Wishing Stone by Glenn Marshall

This is another of those wonderful romantic legends of the North Yorkshire Moors. In days of old, fair young maids (and fair young men) used to stand on the wishing stone to make a wish for a handsome marriage partner. Sadly the exact location of the wishing stone has long since faded from memory but while strolling through these woods at East Arncliffe near Danby I stumbled across this overgrown cluster of rocks. There was a special atmosphere about this place that convinced me this could be the spot. Make a wish and see…..!

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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  • justlinda
    justlindaabout 7 years ago

    So beautiful, must be viewed larger. You have a very delicate touch. Nice tale too!.

  • Heidi Schwandt Garner
    Heidi Schwandt...almost 7 years ago

    What a beautiful painting. You are a master of watercolour. So much detail in such a simple way :)

  • TallGuy
    TallGuyover 6 years ago

    I have a book of Sutcliffe’s photo’s.. with a photo of the wishing stone… it looks very much like this excellent painting… the book doesn’t know the exact location neither :-)

  • Glenn Marshall
    Glenn Marshallalmost 5 years ago

    Revisited this scene in June 2010. It is a lot more overgrown now and more up to date paintings will be following. I agree with Tallguy that this is the same scene as Sutcliffe’s photo – it’s great that some things never change!

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Janis.

    – Glenn Marshall

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