Author: PJ Cook

Pretty Sunlit Roses Cascading on a Rooftop Oil Painting

Picket fences and sunlit roses make a wonderful subject to paint. During an afternoon at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut I spotted these roses cascading down a rooftop. The sun was illuminating the top of the roses and parts of the picket fence and that is what I focused on in this latest oil painting. Below is the initial underpainting done in a transparent earth orange. I wipe away paint for the lightest areas in the composition. Sometimes I start a painting this way if I want to establish the placement of values.   The image below shows areas that...

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Two 99 CENT Auctions Going On Now

Beach Birds auctions on now with no reserve price! One watercolor painting ends tonight so put in a bid on ebay. The second painting ends Tuesday night and you can put in a bid on that one too. There is free shipping on these original paintings. Both can fit right into a ready-made picture frame with inner mat. Just use tape that I include with the painting to position into frame. Painting value $100. each. Click Here to BID! Click button above or click on paintings below to go to 99 CENT auctions. Common scene along the shoreline is...

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Ft Lauderdale Beach On Location Painting

Painting on location at Ft Lauderdale Beach yesterday I came prepared with all the supplies for an afternoon of plein air oil painting. When I arrived and set up in my beach chair I realized that I forgot my cell phone. I take paintings in progress photos as I am painting. Nonetheless I setup in the shade of a palm tree and got to work. This location piece had great light and color and the subject was perfect. A man was reading a book in the sun as he sat in a beach chair. The person behind him was...

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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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Recent Customer Reviews

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