Tree Climbing for Boys : Down

'Tree Climbing for Boys : Down' pen & ink © Adam Cope

‘Tree Climbing for Boys : Down’
pen & ink
© Adam Cope


pen & ink wash drawing

3 of 3 illustrations for a book.

Tree Climbing for Boys: In

Tree Climbing for Boys: In - Pen & Ink © Adam Cope

‘Tree Climbing for Boys: In’
Pen & Ink wash
© Adam Cope

2 of 3 illustrations for a book

Tree Climbing for Boys 1

'UP' 'Tree Climbing for Boys 1 ' ink 21 x 30cm ©adam cope

‘Tree Climbing for Boys – UP ‘
ink brush watercolour
21 x 30cm
©adam cope

One of three illustrations for a story about a boy climbing a tree.

Sunflowers 9

watercolour painting by adam cope of a field of sunflowers from dordogne,

‘sunflowers 9’
watercolour painting
© adam cope

Not a host of golden daffodils but a field of star-bright sunflowers. Love these plants, so valiant, always shining, face towards the sun.

Sunflowers 8

watercolour painting of sunflowers

‘Sunflowers 8’
watercolour painting
50 x 40 cm
© adam cope

Some yellow acrylic highlights in this one, so not a totally Transparent Watercolour .
Some paintings go that way & if they require you to ‘break the rules’ , then that is what must be done, as it’s picture-making first & foremost (& not some dreary, step-by-step, formulaic type of watercolour , which frankly, has more resemblance to an obsessional activity than the magic of creating a painting). I guess it boils down to listening to what the painting requires rather than a slavish obedience to rules. What is so wrong with the odd bit of yellow acrylic anyway? The sunflowers sing ‘yellow! yellow !yellow! ‘… what would they care about a painting that missed the mark & didn’t have enough yellow?