Friday, 25 November 2011

Alloway Auld Kirk


Today I received this amazing postcard from Bridget. Wow!!!!

It is of the church in the village of Alloway – the setting for Robert Burn's poem Tam O’Shanter. Although I am in love with Scotland and been there 9 times in the past 12 years, I have only had limited exposure to Burns and did not know this poem at all. Of course I have looked it up now
She prophesied that late or soon,Thou wad be found, deep drown'd in Doon,Or catch'd wi' warlocks in the mirk,By Alloway's auld, haunted kirk.
Just wish I had someone with a lovely thick Scottish accent to read me the whole poem!

Thank you Bridget – this card has really made my day and I am going to really enjoy looking at it all month...till the card arrives (this exchange is just so much fun!!!)

11 comments:

Poet Whale said...

I'm glad I found your blog. I enjoy every post.

Read Burns aloud. It can be a lot of fun, and contagious. You might find yourself wanting to talk that way after a while.

vivien said...

a gorgeous painting

I lived for a few years up on the Moray Firth (pretty far north in Scotland) and studied this poem at school there - it has some wonderful lines in it :>) so lovely to see the scene

Robyn Sinclair said...

Hauntingly beautiful little church, Bridget. You are going to have to have a little virtual exhibition when you've finished this exchange. It'll be a beauty.

Charlene Brown said...

A haunted version of the wonderful sunlit pink-tinged card Bridget sent me at the beginning of this exchange (http://walk-postcard.blogspot.com/2011/02/postcard-from-bridget-in-scotland.html)
I agree with Robyn that Bridget's cards would go together beautifully in a virtual exhibition.

Papierflieger said...

Wow from here too, that is fantastic. I love everything in that piece : colors,forms structure..

Desiree said...

Beautiful Bridget,I love the composition and colors too,I seem to get lost in it,wanting to explore it more.

Pat said...

This is one of those big pictures no matter how small. Really well done.

Cathy Gatland said...

Just a fabulous painting by a natural born painter. Thanks for posting a bigger version to enjoy Liz - I'd have this on my wall any size, any time.

Albrecht Rissler said...

Great art! Everything on it.
I'm glad to have one of Bridget's little master pieces...
It would be great to see larger one in real in a well known gallery (that might be a reason to get to Scotland – finally)

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Love it Bridget...from the glorious painting to the poem..1
Ronelle

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Great painting

I want a detailed note of all the gouache colours Bridget has in her toolkit - plus a few tips on how to paint as well as Bridget.

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