Sunflowers 2

watercolour of a sunflower 2 in a series

‘sunflower 2’
25 x 32cm
© adam cope

number two in a series…

some previous watercolours of sunflowers :

'last of the stragglers - sunflower bouquet

‘The Last of the Stragglers.’
50 x 40 cm
© adam cope

ask about buying a print of this watercolour

dark yellow close up of a sunflwer in watercolour

‘Sunflowers III’
‘Sunflowers III’
24 x 32 cm.
Lana 220GMS
© The Artist.


sunflowers circa 1997 – Van Gogh 1889 – Who ‘owns’ subject matter?


Sunflowers 1

watercolour of a sunflower aspiring

‘sunflower 1’
25 x 32 cm
© adam cope


here comes a series of paintings of sunflowers.


William Blake : Ah! Sunflower

Ah! sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller’s journey is done;

Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves and aspire;
Where my sunflower wishes to go.

William Blake (1757-1827) P. 1793

Gates at Beduer

watercolour of old gates in sunlight

‘Gates at Beduer’
28 x 38 cm (approx 11 x 15 inches).
© adam cope


blues skies nothing but blue skies!
see how the green rises up to met the blue sky
acrylic painting unfinished - cloudy day

‘Cloudy Day at Beduer’ _
UNFINISHED, lay-in stage
30 x 40cm (approx 12 x 16 inches)
© adam cope


A demonstration piece from a recent Chateaux Painting Holiday, France


left of in the lay-in or block-in phase

Watercolour by Candle Light/value study

waterclour of a converstaion around a table at night time

‘Conversation by Candle Light’
38 x 25 cm
watercolour & watercolour pencil
© adam cope

… and now for the candlestick, of course 😉


monochrome value study watercolour of a candle stick

32 x 24 cm
watercolour value study
© adam cope

w & n neutral tint….


great for value studies in watercolour


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