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Wendy Cevola 11/19/17 Day Five on the Big Island of Hawaii I kept forgetting to change this title
zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-08-05 11:01 am   Permalink

Those decanters are going to be awesome!

I've never done a velvet painting. Would probably like to try some day!


 
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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2011-08-05 11:26 am   Permalink

as always.....tremendous!
~Z.


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2011-08-05 1:31 pm   Permalink

Krikeeeee...that painting is off the hook Wendy. You are an awesome talent indeed.
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McTiki
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Posted: 2011-08-05 2:02 pm   Permalink

Look at you!

Wow! The work that comes from you guys just astounds me.


From spectator to collector, to creator. What a metamorphosis!


Mahalo!


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-08-06 4:00 pm   Permalink

The best part of doing this art is reading the comments.

zerotiki you should try it because its so hard to paint from the front backwards. It's a challenge like painting with your other hand.

VampiressRN, thank you so much, I can't wait until you are home and I can give you a big hug. I'm super happy that mom will be at the crawl, she gets a hug too.

ZeroTiki, see you soon, you are a very hard worker, I'll enjoy seeing your booth.

McTiki, we like to expand our horizons who knows we may whip out a kazoo and do some exotica music! How's your carving going? You know I love your tiki designs.

I've finished the black velvet just in time for Oasis. Now to frame it and get it boxed for the trip. It's so much fun to participate in these events.




It's title is Poele which means Dark Night


H 44 inches / W 36.5 inches with the frame which doesn't show here.

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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2011-08-06 10:49 pm   Permalink

Wendy ... I really like your painting. It is so imaginative. I got to move to the Left Coast ... All of our velvet paintings out here in the Center of the Universe (The Midwest) are either Elvis or Harleys .... Gene
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-08-10 08:46 am   Permalink

Hi Gene, those are two good subjects for velvets. I found a museum in Portland Oregon that is only for velvets. It's on UTube and fun to watch. I'm also watching your gallery thread, I'm ready for your next work.

Here's what I did so far this week. After doing one at a time and lifting them to my turn table over and over I decided to use the mass production technique. So I stood up to paint them all on one side. Left them to dry then painted that side again and so on until I can turn them all to paint the next side. There are six sides to paint because I glazed the bottom too. Then I did the volcano in black and then the red in two colors. Three layers each!













I can only fire 12 at a time because of their large size. 50 total.

Hand painting soon! Wendy









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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-08-10 09:42 am   Permalink

Incredible!
and that velvet turned out stupendous!!!!!!
See you in a week sweetie!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-08-10 11:32 am   Permalink

Wendy, you're going to get dizzy walking 'round and 'round that table! Great velvet, hope I get a chance to see it in person.
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harro
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Posted: 2011-08-10 2:30 pm   Permalink

Wow, you're whole home is turned into a tiki mug making madhouse!!!
Great job, you are a really talented artist!


 
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swizzle
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Posted: 2011-08-10 8:57 pm   Permalink

Looking good Wendy. Just wondering how you went about glazing them on the inside? As you cannot see inside them how do you know that the top surface (with the opening) got covered properly with glaze?

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-08-10 10:51 pm   Permalink

little lost tiki you bet you will see me and Dan's going to take all the photos of the hugs. I'm so happy you like the painting I sure love yours hung in our home.

MadDogMike you too!

harro, nice to have you and Swizzle on my thread. This hobby consumes a shed, the garage, the kitchen and nook and the dining room table. But that's only for these large projects. The rest of the time we are a bit more normal. Thank you so much for the compliment.

Swizzle, for these I filled them half full. I covered the opening with the palm of my hand. Then I turned them every direction and upside down to cover every inside wall. Then I shook them super hard in each direction to make sure no corners had air bubbles. That's as good as I could do it. Then I drained them upside down. Then I used wet paper towels to remove the glaze from the inside of the volcano so that I could paint red glaze there. There are many steps that I should have taken photos of but I just get busy and forget.

Thanks guys, Wendy
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-08-10 11:23 pm   Permalink

OMG WENDY / DAN!!!!!!!!!!!
You Both are an incredible team.
Wendy your velvet really looks great and those those Tiki Bob decanters are awesome!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-08-12 8:09 pm   Permalink

Beachbumz thank you so much.

I've been framed. I noticed in the museums in Hawaii that the old art is in traditional frames so I'm ok with doing it here. Now it's wrapped in stiff cardboard and ready to transport to Oasis.




With a flash from the camera.


I've started glazing my Missionary's Downfall hula girls. I'll hand sculpt a bowl for each one so no two will be alike.



I'm using under glaze. I'll do two with the same body color but the hair will be black on one and dark brown on the other. I'm working on 6 different body colors. I will hand paint the faces and other areas after they are fired.

Cheers, Wendy



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Posted: 2011-08-12 9:09 pm   Permalink

Swizz, I work in a hospital - I have "borrowed" one of the fiberoptic scopes (fibreoptic in OZ) to look inside a blind mug to be sure it was coated



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