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page 222! Art of Tiki exhibition Paintings and 8 new ones for a HAWAII ADVENTURE!
Brootal
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Joined: Mar 01, 2008
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From: Perth, Western Australia
Posted: 2008-03-04 07:39 am   Permalink

Wow! That's some mad skillz!!!

I should learn to paint one day... and play guitar... and dance... no wait, I can dance! LOL

I can also surf (not very well, but I call it surfing).

I'm also pretty handy at soccer and dabbled in Ju-Jitsu for a while (must get back into that).

There... I don't feel quite so inferior now.

I have had a couple of lame attempts at pinstriping as well, so I guess there is a very small artistic bone in my body... just gotta find it. MRI maybe?



If you kind of squint... well close your eyes... it looks just like a Tiki!


 
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Flat Black
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Posted: 2008-03-04 10:23 am   Permalink

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If you kind of squint... well close your eyes... it looks just like a Tiki!



I can see it!


LLT, that board really turned out nice, and your odds and ends are awesome too. I love the little dude that looks like he's laughing.


 
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Clarita
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Posted: 2008-03-04 10:29 am   Permalink

Like my tikiRay facial hair?
Oh really I see the resemblance! Is not only the facial hair, What happen to you, That you turned in to a Ray?! What happen to your blondness?!
I am smiling, how did you knew that !
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2008-03-04 11:28 pm   Permalink

Hey Ken- That board is simply awesome! I didn't really comprehend the actual size of the board until I saw that pic of the dark-haired guy with the glasses and mustache standing next to it! That's some beautiful work on it....Man! what can I say????
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-03-05 08:35 am   Permalink

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On 2008-03-04 23:28, Sam Gambino wrote:
I didn't really comprehend the actual size of the board until I saw that pic of the dark-haired guy with the glasses and mustache standing next to it! That's some beautiful work on it....Man! what can I say????


maybe that you like my mustachio?


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-03-18 09:21 am   Permalink

UNCOMFORTABLE SILENCE.....
two weeks worth!
Well, the mustachio is gone-clashed with the bleached hair....
Anyways, decided to get back onto the Journey commission and wrap it up
as there's yet another two commissions looming over the horizon that I'll share in the future.....
Prepare yourselves for LOTS of new work and some old faves at the Tiki Farm Parking lot Sale
so check in from time to time because beginning this Friday I WILL BE GOING OFF!
Thanks you all for the Excitement and Motivation you've brought here,Folks!
Keeps me going on those "OFF" days......
Mahalos to ravenne (great seeing ya at the SURFBEAT! you RAWK!)-glad you could space-out on those
NOM-NOM guys up-close!
hewey-no worries! ArtSwap looming over the Horizon!
VampiressRN-It IS big! Looked HUGE on the wall at the show!
Like an OFFICIAL work of art,or somethin!
pics from the show here!
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=27346&forum=17&start=135&159
harro-thanks man! and yes,i can keep still and not produce art when I'm napping,sleeping,reading,and on the toliette.
All the rest of the time is ART ART ART!
Brootal!
Lucky Duck! You can dance! I took Disco Lessons at the Danville YMCA back in 76-77 and a few years back took lessons with the wife and came to the conclusion that my lifelong dream of being a famous Ballroom Dancer would never happen as I was born with two left feet (the right one also has some Learning Difficulties,but we're working on that!).I totally can see the Tiki in your striping! Great Job! Steady Hand!
and remember, it's just as much about your eye and insight ,as it is about painting....
Let your hand's natural movements dictate your style,that will result in more truth and less thinking about
compensation and stuff like that...And never get disappointed! that Masterpiece may be one painting away!
Can you teach me some Ju-Jitsu?
Flat Black-good eye! That Laughing guy makes me giggle too! Thanks!
Clarita! I was possessed by TikiRay for awhile, but now it's gone! You can come out now!
and you're always smiling Clarita! That's how i knew!
and thank you Sam! You're raising the bar this year for all of us! The theme/execution/and mood of these new pieces are getting stronger and stronger! EL MACHINE is what you are!
Well Kiddies, since you've been waiting almost 2 weeks, i feel I should post the BRAND NEW stuff first, then share my progress on the BIRTH painting of the Journey commission with y'all...
So first, i did a study of the second canvas,which pictures our subject in Middle Age-facing the many challenges and battles that we all face as our newly adult bodies are beset with new opportunitiesand confrontations-both inside and outside.......This canvas will be HOT-warm colors-to generate the vitality of youth and POWER!
BLAHBLAHBLAH! Here it is.....
ink/tissue paper pigment and sharpie and gouache on hot-press watercolor paper (around 17x22-or so...)

Next study i did is for the last canvas...DEATH
My patron sent me a collage of all different studies i had done for this and ,talk about coincidences....
I've always loved Marc Chagall's work-the dreaminess and floating in and out of the physical and spiritual in his work,
as well as his color choices have always fascinated my brain...A week into studying his gouache studies for tapestries and his 12 tribes stained glass windows in Jerusalem,i got this collage in an e-mail and BAM! it reminded me of a Chagall!-so I used that as a starting point and added my own stuff in there (wings-slowly extinguishing helemt,etc.) and came up with a pretty good idea of how the last canvas in this series will work...
You can see the dead sojourner in his new body up near the upper right hiking up the cloud to his new Heavenly destination...(this canvas will mirror the heaven on the first-so you can display them together....
ink/tissue paper pigment and sharpie and gouache on hot-press watercolor paper (around 18x16-or so...)

Also been working on a Volcano Waterfall drawing with ink/tissue paper pigment and
sharpie on hot-press watercolor paper....Not finished yet,but you can see where it's headed....

And here's my ALMOST FINISHED Birth canvas......
I brought out different elements, made them richer,and brought out the background boatsman
and finished up the Heaven area....



Here's some of the boatsman enhancements....


that's it for now! TikiFarm Parking Lot Sale stuff next week!


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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2008-03-18 11:08 pm   Permalink

The birth and death pieces are Dreamy...... I like that peaceful "slipping away" feel to them..... you certainly cartured that to a tee. Great pieces, Ken!

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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-03-19 02:41 am   Permalink

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On 2008-03-18 23:08, Sam Gambino wrote:
The birth and death pieces are Dreamy...... I like that peaceful "slipping away" feel to them..... you certainly cartured that to a tee. Great pieces, Ken!



Ditto. Just looking at the death piece, I got all dreamy and sleepy and content
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2008-03-20 07:17 am   Permalink

Nice new stuff!! love the water fall one!!
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Clarita! I was possessed by TikiRay for awhile, but now it's gone! You can come out now![quote]
Are you sure is safe? you are not going to turn back into possessed LLT? ok I'll stay and play around then
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hodadhank
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2008-03-22 4:59 pm   Permalink

Remarkable!

 
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greentikipat
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Joined: Oct 08, 2006
Posts: 325
From: st. pete fl
Posted: 2008-03-24 08:47 am   Permalink

very very nice, Ken! loving the balance between the busier and open/graceful areas.

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-03-24 09:43 am   Permalink

Well, happy Belated Easter!
Got to go to 4WD Tiki's home for a CHOP on Saturday!
Very Inspiring!
Friggin talent for DAYS!
Sam-Thank you buddy! I feel the drawings help establish a mood without risking a whole canvas...
and they turn out into little art pieces in their own right.......
Glad i could communicate that "slipping away" feel...The death and birth canvases will actually be able to flow into each other when the canvases are done......kind of a full circle thing....
hewey! Tanks! Now wake-up and get more people in on that Art Swap!
Clarita-Gracias my dear! i'll try and finish up the waterfall soon!
and no more TikiRay facial hair......for now!
Hank!
thanks man! told Erik to send you and the missus a Hug on Saturday at the CHOP!
Hope he didn't steal them!
Pat-thanks Sir! my brain goes from full to empty ,from Busy to Calm in 4.5 seconds....
hard to hide that on a canvas!
Well, as i promised...some quickie parking lot Sale pieces...I may add a bit to a few of em,but here's what i got so far.....
"the Smiling Fellow"

"Smiler"

and "Tiki with Flowers"

I found a bunch of old abstracted tiki designs and concepts i had drawn about 10 years ago for HIC for some embroideries on wovens...not sure if more than one or any of em made the cut,,,
but i just took those sketches and developed them and decided to kick out a little series of these for the parking lot Sale..I'll scan the drawings when i get some time....
Also,got invited to be in the m modern 5 year anniversary Tiki exhibition,so that was quite a thrill
and a challenge! Parking lot Sale/Conspiracy Show/Commissions piling up, and now a new piece for this very important show!
In typical ken fashion, I started the m modern piece on Friday,after getting the call on Thursday!
First i did a study-attempting another in the Tiki mandala/porthole series...

here's what i got started on the canvas between Friday at the studio and Saturday at the CHOP...
3 by 3 feet-paintpen over acrylic washes.....

details! details!


that's it for today! thanks for visiting!
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ravenne
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Posted: 2008-03-24 2:54 pm   Permalink

Kiiin! the abstract tikis are real cute! I love "Tiki with Flowers", especially the colors!

The new Mandala piece is real pretty, I love the orongo birdies! Especially that last pic, bottom right, looks almost realistic, trippy!

I can't wait to see it finished!
And congrats on the M Modern show, yaay!
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-03-24 3:16 pm   Permalink

It was fun to kick it with you Lost Tiki Man...you is one major crowd pleaser fo sure!!







 
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Posted: 2008-03-26 01:06 am   Permalink

There goes that Crazy Ruzic Detail already taking shape! A badass piece in the making already..... Hey, where's that dark-haired guy with the mustache at?
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