Eager Students of the Art

From a recent week Chateaux Painting Holiday, France

Less Eager, Sue Cope the assistant 😉

Chris Sharland

Chris Sharland


Painting Holidays, roof

Been absent from blogging these last two months. There’s a clutch of new artwork to blog when I get round to it, though I think the days when I would write long accompanying text have gone. i was somewhat dampened by the lack of comments in this blog , boring
New roof on house which now means new electrics, new walls & ceilings then a spot of decorating.

I greatly enjoyed teaching this june’s weeks at Chateaux Painting Holidays.


Lots of painting, inspiration, great students & great fun!

line drawings

line drawings of a boy’s head


i thought this was a little bit ancient egyptian, no?


OK I still wish I was a sculptor tho’ then i ‘d make the above line drawing into a low relief carving in limestone in the heretic style… fantasy of course as i’m far too busy replying to all the comments here on this blog 😉


OK cheesed off again


back to drawing board




lili 12/5/10

‘lili 12/5/10’
pencil portrait of little girl
© adam cope

pleased with is one – the likeness is a dead ringer too – yes!


why am i sharing this you, oh anonymous web surfer unknown to me ? why do i bother sharing on the internet?



“All of this has happened before and it will all happen again,” – The Narrator, Disney Studios 1953 film

“Second star to the right and straight on till morning.” – Peter Pan




” Go on! Go back and grow up! But I’m warnin’ ya: once you’re grown up, you can never come back. Never!” – Peter Pan, Disney’s 1953 film


J.M. Barrie playing Neverland with Michael Llewelyn Davies – Wiki commons

Peter Pan: Well, well, a codfish on a hook.
Captain Hook: I’ll get you for this, Pan, if it’s the last thing I do!
Peter Pan: Mr. Crocodile, do you like codfish? [crocodile nods] You do?
Wendy: Oh Peter, no!


” Similarly, Nico’s daughter, Laura Duguid – also Barrie’s godchild – is more affectionate than damning in her recollections of him. Now 80, she remembers being taken to spend an afternoon with her godfather (by then a baronet) at his flat on the top floor of Adelphi Terrace House, overlooking the Thames. ‘Usually I was a feeble little girl,’ she says, ‘who needed Mummy or Nanny. But I remember having a wonderful afternoon with Barrie – and being surprised at myself for not minding being left alone with him. He told me stories and chased me around the dining table. And, of course, my father thought Barrie was the most marvellous person with children – hence him asking him to be my godfather, and being happy to leave me alone with him.’ ”



excerpt from J.M.Barrie’s Peter & Wendy, 1911