Author: PJ Cook

Free Painting Giveaway! Enter Now

  Enter to win this original painting! Just head on over to my instagram page and follow my page. Click image below and follow the link.   Contest Closed. To win this new original painting of Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse all you have to do is the following:⠀ ⠀ 1. Make sure you are following me on Instagram and like this painting.⠀ 2. Tag 2 friends below who would love this lighthouse painting.⠀ ⠀ That's it! I will be shipping the painting free to the winner. Free shipping to US only. Contest ends Wednesday 4pm EST.⠀ Enter Today.⠀ ⠀ #giveaway...

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Watercolor Flower Contest Giveaway Update

Back in February I gave away this original watercolor painting in a Facebook contest. Jeanne from Ohio was the winner and she has since framed the painting and has it on display in her home. Below is the photo that she sent me of the painting. Thanks Jeanne for sending this photo, enjoy the painting. Follow this blog and my Facebook and instagram accounts for more contests. Click the icons on the right side of this page where it says FOLLOW US. Another contest should be starting again soon. Thanks for everyone who entered this contest, don’t miss the...

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Art Journal Painting of the Sea

Latest painting done in a new art journal is a palm tree with the ocean as a backdrop. The painting shown above is done in gouache paint, or an opaque watercolor. This was fun to paint. My focus on this painting was getting the colors of the Southern Florida palm tree and aqua colored ocean. Art Journal It is nice to have a book with all your paintings either done on location or in the studio. You can even have several art journals for a variety of subject matter. Or just keep painting in one sketchbook until it is...

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Using a Plein Air Sketch for a Pretty Gate Painting

The pretty gate and pink flowers cascading over this entrance are spectacular. A week ago I did the drawing below plein air or on location. Painting and drawing on location captures the essence of a place. The sights, colors, noise and even smells add to any drawing or painting done on location. I used this pen and ink sketch to paint the scene later in my studio.     Starting with pencil I drew the pillars surrounding the gate. I wanted to get the perspective right so I took my time. From there I added the pretty gate and...

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The Maine Way Oil Painting

Lobster buoys and flowers around an old barn seems like the Maine way of life. Just off the easel this coastal landscape features an old wooden barn sitting next to the water. A collection of lobster buoys found along the rocky coastline are propped up on display. Hanging flowers add more color and texture to this landscape painting. Original oil painting on a raised panel is ready to hang. The raised panel is 1.5″ deep on the edge with a dark finish. This painting can be hung as is or a picture frame can be added. The Maine way...

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Recent Customer Reviews

Have now purchased 3 paintings and they are all outstanding!! All around A++

Absolutely love this painting! Looks even better than in the picture!


Beautiful piece! Arrived in great condition. Well packaged. Thanks.

Thank you, I think the painting is beautiful and I will give it a great home.

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