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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-06-19 11:15 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe!

Here's the "Peace Tiki" or what ever I will end up naming it. The "Red Tiki" ? Maybe?
This might be part of a bigger project in which I must design 4 to 6 tikis, all with a back story all with some "supernatural -souvenir power" it will grant o the tourist who will purchase it. I think I want to have all their "stories" be read as short limericks or rhymes on the back of their hang tags.

Here is a closer look see.

More laters….


 
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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2014-06-19 11:21 pm   Permalink

The 4 tiki men of the apocypoc?

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-06-20 07:34 am   Permalink

Badd Tiki - hmmmm that's kinda cool!
I was also thinking of like the white knight , the black knight, the red knight… have the black tiki, the white tiki, the red tiki the blue tiki… we shall see. It's a project that has ti's first presentation Aug 4th.
Right now it 420 AM (Duuuude)
Here's the art:

This tiki has layers and layers of color and texture…

Don't know if it's giving me what I want, but often I go through a long strange journey with my art before …

…suddenly it clicks and all come together and looks right.
It's starting to feel like it 's getting close to a click point… (I hope) .
Anything in Acrylic paint that has more and more layers of thin paint helps make it look better I have found out, so I kinda paint knowing that I'm going to change this in the final brush strokes on top of all this. It's a slow way to work, I know, but it ofter get really cool results I could not have found other wise.

Especially art 420!

Duuuude!

Thanks for watching the paint dry! ALOHA!



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-06-20 3:09 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Submitted for the July 4th Tiki-Art Show in Hollywood.

"Vacation Gone Wrong". Original.
Acrylic on (distressed) canvas 17" x 27"
Mounted inside 33" x 26" Bamboo Box Frame w/ Black Back-ground.

Due to it's unique nature this is a one of a kind piece, No giclee art prints shall be created.

Contact the gallery for pricing, Matt Kennedy, La Luz De Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. 90027 (323) 666-7667

Every picture tells a thousand stories…or something like that.

If you want to know the "real" story on how "The Tourist" transformed into "The Vacation Gone Wrong",

Buy it and I'll let you know all the sordid juicy details why a commissioned painting was slashed with a large knife and left on the door step of an art patron I know very well.

It' a strange, and somewhat amusing , if not a tad scary, cautionary tale.
It will show at the
"RED TIKI LOUNGE" art show
At La luz de Jesus Gallery
all through July.
Email:
info@laluzdejesus.com attn: Matt

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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-06-20 4:00 pm   Permalink

Brad, loving the new "red tiki" painting. Great details on that guy.

I have to admit the slashed painting is really intriguing. Would love to know the whole sordid story, but alas, not in my budget at the moment. Love the way it is framed.

- Dale


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-06-21 07:53 am   Permalink

Darn, I missed the day you passed 1,000,000 views. I must have still been traveling. You are right that facebook hasn't killed Tiki Central. This is such a special place and not confusing like fb. I too watch your art daily with out always writing. So much fun and so little time. See you in Hawaii one day when Dan and I are there. We need to see Gecko too. Cheers, Wendy
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-06-21 4:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-06-21 07:53, danlovestikis wrote:
Darn, I missed the day you passed 1,000,000 views. I must have still been traveling. You are right that facebook hasn't killed Tiki Central. This is such a special place and not confusing like fb. I too watch your art daily with out always writing. So much fun and so little time. See you in Hawaii one day when Dan and I are there. We need to see Gecko too. Cheers, Wendy




Wha…? Ph JEEPERS CREEPERS!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-06-21 4:39 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Thanks everyone for watching PEACE tiki or The RED Tiki or what ever he is right now…

Here's Mark Ryden's version.

Here's mine…

Detail…

More coming…

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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 own personal Yoda)


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-06-21 4:48 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Artzy photo.
ooooooooooooh.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-06-22 10:53 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe,

Tiki

Tiki closer

Tiki closer still

Tiki with some color thrown into the back ground'

The back ground a nice sincere blue-ish color

The tiki close up.

Upon it's finish, I think I may have over worked it at some point. I think I even like the half toned back ground better than the wholes tones back ground.
I guess the lesson is if you want to do a minimalist tiki you should stop frequently and go to other projects then come back and look at it and see if you can even remember what you thought it "needed" … if you can't remember , that means it didn't need it and it's done.


 
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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2014-06-22 11:44 pm   Permalink

If there was a "Bigfoot" of tiki's, this guy would be it! I can just picture it now "Tiki Bigfoot sighting in the Rainforest's of Hilo!"

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-06-23 12:36 am   Permalink

He does have big feet…!? I din't even really notice, but I guess most of my tikis do. Must mean there is a need I have to have big feet, be securely planted on the ground? Something like that. If this was sold in the ABC store it'd be the "Big Feet" tiki and give the tourist the souvenir powers of "Big Feet". Ah… like larger shoe sizes, and eh stuff.

Oh well a few dibs and dabs and paintings the edges black and it's all done.

"The Sincere Blue Tiki"

24" x 30" 

Acrylic on canvas

"The Sincere Blue field with a Tiki on it."
24" x 30"
Acrylic on canvas



 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2014-06-23 06:10 am   Permalink

The big expanse of blue is not the background I associate with your work, but the Tiki is very much a Brad Parker Tiki. You figured out how to do something different, but clearly your own. That can't be easy but you did it beautifully. Congratulations.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-06-23 11:11 pm   Permalink

Professor , thank you very much. I was extremely nervous doing something so different, but I really enjoyed the idea. However I'm afraid I may have over worked the Tiki a little in my nervousness, but it still came out darned close to what I was wishing for. I like it, and I might want to try a few more. I guess a little of that depends on how the public receives it. (although I know it's not supposed to) If any one is interested in this painting it's only 1 of 3 , or that might be 2, that are not already pre-sold for my July 4th art show at "La luz de Jesus Gallery" in Hollywood. You can contact the gallery
Matt Kennedy
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667
http://www.laluzdejesus.com

I think I will make giclee Art Prints of this one: 16" x 20" on a paper edition.
Plus a limited edition run of only ten on canvas, same size, gallery wrapped, signed and numbered.

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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 own personal Yoda)


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-06-26 12:30 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Look this cool drawing I found in an old sketch book!

It's an early study for the Jungle Witch.


Got a great fresh-ness to it.

Cool huh?



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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 own personal Yoda)


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