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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2006-11-21 2:36 pm   Permalink

Congratulations on your successful show! I envy all of you who got to view TSArt in person. Can't wait to see the next series.

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IsleConch
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2006-11-28 7:37 pm   Permalink

Great to hear about your successful show...and WOW..you are the second "painter of light". is it just paint?? or do ya put a real light in there?? Great..just breathtaking !!
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2006-11-29 10:06 am   Permalink

Actually, TSA would be the 3rd "painter of light" as the distinction of the 1st goes to Joseph Mallord William Turner, a romanticist who foreshadowed impressionism. Thomas Kinkade ripped off the moniker, and has now unbeleivably and egomaniacally copyrighted the title of painter of light for himself. TK sucks, but hey, his work goes great with a precious moments collection.

I hope the move went well TSA!

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2006-12-01 7:18 pm   Permalink

Absolutely mysterious and evil!!! I love it. You are quite the talent.

(LOL GROG)
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2006-12-06 5:51 pm   Permalink

Aloha from the Big Island!
I'm actually sneaking onto the neighbors wireless to drop onto TC. I'm perched out on the end of my lani, squinting through the tropical glare off my lap top. My internet gets put in later this week, I hope. Conch, thanks for the kind words, but I'm just trying to paint with luquidtex, and having enough work at that. Sneaky, you break me up, oops, not sa'posed to say that here on the Big Island. Everyone's jumpy after the "California" earthquake that shook up Kona a few weeks back.
So, today I set up a temp-art-making-space. I'm lucky enough to have a few commissions from some nice folks after my art show on the mainland. So better quit goofing off at the beach and get to painting em!
Here's Mystic #8 sketched on canvas...

I'm using a really crappy digital camera I picked up at Walmart, my usual camera got packed into the container that's not due here till another week or so, so sorry about the low quality image. Anyways, as you can sorta' see there is another "magic pineapple", ala mystic Tiki #3, in this painting. Yes, my first commissions was for another "Magic Pineapple painting please". While I want to please my art patrons, and put food on the Tiki Shark table, (cause moving to the Big Island was more expensive than we figured) I don't want to just paint the same exact painting over and over, because then, the next time Ken Ruzic sees me at a tiki event he would stop, point at me, and cry out "Art Whore!" Thus my conundrum. I want to make new cool tiki art, but I also want to make a living. My answer so far, is to keep enough elements from the previous coveted work and also enter in new elements, thus making it a new unique piece. Right? Works for ya? Ken? .......Okay, so I'm not really sure on that. Let's just see how it goes...
~HERE's a sketch for a totaly new idea for a painting. I got back from snorkeling, and had this image in my head...

It's the "Sunken Tiki!"
(I know, another bad digital image. Sorry. When my scanner gets here I promise you crisp sketches again.) _ The light source is an electric eel coiled on an open chest of gold. It's scaring a school of brightly colored fish that have swum up around the Tiki's neck - forming a lei.
What so do ya think? Too funny huh? Well, I'm excited, cause I get to paint a Tiki and a shark in the same painting again!
Of course, I have a few other commissions berfore I can get to this one.
Anyways, It's mostly great to be back on TC!
OH, and I almost forgot, just to really cheese off Grog...

That's the view from my lani!
Aloha!

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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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Posted: 2006-12-06 6:07 pm   Permalink



 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2006-12-06 10:20 pm   Permalink

Works for me! Are ya gonna go for a different pallette/time with the Mystic pineapple this time? Your style and color choices are progressing wonderfully! To avoid burnout, dedicate 3-4 sessions a week to commissions and at least 2 sessions a week on your own work( ie: the stuff you love) like the underwater/electric eel/fish lei sunken tiki! That one should RIP! Looks like the islands are already inspiring you! Lucky! (see GROG's previous post....he's been using that middle finger a lot lately!)Anyways, Glad to hear you're slowly edging back into mArt Land! We missed ya!

 
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frostiki
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
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From: Mobile, AL
Posted: 2006-12-07 06:55 am   Permalink

Shark, I think you need to be that art whore, so they can all say I know him when. But if you feel guilty about the $$$ you get from whoring yourself out you can always donate it to charity. (damn sarcasm font won't load again)

Very cool sketches, I can't wait to see more. Have you thought of hiding a Tiki and a Shark in every painting? Not like where's waldo sort of way.

Oh yeah one last thing, Sneaky how much attention did you pay in that art history class? I am impressed and scared at the same time on your savant like knowledge. But you are right TK (for his name should never be uttered, sayeth Lono and Ku) is crap, the king of hotel art. I have try really hard to not make fun of my dad for wanting a desk calendar of his crap for X-mas.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2006-12-08 9:46 pm   Permalink

Net still not up here.... battery running low...must post photos...


Aloha from the Big Island.....
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Clarita
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Posted: 2006-12-09 10:01 am   Permalink

...Loving the psychedelic moon!!


 
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Matt Reese
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Posted: 2006-12-09 10:40 am   Permalink

Coming along great! It's amazing how much the color schemes change through your process. Cool that you give us your step by step. Very inspirational!

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2006-12-09 10:50 am   Permalink



 
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Thorsten Hasenkamm
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Posted: 2006-12-09 11:31 am   Permalink

Nice pieces, I dig em...the only thing is that it's always the same kind of lightning source and composition (although this is a series)...other than that: nice!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2006-12-10 3:23 pm   Permalink

Hey Thanks TC, and Grog.
I know all my paintings look VEEERRRYY similar thus far. Basically I'm just trying to paint this one idea till I get it right. Well, the series theme came to me as I was looking through all the cool Tiki images on the web, and I just couldn't find enough mysterious tikis with tropical settings and a "Gothic" lower light source to suit me. So, I figured I should just paint the tikis I wanted to see, or at least try to. Thus far I don't feel any signs of getting tired of this certain image. (compulsive artist) I figured there would be at least 13 paintings in the "mystic Tiki" series. Anyways, enough about my neurosis, here is Mystic Tiki #8 still in da' works...

I'm still not up on the net properly, so I'm quickly posting from the Lava Java cafe in Kona before my laptop's battery runs out - cause sneaking onto my neighbor's wireless was so freaking slow.
Aloha,

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hewey
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Posted: 2006-12-11 2:19 pm   Permalink

Looks awesome man

Cant wait to see the sunken tiki either
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