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Wendy Cevola 11/22/17 Day Seven on the Big Island of Hawaii in the town of Pahoa.
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Posted: 2012-06-01 11:07 am   Permalink

Wendy! Whatcha painting for Oasis?
I'm dying to see your take on the Spy Tiki theme for this one!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-06-01 1:54 pm   Permalink

New photos back one page.


Hi Friends, I just had to pop back in. To answer these notes before I start to paint.

LoriLovestiki thank you so much. I was into oxygen acetylene torch welding but gave it up due to it being way to hot to enjoy in the summer so I don't have as many outlets as when I was younger. I just find all art to be fun.

Tavarua guess what I was running a secret (because of the Oasis theme) contest and you won! Yes the bird and car were what I had placed in the clouds. PM or email your address to me. I'll need it for the Creature from the Bob Lagoon anyway.
You have won one of my new Bumatay necklaces. I'll ship it to you as soon as you send your address. Congratulations.




dartharnie, I'm excited that we mailed your box yesterday and you got it today. That's amazing. It was the cheap route and that takes 5 days. The US POST OFFICE must like you. I'm looking forward to the photos.

little lost tiki were your ears burring as I wrote about you this morning? I have only a vague idea for my painting. I have a spy and one of McTikis tikis to put into it. Where they will go will be decided soon. Thanks for asking. Have you started? Please put a link here so we can all view it soon. Elroy Art Show is even closer and I know we'll be doing our best for that show too. Work Work Work and love every second of it. Cheers, Wendy

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Posted: 2012-06-01 3:30 pm   Permalink

Wendy, that painting is looking great, can't wait to see it develop.

 
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Posted: 2012-06-02 09:10 am   Permalink

Painting is teasing me...

Imma go find something to do for a while. Be back later to check in.

Mahalo

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Posted: 2012-06-02 10:41 am   Permalink

Hi McTiki I think you will see a glimpse of your tiki in one of the photos here but not yet in the painting.

MadDogMike the swap is sure going great guns. Your tile table is really special. I hope you don't have to ship it to the Antarctic.

Here is the Progress report on the Spy/Tiki painting for Oasis. Also I'm keeping an eye on the Creature from the Bob Lagoon. It won't be much longer before I can bisque fire all the Bob mugs that have been waiting.

First off when I start a painting I gather together a bunch of helpful photos. Some from trips, some from Google Images (example type in clouds and click on images and you get a hundred photos of clouds)and if you ask nice you may use friends photos as shown below.


I set them on the painting to see how they look. In the front is McTikis Tiki, in the back a painting off Google and a photo I took of a hut at Crown Plaza Resort last Oasis.


I tape photos together, trim off the excess and put them on the painting and outline them.


I fill in the outline with either black or permanent hooker's green paint.


Then I further outline the base of the building with a silver felt pen.


Looking at the photo I add detail. This will change over and over again as the painting progresses. Nothing is for certain.


On-line I found these great brushes that are good for painting wood grain and thatch etc.


Cutting small pieces of blue tape I position them for the underside of the hut roof.


I also added a bit of thatch to the back edge of the roof.


Now it was time to turn off the lights and spend time with Dan.


Tom Brill bought my Missionary's Downfall Alter Bowl from bavtech at Don the Beachcombers a couple of months ago. It is at the back of the table in this cool photo he put on facebook. He and his friends are making a movie and some tiki art will be in it. I'm lucky that they choose one of my pieces.



Until next time, Wendy
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Posted: 2012-06-02 10:49 am   Permalink

Wendy, thank you so much for the Bumatay i will certainly be wearing it proudly at Oasis this year. I'm honored I won your secret contest!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-06-03 10:03 am   Permalink

Tavarua Tiki I'll look forward to seeing you at Oasis. A photo of you wearing the necklace when it arrives would be cool too.

Progress Report Spy/Tiki painting for Tiki Oasis 12.

My camera is unpredictable. Sometimes closeups are fine and sometimes blurry. Please bare with me. I cut the tape into strips and spaced them out.

Next I put tape at angles for perspective.

I painted the base color.

The tape was removed.

Color was added to the posts. I have chosen the light source to come from the left side so the posts that would have light hit them as been highlighted. So far I've not needed to add shadows.

This photo shows detail on the posts and a rock base.


I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday. Deb comes today to pick up her Tiki Bob bowl and I enjoy the visits that occur at the same time. Cheers, Wendy


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Posted: 2012-06-03 10:27 am   Permalink

Wendy, I love your approach to painting with masking tape and such. It's coming along great!
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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2012-06-03 12:07 pm   Permalink

Wendy,
I enjoy & learn so much from your "how-tos." You are a veritable font of knowledge, Wonder Wendy!
~kele


 
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Posted: 2012-06-03 7:34 pm   Permalink

Great update
Can't wait to see what secrets and updates will be on page 100...
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Posted: 2012-06-04 06:58 am   Permalink

MadDogMike and Kele thank you. I'm watching your step by steps on the swap page and they are excellent.

hang10tiki page 100 is coming up, hummmm.

Progress Report on the Wish List:

No painting yesterday because the Creature from the Bob Lagoon finally dried off.
It was time to fine tune and sand all the Bob's and Missionary's Downfall Bowls.
Sometimes I use the wooden tools on dry clay to fine tune them. It works well for the clay but it can ruin the edge of the tool. I just sand it to bring back the sharp edge.

Here are the 9 bob mugs. I forgot to add the two bowls.

I showed the backs so often it's time to show the Bob faces.

I set up and I don't think I do that again. The air compressor is right at my limit for lifting. Oh, there are the two bowls.

Dan blew off the dust and we loaded the kiln. The bisque fire was done last night and the kiln will open Tuesday.




Here are the carving tools I found at an estate sale yesterday. I love tools.



Today I'll be painting again. It is going to rain here so it's perfect for a day indoors. I look forward to your notes, Wendy
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Posted: 2012-06-04 07:21 am   Permalink

Good morning Wendy! Can't wait to see more of the painting, it's fun watching it come to life. And the Bobs, well, just awesome

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2012-06-04 08:41 am   Permalink

Your painting tutorial is just SOOOOO good! I think you may have been a teacher or instructor in a previous life. You inspire me in so many ways and I am continually awed by your many, MANY talents! Thanks so much for all your posts.
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Posted: 2012-06-04 11:21 am   Permalink

YAY! YAY! YAY!

My heart swells with happy to see the bob train trucking along! And I always enjoy your tutorials-- SO imformative!

~Zero
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Posted: 2012-06-04 12:38 pm   Permalink

Love the progress pics! Great creations Wendy!!

 
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