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Observations and stories of art, love, Las Vegas, and beyond.
Recently, I had the opportunity to reconnect with the stunning white Corvette Z06 that is featured in my forthcoming 70th Anniversary painting for the Luster Exhibition at the National Corvette Museum. While it was my second photography encounter with the Z06, it was my first shoot with art muse Aim Model.
After fourteen years on Twitter@ADCookArt, this dreamer of dreams and maker of things has gone blue. I’m not sure why I decided to go blue verified, except that after twelve-point-seven thousand tweets, I still find Twitter a viable platform to connect and share ideas, and hey, I like checkmarks!
I was organizing my studio recently and tripped across “The Illusion,” a self-portrait I created in colored pencil back in 1983. I drew that portrait after discovering Iwata airbrushes earlier that summer and receiving an Iwata HP-C as a gift. For some reason, I felt compelled to include that airbrush in my portrait, not realizing then the impact it would have on me even to this day, forty years later.
I don’t often share my website design work in my POSTS + UPDATES. Mostly, I like to write about my observations and stories of art, love, Las Vegas, and beyond. Well, that and cars and some tech stuff, which I love. So, while most of my readers know me for my art, few here know my design background. Not that any of that matters here; it’s just that I also love creating dynamic websites, and want to share a special one with you.
When I’m not at the easel and not working on a design project, one of my favorite pastimes is working on my website, writing new posts, and exploring new related technology if you haven’t visited the ADCook.com website in a while, it’s had a lot of updates to explore, including new art in progress, posts, and new features.
I’m excited to get started on my Corvette paintings for inclusion in the LUSTER Exhibition at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, next year. But before I can start painting, I treat my canvasses to a multi-step process to create the perfect canvas for my realism art.
This is where I go when I want to get inspired and connect with the local car community. The Las Vegas Cars & Coffee is a booming gathering of enthusiastic car folks, easy to get to, and boasts hundreds of stunning cars weekly, including some amazing Corvettes.