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page 222! Art of Tiki exhibition Paintings and 8 new ones for a HAWAII ADVENTURE!
Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-11-09 1:15 pm   Permalink

Thanks for sharing some of the method behind the madness, and for more of the "re-animated" thrift store finds...I love those things! Looking forward to pics from the big night.....

 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Posted: 2006-11-09 4:05 pm   Permalink

Whats up,Kinney?! Your work keeps getting deeper every week..I'm Lovin It!! PM me ....I gots a ?? on the mask n cross spears piece. Pm or call. Keep rollin the good stuff......art that is. :-b LOL

 
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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: 2006-11-11 09:39 am   Permalink

Hey kids!
To answer your question alohacurrent
[QUOTE]Can the eyes have an orgasm?[/QUOTE}
No,that's called crying! You may however, have a real one when viewing choice pieces in realtime.That is why I wear diapers whilst painting! Get down here and see some shows!
Paipo: the thrift store finds arose from a few things.... Price/the character-shape of the piece/ and wanting to save poor old sorry placques and stuff destined for the trash heap.Lord knows we have enough junk in our landfills! I read a study on Garbageolgy where they took core samples from a junkyard and found newspapers from the 40's! I can't even imagine how long it'll take diapers to break down! Wish you could be at the Tonga Hut for this show! Any plans to exhibit in the USA? Your work needs to be shared World-wide! I won't be taking any pics tonight because I'm still a bit under the weather,but someone will,and I'll try to ham it up if a camera is in the general area!
Freddie: Wish you could be at the Tonga Hut tonight! Now who's gonna buy me drinks? Maybe I'll just keep rolling the good stuff....art that is!
Here's an oldie piece I'm bringing tonight-hope there's enough wall-space!

Laters!



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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2006-11-14 10:53 am   Permalink

Wow, I just looked thru all the newer pix u posted, great stuff LLT!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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Posted: 2006-11-14 4:14 pm   Permalink

Little Lost Tiki Ken - The tiki totem was AMAZING in person at th Tonga Hut, and so was all o' dem , butt especially the Tiki Paddle! Lucky Grog for buying that one! Although I missed the seeing the ultimate surf board piece...
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2006-11-26 10:34 pm   Permalink

ALOOOOOOOOHAW!
Wow. Last posting 15 days ago....remind me never to mix eggnog and robitussin! Thank you. Thank you. i'll be playing here all week.....Anyways, sorry for the major delay! During the flurry of the pre-thanksgiving, impossible and daunting challenges from work,and life in general, painting time had been reduced to an hour here and an hour there! Plus, I had to finish the oval medallion illustrations for the three TikiFarm Mugs in the work.......Here's the link if you've been unawares of this treasure....
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=20932&forum=12&start=45
Well, as for "Pompele" (or "the land of Pele"-whatever it's gonna end up being named),it looks like this Beast is almost done! Got to work on it Wed night at the studio and then took it home for a few hours onThanksgiving before the Big Food Coma,then Saturday was a whole day of naps and DVDs and Sunday became a session from about 7:30 in the morning to about 6 tonight! Upon a closer study, there may be areas that need some fine-tuning, but for all intents and purposes, it's pretty much Donesville! Hooray! Phew! Been itching to start something new for about a week! That'll drive an artist crazy! Especially when the idea room is full but the canvases are still white! Well, first off, here's the whole thing....

Please excuse the glare off the top-I'll try and shoot a daytime shot very soon! Below is my TikiFarm Mini-Chiminea that kept me warm in the studio this morning. I just stuck a few tea light candles in there and the durn thing spit out warm air and the ceramic absorbed the heat and radiated it outward and kept my little slippered toes all warm and happy! Thanks Holden! Painting well is 1% inspiration and 99% keeping your toes warm! Uh-huh!

Now, to understand this piece, you must remember that the narrative happens in different areas throughout the canvas, just like our grand human drama here on earth, some events carry purpose, while other actions do not.....Your job as viewer is to be sort of a jungle entomologist/sociologist/archeologist person, delving into these strange cultures and deciphering their deeds. They are painted this way so I can stare at this thing for years and still get a sense of newness and adventure.....daddy don't like to get bored....

Above is the foreground area i haven't touched since the beginning of this painterly odyssey. I surrounded the jungle spirits with a a slight glow to pop them forward as well as to soften them into the land....

this guy turned out funny, I imagine he's communicating something to the bird of paradise warrior across the gulf,but the earthquakes and lava sloshing prevents me from hearing their dialogue (plus, knowing their language would help....)

Here's just a shot of the middle to give you a feel for all the lush vegetation in this piece! And lava too!
Here's a reeeeeal close-up shot of an area so you can see how i build up the canvas. You can still see the initial ink wash under the grass/treetrunks/and lava....and the canvas texture too!

The fun part about this style is the optical blending you get when you back away from it about 10-20 feet. Then the real fun begins when you get all up in it's grill and check it out at about 5 inches away from the surface! Optometrists love these kind of paintings! they call 'em "Eye-Killers"! Well, here's a detail of the top above the Hut, showing you the starry sky i decided on around 2:00 today.....

Pictured here is the lava flow,the Tiki on the LavaBank, and the lava-ly (thanks Brad) river oozing by....

Here's another shot of the Hut with more details to the right......

and to the left......

Here's a reeeeeal close-up of the volcano and the lil' palm trees and cliffs I put up in the upper left of the piece....it needed somethin' over there!

Here's an extreme close-up of those two jungle spirits in the forground...notice the work put into the flaming hibiscus and grassy grounds! Please notice-no one else does......

And lastly, the little tiki troll under the bridge,waiting for someone to cross....

Well, my friends, that was fun, but exhausting! Don't know if I'll do a progressive painting posting anytime soon...but rest assured friends, i already have a couple of more pieces rattling around and ready to be loosed in the near future!
I have to be careful with my ideas tho!
Here's why! Recently, in my home studio, it felt as if these eyes were staring at me...Very strange...Usually after this feeling, i would get a call from Squid with another one of his great ideas! It was like he was reading my MIND! Well, yesterday, I turned around and saw THIS!

A Surfboard/transmitter disguised as an art piece but really a Squid listening device! Imagine my shock and awe! Anyways, I burnt the darned thing and finally removed the aluminum helmet and socks......Absolutely shocking, wouldn't you agree? Where else but on TC can you find so much intrigue and MUG WARS hi-jinx? Enough of the babbling! Thank you all for looking and I'll chat atcha' soon!
Your Humble Servant,
Kinny
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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-11-27 03:06 am   Permalink


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pappythesailor
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-11-27 04:44 am   Permalink

Zowie!

 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-11-27 06:57 am   Permalink

Ken, I think it is real interesting how each and picture you have here showing the detail of the large piece, look great by themselves. Each of those pieces could make a great artwork. Very nice piece.

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-11-27 07:39 am   Permalink

GROG's eyes are bleeding!

 
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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1600
From: SoCal
Posted: 2006-11-27 07:46 am   Permalink

sorry,grog I farted...oops..
Off the hook ken love it...


 
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2006-11-27 07:58 am   Permalink

Boom goes the dynamite! That painting is straight up crazy go nutz! Dig the Squid too!

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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2006-11-27 09:07 am   Permalink

The land of pele is really amazing!! And when I think that it couldn't get any better, you do an update!!! Best wishes Tiki friend!!
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squid
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Posted: 2006-11-27 10:52 am   Permalink

Dude! What Paipo said.

 
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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2006-11-27 11:03 am   Permalink

Beautilicious!!! Amazing detail Ken! Thanks for the close-ups, I never would have imagined just how much work goes into each little element.

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