During his long period as a freelance picture restorer, Glenn Goring mastered many traditional painting techniques. It was therefore a natural step for him to move into copying paintings. Here are some examples of the work he has executed over the years.
The selection of work seen here has been carried out using acrylic under-painting overlaid with oil glazes. The red ground used in the preliminary stages of a work helps to add luminescence to shadows and gives a certain vibrancy to greens. It also aids in blending half tones especially in the dark areas of a painting.
Please click through the thumbnails for information on each project.
Pictured Left: Glenn in his studio working on “Supper at Emmaus”.
Paris Through the Lover's Window
Girl in Photographer's Studio by Glenn Goring
Hedenham Hall by Glenn Goring
Supper at Emmaus by Glenn Goring
Combat between John de Astley and Peter de Mass
Man of War Firing a Salute
River With Fisherman by Glenn Goring
Cock, Hen and Chicks by Glenn Goring
The Clearing of the Colonnade du Louvre
JF's Brother by Glenn Goring
Fish Market at Boulogne
Nicolas De Staël: ’Persimmons and Glass’ 53 x 39cm
Paris Through the Lover's WindowReferences: Marc Chagall’s “Lovers and Flowers” 1920 and “Paris Through the Window” 1913.
Girl in Photographer's Studio by Glenn Goring40 x 60 cm
Hedenham Hall by Glenn GoringHedenham Hall by Glenn Goring, 150 x 60 cm, The original was painted by the early Norwich School artist James Bardswell, c.1700 and was an integral part of the property which it depicted.
Supper at Emmaus by Glenn GoringSupper at Emmaus, copy by Glenn Goring, 153 x 102 “Supper at Emmaus” 1612 by Cornellis Engelszen 1575-1650 (153x102cm).
Combat between John de Astley and Peter de MassCombat between John de Astley and Peter de Mass, copy by Glenn Goring, 180 x 150 cm “Combat between John de Astley & Peter de Masse" c.1438. Artist unknown. Glenn discovered that this large painting depicted scenes originally taken from a tapestry. Calligraphy by David Truzzi-Franconi.
Man of War Firing a Salute“Man of War Firing a Salute” by Samuel Scott 1702-1772.
River With Fisherman by Glenn GoringRiver With Fisherman, 60 x 46 cm Glenn's copy of “River with Fishermen” 1751 (59 x 73 cm) by Claude Vernet.
Cock, Hen and Chicks by Glenn GoringCock, Hen and Chicks, copy by Glenn Goring, 85 x 110 cm “Cock, Hens and Chicks” 1668 (85 x 110 cm) by Melchior D’Hondecoeter 1636-1695.
The Clearing of the Colonnade du LouvreThe Clearing of the Colonnade du Louvre, copy by Glenn Goring, 80 x 60 cm “The Clearing of the Colonnade du Louvre” by Antoine Demachy 1767.
MabelPortrait of Mabel, 65 x 50 cm, by Glenn Goring
JF's Brother by Glenn Goring“JF’s brother” c. 1940 (8x15cm).
Fish Market at BoulogneFish Market at Boulogne, copy by Glenn Goring, 86 x 52 cm “Fish Market at Boulogne” 1820 by Norwich School artist John Crome 1768-1821.
The BrothersThe Brothers by Glenn Goring, 70 x 53 cm “The Brothers” c. 1950.
Nicolas De Staël: ’Persimmons and Glass’ 53 x 39cmAcrylic on prepared panel