Joined: Nov 24, 2003
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-22 8:55 pm  Permalink|
You said it was cool and IT IS!! Very impressive!!
Can't wait to see more, more, more!!
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-22 9:48 pm  Permalink|
WOW, Monkeyman. I love how some of these frames start with a basic theme and take it to a higher level. They're super ceative and I can tell you're NOT bothered with staying in the "safety" zone. As in "what the hell, let's do it"! Does that make sense??!!!?? That last one is over the top.
"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
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Joined: May 04, 2005
|Posted: 2005-05-22 11:57 pm  Permalink|
you got sum talent... when can i purchase sum of these bad boys.
Joined: Jan 21, 2004
|Posted: 2005-05-23 10:49 am  Permalink|
Flames look awesome MM, and the nose bone is great.
The frames are becoming the art work themselves.
|Sabu The Coconut Boy|
Tiki Central Poet Laureate
Joined: Aug 20, 2002
From: Carson, California
|Posted: 2005-05-23 10:56 am  Permalink|
That whole piece should be part of a gallery show in Hollywood. Great job of enhancing the painting and creating a whole new piece of artwork by joining it with your frame. Super carving and painting job, MM!
Joined: Jun 06, 2003
|Posted: 2005-05-23 10:59 am  Permalink|
You out did yourself again my friend.
Joined: Mar 27, 2002
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
|Posted: 2005-05-23 12:48 pm  Permalink|
That is one beautiful frame. Even makes Flounder's brush strokes look good.
I'm glad he gave up painting tikis ('cause I own one of his now incredibly rare and fantastic tiki burlaps!)
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2005-05-23 4:04 pm  Permalink|
the bar is definitely getting raised...
and the bone is really cool...your frames
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-23 4:37 pm  Permalink|
I am working on a website right now with Unga Bunga that hopefully shoule be ready within the next month or so.
I am planning on putting up a "How its done" page that will show you the various stages of the process. Its my hope that those of you with artistic interest will find that information helpful and intruiging.
It tracks the process from wood selection, to milling the frame, mitre cutting, frame assembly, sketching, carving, painting, finishing and art installation.
I am hardly an expert on the topic but I do enjoy sharing information with those who are interested.
Keep your eyes peeled for more work from me. I have lots of frame customers waiting...
Joined: Sep 14, 2004
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2005-05-23 5:59 pm  Permalink|
Hey man - love to see that website! I would be really interested to see how you do those frames. I would like to have a go, but I think my efforts would be a bit plainer in comparison to your artwork! You could make a white piece of paper look good!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
From: San Pedro, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-23 9:19 pm  Permalink|
totally speechless, mm....
simply perfect frame job. stunning attention to detail.
looking forward to seeing your website and sharing some carving secrets
OMG! I'm on Instagram!
Joined: Dec 02, 2003
|Posted: 2005-05-23 9:36 pm  Permalink|
Hey Monkeyman- Sweet work!
Joined: Dec 02, 2004
From: Lafittes Landing
|Posted: 2005-05-23 10:46 pm  Permalink|
Holy Guacamole Monkey Man, great frame. What a creative idea, awesome stuff.
Joined: May 11, 2004
|Posted: 2005-05-24 05:54 am  Permalink|
Simply amazing. I couldn't say anything that hasn't already been said. You are an extremely talented artist. I can't wait to say more.
Please visit my new website, Leeward Lounge Ukuleles
Joined: Jul 31, 2003
From: Long Beach, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-24 4:02 pm  Permalink|
Monkeyman, that is one of the coolest frames I have ever seen. The bone is a nice touch. Great job!
The Art of Doug Horne