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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
GROG
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Posted: 2011-04-22 6:54 pm   Permalink




 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-05-15 07:23 am   Permalink

Grog - SOL!

Kenmeister - thanks, I wish I had a scanner, it's not photoing well.




Here is the latest place I worked on this piece:





This is the Cincinnati Art Museum. They have several top pieces by Hudson River School painters, which was America's first unique school of art. Up til then, Americans had been knocking off the various European schools.

The two canvases in the background are by Fredric Edwin Church and Albert Bierstadt, two of the three top Hudson River School artists, along with Thomas Cole.





This is a side view showing the size of the area I was working in.






I like the ceiling here, but didn't get to look at it much.

GROG ALERT: what can you do to this pic to sabotage it??




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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-05-15 07:58 am   Permalink

Robb, it requires big coconuts to set up an easel and paint in a major fine art museum! But you and your work both look like they fit right in there, BRAVO!!!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-05-15 10:03 am   Permalink

a true master.....

 
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Babalu
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Posted: 2011-05-15 10:46 pm   Permalink

Looks like fun Robb!! Great work.

I love your insperation; Fredric Church is one of my all time favorite painters.

Your a class act sir.


 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-05-21 6:57 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Mike, Ken, and Babaloo.

I won't go into it here ('cause no one would want to read it), but the Museum ended up being an ordeal, enough to give me second thoughts about going again!
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-05-21 6:58 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Mike, Ken, and Babaloo.

I won't go into it here ('cause no one would want to read it), but the Museum ended up being an ordeal, enough to give me second thoughts about going again!
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Posted: 2011-05-21 11:03 pm   Permalink

Robb, very inspirational!

 
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tiki moon
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Posted: 2011-06-29 4:04 pm   Permalink

I had a Robb Hamel day yesterday -

Bought Tiki Vignette #2 (limited ed) from eBay for a great price, (planning to save up and buy some more from Robb himself down the road) and was so inspired by my eBay find that I submitted Robb's web site to boingboing where it was accepted as a submission and sits on the front page at this moment.

http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/29/brooding-beautiful-b.html

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-06-29 9:02 pm   Permalink

Hi Mr. Hamel, I love your art. I've just done a couple of velvets and it's not easy. You are a master and as I attempt to do these you are my inspiration. Thank you for posting here, I have looked at every page. Sincerely, Wendy

 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2011-07-22 9:11 pm   Permalink

Tiki Shark - thank you, maestro of maestros.

tiki moon - That was very cool of you, I will check it out. Enjoy Vig. 2, it may be the tightest design I've done.

danlovestikis - thank you, Wendy, those are some very kind words and much appreciated. Good luck with this weird medium. Also, I can't believe you looked at EVERY page!!





THE FOLLOWING IS FOR CORY IN LONDON:





Thanks to the 100 degree temperature (38C), scorching sun, and FREAKING INSANE humidity, attendance at tonight's DaddyKatz ( Ohio's only hotrods, midcentury, tiki shop) cruise-in was scarce.





I chose a corner where I could feel the A/C. and started the second copy of Tiki Vignette 4 tonight (shrunken heads!!). You have to Love the red rod.





I worked till 10:15, and got the red lighted areas just bright enough to see.



Yesterday, thanks to bad inventory pratices at local art supply stores, I spent hours driving around gathering materials, then working until 12:45am stretching and prepping the velvet so I could begin painting tonight.

Note to self: start keeping an inventory of stretcher bars.




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GROG
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Posted: 2011-07-22 9:51 pm   Permalink

About damned time you posted again!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-07-23 07:31 am   Permalink

Thanks for the teaser Robb, don't forget to post the finished work! Will paint dry in 300% humidity?
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-07-23 12:41 pm   Permalink

Every page and what a help those pages have been. What I have discovered is that it takes a dozen thin layers until the color shows up. I see on your latest post you mention that. Please keep us up to date. A few more photos of a dog on your head would be fun too. Cheers, Wendy





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Posted: 2011-07-23 4:34 pm   Permalink

Yay! Keep up the brilliant painting Robb - always fun to see your new projects posted here - Thanks!

 
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