Painting Tips and Latest Work

Colorful Painting Adirondack Chair Northern Lights

This “Northern Lights” original painting is a 6″ x 6″  watercolor artwork which I am very pleased to be offering today on ebay!  It was created with care, using several layers of color to add depth and luminosity. This original watercolor is...

Colorful Painting-2 Adirondack Chairs

This colorful painting is an original watercolor and is 7″ x 10″ on french archival paper. This welcoming scene features two colorful chairs with a sunset glow throughout the background. I created this watercolor with several layers of color to achieve the...

On the Easel-Martha’s Vineyard Landscape

On the easel right now is a new landscape from Martha’s Vineyard. This fishing village is in Menemsha and it is a morning view overlooking the fishing boats and shacks that line the inlet. I’m still working on the green bushes on the lower left and the...

How to Paint Fog-Watercolor-Fishing Village

How To Paint Fog Step By Step Today I am demonstrating how to paint fog over a watercolor of a fishing village. There are many ways to paint fog and mist into a scene and this demo starts with a typical watercolor painting and is finished with adding the fog after the...

Sandpiper Birds Watercolor Painting

This original watercolor of sandpiper birds is 6″ x 4″ and shows a group of shorebirds running on the sand along the waters edge. A common scene along many beaches around the world. I love to watch these small beach birds as they avoid the larger waves...

Painting Seagulls On Beach

I was recently painting seagulls on beach as I sat in a beach chair. The problem with birds is they don’t stay still for very long. This seagull landed on the sand rather close to my chair, looking for food. I quickly sketched the bird in pencil lightly. By the...

“Going Ashore” Painting

“Going Ashore” is my latest original oil painting of a dory along the shoreline. The canvas size is 24″ by 20″ for this pretty scene along the shoreline. This painting features a rowboat that has been beached on the sand among the many rocks...

“Awaiting the Tide” Original Marine Painting

This marine painting features a nice wood dory sitting on the sand at low tide. The warm color from the setting sun evokes a calm mood with anticipation for another day on the water. This original oil on canvas is 24″ x 20″ and is available for sale. This...

Coastal Landscape Sketch

This quick oil painting  is a preliminary color sketch for a new coastal landscape painting that I will be starting soon. I wanted to use limited color to evoke a mood for this coastal scene.  This marine art subject matter is a favorite of mine that I came across...

How to Paint a Watercolor Wash

This post is for anyone who wants to learn how to paint a watercolor wash. A gradation wash starts darker and gradually lightens. With a little practice this wash will enhance all your paintings. Below is a blue gradation that can be wonderful for a sky. A...

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P.J. Cook demonstrating at a gallery opening.

About Me

"Spending most of my time at the shore, I seek to capture the beauty and serenity found along the New England coast and the birds and beaches of Southeastern Florida."