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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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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-08-07 5:52 pm   Permalink


SLEESTAKI'll be seeing YOU soon!
Doesn't even compute..C'mon!
Glad you enjoy these little beasties!

Bill!
Yes! Sherberty!
Thought I'd follow that Squid-inspired palette as a base
and build upon that...and man!
MUTUAL INSPIRATION PACT is in full effect!
We should do another embellished tiki next chop!
That one a while back was fun!

MHH-Thanks man!
The Sunshower piece was just me revisiting my old fabric print days
and translating that onto the wood!
Used to create the prints with gouache on w/c paper
so the diff medium was a challenge at first,but got comfortable and talkative as the piece progressed...
This new one I'm working on is really stealing my time and thought
It's for a very special exhibition upcoming
so i'd really like it to SHINE!
but more of that later once it's declassimified!

Ernest
I agree.
Must be the Bamboo Ben part...

okay...enough chatting!
Was so far in the ZONE that i forgot to take progress pics
sorry...the painting comes first...
documentation is minor compared to gettin it done!

here it is today after a late night and early morn til now session...
"After Hours"
cel vinyl and acrylic on wood!
with Bamboo Ben frame
i mention wood! because it was both a challenge and delight
texturally
to work with...


Here's some close-ups....
the Moai
(inspired by a Moai in the Kahiki) in the BOT page 146


Here's the drink in a coconut bowl that they're sharing
whilst they discourse into the early hours...
and the bottom of the Moai in the grotto!




Here's a close-up of his pufferfish friend..
After abstracting him.i still wanted to give him some mass
as well as create a simplified abstraction of the light peering thru his belly..
so far so good.

i also added some washes of white around the light burst lines
as well as some raw umber shading here and there to create shadows and different fields of depth

so far so good.
just keep saying that kinny!

I'm pleased with how well the glass balls are turning out!
so far so good!

oh well... gotta finish this thing
got some coffee brewing!

Have a great evening!



 
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LOL Tiki
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Posted: 2010-08-07 5:55 pm   Permalink

I like!

 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2010-08-07 6:00 pm   Permalink

WOW! Oh, it's not done??? WOW anyway!
You mentioned getting prints, you should really consider prints of these last two.


 
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hodadhank
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Posted: 2010-08-08 11:45 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-08-07 18:00, 4WDtiki wrote:
WOW! Oh, it's not done??? ...



No way Bill he's gotta Zip Fizz and cross hatch the hell out of that thing or it's not a real Ruzik. ha ha.

Lookin good Ken. I like the white. Wake me when it's finished.



 
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Iokona Ki'i
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Posted: 2010-08-09 10:40 am   Permalink

Man Kinny, After Hours is stellar!
Colors and stained glass effect are perfect.
One of your best in this style.



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Swamp Fire
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Posted: 2010-08-10 12:39 pm   Permalink



My new favorite Ken Ruzic piece

Love how you did the puffer and great colors. Outstanding!





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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-08-13 12:09 am   Permalink

How-a-dee-do kiddles!
Had a good stretch this weekend til Sunday night
when it struck...
the PLAGUE!
Caused by excessive painting and coffee drinking and ciggie smoking and staying up late
Basically,painting when the feeling struck...which is most of the time
and it finally catching up with me...

Which only happens twice a year or so
so it's an acceptable suffering..
I mean..
look at some of the Saints and Martyrs...
they put a lot more suffering and focus and anguish for what they loved
So heck!
Being a painter is a cakewalk,if you think of it that way...
Anyways, this fever struck me with chills
then hot-flashes and sweatin
and more chills
and more sweatin
so i took a lot of baths
and naps
and didn't eat or go to work for 3 days!
Didn't even eat anything for 50-some hours
just water and supplements
I think i sweated out a LOT of toxins...
Surprised little hash balls didn't bead up on my forearms!

Anyways, finally went to work today
and now feel better enough to post some more progress pics of "After Hours"
and a companion piece.. "the Lively Conversation"...
But first....

Roland-Thank you! These two are destined for a special exhibition.
But you'll have to stay tuned...

Bill!-Newp...not done yet...
it may look finished to most
but it will not leave this Batcave until it gets that special touch of OOMPH
that only announces it's arrival a few brushstrokes before stopping...
and it ain't ready yet...
I'm gonna see how this first run of prints goes
and then...perhaps
Thanks again for being a regular visitor
I don't get out much
so it's always nice to get a visit from the Artist Ohana!

Hank!-you understand,soul brother!
we call it OOMPH around here!
i need to get another case of ZIPFIZZ
haven't had one in a while.... maybe 2 months...
so I'm hoping my bodie's resistance to it's amping out qualities
has vanished
and is ready for ROUND TWO!
Sleep for a week more,my friend
then it should be finished...

Jason-
Thank you so much,man!
Toe and i were talking about you today
during lunch at Adolphos In Laguna Beach today
how you sign your paintings before you finish them
to trick yourself into not overdoing it...
Great Strategy!
I can't wait to show you them when they're finished
I hope they give you the same tingles your work gives me!

Doug-MAhalos my Giant!
i tell you, this Ohana just brings out the best in everyone lately!
What a blessing and reward to be surrounded by a family of kooky little Einsteins
with chisels and paintbrushes!
I eagerly await gazing upon your newest offerings for Oasis this year!

And now.....
on with our saga...

when last we left "After Hours"
he looked like this...


i developed more shadows with the raw umber
but hardly noticeable to your naked eyes
so i will post a pic of that
at the bottom of this thread....

but be patient
or you'll miss out...

Welpers, decided that "After Hours" needed a partner
and seeing how the first piece is WARM
i thought i'd make one COOOOOOOOOOOOOL.

izzat Cool wit choo?


So first, i had to hoodwink BigToe out of the big frame i got fer him
at Bamboo Ben's sale 2 weeks back...
hmmmm....
So, after giving him 4 smaller bamboo frames
washing his feet
kissing his dog Lucy on the mouth
(vigorously, i may add)
addressing him as "Most Imperious and Glorious Toe" for 2 days
and bringing him the heads of 4 happy children
he relented...
yay.
i think...

So i did some more studies from the Book of Tiki
of lamps and details on shields and masks
and whatnot
so i slapped down the colors
roughly
to establish the forms i would soon be tackling...


After that i pencilled in the rough shapes
and began adding a "pop" color


Here's puffdaddy close up...

y'know,honestly, i've never listened to more than 8 seconds of a PuffDaddy song
give me the Melvins,Bach,and the Avett brothers
maybe Ray Charles and Betty carter
and Aretha's Jazz to Soul
and that's all i need
and some Tom Waits
and of course...Tiki Joe's Ocean


Anyways....
i began to add some other colors
as you can plainly see.


bringing more life and solidity to the pineapple,puffer,and mask
detail!


then there was a fog
a fog of white
this fog marooned me in a haze of art
where there was no time
needless to say,no pictures were taken...

But this is it so far
Still a lot more shading and light effects and
of course
the OOMPH.


here's a detail of these two
discussing something lively


THE RAW PINEAPPLE
before i get all the deets in there!

And here is the two
as we speak
awaiting the next round...



They look good together,
so far
wouldn't you agree?



Anyways... Busy weekend coming up...
Friday night I'll be at
Tiki Joe’s Ocean CD Release Party
for his latest musical treat
“Under the Midnight Sun.”

Friday August 13th
8pm
Tonga Hut
12808 Victory Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 769-0708

I'll be there
celebrating Andy's Grand Offering to the Tiki community
kissing babies/spilling drinks/giggling
and being a general boor/nuisance

OH!
and selling prints of the cover that i painted!
limited Edition of 25
They are 12x12 inches
on a nice heavy acid-free stock
matte finish
and titled,numbered and HAND SIGNED
OH! and get this!
presented in a clear heavy plastic protective wrap
with a cardboard backing as well!
I will be hawking these at the Tonga Hut on Friday night ...

Special thanks to Jason Wickedly for a fantastic job on these!
He's the man for all your printing needs!

For those brave enough to make the trip
i will be selling these for only $20 that night!
Afterwards the price goes up to $50!

Just kidding!
It will be $25 for all you rude people who didn't go to Andy's CD release party
Any prints leftover from the event can be purchased for $25 plus $5 shipping
(subject to availability/shoot me a PM if you want one
no special requests on a certain number print
i don't do that.
get in line
like everyone else
thank you!




Okay... time to lay off the coffee
and get a few more hours of painting before the big event!
I just hope i don't get so hammered
that i miss BooBen's gig the next day..

Night Folks!
Thanks again for visiting!






 
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laojia
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Posted: 2010-08-13 12:17 am   Permalink

Your work is a delight for the eyes... Thank you for sharing your art!

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-08-13 07:08 am   Permalink

Kinny thanks for the tour, the goodies, and the advice . Have a great time at the Hut tonight!

 
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amybean
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From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-08-13 08:26 am   Permalink

Love the layering and cartooning blend. Some day I'll get to see your work in "real" light!

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-08-13 08:36 am   Permalink

Your on 'FIRE' Sir Kinny! It's always a hoot to come in and explore this house...

Peace!


 
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Iokona Ki'i
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Posted: 2010-08-13 10:52 am   Permalink

I agree! Those two look smashing together.
Great in progress snaps too. And prints to boot!
Yay!

See you at da Hut!


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-08-28 1:04 pm   Permalink

Hello Kiddles!
Finally finished those 2 pieces! YAY!
Bad news is that i was in such a fuzz
i didn't take any more progress shots..


But before all that....

laojia-Thank you J!
And thank you for getting a TikiTribe going in Paris!

Mike-Mahalos buddy! You are always welcome to the Studio of Solitude!
Your redone bird pic is steps ahead of the previous one!

amybean-Glad you enjoy these humble offerings...
Really, they look about the same as on the computer
cept they're bigger
and you can actually hear them talk to you...

Babs! YOU are the one on Fire!
Congrats on your successful Oasis weekend!
More Collabs for next year!

Jason!
i got to get a Jason/Claudette fix twice in less than 8 days!
How lucky is THAT!?!?
Thank you for all the encouragement and love...
Having fellow artists as friends is the BEST!

Well...they're finally finished!

They're around 18 x 26...
and are allotted for a very special show
in around a month!

"After Hours"
cel-vinyl and acrylic on wood
with a Bamboo Ben frame


it probably doesn't look too different to you
(the last 4-5 hours of a piece are just so it achieves that unworldly perfection that only us artists can see!)

but here's some detail pix!
Moai in a grotto! What a Lourdes Wannabe
(that's a BVM apparition in-joke...sorry!)


Here's some of the lamps..and the lighting..


Here's a blabbermouth pufferfish!
did a lot more detailing on him and the lighting
since last we spoke....


a nice little cocktail in a coconut bowl for two!



and here's the accompanying painting...
a suite,you might say!

"the Lively Conversation"
cel-vinyl and acrylic on wood
with a Bamboo Ben frame


Here's a chatty PNG wall-hung shield/mask..


Here's the Pineapple concoction they've been sharing..


a close-up of the vegetation..
not the subtle wood grain on the table....


and another gabby pufferfish lamp!


That's all i got for now...
expect a Tiki slowdown for the next few months
as i prepare for my 20-year Celebration Exhibition
and re-examine subject matter and style from 20 years of stumblings and bumblings
at the Caged Chameleon Gallery in Santa Ana on November 6th!
(it's right down the block from the Bowers museum 's PNG/Polynesian exhibition-so make it a two-fer day!)

i have a few tiki pieces for the exhibition
and may have 1-2 new ones
but that's it til after the show,folks!

i do hope you understand!
love ya
mean it..






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Posted: 2010-08-28 6:23 pm   Permalink

Beautiful pieces Ken! Congrats!

 
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tikithomas08
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Posted: 2010-08-31 4:45 pm   Permalink

love the new pieces K-DAWG! waaaaaayyy RAD!

 
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