Author: PJ Cook

Latest Hand Painted Chair Finished!

Here is the sunset hand painted chair with a dock painted on the seat and continuing up on the back of the chair. I had the chair at a show over the weekend and many people commented on the originality and technique. Many people did not realize that I painted all the wood grain, it looks that authentic. The distant background in the painting is a sailboat going by the Lynde Point Lighthouse in Old Saybrook, CT. My goal for this project was to portray a dock on the seat of the chair and having it recede into a...

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Latest Hand Painted Chair Design Underway

Latest hand painted chair design is underway and it is another dock scene with adirondack chairs. I have been working on this sunset painting of a dock with the Old Saybrook Lighthouse in the background. I will be adding an adirondack chair on the dock after I finish the background. This chair is a commission for a customer who liked my previous hand painted chairs. She asked for a sunset with the dock in the foreground and the chairs painted into the scene. Stay tuned for further...

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Finishing Ocean Wave Seascape Oil Painting

This is how my oil painting of the breaking wave seascape oil painting is looking today. I like to view a painting for a few days even a week after I think it is completed. This lets me see it in a new way, by leaving it alone and not looking at it for a while sometimes you see it differently or with fresh eyes. Sometimes you decide it looks good, you are happy with it and the painting is done. The only thing I am going to do to this seascape oil painting is add a few highlights...

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Hand Painted Lazy Susan – Sunflower Painting

This is my latest painting project, a hand painted lazy Susan with a sunflower painting. I wanted to paint a closeup flower painting on the lazy susan and I decided to paint a sunflower in acrylic paint for all the sunflower lovers out there. The wood is natural color with a diameter of 15″.  After I finished painting the sunflower I put a thick protective finish over the whole top surface. Use contact page for price and shipping details or comment box below on this page. Thanks, PJ Wikipedia definition for a lazy Susan  “The lazy Susan is a rotating tray, usually circular, placed on top of a table to aid in moving food on a large table or counter top. Lazy Susan is also used to describe any type of small, hand-rotated flat platform, e.g. a rotating spice rack for a kitchen...

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Blue Seascape Oil Painting – final steps

My blue seascape oil painting is almost finished. I have not kept track of the total time spent on this painting because I work on other projects at the same time. But I have spent considerable time working on the detail in the water. The swirling water and foam in the bottom half of the canvas has taken the most time. While working on the rocks in the foreground I paint cool color on the top surface that reflect from the sky along with local color. The water on the rocks also reflects the sky color. I have more detail to do on the rocks and finishing up the foreground water in this seascape oil painting. It is important to step back often and look at your painting from a distance. Most paintings are viewed from several feet back not 1 foot away where the artist is...

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