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Art Magazines for Artists

My Favorite Art Magazines

Magazines are great! They are a tremendous source of knowledge and information on a plethora of subjects, and they have been for generations. Over the last decade or so the

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Nude Beauty Nude by A.D. Cook

Nude Beauty Nude

Nudity in art has been debated since the beginning of time. After all, the unclothed human figure is an important genre in art, as it has been since ancient times,

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Creative 2012

My Creative 2012

For many of us, this was a fun-filled and interesting year. Memorable for sure. I know it was for me. That may be why 2012 was (and still is) such

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Vitruvian Man by Leonardo DaVinci

DaVincian Principles

Anatomist, architect, botanist, city planner, chef, humorist, engineer, equestrian, inventor, geographer, geologist, military scientist, musician, painter, philosopher, and raconteur… Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci April 15,

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THE FIRE by A.D. Cook (preview) 2012

The Fire Abstract Original

Continuing my 2012 abstract series in a bold and powerful way. My latest creation, The Fire, is a creative outburst of reds and golds… The Fire – 48″ x 36″,

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Hands-On In The Studio

Having a blast this Saturday evening slinging paint in the studio. I especially enjoy the creative process of getting dirty in the name of art. Creating late in the studio

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Abstract Day in the Studio

I’m enjoying a fantastic day in the studio putting together a few abstract paintings on panels and having a blast! I’ll look forward to sharing pics soon. Cheers!

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Vegas Underground

The Vegas Underground at Tap House in Las Vegas is the place to be on Monday nights. Always, standing room only. Tonight was no exception. Kudos to all amazing talent

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Nirvana by A.D. Cook

Nirvana Complete…

Just wrapping up Nirvana. She’s signed and ready to hang. I’ll look forward to an unveiling soon. Meanwhile, watch my site for the video and Blog post. Cheers!

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COURAGE abstract by A.D. Cook 2012 (preview)

For Nicholas – Courage

Still in the studio this evening, painting. I’m actually working on a couple paintings today… “Nirvana”, which I’ve been working on for a while, and “Courage” – an abstract I

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