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croe67
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Posted: 2008-04-09 05:34 am   Permalink

Liking that new piece w/ close linkage to your first Blowfish painting, too.
Very nice!!!


 
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hewey
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Posted: 2008-04-09 4:07 pm   Permalink

Mate, this second batch is a real improvement - coming along very nicely I might say
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-04-13 1:22 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all your comments.

Got off to an early start today and worked up this canvas in the 'headhunted' series. Not quite as tight as the new blowfish painting, but happy with how it worked out.



Also got some time on the bigger painting. The ship still needs detailing, but going to workup the blowfish next. Should have this done next week.


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Posted: 2008-04-23 9:16 pm   Permalink

Wow! I love your stuff, tikiracer! Can't wait to see the completed blowfish painting. Thanks for sharing!
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-05-01 12:48 am   Permalink

Finally got the new blowfish ship painting finished. Pretty happy with it.



Here's some detail.




Plan to expand on this series, with another painting roughed out and a small postcard run on the drawing board. I hope to enter this in the London Luau artshow [more news on that soon].

Thanks for all the kind feedback, happy to get all sorts.
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Posted: 2008-05-01 01:05 am   Permalink

WOW!!

Love the sort-of supernatural impression this one gives due to the scale of the blowfish vs. the boat.

FABULOUS!!!!!!


 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2008-05-01 05:53 am   Permalink

Hey, I really like your work, the ideas are a blast. The wife and I got a real pre-work kick out of the puffer fish. Your work looks good in closeup also.

 
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-05-22 04:10 am   Permalink

Thanks to all for the great feedback.

Here's a new piece I've got done recently.
Needed a couple of goes to make this one work. Have tried this on cold pressed watercolour paper and like the smooth finish. I was finding on the small canvasses the texture was getting in the way. Might try a bigger canvas soon...





I like the contrast between the loose background and the detail in the blowship and tiki.



Thanks for swinging by.



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Posted: 2008-05-23 11:30 am   Permalink

Great pieces Racer!
The Blowfish series is coming along splendid!
looks like he's getting the worldwide Tiki tour!
Also, the headhunted series is great.. i like the trophy room one with the bullet hole
but that second one is really Special! looks like you've gotten your "sea-legs" going on those
and i'd love to see more...That looseness is nice! You got the skills and it shows
even in the loose style! More! More!

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Posted: 2008-05-23 2:00 pm   Permalink

Flying blowfish are just too cool! Love your creativity. Looking forward to seeing more!

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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2008-05-24 4:57 pm   Permalink

Very cool, very innovative. Tiki art needs more artists like you.

 
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-08-11 1:52 pm   Permalink

Hey all, thanks for the cool feedback.

I know it's been a while. Been trying out some new ways of working, not all a success.

But have just finished these 3 pieces for the Denver Modernism show, appearing in the tiki lounge.


www.denvermodernism.com

Did manage to save a few wip photos along the way.


Start off with penciling in the outline and get the detail down.




Then start to get the background roughed in and get some sense of the colours, this is all done very loose.




Really laid the paint on thick on places...


Then I got done to adding some shape and form to the subjects.



Here's the final lineup and some more details.


marq_hook - 8x10" ink/acrylic on canvas
"Painting of a rare marquesan hook, found in a german print history book"


ivi_poo - 12x12" ink/acrylic on canvas
"A tikiracer look at the amazing marquesan bone carvings"


uu - 24x24" ink/acrylic on canvas
"Tikiracer warclub with hints of racing goggles, steering wheels and spanners"





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Posted: 2008-08-11 11:15 pm   Permalink

Awesome work! Great to see the pix of your progress... always interesting to see work evolve into its finished form... what an incredible transformation!
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TikiMango
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Posted: 2008-08-12 09:12 am   Permalink

Cool stuff.

I find if I apply a coat of gesso to the canvas I can lightly sand it down. I usually do this 3 times to reduce the texture of the canvas.


 
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Clysdalle
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Posted: 2008-08-12 09:41 am   Permalink

Great stuff tikiracer!! If you're looking for less canvas texture, have you tried painting on board? I paint on clayboard made by a company called Ampersand, and love the smooth finish that you can watercolor, acrylic, enamel or even oil paint on. They come in tons of sizes and also in 2 inch nested versions that are ready to hang...here is a link..

http://www.dickblick.com/zz149/15c/

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