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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2010-10-31 2:10 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-10-25 19:34, Robb Hamel wrote:



"Marqcolorsketch 3" - 5.5x8.5" = acrylic on watercolor paper.





I'm trying to create my own version of the landscapes of the Marquesas since I don't have any of my own pictures of them, is wish I did!! These are not quite what I'm going to do with my future large paintings... I'm just feeling things out and trying to get a feel for volcanic landscapes. I've lived my life around sedimentary rocks and don't quite have the feel for these otherworldly places yet.




Kinny nailed it...this one reminds me of the sort of work
William Hodges painted from Cook's second voyage (this one is in Tahiti, pretty much the same kind of landscape as the Marquesas):

full size here

Far better to discard a sketch than get most of the way through a significant piece and discover you haven't nailed down the style you were after...it has happened to all of us! I have a pile of pieces that will never get finished because I didn't think them through properly at the start. I'm digging the different directions you are pushing in Robb...don't stop now!




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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-10-31 2:32 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-10-31 11:25, Robb Hamel wrote:

BILL WINGER, owner of DADDYKATZ retro/hotrod/tiki shop in Dayton, Ohio had his 50th birthday recently and a handful of local artists were asked to paint a custom made bust of him. Here's my approach:



The idea is: BILL WITH A FLASHLIGHT. I'm sure he always does this whenever he's in a dark room with someone.



These are the other busts. The ideas range from Bill as local horror show hosts to classic hotrod characters to completely original ideas.



That's so great, what a cool idea. Nice job Robb and everyone else involved.


 
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Iokona Ki'i
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Posted: 2010-11-01 09:10 am   Permalink

Sweet landscape studies there fellow lefty (me too!).
I was thinking of Hodges when I first saw them also.
Love his work! Look forward to seeing what comes next sir Robb.
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2010-11-23 4:02 pm   Permalink

Paipo - thanks for the feedback, and the link.

Bora Boris - thank you, the various artists did give it hell.

Iokona Ki'i - I've gotta tell you that I like your avatar-pic better than anything I've seen by Leeteg!







These are the next two sketches on the left:





They've been giving me such a hard time I decided to take a break from them!
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-11-23 4:28 pm   Permalink

That blue one is gorgeous,Robb!
you're too hard on yourself!
these are perfect!
let that devil-may-care attitude seep thru
whenever you're in doubt
and you may be surprised with the results!


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-11-23 4:44 pm   Permalink

Robb and Kinny are BOTH back - life is good!

Robb, I like the one on the upper right - rough and forbidding. Kind of a PRIVATE paradise to keep the lookie-loos out!
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GROG
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Posted: 2010-11-24 2:21 pm   Permalink

GROG really enjoy these sketches, Robb. GROG love Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, and Frederic Church. Hudson River School ROCKS!!
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2010-11-25 2:47 pm   Permalink

Paipo - I was wondering who did those paintings. I was wondering if any of the old master-types had done Polynesia... I guess so!

Ken - these sketches were inspired by YOU! They are my way of cutting loose until my next velvet, those don't let you play much.

Mike - that's my favorite too. None of these look that tropical to me yet, but I'll get there.

Grog - Hudson River! I'm a big fan too, Bierstadt ROCKS. That is the way I'm headed in the future.




"Margsketch 4" - 5.5x8.5" - acrylic on watercolor paper.

This sketch DOES NOT PHOTOGRAPH WELL!! In person this one is very atmospheric, it looks like a mess here.





This is my favorite area of sketch 5.





Although this is simple and improvised, I like the feeling of distance.





Here's my little 1 1/2" boat... I like it!





"Marqsketch 5" - 5.5x8.5" - acrylic on watercolor paper.

This pic is okay, but I needed to show the closeups to give a feeling of the detail.





The finished series!!!! It took a lot longer than I thought it would, but I feel more prepared for what I'll be doing early next year!




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foamy
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2010-11-27 08:41 am   Permalink

I really like the "sketches." Damn. I think your art embodies tiki (as I like to see it) like no others. When I drop in, I look for your thread right away. I'm never disappointed and always impressed.

 
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TikiG
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Posted: 2010-11-27 08:57 am   Permalink

Nice series, Robb!! Love the atmosphere in these, very very mysterious and kinda creepy but beautiful at the same time...

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2010-11-27 10:32 am   Permalink

These are little JEWELS!! GROG LIKE!!! Two semi-opposable thumbs up.

 
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Tiki Baï
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From: Paris France
Posted: 2010-11-28 01:30 am   Permalink

I am totally amaze about your sketch! you definately have this impressionnist sensibility. That's give me the feeling that Monet is in your hand.. unbelievable..!! when do you expose at musée d'Orsay? Thank you Robb to open the door to this kind of art in the tiki mouvement.
your "sketchs" (I rather say Oeuvre d'Art) is so delicate, smooth, sensitive... Beautiful! You are an impressionnist! excellent!


 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2010-11-28 06:41 am   Permalink

Beautiful work Robb! They have such an "otherworldy" feel to them!

 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2010-12-12 08:21 am   Permalink

foamy: Wow! I've never heard such great words said about my work. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

TikiG: That's just the mix I was going for! THANK YOU.

GROG: Semi-opposable, HAH!! Mucho thanks for the laugh.

Tiki Bai: I really appreciate you tuning into what I'm trying to do. The comment about "Opening the door" effected me deeply.

Zerostreet: Big Thanks - "otherworldly" is what I'm trying to get across.
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Tiki Lee's
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Posted: 2010-12-28 5:57 pm   Permalink

Man, the DETAIL in such small areas is amazing! I'm still your biggest fan!

 
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