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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-05-22 2:56 pm   Permalink

"keeping it alive"?? I think you've gone way beyond that! I just wish I'd grabbed one of those ones you had on etsy or ebay before you became a TIKI SUPERSTAR! The new Pele piece is probably the most innovative and original velvet I've ever seen.....
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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 280
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2008-05-22 7:47 pm   Permalink

Thanx, Robb.
I was afraid I was setting myself up for exactly that answer, per the test velvets.

By the way, anybody catch the Elvis' on Velvet on NPR this morning? Actually a faily decent segment.


 
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greentikipat
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Joined: Oct 08, 2006
Posts: 325
From: st. pete fl
Posted: 2008-05-22 8:14 pm   Permalink

man, i can't believe i haven't seen this till now!! Rob, you rock!! i love the lonely/mysterious ones the most. "the forgotten one" 'sleeping sentinal', etc etc..
you just inspired me all over again- much mahalos for showing!!!


 
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Hiphipahula
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Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2426
From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2008-05-22 8:24 pm   Permalink

By the way Robb what a Happening place you live. I wanna be in the in-crowd with the beautiful people
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-05-23 05:15 am   Permalink

Hip, you've obviously never been to Ohio! "Help, help, I'm being depressed!"

Greentikipat, Lee Scott, "Tiki Lee's" here, has two copies of my "Sleeping Sentinel" left, enough for you and Paipo, if you're interested.

Paipo, I'm glad there are several NZers here, very cosmopolitan. Plus, you guys have possibly the best tiki craftsmen ever living there (I saw some pics of Maori carvings that I thought could not possibly be real, they were so elaborate).

Below is my only finished non-velvet painting. I did it in January:




"Moonrise Waterfall"

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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 332
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2008-05-23 10:44 am   Permalink

I feel strangely compelled to swim in those eerily glowing waters even though it probably means my certain doom.

 
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octopussy
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Joined: Mar 30, 2007
Posts: 47
Posted: 2008-05-23 2:05 pm   Permalink

Love the reflections you've got all over the water. Wonderful composition, wouldn't mind taking a dip there myself!

 
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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 280
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2008-05-23 3:24 pm   Permalink

But, you know what the first thing people do when they get into a nice body of water, eh?

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3502
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2008-05-24 2:47 pm   Permalink

Robb, what size is the non velvet painting? Is that acrylic? What it's title?
Very nice piece! Great lighting. Beautiful work.


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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-05-24 4:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks Brad! I didn't bother putting the title on because no one has ever shown interest in "Moonrise Waterfall." It is 12x16 inches, in acrylic. The small lake is inhabited by type of bioluminescent bacteria that activate when agitated - the waterfall stirs them up by the trillions, a few fish swimming around the stone tiki barely light it up. I have two other non-velvet ones done in a pretty serious Old Master style with oils that I'll probably never complete.

Thanks to everyone for posting comments about my most unloved painting.

Here's one that the terrific owners of the Velveteria purchased for their museum. It is only 16x20 inches:




"Pressure Release"






 
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 909
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2008-05-24 5:23 pm   Permalink

beautiful work!

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7581
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-05-25 09:21 am   Permalink

Dang Robb!
That Moonlight waterfall is so cool and mysterious...
The bioluminescent organisms must look REALLY nice in person!
I don't think you can paint a Bad painting!
is it easier to paint on Black(velvet) or white (canvas) ground?
It seems like you have a nice instinctual KNACK when it comes to breaking down
an object into light-medium-and darks!
and then to throw MOOD into the mix!?!?!
Thanks for reviving an Art form that needed a steady captain at the wheel!
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-05-25 2:12 pm   Permalink

llt: I don't know what is harder to do, blank canvas or black velvet. I know my mind likes dealing with a black background and tons of negative space, but it took many months before I could get the paint to spread the way I wanted it to. I have no idea how you do those incredible, elaborate paintings you do, it's amazing.

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-05-25 3:04 pm   Permalink

Robb,

Pressure Release is so rich in tiki-phallic metaphor! Great painting by the way!

Your most unloved painting is gorgeous. LLT is spot on about the light on the water! Very ethereal!


 
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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 280
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2008-05-25 4:30 pm   Permalink

Have you guy's tried air-brush on velvet?

 
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