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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2006-06-15 12:21 am   Permalink

Hi folks!
I'm kinda new to this so please bear with me.I just joined yesterday,properly introduced myself in General Tiki and now would like to share some paintings with you.I'm working on pieces for an upcoming show and will post paintings,drawings,and watercolors if the response is favorable.I'd really like to meet some of you artists and art lovers in this tropical genre and would really like some input.The regular arts community is kinda schizophrenic but there must be something about a tropical breeze and a mai tai that really grounds you tiki fellars!It's 12:11 and I just got done on a painting jag but really wanted to post some work. I'll check back here every day or two and write anyone back and hopefully make some new friends! Mahalo! Ken


This one is called "Arrival of the Pineapple King" It's 6x4 foot-very fun!
The story behind it is the long-awaited return of the Pineapple King to his loyal subjects.Pretty basic.I wanted the characters to be the story in this one,Sort of like when you're at a family bbq and ,after rehashing the day in your mind,it wasn't the bbq,it was the people you encountered and joked and laughed with,Sorta that kinda vibe.....I finally got this one to post! Oh happy Day! Thanks to all of you for all your help!Hope to see y'all at some of the upcoming events or maybe on some deserted isle!



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I dream of tiki
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Joined: Jan 12, 2004
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2006-06-15 12:52 am   Permalink

Its cool. Just sent you a PM (translation: personal message )to assist you.

Welcome to Tiki Central. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

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john
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Joined: May 05, 2005
Posts: 345
From: Chandler, Arizona
Posted: 2006-06-15 01:02 am   Permalink

thats cool! like a tiki wheres waldo

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7589
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2006-06-15 01:04 am   Permalink

Thanks so much I dream of Tiki! You're a lifesaver! Unfortunately,I registered with my e-mail at work so I won't get your PM til tomorrow! What's a PM by the way?Being an ex-jarhead 20 years ago it meant "Preventive Maintenance".I tell you ,I'm a better painter than computer operator! I'll get your e-mail tomorrow and will post some more work then! Many Mahalos and nice to meet you!

Oh I get it! Personal Message! duh on me!

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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2006-06-15 01:21 am   Permalink

Thanks for the look,John! Where's Waldo indeed! It does get kind of like that when I'm painting in detail and up-close.I've been caught doing the palm tree texture on a riverbank,you name it.Time just flies and all of a sudden all the lighting is done! Sometimes during an exhibit,I'll catch a flower without a highlight or a shadow that needs another color next to it or something hidden from most,but glaring to the artist.The piece is so huge,that it feels like you're about to walk right into it when you're up close.Well,I gotta go to work tomorrow at 8 so I'm off! Thanks for reading my post and hope to talk again soon!

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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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Posted: 2006-06-15 04:01 am   Permalink

Some detail in there. Kool
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3525
From: HELL
Posted: 2006-06-15 07:39 am   Permalink

whoa!!..you may want to lay off the speed alittle!! ..neat stuff....

 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2006-06-15 08:42 am   Permalink

No speed Tipsy! Just coffee and pure Stoke!It's one of those things where I have to create or Madness sets in!Half of a painting is the challenge itself...the size/number of characters,how do they get along.where do they live,etc....I like to approach big major paintings in between smaller watercolors and sketchbook studies.I have a studio in Orange where I work Thursday nights and Fridays,and the rest of the week after work,I have a home studio in the garage where I put in some time.Thanks for checking out my lil' hobby!Mahalo!

 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2006-06-15 09:19 am   Permalink

Thanks for the help Hewey! Shutterfly doesn't seem to get along with my Mac-so I tried it using the pix from my website and voila! Thanks all of you! As a little thank you I'm posting a 5'metal butterfly I painted for KOCE's Butterfly Initiative.This bigtime collector gentleman swept up this one and Drew Brophy's for a song! Anyways, they're livening up this guy's yard and adding some more surf and tiki mana to SoCAL! I'll post more soon! Thanks again! I feel like I've known y'all forever!


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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2006-06-15 09:45 am   Permalink

I really like the detail in the butterfly. The butterfly pattern melding into the tiki characters works nicely.

Thanks for the new, fresh perspective on "creating tiki".


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2006-06-15 11:27 am   Permalink

Thanks i dream of tiki!
The underside is all faux wood with hibiscus plumeria and tikis carved into the shapes of the wing.The color's kinda weak,but in person it'll pop yer eyes out!
I'll post my tiki surfboard next time I post somethin! Thanks again to you and to all the TC family for makin' me feel right at home!


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2006-06-15 11:53 am   Permalink

Here's one more post then I'm stopping for a bit! Glad y'all like my babies! Here's a surfboard for my show in August.It's kind of a hot and cold colored trip.Hope you like it.Still gotta paint the fins but that's minor. It's certainly not a Drew Brophy,but that guy has it down to a science!



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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-06-15 12:00 pm   Permalink

WOnderful art, and I love your surfboard too!
I'm looking for one to paint at the moment.


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2006-06-15 12:14 pm   Permalink

Well thanks tikiwahine!
It's been hard to find boards and when you do find a hand-me-down or thrift store one-you gotta scrape all the wax off and stuff! And forget buying a brand new one-they have no mana yet! I used Bestine and a razor blade to scrape it but be careful-it makes your skin all irritated so wash your hands frequently or just wear gloves!Stinky too! Fumes can be a good thing when you're an artist,but not too much!Thanks for the holler and post that surfboard after you finally get-r-done!


 
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Chongolio
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Posted: 2006-06-15 2:06 pm   Permalink

E Komo Mai Little Lost Tiki,
Really neat stuff LLT. I dig your colors and the movement your work has. I really like that multi eyed tiki in the first painting. very cool!

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