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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
teaKEY
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Posted: 2009-09-03 1:27 pm   Permalink

Those background colors are really poppin. Such a high contrast there to the main subject matter, ie the Goth Girl. I'm wondering if this is your highest contrast yet. The girl is still in dark grays but man. Looking hot.

In a side story, I was thinking of doing a quick wall mural behind one of my bars (in the ole basement) and was going to look online for a subject matter. Something like red/pink clouds and some dark silhouette palm trees, but wouldn't be cool to have a Brad Parker mural and be able to walk into one of any of your paintings. I'd almost do it to. I have the ability to copy things almost to the T.
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Posted: 2009-09-03 1:34 pm   Permalink

One more thing. I could post everyday and try try to resist.


Ryden's Christina
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Posted: 2009-09-03 7:37 pm   Permalink

TikiG - you just made my day.
teaKEY - Ryden "Christina" is one of my favorite paintings! (obviously) That book of his art... er the red one with the title in Japanese, I think it translates to Fushigii Circus, but it's in Japanese so I'm not really shure what it's called...that one... I love that book. I could never afford a real Ryden painting, so heck, why not paint one my own darned self! OK, it's not gonna be a good as a Ryden, however, I do get to throw in all the icons that are important to me, (hey the meat the the bees are all cool an all, but I'm still not sure what the heck they mean) .as I was saying, stuff I dig ...like a tiki, Maoi, the Kava Kava man, a tiki Mug, and maybe hint at H P Lovecraft, and then add in some Hawaii!
Also...
Check it out!

My first-est ever art transmorgified into 3-D still life as a Tiki Mug!!

From the nice people at Tiki Farm.
http://www.tikifarm.com

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-09-04 1:41 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!

Here's how the leis are comig out. More to come...
Mahalo!
B~

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Posted: 2009-09-05 12:31 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

So, started the under painting on the girl... warm shadows. Idea is to make cool highlights so she'll stand out against that warm sunset bg.
More to come...
Mahalo!
B~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-09-06 2:16 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe

Here's da latest...

The octo-goth-hula-wahine has still many many layers of semi-transparent watery acrylic to be applied before she becomes her final flesh. But, she's getting there...ever so slowly. I hope I can finish this painting in time to be revealed at my very first art show here in Hawaii.

I got an art show! I am being shown in a "fine art" gallery in Lahaina, on Maui on Sept 17 to 19. Sargents Fine Art and Jewelery. I'll be there, doing original tiki drawings for those art patrons who purchase a painting or a giclee.

I gotta admit I'm nervous! I've never shown in a "fine" art gallery. It's always been in "Tiki friendly environments". Tiki themed group shows, or tiki themed one man shows. All in So Cal where there is a very large population of the tiki sub-culture. I could hang with the tiki peeps, and my art buddies Ken Ruzic or Big Toe, Tubunga, or Squid, (and guzzle a rum drink). Lahaina is all wine and cheese. I have no idea how my work will go over on Maui, in Lahaina: land of many high end fine (NOT low-brow) art galleries.

I may be the first low-brow artist to be shown there. I'm concerned people will not "get it", nothing will sell, and I'll end up living on the beach and selling coconuts. Oh well, you have to try, to find out.

Find out more about the show at
www.sargentsfineart.com

Mahalo!
More to come...
b~


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Babalu
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Posted: 2009-09-06 7:35 pm   Permalink

Huge Congrats Brad!! That's just wonderful Sir. Nicely written Bio. Please take a few pictures of the opening if you can.

No worries brother, your work is going to go over HUGE!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-09-06 9:06 pm   Permalink

The octo-wahine is looking sooooo killer!
No worries on your show,brah!
good art is good art
and people can feel it.
They might not be able to verbalize it
but they can feel it!

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artosaurus
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2009-09-06 9:49 pm   Permalink

You are on fire, Mr. Parker!

That mug is the ginchiest!
The flower and type on the
back are a great addition.
I gotsta get me one.

Congrats on the big show! You'll knock 'em dead, I'm sure.

The new piece is shaping up nicely. The colors are really popping.
The design of the wahine's skirt and lower body is terrific.
Keep an eye on her eyes, though. They look a little mismatched.
The water is really snazzy. That purple rim is sublime.


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-09-07 1:39 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~
Babalu - thanks, Oh yeah, good idea,. I gota get a few photos of the show for here.
ttle lost tiki - Big thanks. It's nice to hear that!
artosaurus - Glad ou dig the mug. I can't wait to see it in person - in fron of a print! like a diarama! Thanks, I'll mess around with her weird eyes today.

More to come...

B~


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Posted: 2009-09-08 11:20 am   Permalink

Aloha!

More to come
Mahalo!
B~
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Meheadhunter
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Posted: 2009-09-08 8:28 pm   Permalink

Magical!!!

 
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Posted: 2009-09-09 12:50 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Happy 999! (09/09/2009)

Here's more work on the hula tentacles...
More work coming...
Mahalo!
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Posted: 2009-09-10 1:00 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
I got 7 days to finish this painting so it can be "unveiled" at the show on Maui. I'm nervous as all heck. I've determined this has to be my greatest and best work ever. I've put in all kinds of crazy hours on this, smoothing out tentacles and skin...(but from this pic you can hardly tell any difference from yesterday. Strange!)
You can, with the real canvas though. (or I'm going completely nuts. Which is a real possibility on this one.)
Here's today's pic:

Mahalo!
Brad~
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Posted: 2009-09-11 12:09 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
I got six days to finish this painting for the show!
www.sargentsfineart.com

Started the grass skirt, and the floating mug. Still considering if I want to go totally pop-culture-reference and put "Alice Cooper" eye make-up on the goth girl. I have Jim Bacchi (Tikiyaki Orchestra) who's worked with Alice on his last album, sending out feelers to his people if they would care (or take legal action) if I did so. Alice lives on Maui, owns Maui Taco and Mala - both restaurants which dot Hawaii. So, Alice is part of pop/Hawaii culture - and I think a possible reference for what this painting is saying. (what ever THAT is)

Here's a close up on the tentacles!
Lots more to finish!
Mahalo!
Brad~
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