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tobunga
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Posted: 2009-12-29 8:09 pm   Permalink

Incredible work, all with the unmistakable, inimitable MP style!

 
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mp
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 450
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2010-01-06 02:49 am   Permalink

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks everyone for your recent visits.
Ive been peeping in but just couldnt muster a up a response. Lame, I know.
Surviving, Xmas and a recent family illness has kept me and my family on the ropes,
but all is well and has settled back into place.


First, back to the raku post.

BigToe and MadDog - thanks for coming by again you kick ass artists.

Pdrake - thanks for the props. It means a lot that you would want to trade with me.
Your work is killer. I went for the sales because we need the cash, Bad.

Atomic Tiki Punk, Leleliz, Grog and LLT - Thanks for coming by and boosting my tiki spirit.

Vantiki, Babalu and OceaOtica - Kind words from 3 mudslinging masters. I am humbled again!

El Buho, Iokona and liz again - Thanks so much!!!!!!!!. I am overwhelmed.

and Tobunga, thank you. I cant wait to see you and Manuel at the Lei over.


I want to thank everyone for saying hello on my thread and for
those who picked up an mp art piece this year. It all kinda started joining TC
and asking grog to be in the handbuilt show. Ive known about TC for along time but
really didnt dive in because I thought it was probably a bunch of boring blogging or
something (and because there weren't any pictures on the homepage). Damn, I was
so wrong. Just plain Dumb. Joining TC and sharing my art with all of you & meeting a bunch
of you this year has made 2009 a blast. I hope to meet more of you in 2010!

OK, enough mush.

Heres what Ive been up to lately.

The first batch of stuff is a group of black velveteen experiment swatches.
I still havent mastered the black art but I have decided the Leeteg technique just
requires to much time for me so I want to attack it Tijuana style where you just jam
the paint into a short nap velveteen. I have known about Leeteg for a long time and have
collected black velvet paintings most of my life, but it was seeing Heather watts and
Robb Hamels work somewhere in 2008 (here on TC)that made me want to do my own. Ive done
a handful of velvets, but besides the S.Bastard and the Frank velvets they arent really tiki
and there not that good so I will spare you.

I did this batch around christmas. I was making ornaments with my son
and thought glitter would look sweet on velvet, like rhinestones do.
It pops big time. Also take the end of your brush and jam strokes in the
paint for some cool textures.


























Im hoping to get a couple of tiki velvets done for the
Tikiyaki Lei over this month



Next is a little painting for a friend who came by the studio looking for
some new things.



I call this guy "The under sea grump". He was just sitting around
for a couple of years unfinished and uninspired and my friend ask
me to finish him up for her.





Still more tweeking to do.


Next is sort of a hot rod painting with one mp moai in it called
"Beat it grommies". The classic situation with the older cool kids
telling the youngsters to beat it!


Here it is the way it sat around most of 2009.


Here I have added another color layer just recently.


Fill in the outlines again.


A close up

Feels like I just wrote a book report.
Stay tuned for more.
Thanks for looking and I hope you have an awesome 2010.







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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-01-06 05:26 am   Permalink


I am loving that more artists on here are bringing their style over to a velvet medium.

Between you and Bai its nice to see some new people tackle it.

Loving the Tiki Bob (but then again does that surprise you??)

See you --and all your killer work--at the Lei Over. Happy New Year!


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-01-06 07:45 am   Permalink

EMPEE!
a hearty salute to you my friend!
Those organic and undersea feeling ornaments/experiments on velvet are SUPERB!
we have another velvet master,until now, hiding behind clay and canvas!
What a flippin GREAT batch of new ones!
The grump is a tight one
and the frame just OOMPHs it!
The changes you did to the grommies piece
gives it a whole new punch and a little moreaggressive/hard feel
you captured BULLINESS in a painting!
Success!
Keep on plugging,my friend
don't stop til you get enough!


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ZeroTiki
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Joined: Feb 02, 2009
Posts: 825
From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2010-01-06 09:22 am   Permalink

great stuff as always,mp! Absoluely LOVE the jellyfishes!

 
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1038
Posted: 2010-01-06 4:26 pm   Permalink

Aloha Mikel!

Great to see your work process, the experiments, completions, revisions... even the velvet experiments have the unmistakeable MP touches!
And you're right, the glitter looks great, I like the way you're using it!

Hope you can get some velvets completed for the Tikiyaki show, but what ever you have on hand will undoubtably be incredible!
See you then!

Oh and Kinny, the fact that an actual Michael Jackson sad clown sticker exists is very disturbing...
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mp
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 450
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2010-01-07 01:28 am   Permalink

Thanks Leleliz, I have always loved the velvet. Just need to unlock more
of the secrets. I mean, just get off my ass and do it!

Kobra Kenny, thanks for the encouraging words and inspiring us all with
your sweeeeet work. You have been cut'n N rip'n lately!

Thanks Zero! Tiki jelly fishes with glitter. Thats it!!

Eric, thanks for stoppin in. I cant wait to party with you and check out your new
goods. Love all yer newly posted wares!!

Heres a couple more tweek pics on the grommies painting



I asked my son what was going on in this painting and he said
"The worms are trying to get into the machine"


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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-01-07 12:31 pm   Permalink

Great work MP! The Grommies is really starting to POP and I love the tranparency of the little jellyfish guy. It's hard to see in the still photos but I bet that glitter adds a new dimension to the "dark art", kinda like Heather's metallics

 
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2010-01-10 09:27 am   Permalink

Alternate title: "Grommies in the Machine"!

Nice work, Mike!

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Tiki Kaimuki
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 821
From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2010-01-10 11:57 am   Permalink

Nice work on the grommies painting! See you on the 30th at the Tikiyaki Lei-Over. Let's make some drinkin' money!!!
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mp
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 450
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2010-01-11 12:44 am   Permalink

Thanks Mike, photos really cant show what glitter does on the velvet.
It really pops and moves. Everybody grab some velvet and glitter and try it out!

Bowie, great title and also a great album. I am now cuing up omegaman.
By the way great f'ing work over there on your thread. You, as the "kids" say,
are "going off". Excellent work.

Falin, Thanks a lot man! Yes, lets make some drinkn money. Cant wait to hang out
with everyone and get sloshy. Got to keep grind'n the art.

Cheers!
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Iokona Ki'i
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Joined: Nov 14, 2008
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-01-17 9:39 pm   Permalink

Cool experiments going on there MP!
And OH, I frickin love this piece!
Would make a great series.
One of my favorites of yours.


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tobunga
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Posted: 2010-01-19 09:18 am   Permalink

Hey Mikel, just saw your new Bob inspired pieces on the Tikiyaki Palp Alto thread... get 'em posted here posthaste so people can properly admire and gush over them! They are so AWESOME!!!
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 450
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2010-01-20 11:42 pm   Permalink

Hey Thanks A ton Jason and Eric!
Here are some new pieces Im working on for the Tikiyaki show on the 30th.
We just loaded them for a bisque firing. Praying these guys hold together.
I rushed the drying time, A big no no. Well see how they do. Now my
attention turns to some fun black velvets.










Choppa the hut made it through, off to glazing.

More to come.

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LOL Tiki
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Joined: Sep 06, 2007
Posts: 932
From: San Diegoish
Posted: 2010-01-21 12:14 am   Permalink

The Bobs are great - I love 'em!

 
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