Author: PJ Cook

Morning Dunes Oil on Canvas

Just completed this Morning Dunes oil on canvas. Features a dramatic morning sky over the ocean in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The palm trees and dune grasses are sitting atop the sand dunes in this original oil painting. Nice, colorful sunrise sky set the backdrop for the sand dunes.  Many sand dunes have been rebuilt here in Fort Lauderdale. The beaches have been replenished with new sand, added new dunes and planted grasses. Besides making the beaches wider it protects the land during storms. I think the turtles must like it too when they come in to lay their eggs....

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Beach Dune Energy Oil Painting

Dramatic light on the beach dunes is what I see at certain times of the day. In this stretched canvas painting I used oil paint to convey strong light penetrating the dark clouds. There are palm trees atop the sand dune with grasses cascading down the side of the dunes. Colors of violet, blue, orange and a warm white can be seen in the sand. Painted alla prima or in one sitting. Strong brushstrokes of color can be seen throughout this original oil painting. The wet into wet style of painting in oil paint requires confident, thick strokes of...

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Contest Giveaway! Win This Painting

  Today I am excited to be giving away this original watercolor painting. Contest Giveaway – win this painting!  Winner selected in 24 hours. Free to enter. Pink lily watercolor is 14″ x 20″inches. Here’s how to win:  Like my facebook page. Comment “Sold” in the contest post. That’s it, you have just 24 hours to enter. Winner randomly selected tomorrow. Click link to go to to enter.  ...

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Evening Energy Watercolor

I just finished Evening Energy watercolor painting today. My goal was to add texture and to use a limited palette. Below are the stages of this painting from the initial drawing to the completed watercolor.       Above is the pencil drawing for the watercolor painting. This freehand drawing is done in graphite pencil right on the watercolor paper. I kept the drawing light so I could still see the pencil lines but could easily erase them when the painting was finished. Sometimes the paint covers these light pencil lines and there is no need to erase them....

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Recent Customer Reviews

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