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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
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Posted: 2011-05-10 3:54 pm   Permalink

ALOHA tiki Tribe!

Here's the painting so far...

Getting the wood- texture on the tiki.
Next, I gotta start figuring out where the flowers in the foreground are gonna go.... work out how I want to texture the wet sandy area, and I'm still wondering if I should do a little something something to the sky's transition.
More to come...
ALOHA!


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2011-05-10 7:05 pm   Permalink

I'm seeing something I like and something I've never seen before. So most real life tikis ARE carved to look godly with eyes and nose and mouth but few look really alive. Some tikis are draw where you would believe that are living breathing creature which yet I don't prefer. But this tiki is the first painted tiki where in looks carved but with carved in emotions from the mallet. Hopefully this makes sense.
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Posted: 2011-05-10 7:06 pm   Permalink

Oh, and an interesting little circle cut into the wood.

 
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Posted: 2011-05-11 4:32 pm   Permalink

teaKEY~ Thanks! Yeah, my worn wood is taking on a strange almost carved tattoo vibe.

Here's the orchids roughed in.... and I may put in another palm tree in the bg....

ALOHA!
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Posted: 2011-05-11 4:41 pm   Permalink

Thos orchids are already amazing! Can't wait to see them progress!

 
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Posted: 2011-05-13 3:47 pm   Permalink

ALOHA tiki Tribe!
zerostreet ~ THANX! These orchards are going to be a challenge..

GREAT GOOGILY-MOOGILY! Firgginratsinfratzindangnabing orchards!
Orchards are all curved surfaces going every which way... really complex to render.

here's the whole thing so far...

ALOHA

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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-05-15 07:31 am   Permalink

Looking at this, one question comes to mind:

WHAT PIECE OF MUSIC GOES WITH THIS?

Regular, happy Exotica doesn't go with all the ruddy heat.
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Posted: 2011-05-15 2:48 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Robb Hamel - Thanks, GOOD QUESTION! Exotica (and other music) always always always plays a very important role while I'm painting. This painting had some classic Denny really become it's heart beat... : Martin Denny's "Jungle Madness", "Exotica/Voodoo Love" and "Hypnotique" really made my art muse speak to me. And Of COURSE I had to listen to "Black ORCHARD" while painting the flowers!

Here's the over all thus far...

Here's a better look at the exotic orchards... now on to the star gazers on the other side. And I'm still pondering if I should put in one more palm tree... more to come!
ALOHA!


 
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Posted: 2011-05-15 3:12 pm   Permalink

...and what's ALWAYS on my I-pod painting mix is "Lagoon" by Clouseaux and some choice tunes by Kava Kon.
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-05-18 8:23 pm   Permalink

Those Orchids are such a delight to look at and mull over!
Orchids are the aliens of the plant world...
looking sooooo Magical,Brad!


 
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2011-05-18 10:03 pm   Permalink

Orchids are the wet open vaginas of the plant world? I agree LLT! They smell so good too! Looking great Brad!


 
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Posted: 2011-05-19 9:38 pm   Permalink

LLT - Thanks, they are the aliens of the plant world, way lots of work to get all the curves and weird coloring... but very very much worth it in the end.
Sneakytiki - I was thinking that as I painted them! I think it has a lot to do with nature creating an enticing and alluring object of delight to attract honey bees for pollination.
Hey good news... I got some press in the UK!

Here's the cover

Da first page

da second page

Big thanks goes to Dennis Mathewson for hooking me up with Lynda Johnson and the other fine folks at KUSTOM graphics magazine! I'm so jazzed to spread some tiki over in the UK!
BIG MAHALO AND ALOHA!


 
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Posted: 2011-05-20 4:48 pm   Permalink

ALOHA Tiki Tribe!

Here's where we are now on the painting...

Star Gazers are almost done. Just gotta put in the thing-es that stick out of the middle of them.
Been playing around with pointillism a bit more on this one, I like it to texture the ground, now I've done a bit to the edges of the sky. My eye sight is so bad that when I step back and look at it, with out my glasses on, it all looks like beautiful smooth shading. So... I may smooth it out a tad. Almost done!

ALOHA!


 
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Posted: 2011-05-21 4:08 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

So far ... put in the setting sun and some cloud-like shapes...

finished up on the star gazers...
gonna' put t few stars in the early twilight sky and I think that will do it.... plus a few more passes over the pointillism on the sand and stuffs like dat.

ALOHA!


 
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Posted: 2011-05-22 2:24 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's the finished Orchards and Star Gazers.

Here's the sunset and twilight.

Here's the finished piece:
"Secret Cove"
24" x 30"
Acrylic on canvas


 
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