150 Years Ago by Glenn Marshall

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This painting is based on one by Atkinson Grimshaw as part of my ‘Inspirations’ series and was featured in Scarborough Art Gallery in their ‘Light’ room.
The great moonlight painter’s techniques work just as well with different colours – the impact of the piece comes from the composition. Grimshaw worked in oils but this is a watercolour done on Saunders Waterford 140lb NOT with Windsor & Newton artists paintsThe original oil painting on which this is based sold in 2009 for £240,000!

As a painter of light, legend and landscape I am indebted to the wonderful medium of watercolour which gives me the versatility to incorporate many different styles in to my work.

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    Wow, it’s gorgeous Glen. Really impressed with the reflections in all those puddles of water. You created a wonderful mood in this scene. Excellent work.

  • Thanks for your kind comment Jim – but I have to confess that the himself did all the hard work! I just tried to recreate the effects he achieved with his oils into my watercolours. The house and figure are different but the painting is essentially by John Atkinson Grimshaw.

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago

    Yes! what Jim said!!

  • Using a very limited pallette always ensures a nice harmony in a painting – whatever the colour. Grimshaw was a master at nocturnes but also experimented with golden hues – I just followed suit!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 4 years ago

    Very nice tribute. What a wonderful scene.

  • Grimshaw has been one of my main inspirations. I love his work and have learned so much by studying his methods. I understand that Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has started to take an interest in his work – an original now costs £400,000 + – mine are a lot cheaper!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Laura Grogan
    Laura Groganover 4 years ago

    Wow, stunningly intense colours!

  • Thanks Laura. I think that John Atkinson Grimshaw is one of the most underated painters of all time – he really did all the hard work!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Jo-anne Corteza
    Jo-anne Cortezaover 4 years ago

    marvelous water reflections!

  • Thanks Jo-anne,
    The reflections do make the picture!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 4 years ago

    love the luminous light in your paintings…..beautiful…..they have an ethereal quality about them…..
    Pam :)

  • Thanks Pam

    – Glenn Marshall

  • homeartist
    homeartistover 4 years ago

    Beautiful play of light and shadow. Very unique

  • Thank you

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimerover 4 years ago

    This is so interesting. What a wonderful atmospheric painting. Great that you have used Atkinson Grimshaw (must look him up) as your inspiration. Do you feel you learned from this excercise? Perhaps we should do this more??

  • Thanks for your comment Ann. I do feel that I benefited greatly from this exercise and some of his techniques have spilled over into my recent paintings – for the better I hope! I think it’s a good idea to look at the work of the past masters..that’t how they used to learn in the olden days.

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Errazi-Jalal
    Errazi-Jalalover 4 years ago

    A true masterpiece !!!!!

  • Well I don’t know about that – but thanks anyway!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • JennyArmitage
    JennyArmitageover 4 years ago

    Beautiful atmosphere.

  • Thanks Jenny

    – Glenn Marshall

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