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Heather Watts Countdown to Tiki Oasis Velvet Preview: 30 Days, 30 Paintings
Travellin' Tiki
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Posted: 2009-07-17 8:35 pm   Permalink



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Tiki Joe's Pop
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Posted: 2009-07-17 9:40 pm   Permalink

Apropos start with "New Beginnings" Heather! Looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the unveiling of the rest. See you & Mike soon~

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Posted: 2009-07-18 1:14 pm   Permalink

GO! Heather GO!
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Posted: 2009-07-18 5:08 pm   Permalink



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Travellin' Tiki
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Posted: 2009-07-19 10:00 pm   Permalink

Finished "The Zombie Canoe"! Here's the initial scan--my camera battery is re-charging, but I will post pics of the frame & close-ups tomorrow.

27 Days to go!!!

"The Zombie Canoe"
9" x 18" Acrylic on Black Velvet
by Heather Watts, 2009



Close-up photo of the zombie in the front of the canoe.



Close-up photo of the vultures on the back of the canoe.




"The Zombie Canoe" with Frame
Frame hand-carved by Patrick Robinson



"The Zombie Canoe" Frame Detail
Frame hand-carved by Patrick Robinson


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Travellin' Tiki
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Posted: 2009-07-20 8:34 pm   Permalink

Starting a new piece tonight of a Sea God...
But until that's done, here's a little guy I did back in June to get you humming a tropical tune!

July 20, 2009 - 26 Days to Go:
"Strummin'"
5" x 7" Acrylic on Velvet


Close-up of the strummer's face:


"Strummin'" in another of Patrick Robinson's fab frames:


Frame Close-up



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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-07-20 9:13 pm   Permalink

HEATHERRRRRR!
these are too beautiful!
the soft gentle strummin guy with his bird friend
and those Zombies! lovelovelove those zombies
with the stitches! friggin stitches! geniusgirl!
great stylish vultures!
and those bubbles!
AAAAAAh!

have you ever checked out the work of Remedios Vargas?
she was a Spaniard Surrealist Chain Smoking painter!
There is a quiet mystery and sense of story
(although yours less cluttered-she gets it going Brueghel stylee sometimes)
But there's a mythology,a fable,a heroic tale in both of your works...
Also colors...just check her out when you get some time
you guys say the same things in different ways!


 
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tiki deluxe
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Posted: 2009-07-21 05:11 am   Permalink

these are fantastic , I got a taste with a 5 pack of cards , now I want one of the big prints , what's the best way to get one for my tiki bar ?

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-07-21 12:24 pm   Permalink

Your sooo awesome Heather!! I can't wait to meet you.

Keep burnin' that midnight oil Sister - it's paying off big time!
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Travellin' Tiki
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Posted: 2009-07-21 10:23 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Ken for the kind compliments as always!!! Your encouragement is always appreciated (especially now that I'm approaching the edge of insanity with all this painting!) I googled for that painter but couldn't find anything--but I'm totally intrigued by your description and would love to see the work if you know of any links. Oh, and you definitely haven't seen the last of my zombie characters. There are two more zombie themed paintings still to come!

Hey Tiki Deluxe! Glad you enjoyed the card set--I actually haven't done any velvet prints yet, so don't worry, you're not missing out. Because the velvet is such a unique medium it is really hard to create a scale reproduction that does justice to the original. However, I'm experimenting with photographing the original pieces at the moment with the idea of doing limited photo prints from some of them in the future. I feel like photographs can capture the life and texture of the original velvet piece the way a straight reproduction can't. I also think the velvet and tiki traditions lend themselves to photography, in that photographing paintings like these plays with the idea of them as Pop-Polynesian "pesudo-artifacts" which gives the reproduction a whole new dimension as an art piece in itself. But more on that later. Right now I gotta post today's pics!

Thanks for the encouragement Babalu! I can't wait to meet you too!!! Mahalo!

And now for today's post, a little guy I did a while ago, to shine some sun on everyone!

I just got my last shipment of frames in the mail (literally an hour ago) but my daylight is gone so I can't photograph this guy in his brand new frame till tomorrow. Will post soon!

H

July 21, 2009 - 25 Days to Go:
"Sun God"
5" x 7" Acrylic on Velvet



Close-up of Sun God's face


Framed pics coming tomorrow!


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Okay, edit: it's tomorrow! Here's the framed pics. This frame was just SOOOO perfect for this piece.

"The Sun God" in frame.
Frame hand-carved by Patrick Robinson.



Frame Detail:




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Skinny Dog
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Posted: 2009-07-23 09:01 am   Permalink

Oh yeah! I am so in love with this pc. The pendant is coming along awesome!

Heather you are so unbelievably talented. We are totally humbled to be making jewelry from your artwork.

Jen and Scott
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Babalu
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Posted: 2009-07-23 10:19 pm   Permalink

I think this is my favorite thread right now! I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings Ok, ok, I'll leave your thread alone and let the art pour forth - yummy!

 
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