Tam O'Shanter - mixed media

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A combination of great characters.

Great work ... fantastic horse!

Brilliant Lewis, love the horse.

That really is an "eye catcher" Lewis , with a very strong appeal. I do like it.

Fantastic characters, Lewis, and a real feeling of flight - love the rather sinister looking wood in the background.

Excellent work once again Lew, you certainly have the look of fear on Tam and his horse. All the characters are drawn and coloured beautifully.

Great horse and I love the screaming banshees!

Thanks very much to all, for your great comments.

Brilliant illustration Lewis from a brilliant Poem.

Brilliant recreation of Tam and Meg’s encounter with Nannie and her associates Lewis. My favourite poem of Burns. There is a permanent exhibition of 54 huge canvas paintings at the Maclaurin gallery in Ayr, by Alexander Goudie (Lachlan Goudie’s father) depicting Tam’s encounter. I think they are based on each Stanza of the poem. They are something to behold and you can get real close up to each painting. You might get some of the paintings on google if you are interested.

Wonderful Lewis, you enjoyed doing this for sure.

Wow Lewis. I bet Burns would have loved to have known you. Your illustrations recite his poem so vividly.

Thanks again for the great feedback. I looked at some paintings Fiona. Most showed the horse on the bridge...which is why I didn't. I'll check up on those paintings of the whole story.

Love it!

Wonderful work, Lewis - super characters!

Another great one. You could put them all in a book and publish. I'm sure there would be a market.

It’s great 👍 full of energy, life and vibrant colours

Wonderful expressions again as always Lewis.

Undoubted masterful talent a joy to see your work

Hang on Studio Wall
15/01/2021
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From the Robbie Burns Poem. The bit where Tam comes across a bunch of witches and demons having a 'Hammer House of Horror' moment in a ruined church. They spot him and come for him. He gallops off to the bridge over a river, knowing they can't cross water. A mixed of watercolour & gouache, 20 x 16 inches.

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Lewis Cooper

Self taught. Love drawing. Like to make pictures up, without using reference pics, often in cartoon style. I do other pictures where I do use reference. I'm knocking on a bit, born in 1940 in Greenwich, London. Retired, and loving it.

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