Posted on November 30, 2012 · Posted in Blog

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. ~Vincent van Gogh

Nirvana After Dark

The pearl/phosphor star field turns on when the lights go off, transitioning from pearls to florescence.

She rests quietly in her stillness of mind after the fires of desire, aversion, and delusion have been finally extinguished. She has found her Nirvana.

Nirvana – Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 60″ [91.44 cm x 152.40 cm] © 2012 A.D. Cook

Created in beautiful pearl metallic blues over a hand brushed pearl base layered on a specially-prepared canvas surface. Metallic mediums mixed into my paints create a glistening effect with the changing light, creating a new experience with each viewing. The graphic and energy burst is phosphorous – capturing light throughout the day and emitting a glow of energy. In this painting my muse is portrayed about life-size.

Completed on November 30th, “Nirvana” is my fifth and final life-size figurative painting for my pearl series for 2012.

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The graphic across the top of this painting is the binary code for “GOD”

Enjoy my newest video of Nirvana – art in process.
Special thanks to Tim Catching who’s fantastic music vibe is always welcome in my studio.

Previous artworks featuring Lynsey: Eclipse | Backdraft | Repose | Brooklyn | Lynsey | Waiting | Spring | Brooke | Catching Wind (drawing)

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