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GatorRob
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2008-01-31 3:11 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-01-31 14:04, Trader Tiki wrote:
A local artist has a number of velvet paintings of mugs on the walls of Thatch, some of which are for sale. It's simple to sit a mug on a black backdrop and go to town!


Oh yeah, good point. Many here will remember Flounder's burlap paintings (one of which Wayne Coombs refused to sell to me because he realized it was his last one, drat!). These would work well on velvet I think. Hope he doesn't mind me posting this image.




But I still prefer the wahines.


 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-02-03 02:39 am   Permalink

This is a vintage ('69) black velvet from NZ, currently on Aussie ebay (I put a link up in tiki marketplace).


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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-02-03 08:32 am   Permalink

At the Taschen store in Beverly Hills I picked up a little book called HULA, Vintage Hawaiian Graphics, Ed. Jim Heimann. I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in vintage depictions of wahines. Full of old photos and lots of drawings. (Good for composition ideas.) Here's one photo:




 
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Beachcomber
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Posted: 2008-02-14 1:26 pm   Permalink

I want to keep this thread going. I need more ideas!

Here's a composite I made using a couple of old exotica album covers. Would it pass the test?



 
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Beachcomber
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Posted: 2008-04-01 9:44 pm   Permalink

O.K. I considered painting a velvet and soon realized I didn't know what I was doing. I should have known better. I learned long ago I'm no artist. But I asked a friend who does know how to paint to give it a try and this is the result. It was painted from a postcard. I think it looks very nice. It has that Leeteg romantic feel to it.



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cheeky half
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2008-04-01 10:14 pm   Permalink

Sorry to hear you gave up. We were looking forward to seeing your work. Mind you, that one your friend did is pretty darn nice! If you (or he) are interested in selling it we'd be interested in buying it. Drop us a PM if you're interested...

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Kahu
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Posted: 2008-04-02 07:37 am   Permalink

Tell the friend he should consider doing more. Nice stuff.

 
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Formikahini
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From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2008-04-02 08:35 am   Permalink

*WANT*!!!

 
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teaKEY
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2008-04-02 08:40 am   Permalink

Too Racy to look at while at a Middle School, will have to check out later, but what a bunch of great photos and ideas for velvet that I saw so far.

 
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Murph
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2008-04-02 3:01 pm   Permalink

Would love to try painting on black velvet.
Anyone have any "how to" resources for black velvet painting?
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2008-04-05 12:28 am   Permalink

Hmmmm....looks better on velvet?
Guess I could have chosen a better topic for my first post.


 
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Fres-tiki
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From: Fresno, CA
Posted: 2008-04-05 12:58 pm   Permalink

That reminds me - I have to fix a flat tire on my car!

 
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Dr. Zarkov
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Posted: 2008-04-05 1:42 pm   Permalink

When I was searching for art for my Tiki lounge, I found a place located in New York called Trailertaste that sold original imitations of Leeteg and other velvet paintings, but the last time I tried to visit their website a few months ago, it was down, so they're probably out of business. (I also found a thread on this site about them from 2002, when they were still in business).

However, I just did a Yahoo! search and came up with these:
http://velvetpaintings.com/

As a professional writer who has friends who are artists and musicians, I hate to sound cavalier about intellectual property, but I think that regardless of what you take as source material, copyrighted or not, you won't get into any trouble as long as you are using the source for a painting to go on your own wall. Now, if you are planning to sell them, that's another matter entirely.

As I understand it, Leeteg freely stole imagery from a photographer who shot Tahitian scenes as sources for his paintings, so you will be following in a grand tradition.



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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-05-08 6:40 pm   Permalink

Look how good / realistic this one is, big price on it though

http://cgi.ebay.com/Signed-GUERRERO-NUDE-FEMALE-Painting-On-Black-Velvet_W0QQitemZ270235732999QQihZ017QQcategoryZ551QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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cheeky half
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Posted: 2008-05-08 9:55 pm   Permalink

Interestingly enough another version of that same painting sold the other day for a mere $152.50. It's not quite as nice, but a whole lot cheaper...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-velvet-oil-painting-signed-NUDE-WOMAN-huge_W0QQitemZ230248794620QQihZ013QQcategoryZ551QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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