Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

PRINT Tiger Ukulele Song Steve Martin The Jerk Beach Serenade Romantic Moonlight Firelight Yellow Polka Dot Bikini RARABIRD painting ART

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Favorite

Description

This listing is for a single PRINT ON PAPER of my painting "But Tonight, But Tonight " from the four-part painting series, "Le Tigre Quattre".

Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"


The original painting was done in acrylics, by me, the artist RARABIRD.

My signature is found in the sand below the green beach towel at the bottom right corner of the painting.

The theme of this painting is based on the lyrics of the ukulele song from the 1930's "You Belong To Me", combined with the story of Little Black Sambo, The movie "The Jerk", with a little undercurrent of Tiki thrown in, and some other minor references.

This painting series was inspired by a vintage 1950's hipster bar in Madison, Wisconsin called Le Tigré Lounge, which his covered wall-to-wall in tiger figurines, tiger paintings and tiger paraphernalia. The young owner who inherited this bar from his father, sits behind the bar and plays ukulele to amuse himself during down times. The first time I walked in to this fabulous blast from the past, he was playing "You Belong To Me" on his ukulele, because he had seen Steve Martin sing it to Bernadette Peters in the 1979 movie "The Jerk"...my favorite movie of all time!

The third painting in the series, "But Tonight, But Tonight", shows our romantic hero, Tiberius the Tiger, finally getting his girl, Tia the Tigress, alone for a tropical moonlight ukulele serenade by fireside on the beach. This scene is directly derived from the scene from the 1979 movie "The Jerk" (my favorite movie!), where Steve Martin's character, Navin, sings the painting's title song "You Belong To Me" to his sweetheart, Marie, played by Bernadette Peters. To me, this is the most romantic movie scene in the history of all romantic comedies. I have always wanted to express it in a painting.

Details include the fact that both tigers are wearing sailors hats, which is reminiscent of the outfit that Bernadette Peters wore in the movie scene. (See the posted photo). Tia the Tigress is also outfitted in a yellow polka dot bikini, which is a reference to the 1960's hit "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini". Our hero, Tiberius, still maintaining the constant references to the clothes stolen by the tigers in the story of Little Black Sambo, is sporting blue swim trunks, just like the blue satin pants snatched from Sambo.

Dolphins leap happily in the surf in the background, and a whale spouts a spire of sea water, like a joyous fountain. A curious red crab has been lured to the firelight by warmth and music. Both tigers are oblivious to his visit, as they are wrapped up in the romantic mood of the serenade. The moon is swollen as it it were in love itself as it rises over the reflective sea behind tiny, tropical palm tree islands.

Custom paintings can also be requested. Please contact me, RARABIRD, the artist and Esty seller, with your ideas for a commissioned piece. I mainly work in Tiki, Fantasy, Mermaid, Nautical, Exotic and Tropical themes.

International shipping can be calculated per destination.

All prints are printed ON DEMAND. It takes one week to process: place the order at the printer, and packaging the print for shipping. Shipping and handling may take up to one week. Expect AT LEAST A WEEK from the date of placing your order to receiving your print.

Please see my other pages for other pieces painted by me.

Mahalo!
This listing is for a single PRINT ON PAPER of my painting "But Tonight, But Tonight " from the four-part painting series, "Le Tigre Quattre".

Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"


The original painting was done in acrylics, by me, the artist RARABIRD.

My signature is found in the sand below the green beach towel at the bottom right corner of the painting.

The theme of this painting is based on the lyrics of the ukulele song from the 1930's "You Belong To Me", combined with the story of Little Black Sambo, The movie "The Jerk", with a little undercurrent of Tiki thrown in, and some other minor references.

This painting series was inspired by a vintage 1950's hipster bar in Madison, Wisconsin called Le Tigré Lounge, which his covered wall-to-wall in tiger figurines, tiger paintings and tiger paraphernalia. The young owner who inherited this bar from his father, sits behind the bar and plays ukulele to amuse himself during down times. The first time I walked in to this fabulous blast from the past, he was playing "You Belong To Me" on his ukulele, because he had seen Steve Martin sing it to Bernadette Peters in the 1979 movie "The Jerk"...my favorite movie of all time!

The third painting in the series, "But Tonight, But Tonight", shows our romantic hero, Tiberius the Tiger, finally getting his girl, Tia the Tigress, alone for a tropical moonlight ukulele serenade by fireside on the beach. This scene is directly derived from the scene from the 1979 movie "The Jerk" (my favorite movie!), where Steve Martin's character, Navin, sings the painting's title song "You Belong To Me" to his sweetheart, Marie, played by Bernadette Peters. To me, this is the most romantic movie scene in the history of all romantic comedies. I have always wanted to express it in a painting.

Details include the fact that both tigers are wearing sailors hats, which is reminiscent of the outfit that Bernadette Peters wore in the movie scene. (See the posted photo). Tia the Tigress is also outfitted in a yellow polka dot bikini, which is a reference to the 1960's hit "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini". Our hero, Tiberius, still maintaining the constant references to the clothes stolen by the tigers in the story of Little Black Sambo, is sporting blue swim trunks, just like the blue satin pants snatched from Sambo.

Dolphins leap happily in the surf in the background, and a whale spouts a spire of sea water, like a joyous fountain. A curious red crab has been lured to the firelight by warmth and music. Both tigers are oblivious to his visit, as they are wrapped up in the romantic mood of the serenade. The moon is swollen as it it were in love itself as it rises over the reflective sea behind tiny, tropical palm tree islands.

Custom paintings can also be requested. Please contact me, RARABIRD, the artist and Esty seller, with your ideas for a commissioned piece. I mainly work in Tiki, Fantasy, Mermaid, Nautical, Exotic and Tropical themes.

International shipping can be calculated per destination.

All prints are printed ON DEMAND. It takes one week to process: place the order at the printer, and packaging the print for shipping. Shipping and handling may take up to one week. Expect AT LEAST A WEEK from the date of placing your order to receiving your print.

Please see my other pages for other pieces painted by me.

Mahalo!

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(12)

Payments

Secure options
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.

PRINT Tiger Ukulele Song Steve Martin The Jerk Beach Serenade Romantic Moonlight Firelight Yellow Polka Dot Bikini RARABIRD painting ART

Ask a question

$20.00

Don't wait. There's only 1 of these available.

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Inkjet, PAPER
  • Feedback: 12 reviews
  • Favorited by: 1 person
  • Gift message available
This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

Shipping

Ready to ship in 3–5 business days
From Los Angeles, California

What’s wrong with this listing?

The first thing you should do is contact the seller directly.

If you’ve already done that, your item hasn’t arrived, or it’s not as described, you can report that to Etsy by opening a case.

Report a problem with an order

We take intellectual property concerns very seriously, but many of these problems can be resolved directly by the parties involved. We suggest contacting the seller directly to respectfully share your concerns.

If you’d like to file an allegation of infringement, you’ll need to follow the process described in our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.

Review how we define handmade, vintage and supplies

See a list of prohibited items and materials

Read our mature content policy

The item for sale is…