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kirby posted on Wed, May 4, 2005 10:24 PM

I just wanted to add this So anyone who is interested could post their comments about My art,ask me a question and get updated info on whats going on with me. thanks ...kirby


thanks again...kirby

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Welcome Kirby, with art skills like this you shouldfit in great here, The tiki is great for a first one. The painting on it is great, flaming eyes and perfect teeth.
The paintings looked good too. I just think they need a bit mor tiki in them, but the Tropical look is great.

kirby posted on Thu, May 5, 2005 5:45 PM

Thanx alot for the warm welcome. I have not organized my site as well as I should, and i dont have all my tiki stuff up yet but im working on it as we speak I will update this post as soon as i get my stuff squared away.

kirby posted on Sat, May 7, 2005 2:34 PM

I just organized my website a little better so if anyone wants to hit is up feel free and and as always your feed back is much appreciated. thanx... kirby

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McTiki posted on Sat, May 7, 2005 5:41 PM

lookin good Kirby. Stick around! Welcome to your new Ohana!


Cool Kirby, your changes are very positive. Love the tiki art.
Come On Downnnn


I like your artwork, it looks nice, welcome to TC..

kirby posted on Mon, May 9, 2005 8:15 PM

thanx alot guys it your coments mean a lot to me ..keep em coming!!!


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kirby posted on Mon, May 9, 2005 8:47 PM

just wanted to let everybody know i wiil be at the long beach swap meet tryin to slang some of my work. If anyone want to come check it out or just hang I will be in space c-642 at veterans stadium at long beach city college sunday may 15 so come on down.



I like your paintings , keep em coming and share lots of pics . Good luck at the swap meet.


Thanx again guys heres some new piecesfor your tiki enjoyment i hope!

lemme know what you think

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Nice work, kirby.... Welcome!


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SES posted on Thu, May 12, 2005 6:45 AM

Love that shrunken head! :)


Kirby, good to see your posting your stuff. Looking good there man.

Aloha Kirby and welcome to TC. Keep up the art and postinthe pics. Your paintings have a unique look to them and fit right in. I too like that Shrunken head.
Tell us what your medium is and how big. That last one looks like it has some size to it.
I noticed it looks like some of your pics are getting "flashed" or washing out from your light source. I have been struggling with that problem too when taking photos of my art. If there is glass in a frame forget it. I hope to talk with a photographer friend soon and get some tips. I will start a new post and share what ever I find out. If anybody else has a suggestion let us know.


kirby posted on Thu, May 12, 2005 9:40 AM

thanks alot for the remark they mean alot.
Chongolio ,about the flashing on my pics, its driving me crazy. I just bought a new camera so that mabey the pics would come out better but im still working it out. If any one knows how to get good pics without flashing lemme know.

Aloha Kirby,

First welcome to TC and the "Creating" Forum. We love seeing newcomers who want to join in and socialize a bit. Your paintings are very cool. The shrunken head with the jungly eyes behind is my favorite.

I know nothing about photography, but why not take them outside in the sunlight and turn off the flash. My tikis always look better that way, especially in late afternoon light.

Stick around!


On 2005-05-12 09:40, kirby wrote:
thanks alot for the remark they mean alot.
Chongolio ,about the flashing on my pics, its driving me crazy. I just bought a new camera so that mabey the pics would come out better but im still working it out. If any one knows how to get good pics without flashing lemme know.

If you have Photoshop (or any editing tool that allows perspective tweaks), simply shoot your digital photo a little off-center, so the flash doesn't reflect straight into the image. Then in Photoshop, use the perspective tool to bring it back to a rectangular shape.

If possible, have someone hold up a dark sheet next to you to block out any reflections of the room around you. I usually opt for no flash at all and shoot from a camera steadied on a tripod or other object.


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SES posted on Thu, May 12, 2005 1:21 PM

I shoot paintings before they are framed outside but not in the direct sunlight that tends to wash them out. Avoid the flash if you can it leaves hotspots and washes out the colors.


Ditto what susane said.


Ditto what susane said about the shrunken head.

kirby posted on Fri, May 13, 2005 5:01 PM

thanx again tiki peeps!!!


Kirby! I think the outside approach works best too...unless you have a couple good lights..angled to eliminate reflection and shadow.

I don't tackle any serious documentation of my own work anymore myself but used to! If I am showing a publisher in progress work, I try to shoot my pics of work in the semi shade or the later or earlier part of the day. Noon and mid day is harsh light and hard to dodge shadows.

Photoshop do's allow a few adjustments too..you can push color saturation and screw with things that make it look closer to the original. When you shoot the art in the morning or afternoon..though it's less harsh..the light is warmer and your work will appear a bit warmer in tone..so you may choose to adjust in the photoshop.

The ultimate is high end studio lighting if you want the greatest chance of capturing art short of scanning. But this is tough..ya, you need light from left and right and need good color corrected sources. So..I recommend good ol' fashoned sun but not too intense. You can bounce light using a white cardboard reflector or something if you shoot in the semi shade..it can "fill" an even cast of light. EXPERIMENT! FUN ART though!!!!

kirby posted on Sun, May 15, 2005 9:17 PM

thanks thor ill check it out . but mabey you could hook me up with your pro guy that takes your pics mabey we could pull of a trade.

Kirby, anything with a shrunken head in it is cool in my book. Thanks for posting it.



The guys who shoot my work ar in Honolulu. Hawaii. I don't really know what they charge..my publishers actually tak care of those expenses so I can't quote prices.

They are a compny in Honolulu called Chromaco. They are WONDRRFUL..extremely knowledgeable and just plain nice people. They do a process of studio lighting and a camera that is very high detail...which is almost like a scanner. If you want your work shot for repro's there is no better source I garantee. If you call them..ask for Todd or Larry..tell em I sent ya..I am sure they will give you a great deal on top notch work!

kirby posted on Tue, May 17, 2005 9:17 AM

whats up tiki peeps. If sumone sees this, I need some help re-desigining my website if any of the tcers wants to help me out im willing to trade sum art or a lil cash for the help. email me or pm me if you are interested...thanks ...kirby

kirby posted on Sun, May 22, 2005 9:35 PM

hello again,
well people seem to like my headhunter painting so i figured i would post another one thanks for looking.....kirby



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hey if you have any comments good or bad, please send them my way thanx...kirby

john posted on Mon, May 23, 2005 12:03 AM

that one is awesome, although my favorite is this one


Kerby, I like the newest, but I'm with John, I think I like the first one best. I love the Red guytoo in fact thay are all excellent. Aww what the hell, I like'em All. Keep up the good work.

hewey posted on Mon, May 23, 2005 7:09 AM

Kirby you got some cool stuff. Keep em comin. Like the first tiki best

kirby posted on Mon, May 23, 2005 9:58 PM

thanx guys your too nice to me...kirby

Love those crazy shrunken heads, kirby - Keep up the cool work!


Love the red eyes in the foliage and the look on the shrunken face. Classic.

kirby posted on Tue, May 24, 2005 9:33 AM

i like them too i think i will do sum more...kirby

kirby posted on Wed, May 25, 2005 8:13 PM


thanx for looking yo...kirby

This one is cool , love the border.


very cool. Dig the border also


I like this one too Kirby, but it reminds me too much of FLOUNDERart pieces. The borderis neat too.


FLOUNDERart? Bosko.


Yes the carving is Bosko but I meant the FLOUNDER Paintings of tikis such as these

kirby posted on Thu, May 26, 2005 9:33 AM

thanx guys, i think, im not sure how to take that?
i would never want to be a blatent copycat,
anyway flounder is much more talented and refined than I and from what i have seen his details are very presice. specialy when he paints mugs you cant even tell it is a painting and not a photo.

as always thanx i realy apreciate the feedback....kirby

kirby posted on Thu, May 26, 2005 4:09 PM

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Sorry, I didn't mean it in any way but as a compliment. Flounders Burlaps are Really cool. Please don't take it wrong..Thanks

kirby posted on Thu, May 26, 2005 7:39 PM

its all good benzart, i was just a lil confused , i do appreciate any thing you have to say, your an awsome artist yourself and a way cool guy thanx ...kirby

kirby posted on Mon, May 30, 2005 2:24 PM

dont have any new pics as of now but some cool news. I have sum of my art permanately on display, and for sale at an awsome vintage store called fufalers/whitegate in sunland CA. If your around those parts check it out they have alot of cool vintage clothes tiki stuff furnature records and just a bunch of cool stuff. Its on foothill blvd/kiyle next to el polo loco. thats it for now halla ...kirby

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