Painting Tips and Latest Work

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...

How To Paint People

How to paint people with watercolors can be done as a detailed portrait or a simple suggestion of a figure. Either way adding people to your paintings is a great way to add interest. The viewer will spend more time looking at a painting when there are people featured...

Wave Painting Finished!

The latest marine wave painting is finished. I had hoped to finish this oil painting by mid October but all the fine details in the water took an extra 2 weeks to complete. This 16″x 20″ original oil on canvas is available to purchase and will look great...

New Wave Painting “Emerald Wave”

This is a new wave painting that I have just finished. The “Emerald Wave” is an oil painting on canvas and is a long horizontal size 12″ x 24″. There is great action in this original oil painting along with nice texture in the foam created by...

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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."