This is a painting I did of some little sandpipers that were at a beach on Long Island Sound. I watched these birds scurrying on the sand at the waters edge. I did a few sketches and took photos and painted this watercolor in my studio. This painting is 15″x 29″ overall and is framed in a whitewashed frame that compliments the painting nicely. This first photo below is a closeup of the painting. I used a nice bright blue for the water and added texture to the sand. I painted the birds realistically and showed them in different running positions. With the long horizontal format of the painting I was able to include several of the birds. The painting is double matted in acid free mat board and comes with a off white/biege driftwood like frame. Price: $450. Contact me with any questions about the painting or purchasing the painting. Thanks,...Read More
Author: PJ Cook
Jul 6, 2009 | Birds |
While on a walk at the beach I noticed the roped off area and the wire cage enclosures for the piping plover nests. As I continued walking I noticed an adult piping plover and 3 little chicks running on the sand. I knew the piping plover was on the endangered list and there have been efforts to increase their numbers. Besides that I did not know too much about the little birds. As I continued walking I came upon a young woman writing in a notepad and looking through binoculars. She told me monitoring the piping plovers was her...Read More
Jun 29, 2009 | Flowers |
I bring a sketch pad with me whenever I travel on the weekend so I can sketch flowers if I find a nice garden. I have a small sketch pad 5″ x 7″ that I use a flair type pen and then I add a watercolor wash to the pen drawing. Besides being fun it is great practice and will improve your drawing and observation skills. The sketch on the left was done on acid free foam board. I like foam board because it is light weight but stiff enough for painting on without any support underneath. I first...Read More
Jun 25, 2009 | Handpainted Cottage Furniture |
I have finished the acrylic painting on this bar stool. The legs have the same white wash wood grain effect as the beach path scene that I painted first. That bar stool can be seen in the previous post. I have the thick protective finish on the top so it is very durable. Price: $349. plus shipping If you would like to purchase a bar stool follow this link at Beach Cottage Art or contact me by email at...Read More
Jun 17, 2009 | Handpainted Cottage Furniture |
This is my latest acrylic beach painting. I have this painting on the back of a wood chair. I am currently finish the wood grain effect for the chair. It is a whitewash effect so it will look great with any beach or nautical decor. I added the beach roses to the path, I think it adds nice color. I applied a thick gloss finish to the painting, it gives it some depth. This is the third chair for the beach series. I plan on having four chairs included in the set, one more to go! The picture to...Read More
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!
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