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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-08-12 1:34 pm   Permalink

Alright, I've made some good progress on the village. It may be done, but I'll have to wait till everything is finished and dry before deciding.








This small hut and the poles didn't photograph well and my software and TCs aren't talking today, so these pics are approximations.






These huts may be Marquesan because the huts are built on paepae, stone platforms that act as foundations. This is the village's "backyard", noticable because the huts have no doors on this downhill side.


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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-08-12 7:10 pm   Permalink

I am surprised you havent gone into this sort of imagery before--it really looks awesome in its earlier stages.

Just imagine if your painting and THOR's heads were in the same booth together...it would be a sight to behold!



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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2009-08-13 07:00 am   Permalink

Looking great as always Robb!
You seem to be able to make simple subject matter into fine art.
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-08-16 08:26 am   Permalink

leleliz - thanks, that would be wild, his heads are cooler than the real thing.

Sam - since my mind is permanently wired to Japanese woodblock design, simple subject matter is my goal, thank you.

Plus, I feel strongly that any velvet under 6 square feet is a poor medium for busy designs. I don't know if anybody else has discussed that, but I've rejected several elaborate designs because I knew they wouldn't work.

I do have the goal of doing a hyper-elaborate mega design as a roughly 12 square foot piece.





Here's the finished heads:















Sorry about the crappy, small pics - time is too short and lighting conditions are too rotten to fix right now. I'll get a good pic and post it as soon as I can.






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Rum Demon
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Joined: Jun 20, 2005
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From: Portland, Oregon
Posted: 2009-08-16 10:11 pm   Permalink

Always a fan. Knew there was something about Mr Hamel...


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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2831
Posted: 2009-08-17 2:45 pm   Permalink

Rob great job!!!
I got to see the village in person at Festiki.
As well as some other works.
They are the best.
It was wonderful to hang out with you and your wife on Sat.
Oh, and thank you for buying a light.
I wanna see it up and lit.
Hope to see you again soon.


 
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-08-18 06:08 am   Permalink

Rum Demon - you've got an IG too? Cool. It's pretty rare, and that's some pair of peepers he has!

tikiskip - that was a blast, I'll get pics of the lamp up soon. It looks like a million bucks.
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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
Posts: 1000
From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2009-08-18 3:05 pm   Permalink

Robb, just went through this thread, great amazing work as usual. I missed you guys at Hukilau this year. I just have hung my painting you sent me in my new pad here in Lauderdale, it's back home and looks amazing on the wall. I'll take a picture in the next few days and post it here.

Please be a part of the art show next year at Hukilau and please try to make it!!
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-08-20 05:53 am   Permalink

TK: I will try my best, thank you.

 
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-08-20 06:31 am   Permalink

Here's the finished piece. It's been done for a while, but life has made it impossible to post it till now. I think it turned out pretty well.

At last weekend's Festiki event, it got a very good response.

Thanks for looking.









"Tiki Vignette 4" - 36"x18" - black velvet on a wooden stretcher frame.















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Meheadhunter
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 355
From: Wichita KS,
Posted: 2009-08-20 09:16 am   Permalink

Very Nice Robb...
The shades of red and the lighting are...
Spooktacular!!!


 
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THOR's
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Posted: 2009-08-20 11:34 am   Permalink

ROBB!!! LOVE THIS!! WELCOME to the tribe!!! I wsh I hadnt sold the velvet one I did and I miss it. Will do more as well soon. I love your style here and can't express enough how much I live through you here until I get back to velvet. I was hoping you would be at Tiki Oasis!! Hoping we can do that multi artist velvet show this season!! Stay in touch!! Keep up this magic bruddah!!

OH I have been making VERY authentic Amazon blow pipes and darts when I have a few hours on a Sunday. I have put my Persimon tree in the back yard to good use FINALLY..I hate persimons but they are an EXCELLENT targets to hone my native skills in "blow dartchery"!! OK..I am babbling like a lip plated Suya! Great job!!!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2009-08-20 11:55 am   Permalink

Usually neighbors have to worry about the way ward Lawn Dart... but Blow Darts?!?! Yikes!

Robb - Moody, and beautifully rendered! Your velvet pieces are like black holes through which we see a tropical parallel universe.


 
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virani
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From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2009-08-21 01:00 am   Permalink

Really nice !! As always ! Great job Robb

 
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Watango productions
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Joined: Mar 20, 2008
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From: Melb,Australia.
Posted: 2009-08-21 2:12 pm   Permalink



Rob,this latest peice is fantastic,cant get enough of the old shrunk'n head!
Cheers Watango.




 
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