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page 222! Art of Tiki exhibition Paintings and 8 new ones for a HAWAII ADVENTURE!
ravenne
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Posted: 2009-03-11 7:10 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-03-11 18:38, little lost tiki wrote:


OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



It reminded me of this:
G.I. Joe - Snow


Anyway, purdy colors! Moai Adventures look fun! poor lil nervous feller!
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Posted: 2009-03-11 8:43 pm   Permalink

LLT, it's amazing that a person like you can do artwork like this. You must be one of those idiot savants or something.
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Posted: 2009-03-11 8:55 pm   Permalink

Kenny, it's always fun to come and check this thread. You have real nice stuff here.

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-03-12 08:52 am   Permalink

Mike
Quote:
Seems like the colors are brighter than your usual? Maybe it's more reds and purples in with the blues and green?



Your creativity and curiosity and energy are noteworthy,my friend!
You just keep on breaking ground and busting roadblocks!

the colors seem more saturated because i worked on a purely white piece of Aquarelle Watercolor paper,instead of doing a tissue paper stain first..
The tissue paper stained ones already have ground colors that "knock back" any inks placed atop it...i like that technique for a dappled lighting effect/or rippling waters/or a misty un worldliness...

Also when you place certain colors next to or near each other,you can make a piece shimmer/agitate/mute down/or brighten...
it's like God's little miracle
these colors are....

ravers....
Okay! Okay! We get it!
You like the freaked out Moai...
I do not plan on these gents being rescued by G I Joe
so don't even think about it!

GROG wrote...
Quote:
LLT, it's amazing that a person like you can do artwork like this. You must be one of those idiot savants or something.



and you,dear caveman
must be one of those bad comedians or something....
IDIOT savant....
that not PC anymore!
all the Idiots took offense..
We call it "mentally/socially challenged savant disorder" and it affects 1 out of every 7 artists...
Please come and visit again
after you've found your humor!


hiltiki-
hey cutey! It seems i see you for 2-3 minutes at a time
at these events.... I figger we'll have a whole hours worth of time
together by year's end!
Thanks for popping in! Always nice to hear from you!


Now, dear friends.....
i think the title "the land beneath the ocean" is not where i want to be with this one...I want it to be above the surface in a strange land
where the boats just so happen to float
along with the fish..
Visit to the forest of the floating Fish?
i need help with a title that has nothing to do with the ocean
but emphasizes the mysterious forest and the boat crew...
anyone got any suggestions?

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Posted: 2009-03-12 09:07 am   Permalink

How about "The idiot savants journey to the mysterious forest of the floating fish" ?

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-03-12 09:26 am   Permalink



Ernie! you found it!
You got your sense of humor back!
YAY!


 
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Clarita
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Posted: 2009-03-12 2:07 pm   Permalink

Your style is getting more and more and more beautiful. How's that even possible, I don't get it?! But I'm very glad I'm around to watch it! WOW!
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Iokona Ki'i
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Posted: 2009-03-12 10:40 pm   Permalink

This piece looks awesome! I agree with Ravenne. You had me at white and blue paint.
Amazing color work! Love the vertical lines of the trees interacting with the boat. For the title,
I think what you said earlier "The forest of floating fish" has a good ring to it.




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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-03-16 12:16 am   Permalink

Aloha!
i just gotta say...
if you haven't seen Robb Hamel's velvet hibiscus
or tikiShark's latest aloha kitty go NOW!
you can always visit here on Monday or Tuesday
and I'll have a couple of the new drawings properly scanned...
have a NEW painting
based on an OLD painting
from 2002...
but more on that later.

first i wanna say hi to my friends....
Hi Clarita!
Mahalo girl!!!
I just wish that I would get more beautiful!
If i were most excellently beautiful
i could paint ugly paintings all day
but wouldn't care
'cause i'd be BEAUTIFUL!
Sorry!
What were we talking about?

How is it possible?
My uncle David told me that the best way to be a better artist was to practice/practice/practice
until it's not practice anymore
but actual worthwhile meaningful artwork...
you know how that is!
look at the progress/advancement we've all made
just by sticking to it and doing it til we gots better and better!
Artistic Advancement is rampant here in Other Crafts!
Can't wait to see you advance from bamboo to even "nobler" woods!
How awesome is that gonna be!?!?
Thanks for the visit,sweetie!!


Iokona Ki'i
Thanks for poppin by for a visit!
Tiki ti was hilarious!
How was that Down Syndrome coconut hula monkey
behind the bar?
thank you for diggin
"the LAND of the FISH"
final title..
I know you really liked the title
"The forest of floating fish"
i really wanted something short and snappy
and the contrast of land and fish
was all that was needed
let the viewer fill in the rest!
the intersecting of lines
helps to create a world of both graphic flatness
and a spatial
in front of
behind
at the same time
so it's a solidity/transparency thing
as well as the cubist aesthetic of differing views of objects and their relation to each other
also the transparency adds to the dreamy feel
so it kinda works on a bunch of levels..
thanks for bringing that up!
that's why i love talking to artists!

Well, "Land of the Fish" is done!
but I'm scanning it tomorrow so you might have to wait on the EYE-POPPIN results!
Also, got to buy some textured COLD-PRESS paper
to try some fabric print/narratives in a courser
more primitive style....
speaking of new art supplies...
BigToe bought a JUNKLOAD of canvases
and i bought lotsa pens and paints and paper and brushes
at last weekend's 25% off sale at the Art Supply Warehouse in Westminster! YAY!
art supplies are a beautiful thing.....

stained up a bunch of paper recently....


and did this "the faraway gift for Pele"
with some Maoris bringing a pineapple flame bowl to the goddess....why not?
I'll have an actual scan soon, but here's a blurry teaser shot...



Oh! before i forget...
Big toe,tobunga,and myself have recently
been invited to grace the walls at
the Picture Show gallery in Seal Beach
531 main Street, to be exact!
Pop in there and say Aloha to Mike in there!
Great collection of Surf artists,Tiki artists,
and many more surprises! and a great Mexican restaurant down the street!

enough! enough of this mindless drivel....
ART! ART!
'member earlier?
"a NEW painting
based on an OLD painting
from 2002..."
here's the old painting...
I had just sold this piece recently
it was the painting that really got me jazzed on doing a kid's book...
the original LLT narrative
it's called
"Little lost Tiki listening to the fishes' Song"
based on a short scene i had written
which i won't type out right now
but will post when i can find it and copy it.....


i really have always loved this piece for the simplicity
the innocence, the melancholy,the sweetness of it
at least to me
and the new {sniff!} owner
jus' kidding!
Anyways, since it's being shipped to a new home along with my lonely cannibal,i thought it would be good to spend a day with it
look at it /re-study it/and........
Try it again! 7 years later!
Could i still capture the same sense of wonder/ the same innocence and sweetness?
let's find out!
Here's how it looked 2 days ago...
My last BIG Bamboo Ben frame
something befitting a Master such as Ben
a piece he would be proud to have collaborated with!
Soooooooooo....
with that Sword of Damocles over my head
sketched out in water-soluble pencil
just winging it with acrylic washes
i used a Payne's gray to do the intial shading
because the original had that
so here's what i got so far....


i decided to revamp the little lost tiki into a bit more cuter character....
no more frown,but a sweet surprise kind of smile!


and then yesterday, i added some colored washes over the Payne's gray...


here's two closer up views
Eyes Left!


Eye's Right!


i wanted it to have a little more activity
but still even tho there's a bunch of crazy stuff happening around
almost like they're frozen
or in slow-motion...

Here's a close-up of the little lost Moai
with his gentle smile....


changed up the boat a little
from the original piece...
here's a detail of the prow...


here's one of the volcano islands

i wanted to give this whole piece a shallow water feel
wait til i start doing the flowers ABOVE and BELOW the surface of the water! Wheeeeeeeeee!

decided to add a Seahorse....
cause i love them!


havin some fun mixing fact and fantasy with these fishies!


LA!LA!LAAAAAAAAAA!


Here's an ultra close-up of the acrylic wash on the gessoed wood...
this is going to be a Beautiful SHELL someday!


This is a 2x3-footish sized one and is gonna be soooooo fun to paint!

that's it1 I gotta o to work tomorrow! YAWNERS!
G'night Crew! Thanks for a'visitin!


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Posted: 2009-03-16 10:55 am   Permalink

Wow!
Perhaps the change in tone reflects your view of life now, as apposed to seven years ago. I think your painting skills have taken leaps forward and this new "Listening to the fish's Song" will kick the old one's ass! Well, I do really dig the dark and moody feel of the old one, but jeeze, the new one is this explosion of fishy-Aloha-ness that's sort of hard to resist.
B~
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congatiki
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Posted: 2009-03-17 05:14 am   Permalink

Something fishy going on here. I love the flying/leaping/dancing
fishies, very cool as usual.


 
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Posted: 2009-03-17 1:24 pm   Permalink

Great stuff! Is that a self portrait in the upper left corner

Love the seahorse. How can you look at a seahorse and not know that God has a sense of humor!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-03-17 8:51 pm   Permalink

Hey Brad!
Lovin the new detail on that underbrush and your tiki is really gettin real!
All that painstaking detail! YumYum!
Makes me wish i would slow down...
I agree.... It's been 7 years worth of practice AND deeper research into Oceanic Art
not that much of that is shown here,but the MINDSET feels different..
More planning,less unintentional "wingin it", i guess...
I think I'm trying to go a few notches above dark and moody
but still toned down
more from the what i have right now
with the present incarnation.
looking back at all of us...
wow!
Great leaps and advances!
What a solid group of dedicated arteestos!

congatiki
pun.hahaha! i love puns....
This whole piece and the birth of the story
came from a lil catnap at the studio....
the shallowness of the cool water
the flowers,both above and below the surface
the torches suddenly lighting up
and suddenly
the fish!
happy fish splashing and dancing and singing!
I'll never be able to capture that exact dream
but it was just so moving and atmospheric and sweet
that i HAVE to try and get it a bit closer
so i can share it with y'all!
Thanks for poppin in for a spell!

Mike!

Dude, you inspire me with your determination,creativity,and
"just go-for-it"ness!
Keep on Truckin...you're getting better every piece!
Bacon clay!
Aren't ALL paintings kinda self-portraits?

Actually, that piece is called "Beggar reading a blank piece of paper"
and i think it's from 94-95... a while ago..
that reminds me...i should photograph it huh?
too esoteric for most,so there it sits on the wall....
as for the Seahorse....
i loves the Seahorse...
Octopi too!
and Squids!
i love Squids!

God does have a sense of humor
when it comes to how varied and odd this whole world is
when it comes to animals...
Here's a couple of other examples of seahorse from paintings past...

"Stained glass Seahorse"


here's an ink and sharpie study


Here's a virgin Mary apparition under the waves
flanked by seahorse...
"Our lady of the Sea warning her children of the approaching Apocalypse"
(long story...don't all artists go on BVM apparition jags?)


Also did a Monsanto lockheed martin Seahorse
an animal machine weapon thingy
(don't all artists go on book of revelation/Endtimes conspiracy jags?)


Been doing octopi while Clysdalle was in diapers!
Octopus are sooooooo 1998!
Anyways,thought you'd groove on those Blasts from the Pabst!

First off....
"Land of the Fish"...done!
next stained glass piece will involve a reflection in the waves...
(reminds me of a creepy story about these sailors that got washed overboard
during a storm
and throughout the journey,the faces of the victims (5-7 i think)
appeared on the waves...
there's a total creeples photo of the faces in the waves....
shudder!
Back to "Land of the Fish"...done!
ink and pencil on aquarelle watercolor paper (i love to say that!)
100% cotton!


I'm pleased with the whole thing,but maybe one or two areas
but hey! learning process,huh?
I wanted to give the suggestion of beams of lights thru trees
an overall sense of quiet
a range of emotions on the crewmembers
and fish floating silently by....

the KING!


the rowers.....er.... rower and blubbering hysteric...


Fishies!


Got some COLD-PRESS Aquarelle 100% cotton watercolor paper this weekend
to try some fast/rough/textile print-ish pieces
just to play with colors and ink and bleach,etc.

Got 6-7 pages with base colors
just awaiting some more ink and bleach and gold ink...

"Spirit dance"
ink/tissue paper/bleach/gold metallic ink on w/c paper


i looooove this rough texture!
it looks like the objects are floating above the surface!
MAGIC!



next one's a bit more colorful
"Jungle melody"
ink/tissue paper/bleach/gold metallic ink on w/c paper


this one -after the ink and bleaching and rinsing off
i took a black piece of paper and lazed it atop the drawing
(some of the bleached areas were glaringly white!
so this would tone it down...)
and stomped all over it
pressing the black paper onto the wet drawing
and VIOLA!
it made the fuggincooliest texture i'd seen in a while!
and i see a lot of textures,mind you....
Here! Cheggitout!



and last, but not least...
"the faraway gift for Pele"
ink/tissue paper/bleach/pencil on w/c paper


I figured the Manaia/Maoris may have established trade with the Hawaiian deities
and part of the tribute would be to slough thru a lake of lava to present a
delightful gift,don't you agree?

mmmm! flaming pineapple bowl!


Gene Simmons ain't got nuthin on this chap!


don't ask why his walking stick doesn't burn....
just go with it!


Here's my favorite place in the whole drawing!
a lava waterfall and palms...


that's about it ,friends!
nighters!
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Posted: 2009-03-17 9:31 pm   Permalink

"Battle of the Cephalopods" surfboard is awesome!
Beautiful colors on "Land of the Fishes", has a childlike innocence
You know I love the flames on "Faraway Gift"
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Posted: 2009-03-17 9:50 pm   Permalink

Wow, so much to catch up on this thread...
"The faraway gift for Pele" is so cool! I like the seahorse too, reminds me of a similar idea I had some years ago. The concept of broken glass and/or stained glas is something I'm very fond of, always reminds me of old a church windows. Now its a pity they don't do moais in their windows but maybe I can talk the pope into it one day Same goes for "Land of the Fish". Awesome! I keep looking at the scaly fella on the right, goes right through the palm tree. Puts a big smile on my face this morning!

So much more to admire and say but I got to catch my train to work. See ya!


 
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