Author: PJ Cook

Handpainted Decorative Bar Stools

I have been painting 2 bar stools that would look great in a nautical or beach decor setting. The photos shown here are from my work table as the tops were drying. On the top surface of the first bar stool is a painting of 2 adirondack chairs on a dock overlooking the water. The bar stool legs are painted to look like driftwood with a whitewash wood grain effect. I have been using acrylic paint for the scene because it is so durable. I applied a thick clear finish on the top surface of the stool so it...

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Painting Two in Nautical Series – Hand painted Chairs

I have finished the second painting for another chair in my nautical series. I have the same whitewash on the rest of the chair and an acrylic painting of a red skiff on the beach. These chairs are $250. each. I also have a pair of stools with seashells painted on the top. These stools can be used as small tables too. They are solid wood and very sturdy. I have a scallop shell design and a starfish design. These are selling at 125. each. Please email ( for more information or to order any of the hand painted...

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Handpainted Decorative Chair – 1st Design For Nautical Series

I am working on a series of 4 nautical scenes for my hand painted decorative chairs. This first chair is of the Saybrook Breakwater Light with two sailboats, catboats to be specific. This lighthouse is popular in the state of Connecticut and is offered as a license plate Save the Sound. I have settled on a whitewash color for the chairs. It has a white wood grain effect that looks very beachy. I have used acrylic paint for the painting because it is very durable. Once I finish a chair I apply a coat of clear protective finish. After...

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Footprints Leading To The Beach Painting On Display

The chair with the Footprints Leading To The Beach Painting is in the window at The Lyme Tree Woman’s Exchange of Old Lyme. I painted this chair for a May 9th charity auction in New Haven. The proceeds from the sale of the chair will go towards St Marten dePorres Academy located in New Haven, CT. I enjoyed painting the chair and I hope there is a fury of bidding on the chair because the proceeds will go towards the school. I will have similar chairs for sale at The Lyme Tree shop soon. I am working on a...

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Seascape Painting Finished – Beach scene painted on chair

I have finished painting the wood chair. This chair will be auctioned off in May for a charity. For my seascape painting I decided to use a beach path surrounded by a dune fence and have the fence posts be the back of the chair. I painted sand texture on the seat of the chair and added some seashells along with the footprints. I had the footprints get smaller as the path went further towards the water so it looked like the footprints were receding. This added some depth to the painting. I have a beach umbrella and 2...

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Recent Customer Reviews

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

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