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

Tips for Better Drawing and Design

Tips for Better Drawing 25 AUGUST, 2016 Better Drawing Design Tips Take these steps for better drawing and design in your next sketch. Improving the composition is the way to take 3 steps forward in your artwork. I mean 3 huge steps forward to better design. The first... read more

Red Barn in Summer

Red Barn In Summer 20 AUGUST, 2016 Watercolor Landscape Artwork New watercolor of the Connecticut countryside. Pleasant scene of a red barn in the background of a large tree and fence. Sketching on location is important to get the feel of a place. Draw from different... read more

Try Big Brush Painting

Big Brush Painting 10 August, 2016 Painting Techniques Original Art For a dynamic, bolder style in your paintings take out the biggest brush you own. I have an old Winsor & Newton size 20 flat brush that I used for almost the entire “Sheep with her... read more

“Paired Up” Laughing Gulls

Paired Up 20 JULY, 2016 Watercolor Techniques Original Art Paired Up is an original watercolor of laughing gulls. I saw these shorebirds in the shallow water when I was kayaking. I had my camera with me so I worked from those photos back in my studio. This watercolor... read more

Morning Palms

Morning Palms 7 JULY, 2016 Painting Techniques Original Art Morning palms is a new 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas painting. I worked with paint that was transparent, translucent and opaque. Starting with a gold underpainting I painted the initial composition. Adding the... read more

Firework Palm Tree

5 JULY, 2016 Painting Techniques Acrylic Experimenting Throwing all caution to the wind I painted this palm tree after viewing the fireworks at Ft Lauderdale Beach last night. It’s good to break from your normal painting routine and have fun trying new supplies... 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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