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Ocean View Sand Dune

Oil painting auction going on now! Bid on this original ocean waves and sand dunes oil painting. The best part is I am offering free shipping on this sale. So check it out by clicking on the button below to bid. This “Ocean View Sand Dune” is a new... read more

Ft Lauderdale Beach Park

Curvy white walls and columns are all along the entrances to Ft Lauderdale Beach and I love the shadows on these white structures. Some of the entrances have a name of the nearest street on the big white column and others are plain. This painting features an entrance... read more

Front Porch Flowers

The bright sunlight on one end of the bench and flower window box is what I wanted to paint. The flowers were so bright against the white bench they just popped! The dark shadows helped to accentuate the sunlit areas. This traditional wood porch was beautiful and I... read more

Red Barn Oil Painting

  I rode my bicycle to draw this red barn sketch that I painted in oil back in my studio. This is a favorite place of mine that never seems to change much. This former Connecticut dairy farm was run by the Newton brothers and is now owned by a daughter. She no... read more

Watch Hill Porch

Watch Hill Rhode Island is a beautiful seaside town with traditional houses and porches. Many properties have hydrangea bushes, window boxes and hanging flowers. The oil painting shown above is a one of those porches and a window box with flowers. Surrounding the... read more

Watercolor Tip: Amazing Color Mixing To Try Right Now

This watercolor tip is an amazingly easy way to mix a warm color, a cool color, a light value and a dark value using just 2 colors. Being able to mix a wide variety of grey’s and greens is a must for successful watercolor landscapes. The best thing about this... read more

Walk Through the Dunes

  Oil painting auction going on now! Bid on this original ocean waves and sand dunes oil painting. The best part is I am offering free shipping on this sale. So check it out by clicking on the button below to bid. This “Through the Dunes” is a new... read more

Path to the Beach

This original watercolor is full of shoreline texture, from the sand and grass to the water and the clouds. The path to the beach is through the sand dunes with a variety of dune grasses. The sand has many textures as it varies from creamy white to browns and tans. At... read more

Walking the Dog

Walking the Dog is an original watercolor of a man and dog walking on a blustery beach. There are strong grey violet clouds in the distance with bright patches of blue sky. Sky colors are repeated below in the water and beach. There is nice texture on the sand near... read more

Beach Walk

Beach Walk is an original watercolor of a couple walking on a beach close to the incoming waves. The sky features nice soft clouds and areas of blue sky. The original painting has a breaking ocean wave with violet colored wet sand reflected from the clouds. The golden... read more

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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."

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