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Photo Realism Tiki Painting by James Owens
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2013-08-02 09:30 am   Permalink

James Owens has been flexing his painting muscle by doing some photo realistic stuff lately. He came to the Hideaway a few weeks ago and took some pictures of my mug collection. This painting is the result.


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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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Posted: 2013-08-02 09:42 am   Permalink

That's fantastic! What is the medium?

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-08-02 12:44 pm   Permalink

Thanks Swanky! I dig James Owens vintage & pinup style.

 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2013-08-02 3:58 pm   Permalink

That is the absolute best tiki mug painting I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-08-03 10:05 am   Permalink

I would have thought that was the photograph. It would be great if he did step by steps on the "other crafts" page. I'd love to watch his technique. Wendy
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-08-03 11:11 am   Permalink

That's an amazing picture! You must be very happy with how it turned out.

 
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Cheese Pirate
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Joined: Aug 03, 2013
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From: Norway
Posted: 2013-08-03 2:19 pm   Permalink

Wow, that's absolutely brilliant! I second Wendy, it'd be great to see step by steps.

 
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Trader Gino
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Joined: Aug 10, 2012
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From: Charlotte, NC
Posted: 2013-08-03 4:06 pm   Permalink

THUD!. . . <my jaw dropping.> Bravo on the piece!

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2013-08-05 09:23 am   Permalink

It is oil.

 
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DtroitDinosaur
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Joined: Aug 05, 2013
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Posted: 2013-08-05 11:36 am   Permalink

Hey Swanky thanks for posting this.
Just to let everyone know it is oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches.
If you would like a little insight into how it's done you can check out an article I wrote for "My Ride Is Me". The nice folks over there asked me to do a tutorial and this article is what I came up with.

http://www.myrideisme.com/Blog/hot-rod-art-by-james-owens/

Thank you all for the kind words.
A big thank you to Swanky for letting me photograph his collection.

Jim O.

P.S. I use the same techniques for the photo real work. The only difference is that a lot more time is taken to refine each brush stroke rather than letting the brush strokes show.



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Zombie Oasis
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Joined: Apr 11, 2012
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Posted: 2013-08-06 06:14 am   Permalink

Had to double take that it was a painting and not a photo! Great work, can't wait to check out your tutorial.

 
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