lin.
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VXthinkwinkXV Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love it.
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