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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Professor G
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Posted: 2012-02-29 05:42 am   Permalink

This one has such a great flow, Shark. My eyes keep moving in a circle from one amazing-looking thing to the next amazing-looking thing. Stunning.

 
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TikiDaye
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Joined: Mar 26, 2010
Posts: 148
From: Colorado, USA
Posted: 2012-02-29 7:01 pm   Permalink

Brad,
I've been away for a bit and look at all the "lurid" excitement and beauty you are churning out!

Gotta say I love the way your dream-inspired shark piece came out...
I'm especially drawn to the sharks in the cresting waves in the background... Love the color play back there...
And the overall detail is fantastic.

Enjoying a peek into the process of your current paintings...
Zombie girl has killer eyes tht sort of suck you into the piece...
Can't wait to see the beach battle for the bikini-clad beauty come to life...
And then you tease us with the bodyboard...!

Great stuff, as always!

Peace.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-03 6:30 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

hang10tiki- Thanks!
Professor G - That's great to hear. The composition is always tricky, but you've eye balling approval is all I needed to hear! Thanks!
TikiDaye - "Kon-Tiki Dream" it's a challenging image to be sure... no pretty flowers, just lots and lots of sharks! Some folks are a bit over whelmed by it in person, but it was this dream image that was burning in my head... and I just HAD to get to out and onto the canvas. So far, for the show in July at "La Luz De Jesus Gallery" it's the only finished original that has not pre-sold. It's a step into the dark side, but It's gonna make a really great vintage comic over to "Tales From The Tiki Lounge!"!

STEP -8

Finishing up the sky, working out the palms, and next, onto the cool -fun part of the TIKI BAR!


"Monsters on Vacation"
This unique giclee just sold. It's a #1 of 1 - an artist's proof of the "Monsters on Vacation" on canvas. (they are usually offered for sale on heavy paper). But an experiment with the printer created a beautiful one of a kind art print, and it sold to a collector. Sorry, it never even made it to FB or "Tiki Central" for a public offering. It was nabbed up by someone who keeps close tabs with Abbas (my art-agent / partner).
Wanna keep posted on any special offerings that come up like this one? e-mail Abbas,
info@tikishark.com, and ask to be put on a list of folks who'd be interested at first dibs on special prints and such. While these are not Gallery prices, they are not freebies. Be ready to pluck down a few coconut$, but you'll get your pick of swank one-of-a kinds and such.

ALOHA!
Brad~


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-09 1:35 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!
Working out the tiki hut. Had it be a mysterious green to stand out against the orange sun set.

the Trader Vics Sign was at the request of the art patron who commissioned this piece. It's the place where he first had a "Zombie".

Here's a closer look...

Lots more to go.
ALOHA!~


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-03-09 2:33 pm   Permalink

I would so go there!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-09 6:44 pm   Permalink

Atomic Tiki Punk. Have you ever read a story called "The Strange High House in the Mist" by H. P. Lovecraft?

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-03-09 7:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-03-09 18:44, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
Atomic Tiki Punk. Have you ever read a story called "The Strange High House in the Mist" by H. P. Lovecraft?



Checking my Lovecraft collection, Brad....I don't remember the story off the top of my head.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-09 10:59 pm   Permalink

It's about this house way up on a cliff over looking the sea. No one ever sees anyone go up there from the town below. But every night lights go on in the house. One tourist climbs all the way up to the house, and discovers the front door opens onto nothing... on to the open sky high above the sea. No one could get to the front door from the land. He walks around the house, finds no other doors, trying to see in the dark old windows... when he hears the front door open and someone walking inside...

 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2012-03-10 08:53 am   Permalink

Coming along LURIDLY,Brad!
your Lovecraft quote above evokes scenes from the Haunter of the Dark
with that abandoned Church...
Excellent!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-10 1:19 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TIRBE!
LLT - it's from "The Strange High House in the Mist". But, I guess my take on it is this... imagine you are on a remote tropical isle. An ancient tiki bar sits high up on a sea cliff. Only way in or out is a door that opens onto the open space high above the sea. You can't get to the door from the land. Yet, every night, lights appear in the bar, a band plays exotica music, and the sounds of people at a party, rum drinks flowing, are heard coming form the glowing establishment through darkened the jungle. It's an idea that got stuck in my head after I read "The Strange High House in the Mist" by H.P. Lovecraft, and it seems to have almost crept in to a few paintings I did before, but it seems it's fully visualized in this one. Even though that was not my intention of what I was painting when I started.



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Holler Waller
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Posted: 2012-03-10 2:35 pm   Permalink

I'm thinkin' a drink from that mug'll be the key to that mystery party~

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-03-10 6:31 pm   Permalink

"Then the shadows began to gather; first little furtive ones under the table, and then bolder ones in the dark panelled corners. And the bearded man made enigmatical gestures of prayer, and lit tall candles in curiously wrought brass candlesticks. Frequently he would glance at the door as if he expected someone, and at length his glance seemed answered by a singular rapping which must have followed some very ancient and secret code. This time he did not even glance through the peep-hole, but swung the great oak bar and shot the bolt, unlatching the heavy door and flinging it wide to the stars and the mist."

You can read the whole story here:
http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/shh.asp

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-11 4:42 pm   Permalink

Dig IT!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-13 4:03 pm   Permalink

ALOHA tiki tirbe.
I love that story.
STEP !!-

Working on the flora. Gottta work on the big tiki. the girl, the drink, and pick out orchids.... thanks for watching the paint dry.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-03-15 2:24 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Ok, step 12. I got to work on the fun part, the big tiki. getting the wood texture, and working on the weathering and wear and dramatic lighting.

Still have lots to do with the flora. The Woman. The Zombie. The big hawaiian orchids I'm gonna put it on the front.
More to come...
ALOHA!


 
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