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The Making of Eternal - Video Splash
A.D. Cook

The Creation of ETERNAL

Two years after photographing my model/muse for my latest metal fine art nude, the artwork is now finished and ready for my collector’s home.

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Yellow Blown T-Bucket at Cars & Coffee Las Vegas
A.D. Cook

Cars & Coffee Las Vegas 10/7/23

It was a fantastic morning for this week’s Celebrity Cars & Coffee. The fresh air, clear skies, and perfect temperature inspired me to include the car show in my sunrise walk, so I got there earlier than my previous visits and hung out for about an hour so, taking in

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Celebrating 550 Posts & Updates on ADCook.com, since 1996
A.D. Cook

Five Fifty

It seems like only yesterday that I shared my post, The Big Five-Oh Oh!, celebrating my 500th post on the ADCook Blog, but looking back, it was about a year ago (original post date September 30, 2022). I hadn’t thought about it until now, but I have averaged about a

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Artist A.D. Cook with EQUINOX painting, 2005
A.D. Cook

EQUINOX 2005-2023

I painted EQUINOX, my life-size fine art nude (above), on canvas 18 years ago, inspired by the change of seasons and the forthcoming winter. EQUINOX is a follow-piece to SOLSTICE, which I painted in 2004 to capture the essence and warmth of the Summer Solstice.

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Pinstriped Caddy hood at Count's Kustoms
A.D. Cook

Counts Kustoms Las Vegas

I recently stopped by Count’s Kustoms in Las Vegas to deliver my artwork, ETERNAL, to Horny Mike for its final clear coat and polish. Very soon, my lifesize metal artwork will be off to her collector on the East Coast.

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Artist A.D. Cook with Elvis & John Wayne mural
A.D. Cook

My Thirty-Year Flashback

1993 was an epic year for me, but it also marked the last year of painting Hollywood Video murals. After four solid years of hand-painting thousands of square feet of walls in dozens of stores up and down the West Coast, things were changing.

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Creative Energy Exchange Bulb Collective
A.D. Cook

Creative Energy Exchange

Those three words, “CREATIVE ENERGY EXCHANGE,” resonated with me and were forever ingrained within my creative psyche. As much as I can, I enjoy sharing that with others, especially artists, designers, and writers, mainly because we tend to create solo more than most other creative people.

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The Corvette Art Monkeys with Iwata Airbrush
A.D. Cook

The Art Monkeys Know All

I guess I’ve been slow in posting updates lately, but the paintings are moving along nicely. I’m enjoying my time in the studio, creating what I know will be an epic work celebrating America’s Sports Car for Corvette’s 70th-year anniversary as part of the LUSTER Exhibition next year.

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