Mistletoe

WORK IN PROGRESS
‘Mistletoe’

medium size oil on canvas
French format : 15 F – 65 x 54 cm (approx 21 x 26 inches)
© adam cope

Actually I think it’s finished now. I had to wait long time for a another sunny evening when I has some free time to paint.

Gnarled Old Vine Stocks

‘Les Cornes du Diable’ – Cahors A.O.C.
50 x 31 cm
watercolour
© adam cope
Fields of gnarled old wine stocks. Archaic. Tormented.
These vine stocks (‘céps’) are pruned (‘La Taille’) in the mediterrean manner, much lower to the ground than the Atlantic manner, which is the widesest spread (‘Taille Guyot’)… This way of pruning is called ‘La Taille Gobelet’. I always felt they looked demonic, like the horns of some, crazed, demented Devil.
Strong early spring sunlight. The white isn’t snow but white chalk. In the Cahors Apellation the vines sometimes grow out almost pure rock.


‘Vignoble dans le Quercy Blanc’
2007
30 x 40 cm
Oil on Panel
© adam cope
sold

‘Have a Nice Day’

‘Busker’
A5 sketchbook
graphite
©adam cope

‘Have a Nice Day’

This fellow and his dog in the market place, playing the accordian. The sign said “Bonne Journée Avec le Sourire” ( ‘have a nice day – with a smile’). He looked worried. I think the dog was used to his music.
‘Life Insurance’

Some pages from my A5 sketchpads. Drawn from life, when the music stops, the drawing stops. Click on the images & the let the music begin.

Bed Time Story 12 & 13

sanguine of a child sucking her thumb

‘Bed Time Story 12’ – detail
2010
Sanguine
40 x 40 cm
©adam cope

 

child listening a bed time story, drawing by adam cope

‘Bed Time Story 4 ‘ – detail
2008
Pencil
40 x 40 cm
©adam cope


‘Bed Time Story 13’
2010
Sanguine
40 x 40 cm
©adam cope

 


‘Bed Time Story 12’
2010
Sanguine
40 x 40 cm
©adam cope

valle de bergerac - huile

‘La Vallee de Bergerac’
Oil.
81 x 65 cm ©
© The Artist.
SOLD

My paintings of vines are currently exhibited at The Little Gallery in St. Emilion till 9 April. They return on show permanently after May, all things being equal, as a ‘gallery artist’. Nice to be showing permantly in the best gallery in town :-)St. Emilion really is an amazing place, one of the epi-centres of the culture of the vine. It is listed by UNESCO as part of the world’s heritage. The gallery is also near a three star Michelin restaurant, so if you feel like complementing the art with a nice meal… ‘que c’est bon!’

 

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