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Maine Landscape Painting The Guest Cabin

  A Maine landscape painting is the theme for this latest original oil painting. “The Guest Cabin” sits on the shore and is a tiny one room overnight cabin. What struck me was how cute the cabin was with it’s bright orange trim and flowers...

Red Barn Landscape

This red barn landscape is an original oil painting on board, the size is 9″ x 12″. This red barn landscape is a favorite of mine and is close to where I grew up in Northford, Connnecticut. The barn was owned by the Newton brothers and now their daughter...

AGLOW Adirondack Chair Watercolor Painting

The latest small painting hot off my easel is a watercolor of a Adirondack chair on a wood dock with glowing light. This will fit in a 5 x 7″ mat and frame that is easy to find in craft stores. This painting is done in several layers of 3 colors to achieve the...

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...

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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."