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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-04-17 07:18 am   Permalink

Robb,

No one can paint haunting, mysterious, and sexy all at the same time as well as you...

You are truly the man!


 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-04-17 09:58 am   Permalink

this piece reminds me of Fruit Loops for some odd reason!


You tightened up that lighting on the branch reeeeeal good!
what a Beaut!


 
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Danno
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Joined: Apr 17, 2004
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2009-04-17 11:42 am   Permalink

Robb,

Excellent!


 
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-04-20 06:17 am   Permalink

Thanks:

machinelf,
TikiG,
Babalu (THAT is some compliment - big thanks),
LLT (I finally bought into the painting myself after doing that branch!),
Dano.

I needed some encouragements, so thanks you all.



I hate to be a JERK, but I think I'll enter the hornbill painting in the Hukilau art show, so I think I'll hold off on showing the finished product till after!



This is kinda cool: last week I started a small test painting on one of the actual tables from the mighty KAHIKI! She is not simply GONE and only in our HEARTS - pieces of her still contribute in subtle ways. She was an organ donor who died and continues to help MANY.

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suzanne
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Joined: Mar 31, 2005
Posts: 660
From: A Jet to Paradise
Posted: 2009-04-22 5:13 pm   Permalink

Robb, I don't think you will ever stop blowing me away. Wow.

Suzanne


 
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-04-23 06:06 am   Permalink

Thanks very much Suzanne... I throw away SO many ideas that would have made perfectly fine paintings so that I can keep trying to expand my techniques and subject matter and, if I'm lucky, blow people away. Thank you for feeling the way you do.
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mp
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 450
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-04-25 02:26 am   Permalink

Robb, I cant really expand on what's already been said here.
Your velvets are amazing . I wish I was going to Hukilau to
see them up close. MP
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-04-25 8:07 pm   Permalink

Do you have this one wrapped up yet Robb? Really looking forward to seeing the end result.

 
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-04-27 07:00 am   Permalink

Leleliz - I just wrapped up photographing the Hornbill but I'm gonna submit it for the Huklau, so I'm holding off on showing the pic.



I just hung this beautiful piece by Dawn Frasier:




This Sophista-tiki sketch is sooo nice. The frame matches the trim in my living room.




Here's some oddball stuff:






This was my first experiment in sketching a face on velvet. It's from some time ago. I never said I was a portrait artist.





This pic and the one below are lighting experiments to help me create differently styled backgrounds.





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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-04-27 08:19 am   Permalink

nice face!
thanks for giving us a peek into your reference..
A talented artist with lots of good reference is unstoppable!
and quit being such a dick and post the hornbill finished!


 
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-04-27 1:58 pm   Permalink

Ken: Pffffffssttt!

Although I did just find out what the Hukilau theme is 5 minutes ago and it doesn't match what I've painted. Damn!
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 334
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-04-28 12:50 pm   Permalink

Robb, your paintings are a constant source of inspiration to me. The composition, the 'lighting', the mood. They just help create a great mindset for me when I'm working on my own stuff. Thanks for putting yourself out there and showing your work, start to finish. Brave and talented!
Just one of your fans,
John (Pupu)


 
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greentikipat
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Joined: Oct 08, 2006
Posts: 325
From: st. pete fl
Posted: 2009-05-10 11:31 am   Permalink

well Robb, thanks for making the past couple hours so wonderous! now i'm caught up. what a bunch of brilliance! had a couple good laughs, too.

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-05-10 1:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-27 13:58, Robb Hamel wrote:
Although I did just find out what the Hukilau theme is 5 minutes ago and it doesn't match what I've painted. Damn!



What is the theme? I'm sure that problem can be fixed with a creative title for the painting
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-05-10 6:23 pm   Permalink

the theme is Poly Pop Architecture...
i think...


 
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