“Wild Roses on the Wolds”
Original watercolour by Glenn Marshall
30” x 22”
Painted on Saunders Waterford 140lb CP paper with Winsor & Newton artists paints
July is the month for wild roses. They adorn the hedgerows of the Wolds with their beauty and their scent. These are ‘Dog Roses’ and are supported by hawthorn hedges here on the Wykeham Road. They are called ‘dog’ roses after the Old English usage of the word which simply meant ‘common’. The hawthorn used to have an Old English name too – quick thorn. ‘Quick’ used to mean ‘living’ and became attached to the hawthorn when it began to be used as boundaries instead of (dead) stone walls.