How to Paint Brick Texture Tutorial

How to paint brick texture tutorial is demonstrated in this video. Start out with raw sienna, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue but you can use any leftover color that is in your palette. Use a 1 inch flat brush and add different colors to each side of the brush. This... read more

What’s New from the Art Studio

Here are some recent images from my instagram page. I show work in progress, drawings and finished artwork almost everyday. So follow my instagram page to see current updates from my art studio.   Drawing for my next painting on the left, trying a different kind... read more

Louis Lunch, Home of the Hamburger

After spending several hours at the Yale University Art Gallery I walked to Louis Lunch. The door was closed and a wet paint sign was on the door. I found out that they close the entire month of August for the last 109 years for their annual inventory of spoons. So I did not have a hamburger at the birthplace of the hamburger. Famous for their hamburgers Louis Lunch has been open since 1895. The only topping available at Louis Lunch is tomato, onion and cheese.

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How to Paint a Sunset In Watercolor

Sunset Palms 20 OCTOBER, 2016 Painting Techniques Original Art Here in South Florida I’m struck by the brilliant color of the sunsets. I wanted to paint a rather quick, fun painting this morning after working on a large detailed painting over the past few days. So... read more

Basking In the Sunlight

Basking In the Sunlight 13 OCTOBER, 2016 Watercolor Techniques Original Art I have always been drawn to light and shadow. How the sunlight is illuminating an object. What color is in the shadows of the sunlit object. In this seascape scene I was drawn to the light... read more

Pink Beach Cruiser

Pink Zen 29 SEPTEMBER, 2016 Watercolor Painting Pen & Ink Pink Zen is a watercolor painting with a pink beach cruiser bicycle. Nice details done with pen & ink drawing. The sand and ocean are in the background with the bike and palm tree center stage. Steps to... read more

Beach Shower

“WASHING OFF” 21 SEPTEMBER, 2016 Watercolor Lesson Original Art Rinsing off all that beach sand after a day at the shore can be a chore. But this boy is not just rinsing off the sand, he is completely soaking himself as he reaches for the spraying water at... read more

Rinsing Off the Beach Sand Drawing

The Beach Shower 19 SEPTEMBER, 2016 Painting Techniques Sketching When I see kids at the beach the one thing I notice is the pure joy they are having. This pencil sketch of a boy rinsing the sand off at a beach shower with his father is a good example of that. The boy... read more

Walk this Beach Everyday

Walk this Beach 6 SEPTEMBER, 2016 Beachscape Original Art Walk this beach to hear the sound of the ocean waves. Or maybe it’s the sound of the wind and the seagulls you hear. This original oil on canvas will bring you to the beach. Great view looking down the... read more

Surf Beachscape Work In Progress

Surf Beachscape 1 SEPTEMBER, 2016 Work In Progress Oil On Canvas Surf Beachscape is a work in progress of an oil on canvas. I started this original painting with a yellow underpainting. For more information on underpainting view this link from a previous blogpost... 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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