Tag: Pastel Art

Wanderlust Drawing by A.D. Cook WIP - 01/08/23


Like many of you, I spend a lot of time surrounded by technology. As I type away at this post, there is a desktop computer to my left, a laptop computer plugged into a giant monitor before me, an iPad on my desk, and an iPhone at arm’s reach.

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LA Art Show 2015, Los Angeles, CA

LA Art Show

Andy Warhol once said, “Art is what you can get away with.” Clearly, he was on to something. With his controversial pop art, he explored the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement – and he got away with a lot. Even with his passing in 1987, he is still among the best-selling American artists ever. And today, maybe even more so, he is everywhere in art.

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Artist A.D. Cook painting Encore

‘Tis the Season for Art

I was out earlier and someone wished me a “Season’s Greetings.” It was the first time this year that I’ve heard holiday cheers as we transition into cooler months and shorter days. I love this time of year. It’s a festive season ~ all about gratitude, blessing, and remembering the ones we love.

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Gabby pencil drawing - WIP by A.D. Cook 2013

Drawn to Beauty

I find sometimes that simply returning to the basics is what art is about. In the process of returning to an earlier look, feel, style, discipline – whatever it is, I tend to bring something new into the mix.

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BLISS by A.D. Cook (detail) 2013

Bliss Oil Pastel

It seems a year hasn’t gone by since I haven’t created some form of artwork from my creative session with muse Liz Ashley a while back. 2013 is no exception. Introducing “Bliss.”

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Dargo with Beaujolais artwork by A.D. Cook 2013

Looking Back – Moving Forward…

2012 marks ten years of producing figurative art as my primary creative focus… While I’ve been drawing and painting my entire life – creating original art of cigars, motorcycles and Hollywood Video murals, along with a collection of abstract paintings

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