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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
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2015-03-19 12:13 am   Permalink

Well Helloooooooooo!
It's been awhile and time is limited tonight
but i've got a bunch of stuff to share,so let's get down to it!
let's chat a bit with these lovely folks who were nice enough to leave some comments...

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On 2015-03-03 01:38, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
As a matter of fact Kinny, yes Nancy called me from work & said hey guess what?
I said "what!" then she said "Kinny got Employee of the Month!"
I said "no fucking way!" then she said "yes, fucking way!"
I replied "well how did kinny pull that off" Nancy said "guess he did some work"
I said "guess so"
So good for you, Kinny! we are going to throw you an Employee of the Month party
you bring the booze, OK?



Yes Lance.... i was just as surprised as you.
Work is work
You go there
kick arse
do your best
own up when you fudge somethin
and spread laughter and smiles
ain't that hard...
the only tough part is coming up with so many ideas every account we tackle.
and of course...the bouncers at my employee of the month party will be sure to let Nancy in and keep the riff-raff (ie: YOU) out!
miss you man!

Quote:

On 2015-03-03 11:07, danlovestikis wrote:
I don't know when you have time to read! You must never sleep.
Congratulations you are my artist of the month, no YEAR!
Wendy



Wow! two awards in one year...
this is just getting silly now!
Almost finished with Philip K. Dick's "Flow my tears,the Policeman said"
and his short story "Minority Report" was very compelling....
Highly recommended visionary noir of a dystopian future we may be sinking into...
if you're into that kind of stuff....
A day without Learnin
is a day i go a Yearnin!
I'll cash in all my sleep chips at the "eternal rest" phase of this existence
there's too much wonderfulness out there to sleep!
hhhhhhhhhUGS!

Quote:

On 2015-03-14 19:55, ZeroTiki wrote:
Beautifishious!
AROOOOOOOOOOOO!!



Thanks Pal!
that about sums up the mood after a good artjam!
AROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


it's getting late,so please pardon as i whiz thru this week's entry...

"Island"
acrylic and cel-vinyl and acrylic gouache on wood
with an awesome Bamboo Ben frame
15 x 16.5"
private collection (that was fast!)


if you scroll up to an earlier entry,i bet you could pick out some of the elements
gleaned from sketchbook Modernist doodles and studies...
Remember kids! Do studies of what you like,but always be sure to tweak it,
transform it,
change it into something new...
something yours
that way it will jibe with YOUR style and world...

Here's just the painting...


and one close-up'cause i am loving me some clamshell waterfalls!


and started an "Enlightened Maori" a while back
just for fun
and am almost finished with it
so here are some progress shots
that are nowhere close to it's awesome present state
leaning against my paint taboret
waiting to be finalized,finished and firmed for public consumption!


it's 2x2' with 3" sides
a real showcase piece.... for what.. i dunno
i just felt the urge and followed it....
drew it small
gridded it out
and pencilled it in
need to keep it asymmetrical
y'unnerstan?

Close-up!


Here's after the initial color placement and slight shading
the white is a pastel pencil i use to sketch out details


close-up!


here's one from a while back.... the bottom half
i think i fudged the top,so i'll hide it for now
'cause it makes me miffy
just to look at it
a humbling experience
but a good alarm
to always be vigilant
and to remain disciplined
and to never take any gift or talent for granted...


Perhaps you remember this picture from a while back..
"the Watering Hole"


Well, i'm makin a paintin of it!
Here it is so far!


and here's two close-ups...


was thinking about the narrative for this one
and while Watering hole was good
it had no real humor in the story
just four fellows attempting to finish a HUGE bowl of libations...


and then it hit me......
THE CHALLENGE!
Perfect title!
Mahalo Muse!


also working on a Moai reaper painting!
2x2' but i can't share it yet

you've seen enough already...
EXCEPT!
Did some sketchbook studies of a papua new guinea myth
here they are for your enjoyment....














some cave studies....




and a final mask for you
as i ready myself for a nice productive day at work...


Good night Ohana!
and thanks again for all the visits and comments
ALWAYS makes my day knowing i can share all these goodies
and hopefully inspire my fellow art brothers and sisters!




www.kinnyruzic.com Art Blogs Wishes Fulfilled!
I'm on Facebook too! under my real name Ken Ruzic
Yeeeeeeeah!

[ This Message was edited by: little lost tiki 2015-03-21 11:20 ]


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danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7038
Posted: 2015-03-19 08:11 am   Permalink

What a treat to get up and find you have been here sharing. I really enjoy watching you reach out into the world and pluck a new idea to explore in art. The colors you combine give me joy. You are such a yummy art treat! Thank you for all the joy, Wendy
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hang10tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7361
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-03-20 10:42 pm   Permalink

Always AmaZed I am...

 
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seagoat
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 229
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2015-03-25 11:20 am   Permalink

Looking good as usual. Dig the clamshell waterfall and watering hole drinking challenge! (Note to self, visit the Ruzic studio! )

 
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little lost tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2015-03-29 11:31 pm   Permalink

Aloha Ohana!
Just a Quickie Drive-by
as i have to work tomorrow..
BUT!!!
Have a few things to share
just to keep y'all updated!

But first,let's chat with some of the dear Ohana.m'kay?

Quote:

On 2015-03-19 08:11, danlovestikis wrote:
What a treat to get up and find you have been here sharing. I really enjoy watching you reach out into the world and pluck a new idea to explore in art. The colors you combine give me joy. You are such a yummy art treat! Thank you for all the joy, Wendy



The feeling is always mutual,art-sister... You never disappoint,and always leave me with smiles and a warm heart after visiting your thread! The energy and creativity in our lil art movement radiates so BIG and BRIGHT!

Quote:

On 2015-03-20 22:42, hang10tiki wrote:
Always AmaZed I am...



Thanks Buddy!
There's so much that I've been working on that i can't share yet... just you wait when the floodgate opens....
All this is just warmup Stuffs,buddy!


Quote:

On 2015-03-25 11:20, seagoat wrote:
Looking good as usual. Dig the clamshell waterfall and watering hole drinking challenge!
(Note to self, visit the Ruzic studio! )



Thank you Sir!
Dropped the Drinking Challenge for a spell to work on other pieces,but he'll be attended to soon....
Shoot me a PM anytime you wanna visit...
Just added two new bookshelves to the library!


Well, here's phase three of my Enlightened Maori...
ALMOST finished
Just needs some more ZING and ZAZZ!


Here's a close-up..



and here's a special exclusive for all y'alls following this thread..seen NOWHERE ELSE
some sneakypeek progress shots of one of the pieces for our
BLOOD ORGY OF THE BEHEMOTHS exhibition in June!
it's also 24 x 24"
BAM!



and here's some closeups of the initial colors before all the magic is added...




That's all i gots
and i need my Beauty rest...
Thanks for the visits!
Nighters!



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I'm on Facebook and now Instagram under Ken Ruzic
AW Jeah!


 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7038
Posted: 2015-03-30 07:34 am   Permalink

It's already beautiful. Your creativity is astounding.Wendy

 
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little lost tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2015-04-14 11:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-03-30 07:34, danlovestikis wrote:
It's already beautiful. Your creativity is astounding.Wendy



Thanks Wendy! the feeling is mutual,art-sister!
Love the Night Sky Moai with the stars! Such a great concept executed flawlessly!

Well Well...
First day of work after spending paradise on Earth
at Mojave Oasis last weekend!
I'll share some pictures of that magical time
at a future date....it was so great to attend an event
and just chill with the Ohana....my sides still hurt from laughing so hard and so much!

Anyways....finished this before i left
just hadn't had time to share...
"the Enlightened Maori"
acrylic,cel-vinyl,and paintpen on canvas
2 x 2' with 3" museum sides
(which i will paint up like thatch very soon!)


This fellar is BIG and imposing!
Standing 3" off the wall, it comes atcha like a snorting beast!


His third eye,staring off into the hidden mysteries that surround us all!


Snort! Snort!


I'm providing some close-ups to help you all visualize the layers of color and shadow
You can even see the final shading,as i went around the areas that protruded more
on the face...

Here's one of his hands,curled right into place..


a detail of the mouth,tongue,and stowaways...
i tried to achieve a rhythmic movement with the carvings around the mouth..
i wanted it all to be ALIVE and to move and to bring you up to that EYE!


Here's a lil closeup of one of them stowaways


a little angled shot for dramatic purposes...


and a big nod to Soccertiki with this close-up!


Well, with a number of unfinished
half-done
just sittin there
paintings lying about the studio

another one was started!
this one inspired by
"the Fifth Drink"


Decided it was just too good to be left a drawing!
and so......


Here's a detail of the top part,so you can observe the
pencil underdrawing and initial coloring..


the bottom half,slowly taking shape


Just look at that lolling tongue!


and Lookie!
a Cyclops Cannibal king Mug! YAY!


Well Friends,the midnight hour closely approaches
and i must rest for work in the morn....
Thanks for all the visits and have a great Week!
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I'm on Facebook and now Instagram under Ken Ruzic
AW Jeah!


 
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hang10tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7361
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-04-15 10:14 am   Permalink

Dig em
Awesome
Made me thirsty...


 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7038
Posted: 2015-04-15 6:24 pm   Permalink

Always happens, you just can't look at one! Looking back I saw the clam shell waterfalls and thought how beautiful those are in your painting. It's all wonderful. Wendy
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Meheadhunter
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 383
From: Wichita KS,
Posted: 2015-05-16 5:26 pm   Permalink

Holy WOW......It's been forever since I've been to this site (I know, it's my own fault) and I just looked over your thread for the past hour. You never cease to ignite many smiles on my face!! I hope you're doing well Kinny!!

 
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little lost tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2015-05-17 11:45 pm   Permalink

Aloha Dear Ohana!
Been busy as a bee at a Hive-in lately
but felt a tug of guilt at not posting any Tiki work
and so......

First off,What a Thrill to visit Tiki Central
a few weeks back
and to see this Thread has had over a MILLION views!
I ain't never got's a million of nuthin ever a'fore in my life
So it was fun to impress my mom and dad in Danville.
And i have ALL of you to Thank!
It's such a privilege to be able to share and exchange
art and banter and ideas.
it's also kind of nice to look back 5-6 years and
see that naive enthusiastic artist,leaping into a
newly discovered genre whole-heartily and with a desire to learn and transform and uplift the way we look at and picture Polynesian goodies....
and to know i haven't sacrificed those examinations and studies that true Artforms deserve...
My one hope,if i am allowed one
is that all of you that have visited this thread over the years
have left with a little piece of that world
and that it inspires,warms,and motivates you...

Enough gushy stuff!
Mahalos! Here's to almost 10 years of Tiki!

Now onto some replies...

Quote:

On 2015-04-15 10:14, hang10tiki wrote:
Dig em
Awesome
Made me thirsty...


Hang10... Thanks man! for being a constant source of encouragement and
for letting this ol artist know that his brethren are moved!
Wait til you see the new stuff below!



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On 2015-04-15 18:24, danlovestikis wrote:
Always happens, you just can't look at one! Looking back I saw the clam shell waterfalls and thought how beautiful those are in your painting. It's all wonderful. Wendy


And you are Wonderful,Wendy!
Thank you,also,for the friendship and support and pure love of what you do!
There is such a creative spirit in this community
SIZZLEAN!
aaaaand i did this drawing with you and waterfalls in mind...
Hugs!


Quote:

On 2015-05-16 17:26, Meheadhunter wrote:
Holy WOW......It's been forever since I've been to this site (I know, it's my own fault) and I just looked over your thread for the past hour. You never cease to ignite many smiles on my face!! I hope you're doing well Kinny!!



MeHeadhunter!
Long Time,Old Chum!
Thank you for the Visit! It is really a joy to think that my Brothers would immerse themselves for an hour in the work.. That's like a smile overload! You are a brave Warrior,MeHead,and if you scroll downward,you will be rewarded for your Delight
with even MORE new work to oggle over!
Please drop by soon! You are always welcome here!


Again, i apologize for the radio silence here the past 3-4 weeks..
Promo for the blood Orgy needed to be created
amongst other things....


Go Here for more info on this Annual Exhibition that is NOT to be Missed!
Unless you're lame... then the rules don't apply
and we'd prefer you stay outside...
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=49166&forum=17&4

Also THIS upcoming Saturday night....

http://vegalleries.com/TikiToons.html
BUSY BUSY!

"the Fifth Drink"
10 x 20"
acrylic and cel-vinyl on board


This one,once it hit a certain point
just started to paint itself!
A Very Enjoyable Experience!
AND i got some product for tiki Oasis!
WOOP!

Here's some details...





Love the Smart-Aleky Pufferfish...
YOU KNOW he saw this coming!


Been There...


Next.....our curator for the behemoths exhibit Bax Baxter
gave me some round pieces of particle board to paint...
so i did...

It had been a while since i painted a mandala
especially a Tiki mandala!
"Guardians of the Plumeria


Soooo...


"Maori Mandala"/"Warrior Mandala"
Acrylic and cel-vinyl on board
16" ATWA






Here's the eye of the hurricane,so to speak...


Extreme Closeup!



and pumped by the first,another was born....
"Ku Lono Mandala"/"Fire-bringer Mandala"
Acrylic and cel-vinyl on board
16" ATWA

This was was a treat with figuring out the lighting from the torches!

Details!






and we'll wind down with some drawings...
Downtime is always good for drawings
ideas flow when there's a sketchbook or paper afoot!

"the Fresh Drinks"


"the Special Corner"


"the Distant Cliffs"


"the Contest"


"Polynesian Reveries"


A memory of those JUST RIGHT concoctions of fuzzy days of yore..
With that i bid you all a great week and the Sweetest of Dreams!

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I'm on Facebook and now Instagram under Ken Ruzic
AW Jeah!


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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1179
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2015-05-18 01:07 am   Permalink

Great stuff as usual Kinny. I'm loving Wendy's sketch an THAT FIFTH DRINK is FANTASTIC. Hope i get to see it in person.

 
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tikicoma
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 725
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2015-05-18 01:48 am   Permalink

Horrible stuff! Just awful! You should just put The Fifth Drink in the mail and send it to me to purge yourself of your shame.

 
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tigertail777
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 679
From: Oregon
Posted: 2015-05-18 02:04 am   Permalink

God... you know your sketches are so good sometimes I have a hard time telling them from the paintings. Maybe I shouldn't say that... that would like quadruple the speed of your work to skip steps and send the earth spinning so fast we would end up going backwards in time.

Love the Mandalas... so freaking insanely intricate. Admit it you have clones of yourself.


 
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johnnyvelvet
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 12, 2013
Posts: 65
From: Louisiangeles
Posted: 2015-05-18 04:32 am   Permalink

Your work is a divine madness! [or did someone say that already?] I wish I could create 1/1000th of the wonder you produce. Your mandalas are hypnotic, too. Good on you KR!

 
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