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I am enjoying my semi retirement and being able to concentrate on painting exactly what I like!
I have always admired Constable’s painting and this is the first stage in producing a large ‘The Haywain’ based on the famous painting. However Constable painted in oils of course and I use watercolour, so the challenge is to try and get similiar effects with a different medium.
So this 20 × 16″ watercolour of the famous Willy Lott’s cottage, minus the haywain, done on saunders waterford 140lb NOT surface using Windsor & Newton artists paints, is part of the learning process.

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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  • rosalin
    rosalinabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work ! Love the atmosphere :))

  • Thanks Rosalin – apparently this spot gets over 2 million visitors a year!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • FranEvans
    FranEvansabout 4 years ago

    I love this in watercolour! Very well done!

  • Thanks Fran – I’m glad you like my piece of pure self indulgence!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • allicata
    allicataabout 4 years ago

    Something about this one feels like one of the great Masters painted it! Really love the water and the reflections, perfection!

  • Thanks Allison- that is a real compliment. Constable wasa great observer of nature and wanted to get it right. Now for the haywain…..!

    – Glenn Marshall

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant painting, Glenn, Consatble would have been envious !

  • I doubt it George but thanks anyway! The initial offer for his now priceless painting was just seventy guineas and from a frenchman at that! The great man indignantly turned it down. Incredibly he sold this as a pair for just £200..can you believe it!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Ercan BAYSAL
    Ercan BAYSALabout 4 years ago

    Very nice work..

  • Thanks Ercan

    – Glenn Marshall

  • eddiej
    eddiejabout 4 years ago

    Lovely work

  • Thanks Eddie

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonabout 4 years ago

    Wow you have outdone yourself here Glenn. Retirement suits you :-)

  • Thanks Leslie – I always appreciate your kind comments.

    – Glenn Marshall

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosabout 4 years ago

    love the strong colours and love the reflections…..beautiful..

  • Thanks Pam

    – Glenn Marshall

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 4 years ago

    you have painted this beautifully Glenn…and the watercolours work as well as oils in the hands of a master!

  • You are very kind Linda. I am pleased at the depth of colour I got with for the haywain!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallabout 4 years ago

    Nice composition Glenn, and wonderful project!!! You’ve done a really fine job, a sure fav buddy!

  • Thanks Bob. This guy really could paint and I admire him even more after studying his paintings in more detail.

    – Glenn Marshall

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