tam lin

when i was quite young, maybe ten or eleven, i came across the myth of tam lin.  for my whole life, i’ve been really into fairytales and folklore, and the story of tam lin has stuck with me so strongly.  the imagery is vibrant!  a woman holding her love, while he shapeshifts into one horrible form after another, and if she doesn’t let go of him he will be rescued from the queen of the fairies. i’d really love to turn this into a fabric painting, but they take sooo long.  it may still happen, but for now–i did this in watercolour pencils the other day.  it’s been a long time since i’ve worked on something like this and i’m pleased with how it turned out.

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