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page 222! Art of Tiki exhibition Paintings and 8 new ones for a HAWAII ADVENTURE!
little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-05-01 10:22 am   Permalink

Hello and thanks for all the cheerleading
while i finished these 3 new paintings for the mModern show next Friday!
"the Night Rowers" already has a buyer!

Well, heading off to Palm Springs today to drop them off...
so here they are!
Phew!
These last 9-10 days have been one big ZIPFIZZ and KWAFEE Blur!

"the Night Rowers" 15x60"
finally got the oars and stars and sides done....


the side....


"the Magical Tiki Tree" 60x15"


details-top to bottom...





"Night Journey"


added puff paint to pop it a bit (as if it needed it!)





Well, that's it! Gotta get on the Freeway!
The last two pieces are still available
so if you want them livening up your home
contact jay at the m Modern!
Mahalos!
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Polly Neezsa the one eared Whaine
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Joined: Mar 15, 2008
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From: Long Beach CA
Posted: 2008-05-01 10:34 am   Permalink

Ken,

All 3 are outstanding! I'll bet those last 2 won't be available for long.

Great work!!!!!!!!

Jen


 
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harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
Posts: 686
From: Australia
Posted: 2008-05-01 6:00 pm   Permalink

congrats on finishing these epic pieces. Awesome work. nothing like the clock as motivation...

they certainly are a sight for eyes with ADD!!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-05-01 9:54 pm   Permalink

WOW!
I can't believe you got ALL THAT DONE! BRAVO!
The Magic Tree is really amazing. It's my fav.
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ravenne
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1015
Posted: 2008-05-02 4:22 pm   Permalink

Congratz Kin!
Those paintings are incredible!
Can't wait to see them!

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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-05-04 6:38 pm   Permalink

Thank you Polly, harro, Brad and raves...
Something about that Magical Tiki tree....
might need a few more in that direction....
It's Sunday...the last day of my vacation...
After dropping off the pieces at mModern onThursday
and getting the grand tour from Jay ,
the curator/owner/host with the mostest;
we drove home and I've been in a semi-vegetable state all weekend..
tried to paint,but opted to nap,watch Paul Klee documentaries,
and read...
Got to go to the LA natural history museum today...
No Tiki except a Moai near the T-Rex statue outside
but plenty of stuffed animals and dioramas
and even an Aztec/Mayan/Inca section which jostled the grey matter...
Been starting on some sketches for some new projects and
I finally have enough mental "quietness" to finish a few commisssions
that have been gathering dust! Stay tuned!

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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1301
From: BA Arg
Posted: 2008-05-09 08:23 am   Permalink

Oh!
the Night Rowers turn out very nice!!
And I love love the Magical Tiki Tree! I want it !
and Night Journey, Wow is like an epic painting, so much going on in there I could stare at it for a month strait! Congrats!!! It amaze me how much energy you have! Big hug (if I can catch you and make you stay still for a second )
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-05-09 10:01 pm   Permalink

I gotz duh Night FEVER fo duh Night ROWERS! BRILLIANT! LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 631
Posted: 2008-05-10 08:07 am   Permalink

Great stuff, Bro! I'm really diggin' the tiki tree. Wish I could see them in person. Good luck at your show.. Hey, also got some things for ya... Holla at me when U getta chance. fB

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-05-17 11:18 pm   Permalink

The magical tree an night journey are eyeball saturatin! I like all the differing styles u slang doin that thang!

Thanks so much for your kind werds and mad skills post card art! You are is has biz the man!
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-05-18 06:01 am   Permalink

This is some really unique stuff... high impact, excellent craftmanship, great colors. I really want to see one in person.

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-05-18 1:34 pm   Permalink

Aloha friends!
Sorry for the delay!
it appears that the combination of
busting out 40-50 Parking lot Sale pieces
a 9-day jag of cranking out those 3 mModern pieces
with a dash of work and a sprinkle of domestic life
was my Kryptonite!
Exhaustion,Uninspiration,and little "starts" and piddlings here and there
trying to get back in the swing of things....
Even read Kipling's Jungle Book ....but nothing....
I believe the saints refer to it as the Dark night of the Soul/Senses..
Well, looks like the desert has finally gathered clouds
and spilled some drops of inspiration down.....
phew!
Thought i used up all the reserves!

Clarita-well, i've been standing in a holding pattern these past two weeks
so i did receive your hug! Thanks! And thank you for letting those three
enter your heart and make you smile! it was fun watching people studying the
Night journey pieces,and the looks in their eyes when they would discover a hidden flower
or a magical landscape! Very fun!

Sneaky!
Sharkman! Lovin that SharkGod series you're slowly kickin out! Needs to be a painting!
Night fever?
Thank you!
But i think you may have caught Cat Scratch fever instead, judging from your manic post!
LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
YOU are is has biz the man!
Hope my night rowers don't encounter a SharkGod in their travels!
I've heard Tangata Manu tastes like chiggen!

Freddie B!
the Man to Be!
just got word i'll be in the Tiki Fine Art show at the hukilau and moving to the Harold Golen gallery in Miami after that! That's a little bit closer...and i won't have the TikiTree there,but there'll be plenty of magical little Kinny's on the wall for you to get lost in! Thanks for the props and thanks for thinking of me ! i loves monkey pod!
And how about that stuffed Headhunter squirrel trade?
Get to steppin!

Robb-Thank you! And thanks for the inspiration your Art post provides! love the thumbnails and other little insights! Your new Pele piece is AWESOME! Glad i got to look at a piece of yours at Tiki Lee's booth twice this year! Awesome! Thank you for keeping velvet Tiki Art alive!

Whilst "piddling" about,trying to jump-start the creative process, I switched to and fro from one concept/mindset to another,flipping between studies and original drawings,chancey colorways,
lazy concepts,all with the mindset that i have to keep chugging...stagnate or die...
So, if the masterpiece hasn't arrived yet,develop some concepts and techniques for when it does hit the tarmac.....

Tackled the JOURNEY commission some more-the Birth canvas is almost done,and the Prime/Vital/Warrior canvas was ready to be born.....Sooooo taking my favorite/most concise study for the second canvas,i sank the background-adjusted the Horizon line and checked the flow of the
compositions next to each other and figured out how to arrange the mix of the foreground with the background....This second canvas is going to be acrylic base with paintpen to "ground' and solidify it more-it's a transition from the spirit to the earthy....

Here's the comparison on the overlaps...


Also, my secret patron requested some feathers in the hair/a la Maori chieftans,so i decided to

play with that idea for the warrior....


you can see my loincloth studies lower left....
you gotta consider everything.....even loincloths!
Here's a tighter,more dramatic pose
except his spear needs to be re-sized...


May start sketching it onto the canvas tonight!

After the Warrior piece is the Wise old Chief/Sage painting
indicating the twilight of life......

here's the study anticipating that one.....


and the death piece....
the final comforting/the boat turned dirge/the soul's ascent upward...
This ending piece will match up to the birth piece to create a cycle of generation/regeneration
of the Warrior Spirit....


All this thinking of Warriors led me to do a study of the son of a Maori Chieftan...


Also went on an Abstract jag.....
looking thru old drawings and ephemera and searching for the
graphic essence of stuff...

Fish!


fish with tribal elements ...


"the Meeting"


and a very sweet simple fish brush drawing...


Did these sketchbook pages full of stuff-scanned em and threw colors behind them in photoshop...
not sure what i'm gonna do with em yet.....






Some of these musings led to some Totem drawings....



Also did some rower and menehune battles in abstractland!


trying to reduce the form to one line...

Did that back in 89-91,so it feels like an old friend....


Also messed with some Moai....

"Six Moai"


"Sad Moai"

did a Caliente Tiki for Rory! Tiki Caliente was a BLAST!
Thanks wildsville!


Sketched some palms outside my door at the Caliente tropics hotel
later on turned them into this landscape

"Three Palms"


did some Cannibals....



Dreamed of living in a hut on a riverbank...

Here's some piddlings that just came out during the mentally idle hours this week....

"the Two Opinions"


"Manaia"


"Night Dancers"


"the Insult"

and my favorite.....
"the Nap"
Speaking of which....I think i will take one in a few minutes!
Keep those cards and letters Coming!

"the Nap"

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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-05-18 7:16 pm   Permalink

Egads! That was one hell of an art post!

The Manaia with the tissue print background is way neat-O!!!

So many great ideas..

Nice to see your sixty new paintings... AGAIN!

ST



 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-05-19 05:07 am   Permalink

No kidding...love the abstracts and the Maori Chieftan is really nice.

 
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Tabu
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Joined: Sep 07, 2004
Posts: 143
From: Port Hope, Ont.
Posted: 2008-05-19 05:48 am   Permalink

Oh man. You were tripping the light fantastic on "Night Journey"-as am I looking at it. Awesome. Reminds me of South American shamans paintings. Whats in your coffee? Where can I get some? Cheers.

 
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