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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-02-19 06:11 am   Permalink

After my great trip to the US last year [Tiki Mag artshow] and getting to hang out with a lot of amazing talent, I decided to try my hand at painting. Most of my print work is a combination of ink work and digital colour, so getting out the acrylics was pretty daunting.

Started off safe with only 10x8 inch canvasses.

Here, for your entertainment pleasure, are some of my first pieces.


Titled - "Heyerdahl was almost right" - this is an idea that the polynesians did travel the pacific but not using rafts, but huge floating puffer fish, with sails.


Titled - "Invaders" - this is a continuation of some ideas I've had for a invasion from space of war of the worlds style tiki aliens...
I'd like to put the invaders into classic english countryside scenes.


Titled - "Trophy Room" - here I'm featuring a headhunter mask [papua new guinea style] that has been head hunted and made into a trophy? Note the bullet hole in centre of the mask.


Titled - "Welcome to the Sugar Cane" - A gift to the new tiki bar in London, created by Cheekytiki.

I'm working on few more now, planning on making a series of the trophy room idea.

If anyone is interested in one [except the trophy and sugar cane] then please pm me with an offer. I'm getting a bunch of my art pieces together and planning an ebay store. These painting will appear on there, I'll post on marketplace when I have more details.

I'd love to hear any thoughts [Trader Jim - but not everything that goes on inside that pith helmet of yours!!] and feedback. Thanks for looking.


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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-02-19 09:51 am   Permalink

"Heyerdahl was almost right" -Very Cool!
And the Invaders series should turn out way cool!
Stoked to see you have a go with the brush!
Keep em pumping!
They're way cool!


 
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virani
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Posted: 2008-02-19 09:56 am   Permalink

very very nice.

 
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croe67
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Posted: 2008-02-21 08:01 am   Permalink

These are great - Tikiracer!!! Nice job with the paints!!!!!!!

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-02-21 6:05 pm   Permalink

Great Blow fish
Love the gold frame


 
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-02-28 2:00 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the great words.

Been doing a lot more sketches on the blow/puffer fish theme, so look out for more.

Sold the blowfish painting today. Thanks to the buyer.


 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2008-02-28 10:58 pm   Permalink

Hey tikiracer- That War of the Worlds type piece is cool! I've been wanting to do something like that.... maybe a giant killer shrew threatening the neighborhood McDonald's or something.... Very cool stuff you are doing....
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harro
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Posted: 2008-03-05 05:53 am   Permalink

cool - i like the sugar cane tang one.

nice frames too.

wheres the next one?


 
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Tabu
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Posted: 2008-03-08 06:47 am   Permalink

The pufferfish and the invader paintings have a really nice style. Cool stuff.

 
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-03-31 1:14 pm   Permalink

Thanks to all for the good words.

Here's a new canvass on the way


Cocktail Still Life - This WILL be getting one of the OTT gold frames shown about. Got more to do here, shadows, textures and some colour balancing. Thinking of adding a crackle varnish finish?

Studies-
Been reading and buying up some great artist books, I want my paint style to develop into a contemporary feel but still fit with any tiki collection.

This is an unfinished study of my new resin pendent - out soon

Thanks for all the positive feedback on the blowfish themed painting. I've been doing more sketches to move this series on. Here's a couple of studies.


You should be able to make out the blowfish penciled in the background.


Here's a blowfish in more detail.

Planning a large blowfish piece for the London Luau Artshow. Thanks for viewing.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-03-31 1:47 pm   Permalink

I really like the study of the pendant.

 
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croe67
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Posted: 2008-03-31 5:05 pm   Permalink

Very nice, Tikiracer! Especially diggin' those blowfish

 
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Kahu
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Posted: 2008-03-31 5:19 pm   Permalink

Good stuff man, keep it coming. Look forward to more of the headhunter pieces.

 
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-04-04 09:32 am   Permalink

Got a special headhunter piece on the way.

I'm very lucky to live very close to the Pitt Rivers Museum, so went there in the week and got to see some masks for real.

Thanks for the cool words.
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-04-07 12:36 am   Permalink

Ok so I've kicked off a new painting, in the blowfish theme.


Want this to have a real feeling of scale. I'm enjoying using the slightly larger canvas.


Wasn't too happy with the sky at first, went back to my reference and ...


Much better.


Then rough in the blowfish. Next will be roughing in the ship to get the balance between them right.

Thanks for swinging by.
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