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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-11-24 12:19 pm   Permalink

VROOM! VROOM!
Go Bradley!
The wave is just pounding!
Beautiful green in there!
Mr. Mai Tai ,at this rate
will paint himself!
Congrats on the new hut!
Now MOVE!
get that piece DONE!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-11-25 11:26 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
LLT Thanks for the encouragement man!

Here's Mr. Mai Tai thus far.... almost there... I gotta finish it today...er...but tomorrow is Thanksgiving so I can't UPS it, cause the UPS store will be closed. So... guess I got today and tomorrow to finish it.
Mahalo~
B
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Posted: 2009-11-25 11:31 am   Permalink

Brad -

WOW!! Diggin' the wave addition. Diggin' the shoreline. Diggin'...hell, the whole piece!




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teaKEY
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Posted: 2009-11-25 11:38 am   Permalink

Has a nice glow

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-11-26 1:02 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
TikiG - Mahalo!
teaKEY - I'm glowing with thanks.

Here's Mr. Mai Tai thus far...still finishing up.
Have a great Turkey Day!
B~
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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Posted: 2009-11-27 12:01 pm   Permalink

DAMN, Brad! looks magical
good luck on the move, sounds interesting!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-11-27 3:15 pm   Permalink

Thank TD! I'm working on it.... didn't quite make UPS today. Tomorrow, fer shure.
Hey, I was just talking with Hodadhank on the horn, and he says the latest issue of Tiki Magazine is out! It has my art on the cover! I have not gotten my issue out, and it takes a while for the local Borders to get their new mags, so go out and see if you can find it around where ever you are. Hodad said it looked good. Can't wait to see it myself!
B~
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-11-28 8:36 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here it is!
Mr. Mai Tai
24" x 18"
Acrylic on Canvas,

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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-11-28 8:40 pm   Permalink

GROG get GROG' Tiki Magazine in the mail today, and the cover you did looks great. The article about you inside the magazine shows off your art well. Congratulations, Brad.

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-11-28 10:47 pm   Permalink

Ha, I just said the same but different over in marketplace, it's nice to be in agreement with Grog.

 
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Posted: 2009-11-29 12:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
GROG~ Thanks! Gosh, I can't wait to see it! I checked my local Borders, but still no new tiki Mag yet. They only have one old copy of the issue with the PIZZ on the cover. The last issue with Doug Horne sold out. Always takes a while for things to make it way out here. So glad it's out in the tiki world!
bigbrotiki~ Very exciting! Thanks! Sheesh, makes me wanta see it even more!

Mr. Mai Tai
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 18"
Okay, I worked on it again...last night - a little. Just certain high lights. Now my internal art clock sez it's finally done.

Unfortunately, I guess that means the version my printer scanned in yesterday morning... is not the finished version. Sheesh! I'll have to have him print it out on canvas...then, I'll have to paint in the final high lights again, and then have him re-scan it again, so it matches the final final?

Next is the packing up the studio, and everything else, and moving to our new digs.

That was painting #21. So.... I think it is time for a new cycle. I do have a idea for a whole new theme for the next series - the new year will begin a new art cycle. It's still about tiki culture, but with the addition of some new elements. I think I have taught myself to paint to a certain degree where I feel comfortable to try some more complicated compositions again. I also, have the the very beginnings of an offer for a one-man show later next year (two different locations have shown interest). If it works out, I will let the tiki tribe know well in advance. If you all saw that full page ad I took out in the Doug Horne issue of Tiki Magazine, it talked about a one man show in So Cal... but that didn't happen. I had couple family emergencies, and business considerations, a physical doo hicky (getting old sucks), and well... "life" happened... the tiki gods declared it was not time yet.

Now, with the new location, the new idea for a different tiki-mythos cycle, we shall see if next year is going to be the time for a one-man show or not. If the Tiki gods will smile on this endeavor or not.

Big aloha from the Big Island!
B~

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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-11-30 08:11 am   Permalink

Quote:
I think it is time for a new cycle. I do have a idea for a whole new theme for the next series - the new year will begin a new art cycle. It's still about tiki culture, but with the addition of some new elements. I think I have taught myself to paint to a certain degree where I feel comfortable to try some more complicated compositions again. I also, have the the very beginnings of an offer for a one-man show later next year (two different locations have shown interest).

Now, with the new location, the new idea for a different tiki-mythos cycle, we shall see if next year is going to be the time for a one-man show or not. If the Tiki gods will smile on this endeavor or not.



YAY! #21 is splendiddley-doodles! LoveLove Love his expression,the wave...the sky...
Most excellent!!

And Congrats on the 1-man show for later next year!
Soooo excited to see where this newest phase takes you..
Especially emerging from a year full of a range of emotions and challenges!
That's where the REAL art comes from
and i'm excited to see what Challenging masterpieces you Conquer!
GoBradley!
Great Cover and article! Lovin the crispness!

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Posted: 2009-11-30 09:41 am   Permalink

Just outstanding work Brad, it has been very exciting to watch your process as it evolves, looking forward to hanging some on the lounge wall to admire in person.





 
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BigToe
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
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From: Southern California
Posted: 2009-11-30 3:21 pm   Permalink

Mister Tiki Shark!!

just wanted my voice to the chorus of congrats on the Tiki Magazine feature and cover!

Your art is so very inspiring and ur such a Kool Kat that it is almost impossible to hate u for being so talented!

anyway, i wish u a smooth transition to ART-SUPER-STARDOM...and hopefully u will remember us menehunes.

MAD love and alohas!

tom


 
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Posted: 2009-11-30 9:15 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
LLT - BIG Thanks Kenny! Mr. Mai Tai was a lot of fun, and has a crazy 30's cartoon energy that was great to play with. It did push me in weird directions that sort of made me learn as I went, but I think I found a few things to help create depth in the paint. I may finally be getting somewhere on my quest for this deep glow folks talk about getting in transparent layers of acrylic paint. Maybe. One man show... maybe. Fingers are crossed!
atomic tiki punk - Thank you! I'm jazzed some of my work will hang in your tiki hut too! You picked two of my personal faves!
Big Toe - Mister Toe, BIG MAHALO! If it wasn't for kind wishes from friends like you I'd never be here painting!
I really liked it when Big Toe posted all his coverage in that way cool hot rod mag, so I'm going to post like dat!

the cover

Page 22

Page 23

page 24

page 25

Tiki cat makes a guest appearance in an ad on page 20

I must complement Nick Camera, editor and publisher of Tiki Magazine. He really listened to my concerns about being able to reproduce my art so it looked good. Above is a side by side comparison of Tiki Magazine and a High End $50 art print. The magazine perfectly reproduced my art. Wow! Even the blues - a notorious color to print right in a mass production- are spot on. Every piece is a perfect representation. Maybe this doesn't sound like a big deal, but for artists, it's a huge deal. You always know a magazine will be off somewhere: The reds, or the yellow, or the blacks... something won't print right. Art is hard to get right. This came out right. Exactly right. I know that Nick spent extra money at the printer to get this right. I'm honored! Big big Mahalo Nick!

Oh holy crap! I just thought of something... I'm not posting this over in the Marketplace, That's for sure! Hey, why spend $100's when you can get perfect reproductions for $4.99 with a copy of Tiki Magazine! (Damn you Nick Camera! You got it too perfect!)
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