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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts 2 of my New Wacky Packages paintings for Series 9, 2012. p. 103
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2 of my New Wacky Packages paintings for Series 9, 2012. p. 103
hewey
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Posted: 2006-06-04 12:08 am   Permalink

Great to see some more tiki work Sam! Love the sneaky hand in the jacket

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2006-06-06 07:50 am   Permalink

Thanks much, Raffer, Doug, Ben, Matt and hewey! He does have somewhat of a boxer's nose... Ben, I'd love to see him "Benzart-ed"!
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Posted: 2006-06-06 4:29 pm   Permalink

Nice work Sam, what do you prefer doing? Tiki Art of Portrait art. Now get back to your brushes.
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Posted: 2006-06-06 5:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Marcus! I really like doing both.... but the portraits take much longer than the tiki paintings.
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Posted: 2006-07-03 8:40 pm   Permalink

Here's my Goldfinger Painting for the 007 Show at M Modern at the end of this month. Not tiki, but sort of "hipster '60's"



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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-07-03 8:57 pm   Permalink

Good god Sam, it looks like a photo of him. How do you do that!

I want my baby back baby back baby back.....I want my baby back baby back baby back!

Get in my belly!

-Gman
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Posted: 2006-07-04 3:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks a bunch, GMAN. You don't know how close I was to painting Fat Bastard on there instead of Sean Connery..
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-07-04 4:37 pm   Permalink

Sam,

Now that I would love to see!


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2006-07-04 5:27 pm   Permalink

is that acrylic paint cause that is amazing. You can't get any better at realistic than that photorealism quality that you are able to do.

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2006-07-04 6:00 pm   Permalink

Thanks, teaKEY! I haven't done much of anything with acryllics. This was done with oil-based enamels (the girl is enamel and gold leaf). It's what I'm most familiar with. Thanks again for the kind words...

GMAN, maybe there is a Fat Bastard painting in the future!
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-07-04 8:25 pm   Permalink

Despite seeing your stuff on 2 forums, im always compelled to reply to both cause your work is so cool...

Maybe if you spent less time on forums you could paint more!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-07-05 05:16 am   Permalink

SAm, I really can't believe the work you are doing, It looks so Real it is Unbelievable. more, more and then some more!.
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cheeky half
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Posted: 2006-07-05 06:49 am   Permalink

You did an excellent job capturing the attitude of Mr Connery. Great work!

 
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Swamp Fire
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Posted: 2006-07-05 12:17 pm   Permalink

Cool painting Sam, that image of Bond is dead-on.

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2006-07-05 12:30 pm   Permalink

Thanks very much, hewey, Ben, cheekyhalf and Doug... Coming from you guys, it's always a great compliment!
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