Posted on October 6, 2013 · Posted in Blog

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. All that and more makes me excited to start planning for the holidays…

This year ’tis the season for art. Owning original artwork is an enjoyable experience. If you’ve searched my site and still haven’t found the perfect painting for your home or for that gift consider commissioning me to create your distinct artwork specifically produced to compliment your unique tastes and style.

A.D. Cook - Creating 21st Century Classics on Canvas and Metal

I enjoy creating a variety of imagery in several styles in my celebration of timeless beauty through powerful art. I believe that art is about creating – not recreating. Join me in that celebration of truly unique and original creations.

Beauty comes in many forms. Throughout my site, you’ll see examples of abstract paintings on canvas and metal, figurative art, paintings of cars, planes and motorcycles, along with a selection of portraits and murals. I find beauty in a variety of subject matter celebrating classic design and inspired lines. That’s what timeless is all about.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.

~ John Keats

Inferno - absract art by A.D. Cook

INFERNO – Abstract on Metal, s009, 40″ x 30″

I create abstract original art on canvas, metal and art panel in virtually any size imaginable, starting at around $950 for panel and around $2,000 for beautiful and dynamic metal creations. Examples can be viewed here > adcfa.com/abstracts

Sharing - abstract art by A.D. Cook

SHARING – Abstract on panel, 2012, 36″ x 18″

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View my gallery of ORIGINAL ARTWORKS or visit these links for specific genre:

ABSTRACTS     |     SPECIAL CREATIONS     |     DRAWINGS & MIXED-MEDIA

FIGURATIVE – PEARL SERIES     |     FIGURATIVE – CANVAS     |     FIGURATIVE – METAL

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I’ve created several life-size and larger figurative originals over the last decade. I work in several mediums for my fine art nudes including , acrylic on canvas (starting around $4,000), holographic paintings on specially-grinded metal (starting around $7,000), mixed-media originals with gold leafs and exciting treatments (starting around $1,500), and drawings (starting around $500).

Lux - Nev 1 - figurative art by A.D. Cook

LUX Lady ~ Nev 1 — mixed-media on sanded pastel paper, 2010, 36″ x 24″

Eclipse - figurative art by A.D. Cook

ECLIPSE – [ detail ] acrylic on canvas, 2004, complete painting 36″ x 36″

If you’re considering a figurative creation or portrait, my art experience makes you the subject of truly original personalized artworks. It’s every woman’s dream to eternally capture her beauty and allure. His is to provide her with a memorable experience where he can participate in the creative process. Mine is to create beautiful art that you will enjoy for a lifetime.

Brooklyn - figurative art on metal by A.D. Cook

BROOKLYN – [ detail ] original painting on metal, 2010

Throughout the process, you are intimately involved with the creation of your own original heirloom artwork. We’ll work together to create beautiful imagery – starting with the photo shoot all the way through the final painting. Along the way, I’ll video the creative process so you’ll have a record of its creation. This is the evolution of commissioned heirloom art. Your experience can continue with a special unveiling of the artwork, perhaps a night out, a catered cocktail party, or I can join you for an unveiling in your area. We can include as many variables as you wish – or keep it simple. Either way, it’s all about the experience, spirit and energy of creation. Possibilities are endless.

Gabriela - portrait drawing by A.D. Cook

GABRIELA – drawing on paper, 2013, 17″ x 14″

View my NIIRVANA painting in process. Special thanks to Tim Catching for music.
Visit more art in process videos at http://videos.adcook.com

Together, we can capture your beauty for eternity with the creation of your own heirloom artwork, all the while enjoying a unique, sensual, private and singular lifetime experience, specially created just for you.

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View my gallery of ORIGINAL ARTWORKS or visit these links for specific genre:

ABSTRACTS     |     SPECIAL CREATIONS     |     DRAWINGS & MIXED-MEDIA

FIGURATIVE – PEARL SERIES     |     FIGURATIVE – CANVAS     |     FIGURATIVE – METAL

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I find beauty in the lines and design of American motorcycles, airplanes and exotic cars ~ mostly for their graceful lines and attention to detail and craftsmanship. These are the same characteristics that I value in my art.

Indian Summer - mortorcycle art by A.D. Cook

INDIAN SUMMER – acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″, 2000

Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.

~ David Hockney

Departure - airplane art by A.D. Cook

DEPARTURE – acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 60″, 2004

Thinking about rewarding yourself with something special to celebrate a moment in time? I thoroughly enjoy painting cars, motorcycles and airplanes on specially-prepared canvas [ epic originals starting around $10,000 ]. View more examples of my realistic paintings at http://www.adcfa.com/the-art-of-realism

Fast Forward - Ferrari art by A.D. Cook

FAST FORWARD >> commissioned painting on canvas, 36″ x 60″

During the creation of your art, I’ll take pictures and document its creation. This is great provenance of the painting’s origin and history from inception to finished artwork. Check out my recent post for my recent Ferrari FF painting above — “Fast Forward >> Start to Finish“.

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There’s a certain pride of ownership in collecting hand-crafted authentic artworks. I take tremendous pride in creating dynamic and powerful art that we can all enjoy and cherish for a lifetime. I’m looking forward to working with you to create something special.

Let’s get started. Here are some things I’ll need to know…

  • Who or what is the work for? Is it for your home? Is it a gift?
  • Are there any constraints or special requirements? Think about dimensions of the work, the space where the work will go, the function of the work, any materials to be used?
  • What are you looking for? What kind of artwork do you like, do you prefer a particular style?
  • What is your budget? Does this include installation and delivery?

Time Frame

Creating a painting that we can all be proud of takes time. An original art creation can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to a few months, depending on my existing commitments and the complexity of your artwork. Each painting will vary slightly in the steps taken from conception through completion, as each person, situation and circumstance is unique. Usually, I can give you a pretty good idea as to when an original artwork will be finished and delivered. If time is essential, let me know and I will take your due date into consideration.

Pricing

The price for an original artwork will vary depending on the size, medium, and complexity of your original creation piece. Contact me – we can discuss the details of your painting..

I require a deposit of one-third with the second third due half way through the painting, and the balance due upon completion. Sales tax, shipping and handling (if applicable) are extra. In the event of cancellation on your part, deposits are non-refundable.

 

I think one’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes.

~ Andrew Wyeth

Season's Greetings from A.D. Cook 2013

A.D. with INFINITY – painting on metal, 2011

I’ll look forward to hearing from you soon. Cheers!

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ARTIST STATEMENT     |     ART PROVENANCE     |     THE ART OF REALISM