Author: PJ Cook

Piping Plovers and their Beach Nesting Area

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

Sketching Flowers Outdoors

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

Decorative Bar Stool – hand painted blue beach scene

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

Latest Beach Painting Finished

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

I Have Finished Painting 2 Seascapes On Bar Stools

I have finished painting 2 bar stools with an acrylic seascape on the tops of the bar stools. They are 30″ high and made of solid wood. They have whitewash wood on the legs and a thick clear finish over the painting for durability. They would look great in any beach, coastal decor. Each bar stool has an original painting on the seat. For purchase info please email me at Thanks,...

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!


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.

Newsletter Signup

Newsletter Signup

Get free art painting tips and studio techniques along with new paintings from the artist delivered directly to your inbox.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest