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Page 212! Four new drawings and some Blood Orgy of the Behemoths pix!
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Posted: 2015-05-18 04:55 am   Permalink

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JenTiki
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Posted: 2015-05-18 07:34 am   Permalink

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Perhaps you remember this picture from a while back..
"the Watering Hole"



I think the bowl in this picture needs to happen in real life. Maybe something for Wendy's next Wish List!?


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2015-05-31 12:34 am   Permalink

ALOHA Ohana!
Well, How in the HECK are ya?
Been a busy week
tryin to see mad max but plans keep gettin bumped
Show preparation and all....
Well... despite all the busy-ness surrounding the studio
i did get a small pile of drawings done
Studies and reveries preparing for Tiki Oasis
both as affordable art for the people
but also STUDIES for paintings...
workin out all the compositions and themes
and picking the cream of the crop for August!

You are in for a treat
and i hope that viewing and exploring them
was as fun as thinkin em up and blazing the trail for my friends!

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On 2015-05-18 01:07, swizzle wrote:
Great stuff as usual Kinny. I'm loving Wendy's sketch an THAT FIFTH DRINK is FANTASTIC. Hope i get to see it in person.



Hey Swiz!
Do i get a whiff that you may be at Tiki Oasis?
THAT would be a treat.
Your observation,i have to admit,is accurate....
it achieved all i wanted it to..
captured that sense perfectly..
Elevated it from a visual gag to an actual EXPERIENCE..
Upped a notch from the original drawing....
in fact,here they both are,JUST for you,mate!
And thank you for the continued encouragement and STOKE!




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On 2015-05-18 01:48, tikicoma wrote:
Horrible stuff! Just awful!
You should just put The Fifth Drink in the mail
and send it to me to purge yourself of your shame.



Pssh! tikicoma,you must think i was born in Illinois or something
to fall for such a blatantly OBVIOUS attempt to enrich yourself
thru little effort or downright trickery...
WELL, Dear Friend,that is NO way to go thru life
All the gains will be hollow
and you will never know the struggle,thought,and hard work
it takes to maintain such a high standard of semi-quality output
can be the best reward a soul can reward itself...
While you're contemplating that
Here's a peek into the joys that can be found
in creating as opposed to acquiring an object
Here's what Henry Miller has to say about that!
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/01/21/to-paint-is-to-love-again-henry-miller/


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On 2015-05-18 02:04, tigertail777 wrote:
God... you know your sketches are so good sometimes I have a hard time telling them from the paintings. Maybe I shouldn't say that... that would like quadruple the speed of your work to skip steps and send the earth spinning so fast we would end up going backwards in time.

Love the Mandalas... so freaking insanely intricate. Admit it you have clones of yourself.



Hey Tigertail! How have you been?
Been so laser-beam focused that i haven't had much time for catching up .
After the June Opening of the Behemoths exhibit
i look forward to visiting everyone on here
and smiling
and feeling the hair on my arms tingle
as i see all the goodies and feel the mana!
Well, the drawings are just play for bigger pieces,
but i try to finish them enough so that they are actual pieces....
There are a lot of collectors who enjoy them,
viewing them as a window into the beginnings of ideas,
the fetuses...
the seeds....
Also,they have said that they feel there is a
more tangible presence of the artist
on drawings over paintings...
The closest thing i could liken it to
would be that person who could physically imprint thoughts onto clay,
i saw it in some Forteana book....
"A psychic imprint is also an echo of an emotion,
an emotional memory of an event that occurred by those who experienced it."
it rings true a bit
unless one accounts for the HOURS of psychic imprinting
that goes into a painted masterwork..
So,by that logic
(sorry,it's the Socrates in me)
Perhaps the painting "MANA" has been tread and retread
whereas the "MANA" of the original sketch is purer and undiluted
by the hours of thought and care that go into a painting...
AND they're FUNYUNS!
Imagine just cranking out compositions
and developing them,adding details
having them revolve around FOUNTAINS
and GROTTOES
and PORTHOLES
and PROWS
and FISH TANKS
and you have what occupied a few blissful escapism evenings at the drawing board
Which i will share below..

And as for time going backwards
i am much more concerned with CERN
and the problems that could arise
if the scientists forgot to carry a 3 or something....

and you say ya like the mandalas?
Well, decide to play with perception in a few of these drawings
attempting views from different and impossible angles
echoing the Cubist's drunken view of their world....
Why not use that as a Starting point to depict our Bar Culture?
More Below,Buddy....Hope you enjoy them!

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On 2015-05-18 04:32, johnnyvelvet wrote:
Your work is a divine madness! [or did someone say that already?] I wish I could create 1/1000th of the wonder you produce. Your mandalas are hypnotic, too. Good on you KR!



Thanks Buddy!
Onward and Upward!
The beauty of our movement is the freedom to explore and at least TRY things...
If they fail,at least the path was explored..
If they SUCCEED,then the rewards are obvious
and a proud papa am i!
Mahalo for the kind words and i can only hope
to inspire you all to create more so i can take a lil break!
tho probably not...


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On 2015-05-18 04:55, RVICTOR wrote:
LLT-
Some artists channel the creative energy of the universe like tuning into a dial of a radio. Others have broadband. The force is strong with this one.



Actually RV,
i have a massive array of coat-hangers on the studio roof
with a wire that runs into the aluminum helmet i faithfully wear while creating...
i can hear the dance of the cosmos,the groan of the celestial wheel!


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On 2015-05-18 07:34, JenTiki wrote:
Quote:

Perhaps you remember this picture from a while back..
"the Watering Hole"



I think the bowl in this picture needs to happen in real life. Maybe something for Wendy's next Wish List!?



That would definitely be a Wish Bowl,as it would have to be at least 18" wide...
But MAn!
What a statement that would be!
Or a Centerpiece bowl filled with fruit and flowers!
A Fountain wouldn't be a bad call on that either! Thanks for the inspiration and visit!

And now,my Fellow Tikiphiles
here are some of the drawings created this past week

the first...
"A Night to Remember"
pencil,pen,and marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper
14 x 10"


This one is a colorful bold capturing of the swirl and tumble of
a Wild evening with good friends... This is close to the feeling
experienced on MANY a tiki event...the Hukilau comes to mind....Aw MAN!

We'll start the Closeups with two unenthusiastic mugs
and a finely crafted Pseudo-Tapa festooned bowlful of CONCOCTION


a tropical fish fused with a well contented tiki
You can see how i played with the two views of this mug
as well as the upturned overhead view
Looking "down" into the container
a common device amongst the early Surrealists
and a Bowl of Fruit,of course....
Which i may or may not have nibbled from
which may or may have not been someone else's table...


Here we can see the flip side of the mug
With his world shifting around like a spin on the Zipper at the Orange County Fair
No Wonder he's Smiling so BIG!


Here's a view of our smiley friend
but with a background,to show him in relation to the
other areas jutting out and jumbling about the picture surface....
See how that works?


Below we have a cousin of my PiNGo mug and a whineybaby
who probably just needs some food or a 10-minute nap...



"Drinks before Dinner"
pencil,pen,watercolor,and marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper
10 x 14"


This piece has a nice bamboo back wall ,Two Chippy Shields
and a little Diorama-ish Side garden next to this table..
a Hibiscus sets a clear boundary to the moods of the alternating
Bowl carrying tikis sculpted on those mugs....

Here's a detail of one of the shields and the 3 Fishfloat lamps
with a very simplified rope constructed of dashes!


Alright.... Are you ready for a total Mind Feck?

"Expedition at Closing Time"
pencil,pen,watercolor,and marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper
14 x 10"


This one distills all the drinks of the evening
and how they ALL decide to chime in
around Closing Time...
Here is my frail attempt at capturing that ephemeral fleeting experience
that a lot of us share...


For this drawing,i wanted to captured tables jutting out
and small secret recesses
and cluttered tables
moist with dew
or MaiTais...
We begin with the Clamshell Bowl,a suitable centerpiece ceramic
full of delicious libations
a few sips from the Moai's topknot
and then a few quick slurps from a verdant fish and it's onto the volcano mug to the far right....

Here's a PAN BACK to reveal the lil Moai in the corner..


Here's a full view of the
angular dissection of the Volcano mug



A Purple Cannibal gnaws on a skull
while a Fish mug out of water
is wondering why he's out of water!

and we end our stumblebum tour with a stacked cartoon bamboo mug i would LOVE to make!


"Mid Day at the Village"
pencil,pen,watercolor,and marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper
10 x 14"


Decide to attempt another Bird/Face Morph on a shield...


"Still Life with Society Islands Prow"
pencil,pen,watercolor,and marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper
10 x 14"


Here's a Closeup of the Carving in the grotto with a lovely plumeria
a nice light beams down from the top of the arch,making for a dramatic display
especially with the decorated skull resting at it's base....
Oh and if you look at the previous picture,
there's my favorite cartoon bamboo Four-Cornered Dream Mug!


"the Fish Tank"
pencil,pen,watercolor,and marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper
14 x 10"


This piece was inspired a bit by Rufus and the Bahooka
and that special certain lighting
a tankful of water gives off...
as well as invent a few more mugs for the table...


Again,another plumeria,and a nice dusty old net
hanging from the ceiling...

"the Fountain"
pencil,pen,watercolor,and marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper
10 x 14"



This one was a great opportunity to create a special little world
everything fell into place on this one...
the fish float lights
the three shields on the tied bamboo wall
the fountain
the shy tiki in the undergrowth
the puffer and skull mugs
i couldn't have asked for a better set of actors to pose for this one!



"the Porthole"
pencil,sharpie,watercolor,and marker on Aquarelle watercolor paper
10 x 14"


Between Danny and Doug,the porthole has been handled perfectly
adding just a touch of the nautical to a Tiki bar's interior...
Well, seeing as i've always loved the idea of porthole aquariums
here it is....
my contribution to Portholedom...


Now ,pay attention
because here's a mug i REALLY want to do!
the Far right of this page contains the Drunken Islander
double fisting with tongue out and....
here's the clincher.....
the total unsure steps all crossed over each other..
Cracks me Up!


Well, it's late
so I'm gonna plug this Friday's Show
and call it a Night!
Thanks for all the comments
and for visiting!
made my night to hear your thoughts!

Mahalo!


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Posted: 2015-05-31 12:41 am   Permalink

DOUBLE POST
OOPS!

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-05-31 08:34 am   Permalink

Wow
No one makes tiki drinks look as good as you do
Me so thirsty

Dig the porthole too
Funny
Just saw 3 in a model home recently
In a room above a bed
The Hidden TVs were playing great "fish scenes"
Here are pics









Keep up the great work
Stunning as always
Your use of colors is killer


Jon



 
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danlovestikis
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Posts: 5494
Posted: 2015-05-31 09:56 am   Permalink

Love Love Love waking up to more of your delicious art. Fish Tank and Porthole genius. I love the clutter of the table tops with tiki goodness. So much fun in each painting. Yesterday I stood in front of my llt mug painting from Oasis and just enjoyed myself. Thank you for continuing the joy today. Wendy
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 21 days ago; 12:25 am   Permalink

Hello Kiddies!
I am SO thankful and delighted that our
BLOOD ORGY OF THE BEHEMOTHS exhibition
was such a Smashing Success!
and we have all of you to Thank...
For your enthusiasm and support
and Ohana Love!What a turnout!

Doug and candy only have a handful of pieces left!
How incredible is that?

Here are a few photos of the evening to share with you...










Here's a link to the Facebook event page with TONs of photos
from the Opening...
https://www.facebook.com/events/812361892170278/permalink/878359225570544/

Here's a link to ALL of the pieces in the Exhibit!
http://kinnyruzic.com/gallery/blood-orgy-of-the-behemoths-exhibition-complete-artwork-and-posters-june-5-2015

and this Saturday,We will be holding a
Docent Tour/Walkthru of the exhibition
this Saturday June 20th 7 to 10pm


Alrightio!
With that out of the way
we can get to chattin with some friends
and THEN we'll delve into some new work

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On 2015-05-31 08:34, hang10tiki wrote:
Wow
No one makes tiki drinks look as good as you do
Me so thirsty
Dig the porthole too
Funny
Just saw 3 in a model home recently
In a room above a bed
The Hidden TVs were playing great "fish scenes"
Here are pics





Keep up the great work
Stunning as always
Your use of colors is killer
Jon



Those portholes are KILLER,Jon!
What a great idea!
the whole illuminated vibe resonated as well..
The piece i had for the prehistoric category
of our Behemoth's exhibit was one of those illuminated
moving Hamm's beer style sign i adapted into
a cryptozoological peek at Mokele-Mbembe
a possible living dinosaur in the Congo...

Here's the piece...


and here it is illuminated!


Mahalos again for visiting and spending the time to leave some lil inspiring observations! Gave me a lil thrill!

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On 2015-05-31 09:56, danlovestikis wrote:
Love Love Love waking up to more of your delicious art. Fish Tank and Porthole genius. I love the clutter of the table tops with tiki goodness. So much fun in each painting. Yesterday I stood in front of my llt mug painting from Oasis and just enjoyed myself. Thank you for continuing the joy today. Wendy



Ah Wendy!
Thank YOU for your tireless Work and Love! You are a steadfast and consistent inspiration with your energy ,talent,and sincere heart.
Love you Darling! Dan too ,i guess!
Made a Waterfall piece this batch and thought of you!
Keep up your tremendous output,Darlin!

Well..it's getting late
and workweek starts tomorrow
so let's hustle thru these new works...

"Still Life with Clamshell"
10 x 14"
Watercolor and marker on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


and a close-up....pure rushed messiness
As you may have noticed
it has been a period of prepping for Tiki Oasis
gathering painting ideas and compositional inspirations...



"the Village"
10 x 14"
Watercolor and marker on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


and some close-ups of the monolithic Tiki and huts...




"the Waterfall"
10 x 14"
Watercolor and marker on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


details of the fish float lights


a little fellow hiding behind one of the giant clamshell basins








This last piece was a LOAD of fun!
Wanted to get all messy and Splattery and Steadmanish
So i went big on this one...

"the Jungle Cave"
14 x 20"
Pen and ink and watercolor on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


and some close-ups so you all can get a gritty feel of the
splotches and splatters...


this piece was very stream-of-consciouness in the sense
it was a very shoot from the hip pencil drawing
and flicks of wet ink filled brush
and the scritchy-scratching pen nib and sumi ink!








Well... i think you are all properly caught up....
But to be fully honest
i do have an almost finished piece for Atomic Tiki Terrors
and a started piece for tiki Oasis' "Yesterday's future Today"
which have to remain hidden and Top Secret for now
but i will release hints very soon...
have a great night Ohana!
and thanks for all the Love!


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double post...oops!


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Posted: 10 days ago; 06:41 am   Permalink

Awesome as always

A double post by you is always welcome...


 
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Posted: 10 days ago; 09:35 am   Permalink

I think your ink blotch paintings are eerie and fun like a psychological test. The more I look the more I read into them. I don't know if I'll sleep tonight!!! Hugs at Oasis coming up, Wendy
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COOL-Amazing Stuff again KENNY!
anytime I need a re-CHARGE I take a read through your new thread posts!
YEAH!
YEAH!!
A W E SO M E !
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