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page 220! Grab a Drink! Over 40 artworks to gawk at! & New Hidden Harbor mai Tai glass! JOY!
little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 7 days ago; 10:35 pm   Permalink

whoops! Mis-posted this!
scroll down one for the GOODS!

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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7746
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 7 days ago; 11:58 pm   Permalink

Aloha Ohana and Fellow World Occupants!
Well, got a lot to share
a lot to go over
lot to cover
so let's get to it,m'kay?

But first,allow me a moment to answer all my lovely friends
who were so kind as to leave some words here on this post....
As much as i appreciate all the views
sometimes it feels like these offerings are observed by a handful of humans
and a Mothership of Mute sentient Watchers... Silent Observing Mysterious...
So,Watchers,allow me a few lines to thank and chat with those kind enough to stop by for some chit-chat...

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On 2017-03-26 07:40, danlovestikis wrote:
little lost tiki with such an impressive body of work you can have a day off now and then. I always think your work should be in a big thick book but that we are so lucky to see all the pages first. I did read all of your words and not just look at the art. I did notice the dip in the cold water right away. My crawl mug has no water but it does have a ...
Thank you for the time you gave as a gift to post all these creations. I don't have the words to express how wonderful a day it is to find your updates of art.
Many hugs, Wendy



Hello Wendy! Seeing your steadfast comments and sweet support always makes me smile ear to ear. Thank you for all the visits here AND for not only talking the talk,but seriously walking the walk! Your drive,output,and happy heart is SO inspiring! Big Hug to you and Dan! So happy about all the media attention you have received! The world needs to meet you and your beautiful ceramics!
i KNEW you would "get" that little visual humor and i like how you've left your crawl mug "attribute" as a ...
So funny!
ALSO, LIKE MINDS THINK ALIKE... Been thinking more and more about publishing these creations...for now,i'm contemplating a few volumes of Tiki oriented sketches...
paintings,i'd like to wait for full-color Taschen level collection,so that may be awhile....
But for now....
Prepare yourself,as i am going to unleash another tsunami of sketches,paintings,and whatnot.... Crust never Sleeps!


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On 2017-03-26 12:46, GROG wrote:
GROG not sure how you have energy to do more art after doing art all day at work. GROG have to draw a-mile-minute at work and still not have enough time to finish. The last thing GROG want do after work is come home and draw more.



Hey Ernie!
Great to hear from you!
Discipline,my friend....Discipline to make the most of my work breaktime and lunch break to read/research/fill the current sketchbook..... These Tiki drawings are just the tip of the iceberg as i also have been doing studies of work by Cellini,Blake,Bruegel,Benton,etc and other things read or discovered during the week. What is life but an opportunity to push our talents and skills to their utmost? To always strive for betterment? To wade thru the molasses of stuff that keeps us from art?
When one's heart is dedicated towards What they were created for,what could go wrong?
GROG just Lazy. My secret wish is that GROG would be less lazy and add more to the visual betterment of our strange scene...

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On 2017-04-05 12:42, seagoat wrote:
Good stuff as usual. Thanks for sharing all the sketches/ideas/thought process. Will be cool to see the final HH glass. More stuff with Tiki Farm as well, Nice! Still need to take your advice on having the sketchbook around but have been working on things here and there. Cheers!



Aloha Seagoat!
Thank you for your words and happy i can share what i make with a grateful audience...
I do believe you were able to see the Hidden Harbor glass in the reals at Don's marketplace last Saturday....When you make it to the studio i can show you the Top Secret stuff that's in the works!GET THAT SKETCHBOOK! Even a small one.... Thoughts are fleeting,especially in today's ADD world....Write down and sketch anything that FEELS like a great concept.....one can always cross out the "not so good" ones later,but get them written down as inspiration is a fickle and flighty creature
and can disappear at any time....

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On 2017-04-11 06:21, zerostreet wrote:
Amazing work Ken! Looking through your posts I wonder if you've thought of collecting your sketches and notes in a book?



Hey Robert!
Like i said to Wendy earlier....it will happen,but would probably be a few volumes... Thinking of trying to publish at least one collection for Oasis this year... There's just so many to sort thru! I guess manic output is both a blessing and a curse! You've got the publishing thang DOWN and are an inspiration to "hobbyist" publishers like myself... Keep cooking out the goods,Robert... I see at least 7-900 more paintings outta you before hitting that studio in the sky!Thanks for the visit,Sir and hoping you can make it to Cali again sometime....

Well, it is now PUBLIC and i can share some shots of this...
You've seen the development,but now you get to see the GOODS!
may i introduce Hidden harbor's new screenprinted mai Tai glass?

Six colors and Eight screens,it may be one of the most intense screenprinted glasses in all of Tikidom! and i got blisters on my brain and fingers because off it! Gladly, and Joyfully,i may add....
Here's some photos of it.. printed by the Infamous Mean Gene,it truly is a technological marvel of the Modern Age! These aint no 2-color old school screenprinted Smuckers jars your grammaw had!

and here's a couple of views of the continuous landscape wraparound of this Beauty!

and here's the art!


You may have noticed the Tiki in the foreground
it's a Crazy Al Wonder that resides at hidden Harbor in Philadelphia
Adam, the owner,asked that the bar's mascots,the tiki and a Siren figurehead
be showcased amongst this scene..
Here's the Siren...
i put her on the prow of a shipwreck of shore,a warning to those who dare to enter this Hidden harbor!


and here is a sketch of Al's Tiki for this project...



Here's the link if you'd like a few! Tell Gene that Kinny sent cha!
http://www.fallingcocos.bigcartel.com/product/hidden-harbor-mai-tai-glass-set-of-2


and here's some drawings as i attempt to populate the pages of a current sketchbook...
"Nocturnal Village Attack" a future painting for certain!


Another few hut studies to put into environments and SITUATIONS later!


the Secret Island


"Mani Prow Ornament"


"Night Idol"


Moai and Orongo Birdmen
You'll see another piece with these elements as we scroll downward


"Canoe Prow-Yapen Island"


studies for idols in"Moonlight Guardians"
That was the last entry of the last post if you care to see further development...



even MORE Moai Orongo Birdmen studies!
Easter Island just doesn't get old..it's a lot MORE than Moais and Birdmen!


"Meeting House"


a lil landscape Papua new Guinea Massim Area


"the late Night Ceremony"
studies for a future painting?
a painting that's finished but not made public yet?
Hmmmmmmm...


Man! Do i love HUTS!


Re-visitation of an old concept for a yet to be finished Children's Book
HAPPY HUTS!


FISH!


study of Rano Raraku,where they would carve moais out of the mountainside...


This was a fun study,just becoming absorbed into the mastery of carving and textured weathering was well worth the time put into this sketchbook entry!
"Waka Koiwi"


Alright! You're "fairly" caught up on the sketchbook entries....

Now here's some actual DRAWINGS on WATERCOLOR paper
which i've been adding to my drawing vending collection...

"the Little Lost Tiki Sat Down..."


"Ku and Palm"


"Village"


"the Waka Brothers"
my girlie called dibs on this one...


"Waterfall"


There's more,but i need to clean up the files first...
my apologies...

i DO hope there's enough here already to keep you occupied
and mayhaps transport you to some distant tropical world...


Oh yes! Now onto the paintings!
Been working on FIVE hi-quality pieces for a secret thing in the Fall
(Got em all done and more on that later)
so it was a bit frustrating to only have mostly drawings
to share these last few postings...
BUT.....
Don's Tiki marketplace was beckoning
and one can't vend with OLD inventory

Which gives yours Truly
a chance to play
to mixup colors in ways that are almost criminal
and then wrestling them back into the corral....
Some you may recognize from sketchbook studies
others just pop onto the surface
or are hastily channeled with a white pastel pencil
onto the surface.....


"Crybaby"
acrylic on black gessoed canvas
8 x10" i think...


"the Conversation"
acrylic on wood
12 x 12"


This dialog between fish and surface dweller is a theme that has
bubbled up every so often in the paintings
as far back as the late 90's/early 2000's...
Here is the first incarnation of "the Conversation"


and here is a more recent woodburn that expands the narrative...
"Song for the Fish King"
pyrography on wood with acrylic tinting
20 x 20" ?


"the Likely Candidate"
acrylic on artboard panel
10 x 20"

Crocs and Birds... How could i not revisit such a theme?
This one is more sight gag than anything,but radiates a "high art" moral observation
Those who have the most are the likeliest prey of those in need...
or flash your winnings around and it's liable to attract someone who wants it...
Any other suggestions?
Love it when i can get lofty in this Tiki genre!

Here's two older Croc/Bird pieces with the same hungry anticipation
"Dusk on the Sepik River"
acrylic on wood with a Bamboo Ben frame
forgot the size but i think around 2 x3'


"Morning Meals"
ink and bleachpen on ink and tissue paper colored watercolor paper


Here's two simpler offerings
"Tiki Moderne 1 and 2"
acrylic on wood
6 x 12"


Here's one inspired by a sketchbook entry of a while back...
"Ancestor Figure"
acrylic on artboard panel
10 x 20"


Nocturnal Tropicali
acrylic on artboard
16 x 20"


"PNG mask bought in the market in Melbourne"
acrylic on artboard panel
10 x 20"

Been meaning to do some studies of some of the masks in the studio
thinking of doing a few more!

"Spirit of the Drink"
acrylic on artboard panel
10 x 20"


and my favorite...
"Cave of the Ancestors"
acrylic on artboard panel
10 x 20"


This was merely cannibalizing some background elements from one painting
and transporting them into a different environment
but it turned out so well!
i was all rocking in place doing a slightly autistic joyful jig
after finishing this one!
Sometimes everything just falls into place
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

and here's where these fellows were kidnapped from..
"Moai on the River Styx"
acrylic and paintpen on canvas
36 x 36"


and the drawing it was inspired by!


The skull shields were a great way to reinforce the overall River of the dead vibe....

aaaaaand That's all kids,for now
i have around 25 drawings awaiting cleaning up
and then we will meet and talk again!

Thanks for a fun evening Ohana!
Goodnight!

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El Jefe
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Joined: Mar 13, 2012
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From: The Third Coast
Posted: 6 days ago; 11:07 am   Permalink

All looks stellar as always. The glasses came out top notch. I always enjoy looking at your art. Thanks for sharing.

 
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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 6 days ago; 12:25 pm   Permalink

The color in some of these is phenomenal.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 6683
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 6 days ago; 8:00 pm   Permalink

Wow
Like I needed another reason to visit Pittsburgh
Great glasses
Time to book a flight


Love it all sir
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3842
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 4 days ago; 5:02 pm   Permalink

Love, love, love your Hidden Harbor Mai Tai glass and everything else collectively.

 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 4 days ago; 11:15 pm   Permalink



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