Brig O’Doon

Brig O’Doon

Lovely sketch Fiona - the sepia colour certainly gives it an historic atmosphere. I also particularly like that central tree behind the bridge. Plan to e mail in the next day or so.

That's a brilliant sketch Fiona. Love the legend

What eerie atmosphere you created with this beautiful sketch, Fiona !! It matches the witch story. love it.

Lovely still water reflections... Very nice

Looks great Fiona, I like the stillness of the water and the bridge is such a good shape, I like your story too.

Very effective work, Fiona.

Beautiful, Fiona. Great story too.

Lovely rendering of the ancient bridge. Well done Fiona.

Super work Fiona - quite special.

Love this in sepia. I have been over that bridge a few times over the years and it is great to know there is a masterpiece poem about it. Tam O Shanter is my favourite.

Very nice work Fiona, the Scottish poetry is lost on me I'm afraid!

Fantastic tale Fiona, thanks for that ;)). Lovely painting too.

Like this one a lot. Thanks also for the history.

Super work Fiona, I must try Quink ink.

Love the sepia tone Fiona, a great drawing and great story 😀

Fabulous Sketch Fiona!

Love the sepia colours and the story of the witches. And yes, a great bridge.

Thank you all very much for your kind and generous comments, they are always greatly appreciated. I did this from a photo that I took, hence the single colour, thought it would look over done to attempt lots of greens. Also I had to take the photo from a tricky angle.....from the garden of the Brig O’ Doon house hotel, and there are huge clipped conifer trees in direct line of the bridge. Thanks again!

Great rendition of this iconic bridge Fiona and your choice of ink suits the subject so well.

Many thanks Val!

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16”x12” Quink and Indian ink on Arches. Well, you can’t visit Alloway and not the Brig! Built in the 15c by James Kennedy, the line of cobbles in the roadway is cranked in the belief that the pattern would stop witches from crossing. Tam O’Shanter barely escaped from Nannie the witch but poor Meg didn’t, “The Carlin caught her by the rump and left puir Meg wi’ scarce a stump.”

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Fiona Phipps

Galloway, Scotland.

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