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White Rose Flower Closeup

This original white rose oil painting is only 6×6 but it really draws attention with the white rose on a¬†contrasting dark green background. I have painted many flower paintings, some closeups of a single flower and others were bouquets of flowers and yet others...

Hydrangea Flowers Painting

  Todays painting features hydrangea flowers in oil paint on a raised panel. Completed in one sitting this 6×6 original oil painting has creamy white flowers with mauve greys, greens and yellows. This 6×6 oil on gessoboard has a 1″ raised panel...

Luscious Deep Pink Rose Oil Painting

New oil painting of a luscious pink rose that I painted from life on a raised panel. The panel is 6″x 6″ and is 1 ” deep and the side is stained as you can see in the photo below. This is ready to hang on your wall, no frame needed. Rose Oil Painting...

Christmas Tree Painting

Happy Holidays My latest painting for the holidays is a Christmas tree painting snow scene done in watercolor. This snow laden evergreen has colorful lights on the tree. The background features a colorful glow with woods. The size of this painting is 8.5″ x...

“FIRST SNOW” Winter Landscape

This winter landscape painting “First Snow” is being sold on ebay and the auction ends in 3 days so head over to ebay here to view and bid on through Saturday at 9pm. The vertical size is perfect for many walls in your home and will fit in a 8″ x...

Beach Scene with Sand Dunes and Old Boat

  Here is a new watercolor of sand dunes with an old boat laying among the beach grass. Nice greenery of scrub trees and beach grasses are featured in this original watercolor. A seascape painting with great texture and color and will look great in a mat and...

Red Rose Flower Painting

I recently completed this red rose flower painting in watercolor. I love flowers in watercolor because of the luminoscity and vivid color you can achieve in transparent watercolor. This flower closeup features the red rose, stems with thorns and green leaves. This...

Harkness Park Landscape Painting

This Harkness Park landscape painting features a fancy wrought iron gate and is an original oil painting. The painting is from the gardens at Harkness Park in Waterford , Connecticut. This gate overlooks a broad expanse of lawn with Long Island Sound in the distance....

Stunning Beach Oil Painting

This stunning beach oil painting features colorful waves and a sandy beach.  Painted in one session this vertical format painting has a seagull among the incoming waves, a common scene found at the beach. If you like this painting please send an email for more details...

Wicker Chair on Porch

This is a recent watercolor painting I did of a wicker chair on a porch. The rich luminous color was acheived by glazing many layers of paint over previous dry layers. Wicker Chair Technique Each layer of paint is applied on wet paper after the previous layer of paint...

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P.J. Cook demonstrating at a gallery opening.

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"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."