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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
danlovestikis
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Posted: 20 days ago; 10:06 am   Permalink

I like to watch Shark Tank. When your art/product makes it to Wallmart you've really got it going. Congratulations. This is so much fun to watch you work and move out from the island to the mainstream. Very cool. Wendy

PS that photo rocks
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 20 days ago; 5:28 pm   Permalink

Thanks Wendy!
It's all still very new and …ah…strange. Ya never know how things will work out till the stores RE-order. That's always important, as long as things sell, and they want more. But,
that's a year away or so, till we see all that paper work and like that, so we shall see. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for this season, and hope things go well, and maybe I can make a couple of bucks. Anyways…….

Aloha Tiki Tribe!!

The Beach Towels and stuff helps pay the rent while I work on REAL Tiki-Art for my next art show at La Luz... in 2016.
Here's how that is coming along…

"A Black Cat Crosses the Path of the Night Marchers" - acrylic on canvas - I'm working the shading on the Rock structure that the Menehunes no doubt for the Night Marchers, and trying to get a nice shading effect.

I'd like to also get a "Lava Rock" texture going…so lots more work to do.


More Laters!
ALOHA!

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"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii, the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my personal Yoda)


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 15 days ago; 11:07 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Working on my newest...
"A BLACK CAT CROSSES THE PATH OF THE NIGHT MARCHERS"
Boy that's a heck of a long title, I know. There a big 'ol story behind it. let me give you the shortest version I can: a friends told me her house sits on a "path" of the night Marchers "ancient Hawaiian Ghosts that march across the islands - dangerous if you get caught up in their march, kind of like the wild hunt in England and Ireland."
We talk-story at her house, long after dinner, telling "chicken skin stories ( or ghost stories) a major past time here in Hawaii.
I went home and had a dream about Night-Marchers, and woke up wondering what would happen if a Black Cat crossed their path?
I knew I had to make a painting out of it, so I drew several sketches. Then started a canvas.

Right now I'm deciding on sources of light. 1 - the sunset. 2 - the lava tube which must be below the stone structure the very M.C. Escher "endless path-way" is on.

Right now I'm really getting into the texture of the rocks, maybe make some more "lava-rock" like, maybe have some with prehistoric glyphs itched into them.
Right now it's enough work to make them look like rocks, with a light source coming from one direction.
Since the sunset is red, and the lava is also warm those lights are "WARM" light, making all the shadow "COOL" in color/tone.
If the light source had been a Moon, that would make a "cool" light and I'd make the shadows "Warm" - always the light and the shadows are the opposite of each other.
I learned all that from Saint Tim Hildebrandt and his wonderful book on painting.

~more laters!



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 8 days ago; 3:15 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Hope you all had a great HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!


That was from my evening walk last night…

in da' studio:
Black Cat and the Night Marchers STILL being worked out.
I know , rocks rocks and rocks! My agent is dumb founded as to how long I am working on getting the rocks just right. But, I say, everything has to be perfect, or it won't …"work". I know, it's hard to explain. I seem to paint by my gut feelings.

Here's a closer look, I'm getting happy with it.

The glow-from-below will highlight a night marcher figure.
Here's a sketch for that one…

and a closer look

each Night marcher seems to be evolving on it's own swell.

This is gonna take a while to finish.
So, I don't burn pout, or go off on a wrong direction, I'm starting a few other pieces,.
A Commission.
My most popular piece seems to be Tiki Cat. so I finally am doing a mate piece "Tiki Dog"
here's a sketch:

This is a real dog, his name is "Kahu"… I had a dog like this when I was a kid. I think she was my first "love".
so this should be a great painting to work on. for many reasons, now to see if I can make it as iconic and as
perfect as "Tiki CAT"!

Also...
Working on a few new studies for some other new paintings.
Patrons got so excited about Tiki -Dog, but were unhappy there was going to be only one original , so I thought about this...
This is "TIKI PUPPY" or "TIKI-PUP"
pencil study #1


that's all for now…laters!!!



 
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Posted: 7 days ago; 12:38 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki tribe!
Working on the night marchers…this is gonna be a LOT of work to get right.

Sketch…

sketch…

first laying down of acrylic on da' endless stairs… I see all the things that need adjusting and fixing…like..EVERYTHING right now! sheesh!
Think I will HAVE TO jump around on a few paintings to make sure I don't get too stuck in this monster too deep to see what I'm doing and just waste time & spin my wheels.
This will be a 6 month project EASY with other paintings like "Tiki Dog" being done at the same time.
That should keep me from being over come by the dark magic's o' da' Night Marchers - and get them down on canvas with all the feeling and respect they require…


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