For sixteen years I lived beside the A19 Trunk Road which bisected the village where I lived just outside York.
I walked through this layby nearly every day on my way to the river walk.
This was one Christmas Day and though the layby was empty for once, there was still evidence of some recent use – perhaps someone on their way north to visit family – who knows!
This watercolour was done on Saunders Waterford 140lb NOT surface with Windsor & Newton artists paints.


a19, christmas day, layby, river, snow, walk, watercolour, york

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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  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimeralmost 4 years ago

    Very atmospheric wintry scene, Glenn. Nice one!

  • Thanks Ann – it was the pattern of the tyre tracks that fascinated me.

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous scene. Looks like some drive lost a little bit of control here.

  • I think you’re right Marsha – maybe had one too many the night before!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turneralmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks Tara – it’s amazing how a bit of snow can transform the mundane into the magical.

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful! You really have captured the feel of Winter in these pieces!

  • This has a bit more reality about it Leslie – it was so strange to see the layby without a parked vehicle in it!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownalmost 4 years ago

    It’s beautiful Glenn.

  • Thanks Cal

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning image Glenn ;-)

  • Thanks Lyn

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Jael
    Jaelalmost 4 years ago

    What excellent work!! You capture the beauty of it all, so well!

  • Thanks Jael – the snow certainly made it beautiful for a few days until it melted.

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosalmost 4 years ago

    love the colours you choose…beautiful…

  • Thanks Pam

    – Glenn Marshall

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKalmost 4 years ago

    Glenn this is really great and I like the surface marks of the cars.

  • Thanks Gloria – yes that was what drew me to the scene.

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 4 years ago
    Great winters scene.Beautiful colours .
  • Thanks Lilian – I wonder if we are related!

    – Glenn Marshall

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