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Wendy Cevola 9/23/17 More projects plus into the kiln.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-29 7:06 pm   Permalink

Epic Dan and Wendy show

 
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harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
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From: Australia
Posted: 2012-05-29 9:01 pm   Permalink

Hi Wendy and dan,
Such magic in your last few posts! Apart from all the hard work and fantastic results (I don't know which is my new favourite, the murphdog, loris with the mini mini bob, creature bob or the nice black bowl), it's great to see you and dan still enjoying yourselves after so long. Those wedding pics are classic, top marks for Dans "chopper" (as his moustache would be known down here) and your smile is as wide now as it was back then. It's a shame I didn't get to meet you guys at Oasis last year.
Last but not least, as mentioned I'm blown away by your mugs when I finally got them in my own grubby mitts a few days ago. The workmanship is flawless and the colours of the glazes just pop unlike that you see thru the computer screen. They will take pride of place in my future home tiki bar. Pics soon once were back in Oz.
Cheers.


 
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harro
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From: Australia
Posted: 2012-05-29 9:02 pm   Permalink

Edit double post

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murphdog
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2012-05-30 08:36 am   Permalink

Wendy, MurphDog looks amazing, amazing, amazing! You are truly gifted.

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 6939
Posted: 2012-05-30 08:47 am   Permalink

Terrific notes from you all. They were such fun to read and they made me very happy.

VampiressRN I'm happy for everyone who thought up the mugs they wanted. I'm happy that others liked them too. Thank you. We remember our wedding like it was yesterday.

McTiki I love your tikis so much that I request to use one in another painting for Oasis 12. OK??? Soon we'll be having anniversary's of when I first used your designs.

MadDogMike that has been the "I learned a lot from it" bowl. I've heard a lot of reasons why glaze comes off and I believe all of them. I tried to follow all the helpful hints but then it cracked.

WestADad, AtomicTikiPunk and hang10tiki thank you so much.

LoriLovesTiki I buy my gifts too but this time Dan decided to surprise me. I'm getting TV Ears. He said my hearing aids are not enough and the TV is too loud. I hope they work.

harro your note was so good I got it twice! I'm so happy that you and Swizzle have the Torches in AU and that your Tapa mug made it too. Thank you for the compliments.

These photos are for Professor G. If you friend him on facebook you'll see all of his beautiful food photos. These are our brunch.





I keep checking on the drying mugs and bowls. It seems the Creature of the Bob Lagoon is still drying off after his last swim. If he dries too fast he'll crack. Soon I'll start sanding and fine tuning these mugs. Meanwhile it is time to start contacting everyone whose work is finished.





I was lazy yesterday and I thought about my Oasis painting but I didn't start it. I hope I have more energy today. Cheers, Wendy

PS MurphDog I just saw your post, thank you, I'll contact you later today






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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-05-30 11:23 am   Permalink

That's a nice looking brunch, Wendy. Hopefully , y'all are having good breakfasts, brunches, lunches, tea-times, and dinners (and a few refreshing late-night snacks) to keeps your strength up for all of the beautiful work you two are creating.

Some day I'm bustin' out of the Tiki Wastelands just to come cook for you.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-30 6:25 pm   Permalink

Can't wait to see the next painting

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-05-31 1:03 pm   Permalink

Professor G everyone read that one day you would come here and cook for us. Deal, the Buzzy bedroom is waiting for you!

hang10tiki here comes the painting. I'm not any faster painting a picture than I am at doing ceramics. It is a matter of one step at a time.

Progress Report on the Wish List:

I checked on the Creature today and he's still drying slowly. It's going to be 100 degrees so maybe the swamp water will evaporate a bit more.

Yesterday I started my painting for Oasis 12. I'll show you all my steps as I bring it to life. If you ever wanted to paint I will do it as if I'm teaching you how. Even though I'm an armature I do know a lot of steps. In a painting you always start with whatever is furthest away from you and then work forward. So I start with the sky and ocean.

First off I tend to hoard some things but I try to use them too. I save the plastic lids from cottage cheese and cans of coffee. I use them to mix paints. What's great is that once I use one side after it dries I can flip it use the other side and then toss it out when I'm done.

I added a bit of water so that the paint was easier to spread. A spray bottle works great for adding small amounts. After I finished painting this canvas I ran my fingers around the edges to remove any accumulation so it would stay flat.


The first blue paint was straight out of the tube. If I'm going to mix colors then I make enough for what I need for that portion of the painting. I have all my 35mm film containers from before digital became popular. They work great. The stick end of a paint brush works well for stirring and a paper towel takes it all right back off.


I started the sky and then I put down a strip of painters tape where I wanted the sky to meet ocean. I measured to make sure my ocean wasn't going uphill.


After I finished the sky I removed the tape. You get a sharper edge if it comes off with wet paint. If the paint dries sometimes some will pull off your painting.

I did a little purple on the clouds for fun. Now I need to think this through before I take the next step.


I hope you day is sunny but not too hot, Wendy





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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
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From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2012-05-31 3:16 pm   Permalink

Great start Wendy!
I've always liked to draw and paint, but have never taken a lesson, so I'm super stoked follow along.
I already learned to start with what's furthest away
Have a great afternoon!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-31 6:54 pm   Permalink

Great start lil lady

 
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TikiTie
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Joined: May 24, 2012
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From: 'bonedale, CO
Posted: 2012-05-31 6:55 pm   Permalink

This is such a great thread! I've become inspired by the amazing work that you put out. My wife and I signed up for a slip-casting class based on all the "lump-to-mug" info and pics that you've posted. Keep up the great work.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-06-01 08:39 am   Permalink

TikiRootsTocka these photos are not much to see but most paintings start out like this unless you are little lost tiki. His painting are super from the first stroke. You should look at his step by steps. I'm glad I'm giving out some useful information.

hang10tiki you are such a great support here and I really appreciate you.

TikiTie wow I'm super happy to have inspired you and your wife. You should start a thread of your own here and keep us up to date. We all love to watch people learn.

Progress report on the Tiki Oasis 12 Tiki/Spy Painting.

I save the blue tape and re-use it as needed. But if you re-use the tape make sure it is dry or you could transfer paint to areas you don't want it. Here I have put down two strips so that I can paint a dark line at the horizon.

The tape is removed and here is the line. Also note how rough my sky has become. That happens if you don't add enough water to your paint and the brush drags it as you stroke across the canvas.

One challenge is to keep the canvas from stretching. If it does the board holding the canvas will begin to show. Each time you pull paint across it more will be left and it's impossible to hide that later on. Keep the pressure light.
Here is an example. We bought this painting at Caliente in spite of this defect. I'm just showing a corner.

So far Mine is OK.

Using four colors of paint that I mix on the lid I blend this line into the rest of the ocean. The stokes of color become larger the closer they come to you.


Now it was time to remove some of the tiny lumps in the sky. I put my fingers under the canvas and match them to those above holding the sand paper. Gently I sand it until it is smoother. Use water and you won't need to do this but it is a neat trick.


Now I have added a few tiny further away clouds at the left bottom of the sky.


This is a photo to show how I mixed the paint as I worked on the ocean.


Have you ever gazed at clouds and viewed them forming dogs or other objects? I've put two into these clouds do you see them?

Cheers, Wendy
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LoriLovesTiki
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From: NJ
Posted: 2012-06-01 08:45 am   Permalink

You are so multi-talented!

You amaze me.

Looks great already.
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Tavarua Tiki
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Joined: Apr 04, 2008
Posts: 100
From: San Diego
Posted: 2012-06-01 08:48 am   Permalink

I see a bird's head in the middle left, and possibly a car in the lower right cloud. Or maybe I'm hoping I'm on vacation now instead of in the office.

 
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dartharnie
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Joined: Jan 01, 2012
Posts: 94
Posted: 2012-06-01 11:05 am   Permalink

Not only do we get the great "Cevola Ceramic's Show", but now we've ventured into "Painting with Bob Ross" territory. I think multi-talented is understating your skills.

I've just had the most horribly wonderful thing happen to me. My Frankenstein's Bob and Torch Mug arrived...BUT my wife and kids are at work and school. I promised to wait until we were all home to open it and now I'm staring at a sealed box for the next 6+ hours....ARRRGGGHHHHHH!

At least it's a happy pain!

Thank you Wendy and Dan. I'll send and post pictures for you ASAP.


 
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