Tag: 2023

Canvas gesso prep - session 4
A.D. Cook

A Slate-Smooth Beginning

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.

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Corvette Summer at Celebrity Cars & Coffee, Las Vegas
A.D. Cook

Celebrity Cars & Coffee Las Vegas

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.

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Book of Creative Knowledge
A.D. Cook

Disasters and Recovery – Part 3

The experts and teachers aren’t always right. My high school art teacher wasn’t right about my future. And my broken thumb convinced my doctor that my right hand would impede my art career. Yet, today, I create art that I am proud of, despite my high school art teacher’s harsh prediction that I would never succeed. And my right hand healed fine, thank you.

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Lightning Storm over Phoenix, Arizona
A.D. Cook

Disasters and Recovery – Part 2

Few people know that my INDIAN SUMMER motorcycle painting experienced a colossal disaster halfway through creating it. So did BACKDRAFT, one of my better-known life-size fine art nudes.

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Luster Exhibition U.S. Museum Tour 2023-2025
A.D. Cook

Coming Up For LUSTER 2023-2025

June 2, 2023 — The LUSTER collection has arrived at The Dennos Museum Center in spectacularly beautiful Traverse Bay, Michigan, made famous by Ernest Hemmingway in the Nick Adams Stories, in which he chronicled the early years he spent in the area.

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A.D.'s Creative Time Vault
A.D. Cook

Creative Time Capsule

Have you ever experienced the melancholy feeling of packing away a lifetime’s worth of art and memories only to store them for an entire decade? If the answer is yes, then you will undoubtedly be able to relate to my recent experience.

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