Painting of ‘The True Vine’

‘The True Vine’
Medium Size Oil on Canvas
61 x 46 cm (approx 24 x 18 inches).
© adam cope


“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and
every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring
forth more fruit.

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of
itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide
in me.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and
I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can
do nothing.

If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is
withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they
are burned.”

John 15.1-6

Taille Slyvos
Taille de la Vigne

2 Comments on “Painting of ‘The True Vine’

  1.  by  Casey Klahn

    Wow. This expression of the vineyard is marvelous. In a painterly way, it is perfect – from the brushwork to the description, the mood and the use of space. Good rhythm, too.


  2.  by  Adam Cope

    thank you Casey. I’m glad it speaks to you.

    Sometimes, in some of the old churches here, you see sculptures of Jesus on the cross… made from old vine stocks.