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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2008-10-14 7:58 pm   Permalink

Thor - them's some inspiring words, coming from the maestro! Your new piece is too wild for words.


I'm digging these micro-velvets and have squeezed out another'n. This was a requested piece - I hope the requester likes it enough to take it home!





"Turanguna Fireworks" 8x10 - oil - velvet mounted to bristol board.



This piece was seriously fun to do and is very luminous... with some light on it it jumps off the velvet.




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hewey
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Posted: 2008-10-14 8:17 pm   Permalink

That looks great!

 
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ravenne
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Posted: 2008-10-14 8:26 pm   Permalink

Robb I love your velvet pieces so much....the dark mood is just enchanting

can't wait to see more
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sleestak
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Posted: 2008-10-14 8:48 pm   Permalink

cant wait to hang it in the finknook! looks ripping style!!. stoked man mahalo



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GROG
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Posted: 2008-10-15 09:15 am   Permalink

BAM!!!

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-10-15 09:20 am   Permalink

ROBB's ON FIYAH!!!!!!
and you actually had FUN doing it!
Hope you at least sign the back of this new one!
Keep em rollin Robb!
I can see a whole series evolving out of this!
Plus you can always translate these bigger later on!
FIYAH!
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2008-10-15 5:15 pm   Permalink

Thanks a bunch Hewey and Ravenne. I love comments about the mood. I live for MOOD.

Sleetstak, you've gotta send a good pic of it hanging for me, no one does that. Wait'll you see it in person!

I think I understand Grogese... THANKS!

Ken, it was honestly fun to do.... I feel terrible for forgetting to sign yours and to write something nice on the back. Thanks for rubbing it in! Here's how it makes me feel:


















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Posted: 2008-10-15 5:35 pm   Permalink

Blah, blah,blah. Less talk. more art.

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-10-15 5:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-15 17:35, GROG wrote:
Blah, blah,blah. Less talk. more art.



yeah yeah....
hey ernie!
let's see you stand by THAT credo!

Robb-anytime my friend!

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Posted: 2008-10-16 05:25 am   Permalink

HEy Robb!! I have some artist to artist questions for ya!! I mentioned I have dabbled in this medium a bit a few years ago...I did like 3 and they did sell well in the gallery ,I recall. They were small.. I was torn between using acryic and oil. Both worked well but I have heard some artists have strong opinions about both. Here are my questions:

1. What do you find is the advantage of oils ?

2. If oils are your choice...doesn't the drying time hinder progress time wise a bit if needing to layer color to build more opacity??

3. Have you ever tried using a medium (like "Liquin") to speed drying time in the oils or does a medium destroy the opacity and make the paint too dull on the black nap?

Oh...If I missed you answering these questions somewhere in this thread already, my apologies, just send me to the page number!


As an artist as well...I often prefer to immediately think in terms of light. One of the first things I have to do in planning a painting is determine my light sources and create them in the subject. I also tend to paint a lot of stuff that has a warm light source and a cool one on the other side of subjects. I notice you do this as well, which is also in line with a lot of the traditional velvets of days past. Keep up the AWESOME work Robb. I enjoy following your thread very much!


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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2008-10-17 8:22 pm   Permalink

Grog/LLT: don't go dukin' it, yous guys - we'll have peace on my thread if I gotta CLOBBERS the both 'a ya. Grog, close your eyes, here's a lot more talk....


Thor: thanks for the too terrific comments. The answers are:

1. Oils give the time to do blending - that part is clear - but there is a special blend of oils I use that give effects that I'm not sure can be duplicated with acrylics. I've only begun to learn how to get some of these effects but am on the path. Long-term experimentation is the war, paintings are the individual battles.

2. Building opacity with oils is satanically difficult. I've discovered a number of cheats for doing it sorta quickly, but I still have to deal with insomnia sometimes wondering if something is going to work out.

3. Mediums don't seem to do much with the exact way I work. Everything for me comes down to pigments.


Pigments are alchemy and learning/earning extremely hard-core, sometimes centuries-old techniques for dealing with them is the key to me. The Macdonalds I-want-it-now approach works reverse to how my brain is wired.

Again, I'm just getting rolling, but I can see the direction to walk (not drive) for my destination.

My ultimate goal with all this is to create MOOD, through the recreation of the effects of LIGHT. Thor, you obviously focus on the same - I cannot believe how well you deal with 6 or more sources of light. Wow.
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Posted: 2008-10-18 07:40 am   Permalink

Thanks Robb!!

I will post as I start to experiment more. I need to see more velvet paintings up close...of all types, older an newer like Yours and Heather Watts' I am not sure what the most is I can expect out of velvet. Right now, I am tending to want to be too much of a perfectionist and need to just jump into this full swing. Keep paintin' !


 
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Posted: 2008-10-22 12:23 am   Permalink

Framed and Hung. I don't have a proper spotlight yet so I illuminated him with a Mag-Lite.


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Posted: 2008-10-22 02:08 am   Permalink

Great Frame, love the painting and what I can see of this room.. Show us more..

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-10-22 08:16 am   Permalink

it looks so much more powerful with that thick grainy frame...
and very dramatic on the wall...
you should keep this one!
or sell it for a MILLION DOLLARS!
who knows? you might get it....


my secret dream is to see a wall FULL of Robb mini-velvets
in an exhibition in the Louvre!
not really...
but it would be cool!

more.Sir!

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