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Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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Posted: 2013-03-19 11:32 am   Permalink

This..just blew my mind.

Man, you are so talented Robb!


 
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Canvas
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Joined: Jan 15, 2013
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2013-03-19 2:45 pm   Permalink

Wow. Just wow. Can't wait to see the finished work.

 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-03-19 4:31 pm   Permalink

Robb, your ability to capture a mood in your painting is fantastic! Looking at one of your paintings paintings with a good cocktail and some classic exotica I could get lost for hours. Beautiful work.
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 1013
From: Ohio
Posted: 2013-04-01 6:33 pm   Permalink

THANKS FOR ALL THE KIND RESPONSES, this is a helluva big project for my short attention span and you guys are helpin' to keep my spirits up!!


"GROG surprised you painted the furniture before the walls inside the house. A lot of artists usually paint the farthest background elements before the closer foreground elements. Is that because of the characteristics of working on velvet or is that just your way of working?"

Grog, it is part of working on velvet - I couldn't paint around the furniture and then paint them in because the shadow areas of the furniture are all bare velvet, so I had to define the specific shape of the furniture before I painted the walls around them. If I guessed wrong doing the walls first, there'd be no going back.







I'm skipping a TON of masking pics and cutting to the chase: the windows are roughed in and the first segment of roof is looking good!





I've been wondering what the pool would look like!





The tiki is small - about 2 1/2" tall.





This is exciting (sarcasm) - the sidewalk gets its second coat. At least it looks more like real concrete.





The second section of roof is done, without any smears!!!





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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-04-01 6:38 pm   Permalink

Keep at it Robb, it's looking great! If you don't finish it no one can! Love that uplit palm.
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4044
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-04-01 6:50 pm   Permalink

I don't think is a painting
U took a picture

Holy cow this looks awesome
Stunning
Wow

Jaw drop

Jon
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2013-04-01 7:19 pm   Permalink

Robb, it is breathtaking. The kind of textures you are able to pull out of that velvet is amazing. Concrete, wood, glass, fabric, vegetation and all of it very different and all of it made with paint on velvet.

STUNNING!

Dale
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-04-01 10:59 pm   Permalink





 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-04-02 03:20 am   Permalink

Thanks for helping describe the technique, Robb. U da best!

 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-04-02 08:13 am   Permalink

*wolf whistle*

 
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tigertail777
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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 671
From: Oregon
Posted: 2013-04-02 4:48 pm   Permalink

Holeee Freaking crap! This is turning out just INCREDIBLE! Love seeing the process. Having only dabbled once in velvet, I am wondering are you using more than just brushes to rub the paint into the fibers? Some of that seems too subtle for just brushes unless you are somehow building up layers? I had a hard time getting the paint to go below the fiber "hairs" when I did it. Is there a way to thin out the paint and have it kind of go on in a "wash", or do you always have to use paint only, and the amount you use controls how deep of a shade you end up with?

I will eagerly watch progress on your latest beauty.


 
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2013-04-11 8:03 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the comments everyone!


These are the last few steps:





I tried to match Albert Frey's quilted stainless texture for the cupola but it didn't work.





I put a thick layer of paint on and it looks good now.





I added another layer to brighten the curtains and spotlights. I really think the spots look realistic.





I was gonna do the sky like the sketch (this color with grey blue on top), but it wasn't looking too good, so I covered it up.





The chalk lines are showing, but the shadow side of the cupola looks nifty.



The painting is done, whewwwww! Once it dries I'll clean off the chalk and dustspecks, take a pic, and show you guys!



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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2013-04-11 8:58 pm   Permalink

In person this painting must really light up!


 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
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Posted: 2013-04-11 9:22 pm   Permalink

The depth is just astounding. The detail so crisp. I just love your work. Wendy

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-04-11 9:23 pm   Permalink

You Magnificent Bastard!!!

 
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