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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2008-08-09 11:20 pm   Permalink

Robb, I like the lights in the background. House on a hill overlooking the city? It amazes me the amount of planning that goes into a painting! I thought you just started slapping paint on a canvas (or velvet), I guess that's why my few attempts at painting have been utter failures!
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Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
Posts: 794
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2008-08-12 12:16 am   Permalink

Aloha!

I know that alot of you Robb Hamel fans out there would just LOVE to own one of his unique Original paintings on velvet, but are afraid that they are just too expensive for you to ever own one.

WELL THINK AGAIN!!!

Robb & I have one more of the edition of four Originals of his "Sleeping Sentinel" available for sale...



As most of you know, Robb's gorgeous Originals now go for $600 and are destined to continue climbing as his popularity and exposure in galleries nationwide continues.

This Original painting on black velvet is offered here for it's original price of $299, which INCLUDES shipping and packing materials to U.S. destinations. Foreign shipping will be higher; please ask for a quote. If you will be at Tiki Oasis, I can bring it to you and save you the $$ on shipping.

This will be your last chance to "get in on the ground floor" of Tiki-dom's newest and most wonderful black velvet artist, and collect Robb's art at this low price. Don't miss out; P.M. me today!

Mahaloz!

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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-08-13 04:40 am   Permalink

MadDogMike - the architectural stuff takes so much planning that a six-week vacation on Paris Island sounds better....

Lee - good god!

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Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
Posts: 794
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2008-08-20 01:51 am   Permalink

Robb-
The website is Bee-Yootyiful!!! What "afforadble and user-friendly" software did you use? I just may have to pick yer brain so I can build a website too!
Great Job!
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-08-20 3:37 pm   Permalink

Dawn Frasier turned me on to Yahoo Sitebuilder. She's right: just about anybody can use it. A couple of frustrating spots and WHAP! - a website is born. It's cheap too. Give me a buzz if you need help of any kind.

Thanks for liking the 'site.


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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-08-21 6:30 pm   Permalink

Due to a mixup, my painting "Tiki Vignette 1", which sold at Tiki Freakout, has become available again.

It is still at the Light Gallery. It had a line of people wanting it, sold, and became re-available when it was swapped for my other piece.

It is three feet high, a foot and a half wide, and requires no frame. The price is $475, and it is possibly the coolest thing I've done up till now... waddya think?

Contact Wildsville man, or ETseven (they're on the Freakout thread, of course).

Here's the pic:





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Wildsville man
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
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From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
Posted: 2008-08-21 7:08 pm   Permalink

This piece is AWESOME!!!!!!! This was the piece that Sold Pre-show and had everyone wishing they got it first. Then Person who purchased it came to pick it up in person and decided to purchase Robb's larger piece instead.....probably because it was featured in O.C. Weekly.

If you are interested let us know A.S.A.P........... The Light Gallery is having a new show this weekend and will have it displayed for the surf crowd.
Also,if you CANDYASSES don't buy it,WIldsville Man will add this to his growing Tiki art collection
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3483
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2008-08-22 12:27 am   Permalink

Wow, beautiful awesome work at a REALLY great price!

 
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Jared
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Joined: Sep 04, 2008
Posts: 3
From: Washington DC
Posted: 2008-09-04 09:39 am   Permalink

Great looking work!

I remember you guys talking about an online supplier for velvet...did that place work out?

Any suggestions for stretching...it seems when I photograph some of my work, a more' pattern (the funky pattern that occurs when two grids intersect at irregular angles) appears at the edges where I have stretched the velvet...of course, that only happens when I am adjusting the photo on the computer (i.e. the pattern is not visible "in the flesh") can this be avoided?


 
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-09-14 08:59 am   Permalink

Jared - I haven't had a moire problem before, I bet it is just how that fabric photographs.

I've been testing my velvets very hard all summer, and I've picked a velvet called "Upholstry Velvet" carried by Velvets Etc. in Jersey - 973-379-4272 (Ted, the owner, will pick up).

It's a poly/cotton blend made in Mexico (the capital of velvet painting!), and is amazingly resistant to fading. It's also affordable at about $19/yd (I used to pay about $28/yd before). It has a little sheen and is tough to photograph, but looks great in person. My old fabric was excellent, but this one even beat out samples of very old fabrics I tested from when they used to use horribly toxic materials in dyes. All of my Tiki Mag show stuff was done on this fabric.

I'm hoping people either buy this fabric or test their own, because we don't need to be creating work that doesn't last.

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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-09-14 09:03 am   Permalink

TIKIMAGSHOW!TIKIMAGSHOW!TIKIMAGSHOW!TIKIMAGSHOW!TIKIMAGSHOW!TIKIMAGSHOW!

I finally have pics of my Tiki Mag Show work on my website! I wanted to post them here, but there is no time. I'll post 'em here later, but if you want to look at them now, click the link below!

Sorry I haven't been posting these as they're created, but the time just hasn't been there.

I hope you enjoy them, one nearly killed me!

Robb

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2008-09-14 09:29 am   Permalink

Robb, we haven't seen you in a while! I love the green palm leaves on the Tiki vignette 2.
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2008-09-14 10:28 am   Permalink

I want a Robb Hamel painting on the cover of a tiki magazine.

 
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-09-15 10:22 am   Permalink

Mike: thanks for noticing! I've been insanely busy with my new paintings for the Tiki Mag Show and one other I'm keeping under wraps right now.

Virani: Me too! I've working on magazine cover designs right now - as an excersize only.




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Jared
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Joined: Sep 04, 2008
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From: Washington DC
Posted: 2008-09-15 10:58 am   Permalink

Robb, thanks for the tip. I'll be calling NJ today...(kinda funny to think that velvet made in Mexico, goes to New Jersey and then gets painted in California...I'll shorten the loop a bit, by sending it to nearby DC)

I don't know if fading is as much of an issue for the velvet painter...I mean, sunlight is the worst culprit for fading, and hopefully these paintings are going to be enshrined in a dark, windowless tiki bar! (perhaps that is why "the basement" has preserved so many vintage velvet paintings...)

great to hear you have a cover in the works, cant wait too see what you have up your sleeve next!


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