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sophista-tiki orignals Dawn Frasier
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-01-09 06:42 am   Permalink

Very nice Dawn! I may be cold up there right now, but your on fire lady...keep it coming!
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2009-01-18 08:34 am   Permalink

here's whats going on in the studio now.
If you happened to see me blabbering on and on in shout the other day You would know that I'm super happy to have new paper! Ive got pile of really expensive watercolor paper from my moms studio, not to be wasted on experimentation! I needed a watercolor sketch pad, so I had to make a trip to Daniel Smith. (Super expensive pro art supplies). I don't normally shop there but it is the closest art supply store to my house and I didn't want to drive all the way across town. First thing I see when I walk in the door is watercolor paper! on sale! YEA! 100 pieces of paper 12"x18" for less than 20 bucks! even bigger YEA!
Sooooo,, Ive been using my new stack of paper to work out some ideas for new paintings.
The thing about cheap watercolor paper is that it just doesn't handle the paint well enough for it to be a "good" painting. the paints don't come out as refined or intense as they do on more expensive paper like Arches.
I have committed myself to doing just watercolors for an entire year. put in my 10,000 hrs. get really good, and learn all there is to know about watercolor technique.
Ive been doing watercolor since I was 12, my mom was a well known watercolor painter and taught watercolor at University in Bozerman MT. you would think Id have it down pat, BUt nooOOooo, I was too much of a rebel to actually pay attention to technique. I think it was because of the BORING subject matter of another dilapidated barn in front of another mountain SNOOZZZ!!!
10 million yrs later...... I want to learn technique all over again.

I'm working out some renderings for my museum project. part of what I would like to do is make a GIANT map Covarrubias style of the US showing all of the Prominent "tiki temples" So in doing so I will first do architectural rendering style paintings of all the buildings. Then eventually elements will find there way onto the map somewhere.


here's my new stack of paper ooOOOoo new paper its like crack!


this is whats happening on my desk RIGHT NOW


rendering of Polynesia Americana museum exhibit. hut in center of big gallery space. notice the "map" on the far wall. The scale of this is off I didn't do any persective on this as its just the first "sketch" but close enough to give you the idea


just goofing around. this piece is on good paper. 10"x14" Arches hot press.
Notice the difference in color and intensity between the good paper and the "sketch" paper

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-01-18 08:53 am   Permalink

SOOoo COOool Dawn. Yep, I saw you Shoutin' about your new paper Someday, when I get bored with clay, I'll have to take a watercolor class. If my best work could be as good as your "goofing around sketches" I'd be as happy as pig in mud! I find your work and Ken's very inspiring.
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2009-01-18 10:43 am   Permalink

I like the vivid color of your "GooOOOoood paper" Dawn!
The new sketches and paintings look tikitastic..
I can't wait to see what you do in the coming year of watercolour!

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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-01-19 06:17 am   Permalink

The Covarrubias map idea is pure genius!!!!

And a most MARKETABLE print idea also!!!!

Love the new stuff.
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-01-19 09:42 am   Permalink

Hi Dawn!
send me some of that GOOOOOD paper!


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-01-19 12:49 pm   Permalink

Dawn, the hits keep coming!

Love these new pieces!

Looking forward to seeing what the new "gear" helps you create!


 
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2009-01-20 08:45 am   Permalink

nice new ones! glad you got a lot of paper, keep them coming!

 
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2009-03-09 10:28 am   Permalink

Wow nearing the bottom of page 2, where have I been you ask, hibernating! but spring is sorta in the air and Im feeloing more motivated and inspired. heres some progress pics of whats on my desk right now

this one is almost done I still have some inking to do and will probably add some highlights with colored pencil.
then I will do it over and see if I can get a better result, this seems alittle heavy for a watercolor, but I like the composition



this is a quick sketh of the next painting, again I really like this composition, will probably end up doing this twice.

heres the first application of paint on the "good " paper
more progress pics shortly

Tah dah! and thank you very much




 
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Posted: 2009-03-09 10:41 am   Permalink

3 in the works!
like the tiki/architecture theme a lot!
go with it!



and send me some of that paper already!


 
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2009-03-09 10:49 am   Permalink

LLT if I send you 2 pieces of paper do I get one back with a painting on it??

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-03-09 11:36 am   Permalink

make that 5 pieces of paper and we'll talk!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-03-09 2:20 pm   Permalink

Dawn, glad to see you've waken from you winter hibernation. Great work, can't wait for more!
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Tiki Joe's Pop
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From: Seattle
Posted: 2009-03-09 4:28 pm   Permalink

Having eyeballed some of these beauties in person last week, I can claim its authenticity... BEE-YOU-TEA-FULL stuff lately Dawn- right up my alley. You've really got some tradewinds going on behind these. KEEP 'EM COMIN' cause they're gorgeous & getting gorgeous-er!!!!

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beadtiki
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Posted: 2009-03-12 11:46 am   Permalink

I see it's time for me to make a pilgramage to Dawn's again! New stuff to ogle! Looking REALLY good. I'm anxious to see how these turn out.
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