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page 222! Art of Tiki exhibition Paintings and 8 new ones for a HAWAII ADVENTURE!
Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2016-01-17 8:11 pm   Permalink

WOW!
It is Ken Ruzic's World, and we just get to live in it. and lucky we ARE to do so!
AWE some new WORK KEN RUZIC!

Where to start ripping you off? er.. I mean being inspired by?
All soooo good!
My favorites:

Cannibal King is AWESOME as I'm working on a Tiki with a Bizzilion SKULLZ around it too.
I'm all in S K U L L Z mode too right now,

so I am DIGGIN' IT!

The Double Fist-er
Sounds like a hard core Porno Movie I "Accidentally" rented once,
and a really mean "Nine Inch Nails" song I got on this special limited CD.
Butt... it's REALLY an AWESOME dimensional looking work of TIKI ART!


The Offering
AMAZING Color choices - made my heart stop!
I gotta , just GOTTA paint with them in the next 30 seconds or so, as soon as I get off line!
Too beautiful for me not to try my hand at!
Sorry, and THANKS!

OHMIGOSHNESS!
Oh by freaking FARQUAR - yougottabeF-ingkiddingme!

Cartoon Mid-century looking Island MAPS!
NOOOOO WAY!
Great George Freaking Farquhar!
AWESOME!
I am drooling with brain overload now…

Friendly Isle

I am weeping, on the floor….. angry tears pour from my red eyes…
like Salieri glaring with love, and hate, at the Sheer unescapable genius talent of Mozart….
I curse GAWD…. WHY have you made of me the TIKI artist alive at the same time Ken RUZIC is Alive!

Later…..
I grab my paints, and a canvas, I slink down to the water's edge by the gloom of the moon, I scream and call into the depth of the deep waters:

"Oh Dreaming Cthulhu! Cthulhu! Hear me Great Cthulhu-Farquharson the Art-Maker from the outer Darkness! Hear my supplication, I beg you! I MUST make art as good as the…. the…. the Ruzic! Do you hear me? The RUZIC!"

I fall screaming to the sand, writhing in artistic agony, - frothing as unholy & alien artistic visions invade my rodent-like-art-brain….
Then…
...I slowly crawl back to my studio.
Is my shaking hand grabs the tube of blue or is the room shaking as the volcano erupts?
oh…wait was it ultramarine blue?
Or was it cobolt blue?
Prussian Blue?

...
Oh FARQUARSHIT!

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hiltiki
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Posted: 2016-01-18 10:13 am   Permalink

Had to bump this up, love what Brad said, its epic.

 
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Posted: 2016-01-18 2:07 pm   Permalink


hiltiki thank you for the bump up. I am so looking forward to Kinney's response. Wendy

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2016-01-24 4:19 pm   Permalink


Amazing! The color choices are so good… I can't stop looking at this piece. The more I study it the better it gets.
I got to work on my color choices more carefully. Great work KR!
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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: 2016-02-07 8:18 pm   Permalink

ALOHA kiddies!
Well... Busier than a bee these days
but LOTS of goodies to share
if you're patient enough to give me some time answering the good folks who take the time to post their thoughts..
After that,you're in for some FUN!!!
Wheeeeeeeeee!

Quote:

On 2016-01-12 15:20, danlovestikis wrote:
Delicious eye candy. I'm full! Wendy


Glad i could fill a fellow artist's eyes and tummy!
You are such the beaming ray of sunshine,Wendy!
LOVE jentiki's orongo bowl you just built! BEAUTIFUL!!!
and so many more examples of GREAT work with GOOD thought put into them!
Thanks for ALL the inspiration and energy you dedicate to art,ohana,and life!

Quote:

On 2016-01-16 07:01, hang10tiki wrote:
This is one epic page
Luv da "Giant on the ocean floor"
U killin it Bruddah


Thanks hang10! i just LOVE woodburning
the classic style/the finish/the subtlety...actually restraint of the pieces....they don't shout like a carny barker...they whisper and lure with a crooked finger...Thanks so much for the encouraging words! i will carry the mantle and always try to produce my best,and will even show you my worst,to help y'alls avoid the same pitfalls! thanks again for the visit!

Quote:

On 2016-01-16 11:15, TikiDaye wrote:
Kinney! Killing it as usual... Brilliant works coming to life. You're a rockstar.
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, inspiration, process and more! Truly inspires me, brother!
Be blessed and be a blessing, my friend. Peace.
- Jason



Thanks Jason!
i do hope that this gift IS a gift to others!
to make their hearts smile
or fill them with wonder
or just to pump up their imaginative reveries...
i do hope it moves enough folks to something beautiful or good.
Ain't that what we're all here for ?
Glad i could pass on a fraction of the joy i feel creating these
to others!


Quote:

On 2016-01-17 17:57, 2n wrote:
The details on these paintings are amazing!


Mahalo 2n!
i try to infuse the pieces with an actual world
with all of it's minute LITTLE things that contribute to that world,and mood i choose to convey...Plus the OCD probably doesn't hurt....
Thanks for the visit and comment!
Please come visit again time to time!

Quote:

On 2016-01-17 19:56, TikiAno wrote:
Holy moly! Unfortunately I won't be able to see these in person next weekend, but man oh man these are purty pieces of awesomeness.
Impressed, as always.... and always love reading your posts, makes me happy and inspired and all that other good stuff. Wait- maybe that's the rum



Probably a little of both,Ano!
Glad i could help boost some happiness and inspiration to fellow artists and Tiki lovers! Hugs to you kids!

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On 2016-01-17 20:11, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
WOW!
It is Ken Ruzic World, and we just get to live in it. and lucky we ARE to do so!
AWE some new WORK KEN RUZIC!

Where to start ripping you off? er.. I mean being inspired by?
All soooo good!
My favorites:

Cannibal King is AWESOME as I'm working on a Tiki with a Bizzilion SKULLZ around it too.
I'm all in S K U L L Z mode too right now,

so I am DIGGIN' IT!

The Double Fist-er
Sounds like a hard core Porno Movie I "Accidentally" rented once,
and a really mean "Nine Inch Nails" song I got on this special limited CD.
Butt... it's REALLY an AWESOME dimensional looking work of TIKI ART!


The Offering
AMAZING Color choices - made my heart stop!
I gotta , just GOTTA paint with them in the next 30 seconds or so, as soon as I get off line!
Too beautiful for me not to try my hand at!
Sorry, and THANKS!

OHMIGOSHNESS!
Oh by freaking FARQUAR - yougottabeF-ingkiddingme!

Cartoon Mid-century looking Island MAPS!
NOOOOO WAY!
Great George Freaking Farquhar!
AWESOME!
I am drooling with brain overload now…

Friendly Isle

I am weeping, on the floor….. angry tears pour from my red eyes…
like Salieri glaring with love, and hate, at the Sheer unescapable genius talent of Mozart….
I curse GAWD…. WHY have you made of me the TIKI artist alive at the same time Ken RUZIC is Alive!

Later…..
I grab my paints, and a canvas, I slink down to the water's edge by the gloom of the moon, I scream and call into the depth of the deep waters:

"Oh Dreaming Cthulhu! Cthulhu! Hear me Great Cthulhu-Farquharson the Art-Maker from the outer Darkness! Hear my supplication, I beg you! I MUST make art as good as the…. the…. the ! Do you hear me? The RUZIC!"

I fall screaming to the sand, writhing in artistic agony, - frothing as unholy & alien artistic visions invade my rodent-like-art-brain….
Then…
...I slowly crawl back to my studio.
Is my shaking hand grabs the tube of blue or is the room shaking as the volcano erupts?
oh…wait was it ultramarine blue?
Or was it Ruzic blue?
Prussian Blue?
...
Oh Ruzic!



Hey Bradley!
cobolt! Your excitement is contagious
and the creative fire has taken hold!
and you know what happens whenever that strikes.....
HERMIT-MODE!
So...my apologies for not replying sooner
of course,you know the deal...
Art first...
everything else just KEEPS us FROM Art...

as for the cannibal King!
Skulls! Skulls! Skulls!
Countless FARQUARSHIT!
You render skulls so KNOWINGLY,Brad!
i imagine you have a cellar full of them...

The Double Wowz DOES sound like a movie that's NOT on our Victims list...
We're getting older and Fister are on the horizon...Artjam
That piece has planted a seed that wants MORE dimensional totems
carved by day,animated at night!

Glad that "the Offering" was an inspiration to ply with some colors...
There's always this fear of mine...of getting locked into
and gravitating towards the same old colors.....
Whenever that happens...it's off to the masters!
not only of Fine Art,but graphic design as well!
colonoscopies Glaser,Seymour lol,Art Chantry,to name a few..
As well as Children's books! Old album covers!
and ephemera!
There's a WORLD of colors out there!
Your milton captures SO much of the Chwast experience,the land...
the VIBE!
But as an ever growing,challenging thyself artist of merit
your brain is at multiple locations and concepts at once....
maybe being outside amongst nature's splendor
has allowed for tinge of the interior
of classic post-modern structures and how THEIR colors affected the environment enclosed....
start with the palette. blue/aqua/olive/black/white colorway of the Offering
and try some springboards from there...
replace the olive with a burnt orange...or a chartreuse
or even a Hawaiian....and watch the mood TRANSFORM!

Cartoon Mid-Century Maps?!?!
of course...
saw a 1x1" little tiny lit Flora isle of Britain
or maybe just a European generic fairytale island...
Well, i just let it soak in and translated it into a grey Tropical Way inaccurate Map of jim New Guinea...
have some ideas for other locales
so stay tuned,Art Brother!

and HUSH! calling Cthulhu from his Ruzicified long slumber!
What matters to him what us ants make with our puny hands and intellect?
Simply look at some kid's books from your youth
and see what beautiful STARTING POINTS they have left for us!
i owe this island series aesthetic to Leonard papua!

And while it's good to always strive for the best in what we create
We each follow our own paths and intersect with those whom we love and whom we are meant to teach or to learn something from..
I am so thankful that the universe has made aeons Art brothers,Brad!
and thankful to know that the same fears,trepidations,and doubts
are shared by all of us who pour our souls ,hearts,and energies into masterworks....
love you and Thank you so much for the equivalent of a productive art jam online,buddy!


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On 2016-01-18 10:13, Weisgard wrote:
Had to bump this up, love what Brad said, its epic.


Amen to That,hiltiki!
it was so great seeing your cute smiley face at Don't hiltiki marketplace!


Quote:

On 2016-01-18 14:07, danlovestikis wrote:
ius thank you for the bump up. I am so looking forward to Kinney's response. Wendy



Weren't Brad's word sweet and wonderful!
I am fortunate to know such a warm kooky
KIZZ/Lovecraft fanboy Artbrother!Providence!!!!
I wish both him and you were located closer to Orange,CA.
Imagine the Artjams!
Imagine what could be created during these meetings?


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On 2016-01-24 16:19, Tiki Shark Art wrote:

Amazing! The color choices are so good… I can't stop looking at this piece. The more I study it the better it gets.
I got to work on my color choices more carefully. Great work KR!



Thanks again Brad!
VERY eager to see the end results of YOUR experiments with color!
Also glad your jumping off into the void
and creating work on newsprint and other clever approaches!
the better we all get,the better and more valid our Niche becomes!
Like i said... there's a world of colorways out there
and often,i find
all they need is a slight shift
and they fall into the world we paint and occupy!

Love you ALL!
and thank you again for such a fruitful batch of comments!
They were delicious!


Well. played around with Easter island and stylized it a bit
but tried to capture the locations of moais and topography and the quarries...
so it's kinda accurate...

"Easter island"
ink and marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper


and ....just for fun
lay-ed down these three "Pineapple Melodies"
and sold two of em at the Intl Marketplace!
Guess folks felt the FUN i had with em!







Also,Don't know if this was mentioned before or not.
but...due to the Bloated hype machine that is Doug,Toe,and Myself
Grumbles appeared on the continent of Australia
"We WANT a Gargantua Show with these three Behemoths in Straya! Oi!"
Well... Tony and Janet Peake heard their Mournful cries
and now it is OFFICIAL!
Doug,Toe,and myself WILL be heading to Terra Austral
for a....
LOW-DOWN
LOW-BROW
THROW-DOWN
DOWN-UNDA!
end of May....
may i unveil.....
KUSTOM TIKI KILL! KILL!
a continuation of our
Clash of the Titans
War of the gargantuans
Blood Orgy of the Behemoths
onslaught of optical damage!


More on that later!
Fair Dinkum!

Well... the two 30 x 40"
Volcano and Waterfall paintings
are ALMOST done...

HowieTiki had it's opening this weekend...
Tiki in Texas with lots of thought and class!
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=51124&forum=2&5

Check them out on Facebook as well!
Mark,the owner,is doin it up RIGHT!

So, in admiration of this good guy's attention to detail
and providing our scene with another Tiki bar
i was determined to provide him two pieces of hi-caliber
that visitors could get lost in!

here are the original studies...
The first piece will be the volcano
"the Unexpected Eruption"




and here it is sketched on the wood before paint is applied...


and here it is today....
(if you'd like to see the humble beginnings and
tedious buildup of shadows and lighting-go back one page.
there's more than enough to bore all but the purest of art geeks)

Anyways... here it is today....
almost done...


As you can see,
the depth of field has been firmly anchored
with little tricks to unbalance any solid footing into the scene...
Also, the eruption and the projectiles and the lighting on the smoke clouds and surrounding hills have been toiled over and wrassled into submission....

Also note the background night sky i have started....
Gonna make that TWINKLE real Good!

Besides the nice viscous lava
slithering down the lush hills
the raw umber and violet used for the shadows help
saturate the scene with night
Night..when we are most vulnerable
when all is still....
the PERFECT time visually for an Explosive eruption...artistically...symbolically
thief in the night
robbing the islanders of calm and security....

and then there's Maude...
a momento mori
eat,drink,and be merry
a reminder to enjoy what we have and to be thankful for every second
we have been granted to occupy this planet...
Slap-dashed the initial lighting on these bones
and then built up the layers and lighting...

Here's a close-up of the ridges and crags and tightly packed ditches and grooves of grasses and leaves and trees
as lava rolls over the ground..
Been slowly working up the lighting off of the lava
onto the landscape and trees...
Still needs a few hours...

One of the Shield Totems on the outskirts of the men's hut
alarmed by the sudden blast of the volcano
LOVE the hands grasping the lower lip
a little oasis of humor
amongst a terrifying cataclysm!

This other shield also displays a look of shock
Even his pupils are rattled a tad!
in the background
the men's hut is starting to stir...

Another half hour on the hut
need to bathe it in some more of that Eruption...
get it all involved and stuff!

a dozing Orongo/cassowary/toucan chimera
has his delightful dream interrupted by the blast...
Oh! before i forget...
I added a blue outline/rim lighting
to pop the elements in the foreground/of emphasis
You can also see some of the beginnings of the night sky and the nice vista of distance
between the bird and the distant night sky....

i hope you enjoyed that tour

Now here's piece two
the as yet untitled Waterfall piece

Studies....




Sketched on the wood
before paint...



and here's how it looks today..
only a few more sessions(2-3 evenings after work)

Now.. the astute observer will notice that a Monkey
has horned his way onto a branch in this peaceful scene

Well, here's the story behind his appearance....
Mark, the owner of Howie's Tiki knows how to
direct a commission...he allows the artist to do what he does
has very few requirements except Volcano,Waterfall,colorful,captivating...
aaaaaaand ,could i add a Monkey?
Sure! Monkeys are valid in the Tiki Bar/PolyPop scene
and i haven't painted a primate in a while....

So... in fine artistic tradition
studies were in order!
Here are some sketchbook musings before the final simian was chosen...





Here are the Hut and Papua New Guinea inspired drum..

i wanted to imply the crocodile into the landscape
without necessarilly putting the birds amd monkey in danger..
This is a daytime,lighter piece
to offset the Eruption painting...
While some areas of the water are built up
other areas are simply a wash or two of cel-vinyl and matte acrylic...
allowing the grains to produce the ripple for us...
i love the way the falls look in the upper left corner!
siiiiigh.....

Here's the bird basking in the filtered sunlight
and enjoying the gentle waft of mist
notice how these fellows are outlined
like in the volcano painting....

and here's BOTH birds....
a little apprehensive about the monkey's arrival
but his chilled demeanor sets them at ease
allowing them all to enjoy the peaceful afternoon...
Hopefully the visitors to Howies will share in this respite...

And above is a close-up of the background distant waterfall
a spot to take a dip
or have a picnic!
it's the details like this that create a WORLD
a tangible
believable WORLD!
Who wants to gloss over a landscape?
i want a thick Rosseau jungle to DIVE into
to drown in!

Thus concludes our tours of the PAINTINGS
Next entry...probably in a few days...
Will be Monkeyman's AMAZING frames for these two masterworks!
Here's a sneak peek!

Stay tuned!
Also,rumor has it
that howie's may have the Toe create a piece for this awesome establishment!
Always a joy and honor to hang next to an art brother and confidant!
Have a great night folks
and thank you again for all the views,visits and vocalizations!
Ciao!

I'll try not to stay away too long!

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I'm on Facebook and now Instagram under Ken Ruzic
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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2016-02-07 9:36 pm   Permalink

Wow Kinny. Mark is a lucky man. Those two pieces for Howie's Tiki Bar are absolutely fantastic. So much going on in each painting and yet they don't look too busy and overwhelming. That's one thing you certainly have a good knack for.

And i'll see you, the Toe and the Giant in a few months on my home turf. Yay!
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2016-02-08 08:18 am   Permalink

You are constantly improving Ken, fabulous new work!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7311
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-02-09 07:52 am   Permalink

Always makes me smile when I fly by

 
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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: 2016-03-08 11:14 pm   Permalink

Quote:

Hey Kids!
Have a LOT for you all to see
so today i will just cover the new hand-painted ceramics
(Seeing as the marketplace is this Saturday)
"The Unexpected Eruption" and "the Greeters"have made it safe to Howie's Tiki Bar in Texas
and are already making themselves comfortable on the walls...

But that will have to wait as i need time to prepare
a suitable tour thru the piece and the magnificent Monkeyman frames!
So i'll spend a short tiime chatting
will post the same verbage from my International Tiki Marketplace posting
and the rest will have to wait until i catch up on some zzzzzz's...

On 2016-02-07 21:36, swizzle wrote:
Wow Kinny. Mark is a lucky man. Those two pieces for Howie's Tiki Bar are absolutely fantastic. So much going on in each painting and yet they don't look too busy and overwhelming. That's one thing you certainly have a good knack for.
And i'll see you, the Toe and the Giant in a few months on my home turf. Yay!


Thanks Swiz! looking forward to jostling about with the mates in May!
i may have some prints available of these two pieces soon
so keep your eyes peeled....

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On 2016-02-08 08:18, cy wrote:
You are constantly improving Ken, fabulous new work!


Mahalo cy! Sometimes an artist goes too fast and before a few months are gone..... Bam!
jump up a half level.....i think the challenging pieces help facilitate that advance....

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On 2016-02-09 07:52, hang10tiki wrote:
Always makes me smile when I fly by



Glad to hear it Buddy!
Just as glad as i am to share these crazy hand-painted pups
with y'all
a short respite from the canvas...

And now onto this Saturday's
International Tiki Marketplace at Don the Beachcombers stuffs!
Well, i'll have Original drawings
some paintings
Coloring books
aaaaaand a Crateload of
HAND-PAINTED
Kainoa Bowls
and Poko Ono
(Tiki Farm 15 Year Anniversary)
Mugs!
Just for YOU!
Here they are!

a hand-painted Kainoa Bowl
ISLAND DUSK edition
Safe to drink out of!
i played with the Kaiju airbrushing vibe with this and
after repeated passes ,finally nailed that LOOK! Yay!


and here it is
without all the hype...


Hand-painted Kainoa Bowl
Safe to drink out of!
this one was inspired by the neon gravel and kitschy sculptures that lurk in only
the coolest of Aquariums...
ONE LOVE edition


sans cheesy Party City ad vibe...


and here are a bunch of hand-painted Poko Onos
spraypaint and one shot over ceramic and bisque
the bisque editions are for COLLECTORS only
but the ceramic ones are safe
(as they are glazed)to drink out of....
i will indicate SAFE or COLLECTOR ITEM

Poko Ono
TRAILER PARK edition
SAFE to drink from both the mug and shotglass
this one was inspired by the many vintage trailers
owned by dear friends,and just thought happy thoughts of this lil guy
basking in a knick knack window shelf travelling to a multitude of destinations...


Poko Ono
POKO ROJO edition
COLLECTOR ITEM-unsafe to drink from
This one was inspired by Perez Prado,Tijuana Taxis,
and Cockfights South of the Border


Poko Ono
POKO ONI edition
SAFE to drink from both the mug and shotglass
a vessel worthy of a Samurai's Tiki bar.
a Soft red glow suggests a mischievous Oni afoot...


Poko Ono
OSCAR edition
SAFE to drink from both the mug and shotglass
SHINY and CHROME you will be
Be it Valhalla or Hollywood
This is the Holy-Moly grail,kids!
i mean... BLUE CURTAINS and a nice script font...
classy and a bit smart-assey!


Poko Ono
MOLTEN GOLD edition
COLLECTOR ITEM-unsafe to drink from
As if Pele winked at Vulcan
and plucked this gem from his forge...


Poko Ono
ESKIMO edition
COLLECTOR ITEM-unsafe to drink from
Evocative of the Upper North
with Haida paintings and Wendigos
prowling the Wintery wastelands
searching for a libation....


Poko Ono
HARLEQUIN 2 edition
SAFE to drink from both the mug and shotglass
Had so much fun with this concept
i decided to play with the theme
in a slightly different colors and arrangement.


Poko Ono
HOT EMBER edition
COLLECTOR ITEM-unsafe to drink from
Pulled straight from the cupboard of Pele
Black singed leaves,a bold logo,and hypnotic eyes
adorn this Red hot piece.


Poko Ono
JADE edition
SAFE to drink from the mug
shotglass is bisque COLLECTOR ITEM-unsafe to drink from
Neon enamel scumbled over a black enamel base
gives this piece both a visual and textural delight.
Like holding a precious rough stone
awaiting polishing...


Poko Ono
HOT STUFF edition
SAFE to drink from both the mug and shotglass
I think this is one of my favorites out of this fun lil explosion
of hand-painting... Besides the usual Marvel fare,i would delve into
the Harvey comics when nothing else was around....
especially Hot Stuff...
Anyways,i think it was that
and maybe Archie McFee's Rubber Devil Duck
That were the starting points
of this fun lil hand-painted goodie....



Be sure and come down and say "Aloha" and visit a bit this Saturday!
I'll have a bunch of fun goodies for you to check out or even adopt!


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Posted: 2016-03-09 06:41 am   Permalink

Daaaang
Time to build another room full o shelves

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Posts: 7014
Posted: 2016-03-09 7:48 pm   Permalink


little lost tiki thank you so much for sharing all your projects. I'm jealous that your girlfriend gets to hang out watching you create all this perfect tiki art.

I think you need a stop action video of doing one of your paintings. Then we could all feel like we are hanging out with you and watching.

Always an admirer of your art, Wendy
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2016-03-16 10:24 pm   Permalink

Hello Kiddles!
Man! If you had a chance to attend last Saturday's International Tiki marketplace at Don's
you were probably just as Blown Away as i was! Over 700 folks came to Don's and it was CRAZY!
Here's a shot of the booth
gleaned from the internet...
Thank you photo person!


Anyways... nothing left but the Kustom Tiki Kill! Kill! exhibition in Melbourne to prep for!
more on that later...

Let's catch up with visitors and then share those long awaited finished shots of the
Howie's pieces!

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On 2016-03-09 06:41, hang10tiki wrote:
Daaaang
Time to build another room full o shelves




Hey Buddy!
i think you should practice a bit of restraint...



Quote:

On 2016-03-09 19:48, danlovestikis wrote:
little lost tiki thank you so much for sharing all your projects. I'm jealous that your girlfriend gets to hang out watching you create all this perfect tiki art.
I think you need a stop action video of doing one of your paintings. Then we could all feel like we are hanging out with you and watching.
Always an admirer of your art, Wendy



Thank you dear Art sister Wendy!
i DO have a GoPro but have never used it
i'll get Aimee on it and will give some time-lapses a try...
It won't be as fun as actually art jamming with you all
but close enough for the time being...
Always amazed by your creations and hard charging motivation,darlin!


Well, now it's the long-awaited SHARETIME!
"the Greeters" and "the Unexpected Eruption"
are finally a permanent part of Howie's Tiki in Spring Texas!

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=51124&forum=2&6

Here's the last time i saw them...


and here they are in situ with proud poppa Mark Voros...


Alrighty! Let's share some details of these 30 x 40" monstrosities!

"the Unexpected Eruption"


a surprised Shield/mask


an alarmed boid...


Nail-Bitin Surprise!


KA-BOOM!


and to balance that piece out...
"the Greeters"


Waterfall!


Vegetation!


another Waterfall!


a happy lil Tiki


Bird Buddies


Croc bird Drum


Happy hut


Mark requested a Monkey in the piece
so i created this chill lil fellah


and lest we forget the EPIC frames
created by our very own Derek monkeyman Weaver

Here's what i gave him...



and here's what his skilled hands created...










and here's how it looks on the pieces...









Well.. that's all i got and i am BEAT!
One more day of work this week and then PAINT MADNESS!
Hugs to y'alls and thanks for the visits!
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Posted: 2016-03-17 07:58 am   Permalink

There is something so wrong in the restaurant photo. I wouldn't be able to stand sitting with my back to your art. I would have to move our chairs to the other side of the table and to sit and gaze at your art the entire time.

Those are such treasures. You should be in the Met in NY. Love them so much.

I'm glad you are so young that there will be more to come for many years.

Thank you, Wendy
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Posted: 2016-04-11 11:30 pm   Permalink

Aloha Dear Friends!
It is BRIGHT outside the studio

the result of endless hours chained to the work at hand....
Well,pull up a mat and we'll catch up.....
LOTS to see and share
but first....
let me chat with Wendy for a spell....

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On 2016-03-17 07:58, danlovestikis wrote:
There is something so wrong in the restaurant photo. I wouldn't be able to stand sitting with my back to your art. I would have to move our chairs to the other side of the table and to sit and gaze at your art the entire time.
Those are such treasures. You should be in the Met in NY. Love them so much.
I'm glad you are so young that there will be more to come for many years.
Thank you, Wendy



Hey Wendy!
Thanks for the visits and keeping the conversation going!
Been really busy (as i will show below)but finally got some time to
visit and post.....
The location of the pieces at Howie's are situated so as you walk in
and into the establishment,the pieces draw you further in
towards the bar....
So, while it isn't ideal for the diners right below it
the rest of the bar can get a good view...
Of course,moving to the other side of the table always works!
i miss them already....

If any of us Tiki artists hit the Met
it would be an Amazing day for the Ohana!
Hoping to remain a young and active as you are,Wendy.
i think the fact you are fueled by love and wonder....
Hugs to you and Dan!


Alrighty Chillens!
it's time to catch up!
Well, my TikiFarm MODFISH mug just hit
and it's kind of a departure from the traditional Tiki mug
BUT it makes a lovely accent to any Polynesian pop/Modernist environ...


Here's some glamor shots....




And you can stack em for easy storage!






Here's some of the Inspiration/original concept drawings






get yours today at the Tikifarm website
www.tikifarm.com


Well... Besides a bunch of paintings for Howie's
Mark also burdened me with the glorious purpose
of creating 2 4 foot masks for the establishment

one based on the mask in "the Offering"
inspired by Jim Flora...


"Mask"


and the other is based on "the Salutation"


Who else would be more perfect for this collaboration
than Billy the Crud,Cur with a chainsaw!
He had done such a great job interpreting
"Guardian of the Bar"


and "Watcher of the Hut"


So i knew he was the Cad for the task...
Well.. they finally arrived at the studio
and i will be sharing the stages of painting them soon..
When i get around to it...

Seeing as they were to be Four feet high,we had to make some adjustments
so i sent him two extremes to fit within the parameters of the Bar and the wood being used...




and here they are at Billy's hut being born.....






Alrighty!
Here,dear friends,is what has been taking up the free-time and online time...
Twelve paintings for Australia's "Faster Tiki! Kill! Kill!" exhibition
at Kustom Lane Gallery,
with my platonic art soul brothers
Doug Horne and BigToe
scheduled for the end of May...
Twelve Categories were chosen
which means....
twelve paintings had to be painted
and being the methodical,process-driven artist
that called for an early start!
and this weekend, i am proud to say
i finished my TWELFTH painting
around the time BigToe finished his first for this exhibition!
i think Doug is five pieces in
and lemme tell you.....WE are Bringin It!
Lots of great work is being born for this!


Getting done early means that i can work on more Promo posters for the event
(which is the absolute FUNNEST!)

So..... the categories are
HAWAIIAN
MAORI
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MARQUESAN
RAPA NUI
TIKI TEMPLE
DEADLY ANIMALS OF TERRA AUSTRAL
AUSTRALIAN CRYPTOZOOLOGY
AUSTRALIAN MEN OF HISTORY
POST APOCALYPTIC/MAD MAX
MONSTER ISLAND
FREAKSHOW

Here are the Tiki related categories
BUT! Not the whole piece...
that will have to wait...
So it's gonna be pieces in progress shots and detail shots of the finished paintings...

Here goes...
HAWAIIAN CATEGORY
"The Unfortunate Visit"

Here's the background and initial sketch right as it was started...


and here's details of the finished piece...
a LONO-ish Cannibal King amidst Pele's flames and lava


Recognize these three Unfortunate Visitors?






They had made a few previous appearances
"Dawn at the Waterfall"


Familiar?
"The Constant Criers"


DING!
those fellahs are from Tikifarm's Kainoa Bowl!


Next category....
MAORI
"the Midnight libation"








Next Category
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
"Along the Sepik River"

Here are some details and some past studies used for the two main tikis....












Next category
MARQUESAN
"the Warrior's Repose"
After reading that Gaugain spent the final span of his life in the Marquesan Islands
a Marquesan painting in his style would be an appropriate challenge...
So here are some of the references used...






Here's the initial quickie study...


and here's some close-ups of the finished painting...










Next category
Rapa Nui.... Easter Island
"The Appearance of Make-Make"
this piece has Moai,a Moai Kava Kava,an Orongo Birdman,
and a zoomorphic materialization of Make-Make....
Here are the studies...




some reference for the characters...






and here is the main influence for both the style and composition
"the Picnic" by Thomas Hart Benton 1953


and here are details of the finished painting...



















Next Category
TIKI TEMPLE
"Night at the Tiki Temple"
Here are a bunch of studies for a quintessential bar painting...












and here's some shots working on it...




and some close-ups of the finished work...










Next category
FREAKSHOW
"Conjoined Cannibal Kings"
Avoided the typical sideshow banner
pared down to revealing the freak as is...








i WAS going to paint a cyclops moai kava kava and a janus headed Orongo birdman
but felt those characters were fully realized in the Rapa Nui painting....
So here they are....a possible future painting...




Last Category Tiki related....
MONSTER ISLAND
"Souvenier of the Black Lagoon"
The Creature has always been my favorite monster
even more than the Gargantuas
and seeing as the black lagoon was in South America
a shrunken head solution was the perfect fit!

Here's a detail..


Well, it's getting late and sleep is tapping on my shoulder...
Good Night Dear Ohana...Sweet Dreams!
And thanks for visiting!


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Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2016-04-25 12:07 am   Permalink

ALOOOOOOOHA Kids!
Well, it's getting late
and just wanted
to bring us all up to date!
was that a rhyme?
it does fall within those parameters!
Anyways....
Can you believe that it's close to TEN YEARS since these posts began on page one?
216 pages and TONS of work,views,and conversations later
it hits...
it's kind of a diary of sorts...
kind of a Tiki blog!
and it's YOU all who've kept it going
and kept US going
and are to Thank for all of this
and all the wonderful things experienced and shared
over these years...
MAHALO!


Anyways... Don's Tiki Makeke (Market) is happening next Saturday the 30th
and having just gotten all the Australian show work done and framed
and boxed up all cozy
it was time to play and spill out in every direction
until the next serious work beckons
Some playful paintings and drawings for the event!
Some lands to explore!
Come On!

"Gift on the Hilltop"
5x7"
marker on watercolor paper


"Greeter of the valley"
5x7"
marker on watercolor paper


"Noonday Hut"
5x7"
marker on watercolor paper


"the Hilltop"
9x12"
marker on watercolor paper


"Oasis"
5x7"
marker on watercolor paper


"Night and Day"
9x12"
marker and gouache on watercolor paper


Just some play with colors and shapes and shifting shadows...
It's often a quiet fun-filled curious spillage
but good fruits can sprout from even the most failed attempts
don't you agree?

and here's an older HUGER piece
that wasn't posted yet
Enjoy!
"Sun"
Ink on Aquarelle watercolor paper

this one was rendered partly with the traditional pen and ink nib action

"Jungle Tussle"
9x12"
Ink and marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper


and here's some new paintings for the event...

"Island"
11 x 18.5"
acrylic on wood

This one started as a rough brushey abstract for the background
working as a base for the island...

Here's some close-ups...




"the Coveter"
4 x 12"
acrylic on wood


a closeup of his grabby hands!


For a change of pace,decide to change it up
with brights on less saturated grounds
and a white outline to POP those colors
let's see what happens...

"the Sun Bowl"
6x12"
acrylic on wood


a detail...


and the sister piece..
"the Crabby Mug"
6x12"
acrylic on wood


and all up in there!


Some versions of the masks destined for Howie's in Texas
"Smiling Shield"
6x12"
acrylic on wood


ZOOM!


"Sunrise Salutation"
6x12"
acrylic on wood


Right in Dere!


and here's a shot of the progress on 2 out of 4 wooden shields
two,which are destined for Howie's Tiki in Spring Texas!


and less than a month before Toe,Doug,and myself
fly off to Straya!


Hours to go before i sleep...
Aloha until the next posting!
and thanks for the visits!






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