Painting Tips and Latest Work

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

Beach Dune Path

This original oil painting features a beach dune with a path to the blue ocean! Striking ocean color with breaking waves  below a nice sky with clouds are featured in the background with a dune path and grasses finishing out the foreground. I’m offering this... read more

Feel the Warmth From Adirondack Chair Oil Painting

A sunset glow is featured in this white adirondack chair oil painting with a water view. Feel the warmth of the white adirondack chair perched above the water during a sunset glow. Color is the main attraction in this painting. Orange, green and violet are the... read more

Plein Air Painting Ft Lauderdale Beach

Latest plein air painting offered at no reserve auction ends Sunday night. This original is 5″x 7″ on gesso-board and has great texture. The orange-colored ground or underpainting is peeking through in spots for pops of color and interest. I painted this... read more

The Zen of Painting At the Beach

I’ve been painting plein air oil paintings at south Florida beaches and despite some difficult conditions it can be a zen experience. Who wouldn’t want to paint in your bathing suit! Below are some tips for plein air painting at the beach. good umbrella... read more

Ocean Showers

This was my view from Fort Lauderdale beach this past week. There was a shower looking north and a shower looking south that was moving onshore. I decided to take a few photos with my phone and paint indoors but not before I had to run so I would not get too wet. The... read more

Fort Lauderdale Beach

My latest painting is the Fort Lauderdale Beach with the incoming waves. This is a 6″x 6″ original oil on gesso-board. I started with a textured ground or under-painting that you can see the raised strokes throughout the painting. There is also some of the... read more

“The Big Apple” Auction

Buy at no reserve auction, ends tonight 9:30pm eastern. Great chance to get an original oil painting on canvas. Click button below. Sold The Big Apple Details Genre: Still Life Media: Oil on canvas Size: 8″x... read more

The Iron Gate

This original oil features an elaborate wrought iron gate on the shore of Long Island Sound. The gate is at Harkness Park in Waterford, CT where there are many gardens and gates throughout the property. I wanted to paint this wrought iron gate with the afternoon... 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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