Author: PJ Cook

Creating Wood Texture In Watercolor Painting

Watercolor is great for creating wood texture in your paintings. Wood texture can be very realistic and it will add interest to any painting. Besides adding interest painting wood texture is fun! Below are 2 examples of wood texture using different colors and I have a recent video demonstrating how I paint wood texture. The color choices are endless. So let’s start creating wood texture in watercolor. Paint the Background Colors Start by wetting the paper and laying in a wash of several shades of brown and grey. Similar to the image below of brown wood with a little...

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Morning Cactus Spotlight

The other morning I woke up early enough to explore interesting subjects to paint. I walked around Lauderdale by the Sea with my sketchbook and camera. There was quite a bit of activity in the seaside village. From scuba divers and snorkelers to the morning walkers everyone seemed to be enjoying the bright morning. Then I spotted the morning cactus spotlight. There was a narrow walkway with the sunlight streaming towards me. A planter with a cactus was outside a green door and it seemed to have a spotlight directly on it. Immediately I had to paint it. After...

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Harkness Park Beach

Pretty oceanside view of a beach, swimmers and violet wild flowers. Located in Connecticut at Harkness Park this original painting captures the activity on a sunny day. There is a shallow inlet that is a perfect wading spot for children and adults. Water levels vary with the tides and it seems like there is always something new to see with the shifting sand. The background offers distant views of Long Island and the Sound. Flowers of violet follow the edge of the coastal inlet in this original artwork. Harkness Park Beach Size: 8″ x 10″ Medium: watercolor and gouache...

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Palm View Ocean Painting

Palm View is a painting full of color and light. This original artwork is glowing with yellow, reds, greens and blues. The palm tree is the star of this seascape. Under the palm is a variety of bushes and grass growing out of the sandy beach. The coconut palm has rich darks that fan out to green fronds. The ocean is in the background with waves breaking close to the beach. I will be offering this all framed and ready to hang on your wall. Look for it on the Shop page soon. Contact with any questions. Palm View...

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Coastal Colors Seascape Painting

Coastal Colors is a new seascape offering an ocean view. Sand dunes with a variety of green trees and bushes are in the foreground. The ocean is a pretty aqua color. A variety of textures can be found in this original artwork. I used gouache paint (opaque watercolor) for this ocean view. The sand dunes have pink flowers on vines trailing over the edge. This new painting is ready to frame and hang on the wall. Coastal Colors Seascape Painting Size: 8″ x 13″ Medium: gouache paint on illustration board Genre: seascape For purchase information use the green button...

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