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Little Lost Tiki's Compendium: Page 21 a buncha stuff!
tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1047
Posted: 2010-05-05 3:39 pm   Permalink

Love the new work, Kinny! My fave is the Village Totem... I woulda bought it at Ben's if I coulda afforded it (and it was such a great price, too!)

Keep up the great work! (but really, you can probably stop for a breather!)
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7590
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-05-05 10:51 pm   Permalink

Gee Thanks Eric!
It is always a happy hug time when you two are around!
What a day that was!
Haven't taken a breather yet,but will soon....
i feel a lazy day comin on...
haven't had one of them in a while...

This new painting is my 3rd attempt
to create a satisfactory piece for the
Poly-Blend exhibition
at the Harold Golen gallery next month!
This art show will cover the many aspects of poly-Pop
Cuban/African/etc....
i chose ....Africa!
the Dark Continent beckoned
and after 3 attempts....
Success!

"Night of the Drums"
16x20
acrylic and cel vinyl on masonite


Here are some close-ups
just so you can get a feel of the textures
and subtle shadows
and whatnot...

There were 3 masks from 3 different areas used
i tried to remain faithful to the originals
and embellished
or edited each mask
only when necessary...






the drums are my favorite part...
they pop off the surface
and play with your eyes!


Well, that's it for now....
I'll be taking this next six months and working on a one-man show
that will cover ALL subjects and styles of the past 20 years
including,but not exclusively Tiki...
Most of that work i will share on FaceBook
but not here
cause it ain't tiki!
But fear not..
during the dry times
a subject will be chosen
(birds/fish/Lonos,etc.)
and post them all together
in an attempt to display and share
all my Tiki art...

Anyways that's the skinny,Minnie!
g'night!
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ravenne
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1015
Posted: 2010-05-05 10:55 pm   Permalink

oh wow! that piece turned out so rad!
you are definitely developing a new style and I'm diggin it!

6 months to work on your one-man show?! SWEEET!!!

plenty of time to bust out more developed and new styles!

Can't wait!
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TikiDaye
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Joined: Mar 26, 2010
Posts: 138
From: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Posted: 2010-05-05 11:46 pm   Permalink

Kinny,

The Africa angle is killer.... love the drums.

So, where and when will your one man show be? Monica and I will have to look into making a trip to pay you a visit. I would love for her to see all the creative stuff you've done over the years.

peace,
Jason <><


 
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BigToe
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 718
From: Southern California
Posted: 2010-05-06 11:58 pm   Permalink

Looking good you Cack-Handed Boffin!!

 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1545
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-05-07 07:31 am   Permalink

Love the "Night of the Drums" painting Kinney - this would be awesome transfered to a real bass drum head...I use a 22" diameter one. Thanks, G



 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7590
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-05-09 10:15 pm   Permalink

Hello folks!
Today i will attempt to catalogue
work inspired by Easter Island/Rapa Nui....

raves-yup. six months and i already have a huge list of pieces to do for this show..
Make it stop mom! make the voices stop!Thank you for the encouragement!

Jason-there is a hoard of wonderful African art,especially the masks
that share similarities with the lines and abstractions of some Polynesian art...
Sigh! Yet another avenue to follow and research...

I should be meeting with the gallery boys in the next few weeks
and hammering down a date for this.
it will be at the Caged chameleon gallery in Santa Ana
and it will be sometime in November...I will alert everyone when the details are solidified..
You and Monica are welcome to visit the studio anytime!
Just had a visit last Saturday from Sven and Naomi
before his SOUND OF TIKI presentation at Don's..
There's nothing better than to be able to visit with friends
in a quiet,slower atmosphere
engage in intelligent conversation
and share all the art in the studio with friends...
I find the feedback is more focused and all-encompassing!


Toe-You Sir,are the cack-hand
and i the boffin...


Greg-22"?
I'm on it!

"Two Travelers"
gouache on wooden Bamboo Ben creation
private collection



"Five Moai"
ink and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection



"Little Rower"
ink,colored pencil on watercolor paper
private collection



"Six Moai"
ink and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection


"the Dance"
ink and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper



"the Dancing Platter"
ink and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection



"Flower Rain"
ink and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper



"Foggy Morning"
gouache on gessoed wooden platter
private collection



"the gift"
gouache on wooden plaque
private collection



"Land of the Fish"
ink and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper



"Meeting at the Lake"
ink and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection



"Midnight Giggle"
acrylic on canvas
private collection



"Moai"
ink,colored pencil,and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection



"Moai for Carolyn"
gouache and puff paint on found plaque
private collection



"Moai King addressing the Stone Giants"
ink,colored pencil,and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper



"Moai King seeing an Eclipse"
ink,colored pencil,and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection



"The Moai King's Council"
ink,colored pencil,and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection



"the Moai King's Journey"
ink,colored pencil,and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection


"Moai Moon"
gouache on gessoed wooden plaque
private collection


"Moai Morning"
ink,colored pencil,gold paint pen and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper


"Moai Music"
ink, and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection? maybe....have to go check...



"Moai Rhapsody"
ink and marker on paper



"Moai-Kai Cannibals"
ink, and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection



"Mooai"
acrylic and paintpen on wooden cow plaque
private collection



"Moonlight Moai"
ink, and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection



"the New Arrivals"
ink,sharpie,tissue paper stain and bleach on watercolor paper
private collection



"Night of the Volcano"
ink,colored pencil,and tissue paper stain on watercolor paper
private collection



"Night Rowers"
acrylic on canvas
private collection



"Night Voyage"
gouache on gessoed wood with a Bamboo Ben frame
kinda private collection



"Oarsman"
Sharpie and ink on paper



"the Perilous Situation"
ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper



"Revelation 6:13 (with Moai)"
acrylic and paintpen over embellished thrift store painting
private collection



"SadEye Moai"
ink on scratchboard
private collection



"the Sea Monster"
acrylic and cel vinyl on masonite
private collection



"the Sea Monster"
ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper
private collection



"Sunday Morning"
ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper
private collection



"Visit to the Jungle Ruins"
ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper
private collection



"Waiting"
ink,tissue paper stain,and colored pencil on watercolor paper
private collection



"the Waterfall"
ink,tissue paper stain,and colored pencil on watercolor paper



"Awaiting"
acrylic and cel vinyl on masonite
currently at Bold Hype gallery's False Idols exhibition



"One Eye Moai"
acrylic and cel vinyl on wood and particle board
(a Bamboo Ben construction)
currently at yon Freaky Boutiki



"Moai Dee" and "Moai Dum"
acrylic and cel vinyl on wood and particle board
(on Bamboo Ben constructions)
one of these now lives in the Velvet Glass Hut
but i forgot which one!!!
!!!



and lastly,here is a smattering of Easter island artifacts,studies.speculations,and whatnot
from my sketchbooks...
Enjoy!






























Of course, a number of pieces fell under my radar
but as soon as they are found
they will be posted here...
Thanks for visiting!


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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7363
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-05-10 11:57 am   Permalink

Kinny, according to my estimates you should have one painting for every man, woman, and child in America by Sept 23, 2012.

I miss the bright jeweltones, seems your palette has become more muted as of late.


 
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Iokona Ki'i
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Joined: Nov 14, 2008
Posts: 816
From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-05-10 12:04 pm   Permalink

More Moai! More Moai! More Moai!
More Moai! More Moai! More Moai!
More Moai! More Moai! More Moai!
More Moai! More Moai! More Moai!

Say that ten times fast! Whew!



 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4867
Posted: 2010-05-10 7:04 pm   Permalink

I just relaxed and scrolled and enjoyed and enjoyed your art. An art instructor once told me that any time he added pink to a painting it sold first. I hate to be so girlie but I really liked those with pink in them a lot. I'm very fond of the bird too. The island with the moai cliffs were so cleaver. Thank you for every single one you post, love em, Wendy
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beadtiki
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Joined: Aug 24, 2007
Posts: 929
From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2010-05-11 10:00 pm   Permalink

Will you be calling that set Moai Madness?! tee hee! I loves me some Moai and boy did I get a Mo-EYE-full!
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TikiDaye
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Joined: Mar 26, 2010
Posts: 138
From: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Posted: 2010-05-12 12:40 am   Permalink

Up late...

check TikiCentral "quickly"...

end up scrolling through Kinny eye-candy...

will probably not be able to fall asleep because my brain is once again trippin' on Kinny beauty-madness!!!

lovin' "little rower"...
and "land of the fish"...
and "Moai King addressing the Stone Giants" (insane... intense color POP!)...
and the little dancing bird in "Moai Music" is awesome...
and you got just about everything in , including kava man it appears, on "the new arrivals" with great detail...
and of course I love the revelation piece!!!...
and "Visit to the Jungle Ruins" with the birdmen carved in green (my fav color) stone it appears...

oh, and "Awaiting" is more incredible every time I come across it... diggin' the skulls...

i guess that's about it. go ahead and package all those up and send them my way... i just finished a moai made out of legos i'm sure you would appreciate as an even trade

ok... now i will try to ease my brain into lala land.

peace,
Jason <><


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7590
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-05-16 01:57 am   Permalink

MadDog!
the palette wanders and either dictates or reinforces the mood...
it sure don't go where i tell it most of the time...
I'll make some requests and write some memos
and we'll see if we can get a few jewel-tones in the future!


Jason!
Now that is a Tiki Tongue twister there!
Thanks for the visit!

Wendy-pink is a color that alot of artists are scared of...
I find it a quite respite from harsher tones!
Actually, if you wander over to my Other Crafts/pieces in flux thread
I'm actually working on a Shrunken head with ....
get this.....
pinks,purples,and greens!

Glad my Moai wanderings give you pleasure and happiness!
Mutual inspiration pact in Full Effect!

bead-stick to beading....
and lay off the comedy!


TikiDaye-Over-stimulation,be it television,video games,or psychosis-driven artwork
is not good before bedtime...
Sleepy-time is that chunk of our days that allow us to relax...
May i recommend a good book?

Thanks to all y'alls who visit and smile and walk away with little pictures and stories in your brains!

Well, this new piece isn't exactly Tiki
but it kind of fits into the lexicon of subject matter
so i will share it.
This piece is a reflection of distrust and possessiveness that seems to
not only happen in the jungle
but also in our very neighborhoods....
So it's kind of an analogy/cautionary tale/social commentary piece
y'know...real artsy-like!
I painted it for that upcoming one-man show in November..

If you wanna see close-ups and details,they're on my facebook...
Enjoy you little monkeys!


"the Monkeys"
acrylic and cel vinyl on masonite
16x20



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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4867
Posted: 2010-05-16 09:43 am   Permalink

So creative, I love that the monkeys have such personality and look so devious with their trophy skulls. I feel your mind work as you decide which way to curl the tails or place the flowers and that's scary. Do you ever sleep? Wendy

 
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davidleslie
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Joined: Mar 22, 2007
Posts: 64
From: Utah
Posted: 2010-05-17 5:12 pm   Permalink

Wow.....now that is inspiration! Thanks Ken.

 
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