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Posted: 2012-01-16 10:49 am   Permalink

Damn Kinny, u r indeed my hero. so much thought, study and WORK goes into each of your projects.

its great to see your shift into modernist mode and how much you've got it dialed in through the process!

GO man GO!!!!!!!


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Posted: 2012-01-16 10:56 am   Permalink

You're going to need some Witco-ish frames for this stuff!!!

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Posted: 2012-01-17 3:26 pm   Permalink

Aloha Ohana!
Well, here i am.sicker than a dawg with a blanket around me and the space heater blowing hard
as i type and share the fruits of more research and results....
now THAT's DEDICATION,eh?

But first......Mahalo again for all your visits and vibes and verb-age
it's nice to know i have invisible companions on this long road of art....


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On 2012-01-04 23:05, tigertail777 wrote:
LLT, Don't apologize for your your sketches they are awesome. I love seeing into your creative process. I have not actually used markers that much, but it looks like a great way to do preliminary comps. I may have to try it sometime. I really dig the drummer sketch, but all of them are very cool.



Mahalo tigertail!
Thanks for visitin!
i guess i speak DOWN on the sketches because they are so quick...like post-it notes,plus i can see the finished product
and the sketch often falls short of it...
BUT.... like you said,
the creative process is something to be shared...
That's where a LOT of the magic happens....
in that kernel of truth
that instantaneous creative spark
Sometimes the sketches just stay sketches
their job is done
they are perfect little misfits...
as for the markers...
i use COPIC markers and TOMBO brush pens
the COPICs are alcohol-based
and the TOMBOS are water-soluble
so they can be blended with a brush and water....
it's a great way to get some life into the sketch
or to do the light and shadow part really quick!
a sketchbook is like a memory catcher
every artist should have one close to them
because sometimes these ideas just pop-in
then pop-out
in a flash!

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On 2012-01-15 02:52, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
L O V E the sketches!~ Chock full of inspiration! Love the building...should be a painting... so many Tikis so little time!



Mahalo Brad!
You are sooo right!
So many Tikis....so little time....
and sharks!
let's not forget about THEM!
Thanks for your talent,encouragement,and being a constant in this artist's life....

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On 2012-01-15 09:01, bigbrotiki wrote:
Kinny, Thank You for sharing your work process, very inspiring, looking really good, man. Love "The Dance", both in concept and in colors...green lawn always reminds me of Palm Springs. And the use of the Sky Palm Motel. Those rock textures in mod structures: Caves for the modern cave man. Have you ever considered putting a modern company "Mad" man in contrast to a primitive idol?



THANK YOU for the visit,Sven! Such a theme as "the Primitive Idol" deserves some long hours of work and thought...There's these two worlds....the Modern and the Primitive.... It's fascinating how each of these culture views these idols... It would be good for our society to glean MORE from these cultures....

Here's a lil anecdote...
was reading Jung's "Man and his Symbols" recently and learned that primitive cultures believe they have TWO souls...their own,and a Bush-Soul......an animal,tree,a river,a bird. Jung explained how these primitive people REALIZED the different parts of the psyche and went about dividing them as such.... Because Modern man has not grasped the different parts of his mind,he is beset by mental anguish and difficulty....
Been struggling with this theme a bit.....but i always gravitate back to the title "the Primitive Idol"
that PRIMITIVE way of living,hunting,surviving
raw....untrained.....honest and brutal....
i knew..if anyone,that YOU would recognize the Sky Palms Hotel!

i think it was the Rocks on that structure=ure that first drew me in!
Caves for the Modern Cave man,indeed!
Speaking of...Have you ever stayed at the Madonna Inn?
During Honeymooning with the first wife
we stayed in the Misty Rock Room with a Rock Wall and Shower!
needless to say,i got in touch with my Modern Cave man.
Never really considered putting a MAD man in any of these pieces..
I usually like to try and keep the "worlds" i paint in specific areas
their own perimeters....
even working on those two Modernist Architecture and Idols
i felt like i was wandering into DawnFrasier or GatoGomezLand
and they both have NAILED that so PERFECTLY and Beautifully
so, as you will see, i wandered back into the jungle on the next batch of sketches and paintings,searching for that perfect painting
to radiate the power of the primitive,yet keeping it locked
into a Modernist style....
Thank you again for inspiring and informing us all
nudging us forward
lighting our tiki torches...
There will probably be 2-3 offerings for this upcoming exhibition
and i'll see which one (or ones) make the grade
and are worthy of the gallery and subject.


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On 2012-01-16 10:49, BigToe wrote:
Damn Kinny, u r indeed my hero. so much thought, study and WORK goes into each of your projects.
its great to see your shift into modernist mode and how much you've got it dialed in through the process!
GO man GO!!!!!!!



Tommy!
it's that Danged mutual Inspiration Pact,as you know....
Sooo stoked you just got that "Subject and Symbols in Art" Book!
It's a DOOZY! Sooooon,sooon,my friend,you will see
how the Masters are truly the Masters
and their stories and tales and deeper meanings
are something for every generation that cares to look
Sooooo looking forward to the Renaissance
that i see bubbling up inside you!
I'm predicting some MIND-BLOWERS this year!
You are a true friend and brother-in-arts
you and Doug always amaze and amuse this demented lil mind...
I'm glad our ArtJams bring up subjects that inspire us all....
Let's all make some KICK-ASS TIKI art for the Ohana this YEAR!
and more ARTJAMS!!!!!
Thank YOU Toe!
You are the Wind Beneath my Wings....
near the BOTTOM area!


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On 2012-01-16 10:56, RevBambooBen wrote:
You're going to need some Witco-ish frames for this stuff!!!
Wowzee!



Sheesh! Thanks Ben!
You don't know the HALF of it!
Boy is on a ROLL!
I'll give you a jingle soon to catch-up
as I've been in an ArtFOG as of late....
I am so Flush with Frames right now
and it is EXCITING!!!!
I still got about 15-16 BooBen beauties for Moasis
and the Ruzic/Toe show in the Fall
and i've been poaching MP frames from a
Church Community Center exhibition
that i haven't followed up on...
i got's seven of what he refers to as "Tijuana Specials"
and he lovingly carves up each one and they're
kinda Witco meets TJ...
Scroll down and you can see a couple...
Are YOU working on some Witco-ish frames?
You got my attention...
Would love to see what YOUR geniusboy mind has thought up!
i am always up for some frames!

Wow!
How did i get so Lucky to get all these Tiki-Upper Echelons a visitin?
Lucky! Lucky!


Welpers....
time to share some work....
some research....
some revelations....
and some FUN!

When we last left off...
"Path to the Cannibal's Hut" piece


and here's the drawing/furthered study


Here's an original vision of the cannibal sculpture,til PNG began to call!


and here's a lil step-by-step
that i shot whenever i wasn't distracted by another painting calling my name....
16x20 masonite
(MP hand cut each piece of masonite
to PERFECTLY fit their frame!
What a time-saver! Thanks Empee!)

Step One:
gesso the masonite
sand it lightly
sketch out the painting with pencil,refining it from the sketch
then start adding in some background colors
and playing with the shading here and there
feeling it out....


Step Two:
color in more areas
try some raw umber washes
et-cetera...


Step Three:
YELLAH! and some gray
and start developing the jungle in the background...


Step Four:
starting to get the outlines and the lines goin...
some shadowing and building up
and started a night sky....


Step Five:


Step Six:


and here it is FINISHED!
"the Path"
acrylic and cel-vinyl on gessoed masonite
16x20


and with one of them MP frames...



After that,i was rarin up to do the second piece
with the Motel and the Pool
and THEN! the primitive called!

and i banged this out as a way to transition from the Modernist vibe
and back to the Jungle....

"Totem"
acrylic and cel-vinyl on wood
with a Bamboo Ben frame!


then it was time to get REAL RAW!
"Sepik Painted Mask"
ink and pastels on Aquarelle paper


This one was fun and Quick and i was so pleased to have achieved that weathered paint on rotted wood look! YAY!

Next ,it was time for some more messy fun!
working wet...bleachpen,and ink brushpen
"Kokomo Bird carving"
ink and bleachpen on Aquarelle watercolor paper

and a detail...


then it was onto the sketchbook and Oceanic Art Books
to find the perfect Primitive...

"Baining Mask"
ink on sketchbook paper


"Shortmeri Carving"
ink on sketchbook paper

This sculpture is a representation of a woman who,after a flood
went to the river and begged her ancestors to help her feed her children,as the village was devastated and there was no food to be found anywhere (her husband had died years before). The ancestor told her to go to the river bank the next morning and to be sure nobody sees her....She went there and found a bird head by the bank. She took off her head and donned the bird head and flew into the river and caught many fish for her three children.After doing this for a time,one of the villagers got curious and followed her to the riverbank... He watched her remove her head and replace it with the bird and then saw her dive in and begin to catch fish. The villager raised his club and smashed the woman's head,forever dooming her to wear the bird head....the end.

Pretty Cool,huh?
Punishment for with-holding from the rest of the clan
is how i interpret it.
which is pretty heavy!
What do YOU guys think?
Are there any meanings that evade me?
Motherhood over Tribal Loyalty?
the destructive power of jealousy?

Anyways... the sculpture is brilliant and i MAY do an abstract of that,but things are busy-ing up around here
so i gotta wrap this exploration up for now
and get pieces done for this....

Well....as comic relief,here are some drunken Cannibals i sketched
whilst art-jammin over Christmas

"Night Terrors"
ink on sketchbook paper


"the Conversation"
ink and watercolor on sketchbook paper


"the Prize"
ink and watercolor on sketchbook paper


Okay!
Back to Subject at hand!
Sketchbook studies

"Yipwan Charm" (Arambak)
pencil and watercolor on sketchbook paper

i really like the play of shapes and shadows on this one....
note to self: worth developing!

and then this came along...
"Sepik Speaking Chair""
pen and ink on sketchbook paper


and here's the painting started from that initial study
on unprimed masonite (sanded down tho ...for tooth)


Dunno what's gonna happen with it from here....it's kind of in limbo for now....

BUT! here's some details for you to oogle at....






Alright! Alright!
I know! I know!
You're all thinking
"Well, Ruzic's been all talking about gettin to the PRIMITIVE
but all he's shown us is some sketchbook crap
a few more developed drawings
and a finished painting
with a step-by-step that was lackluster at best
and totally shuffled thru during those last few steps....
So where's the PRIMITIVE?
where's that truly TIKI Money-shot,MAn?"

well...wait no more dear friends
here it is...
but first...
a build-up.

SOLOMON ISLANDS
Birds!
Canoes!
Headhunting!
and the Canoe Prows!
aaaaah!


that face! DOG-like at times,hmmmmmm?


the POWER!
the Variety!


one of the Cannibal Prows had a bit
of weathered red around the teeth
now if that AIN'T Primitive,i dunno what is!


thus!
a drawing bubbled up...

"Bougainville Canoe Prow" (Solomon Islands)
ink,bleachpen,and pastel on Aquarelle paper


and from that fury of SAVAGERY and PRIMAL inspiration....
a painting was BORN!


"River and Moonlight"
16x20
acrylic and cel-vinyl on unprimed ,sanded masonite
the sanded masonite soaks up the paint juuuuust RIGHT!


and with a glorious MP Tijuana Special Frame!


you like?
i hope so,because i REALLY DO!
That desire to hit on that Primitive vibe is fulfilled
and the frame makes it look so....Museum-like!

i hope you all think it's a successful blend of
MODERNIST (in a wonky cubist-way) execution
for a
PRIMITIVE object of power...

Here's a great synopsis of the Prows...
from here...
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/solo/hd_solo.htm

"Prior to the end of the nineteenth century, headhunting was considered by the Solomon Islanders as a necessary part of life that ensured the health and well-being of their community. Headhunting raids would utilize large, plank-built war canoes with crescent-shaped prows and sterns. Anthropomorphic canoe prow ornaments (1976.351) were standard features of the canoes. Positioned at the waterline of the vessel, these ornaments represented mythological spirits whose function was to ward off danger and ensure smooth seas. They were typically painted black and had shell-inlay designs depicting the face-painting designs used by warriors. These figures were also carved with protruding mouths, artificially elongated earlobes (a cosmetic practice in this region), and oftentimes held miniature heads as an allusion to their role in headhunting. "

Aw Man! whilst googling this,
i found that our dear Gecko has an AWESOME MUG of one! ZOING!
Nguzunguzu (noozoo-noozoo) Mug!!!!
check it out because it is a TREAT!
http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=4559&ind_mug_id=42952

okay...okay...
gimme a break on the segueways
i'm sick...

Here's some details of the "River and Moon" for you!

Here's the face with pearl shell inlays...


Here's a detail of the earplug


Top of the head
with a little peek into the lush jungle in the background


Here's some of the eye and inlay
wandering off into the night sky
having a staring contest with the moon


Here's a WHOLE CLOSE-UP of the face


and,to contrast the crazed face of the gazing Canoe Prow
a bird instead of a skull is placed into the hands
for navigation and guidance
But it's night
and the bird is weary
longingly gazing into the moon's reflection...


and that's all i got for now... and now for some rest and recovery!


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zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-01-17 4:08 pm   Permalink

Wow! Such amazing stuff!

That Sepik mask is amazing! I happen to be painting one right now on a cigar box! Got inspired by Dave Hansen's recent work!

"River and Moonlight" is gorgeous Ken! As are those MP frames!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-01-17 8:04 pm   Permalink

I look at all of your mind blowing art and think I'm lazy. You just pour out all these wonderfully creative pieces that are absolutely recognizable as yours. I'm so lucky to have some on our walls. I feel like I've been somewhere special when I look at your paintings. Thank you, Wendy
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-01-18 06:14 am   Permalink

I'm with Robert, "Sepik Mask" and "River & Moonlight" really stand out for me, love the moonlight colors. If I remember right the Nguzunguzu holding skulls or heads were war canoes and those holding birds were hunting canoes. I like the 2 fisted cannibal

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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2012-01-19 12:38 am   Permalink

You are so amazingly amazing it fries my brain and makes my skull sizzle, Kinny!

WOWZA!!!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-22 8:13 pm   Permalink

Aloooooooooo-Haw!

zerostreet-
mahalo soooo much for the props! PNG ROCKS!
lake Surfer has been goin AWF lately!
as you are too!
Year of the Dragon is bringin in a
rush of creative energy and inspiration!

Wendy-i am the one who is lazy....
you are the ball of energy,my dear!
Thanks for the visit,love!
BUMATAY!!!!!!

Mike-
"If I remember right the Nguzunguzu holding skulls or heads were war canoes and those holding birds were hunting canoes."
Thanks for that! i did more drawing than studying this explosion...
i like the fact it's a hunting canoe as opposed to a war/headhunting canoe prow...
Softens and sweetens the piece a bit...
love you MAN!
can''t wait for MOAsis!!!!!

Zerotiki-glad i could accommodate,my friend!


Here's some progress shots...
Middle Sepik Orator's Stool!
How funny Dave hansen and i were groovin on the same kinda PNG vibe
Middle Sepik,BABY!!!


Details for you,dear Ohana!






and i finally decided to paint the other tiki/architecture piece for the mModern show
and keep River and Moonlight
for submittal to the laLuz gallery kitsch-n-sink exhibition...
empee talked me into it.....
now i'm gonna harass the Toe to do the same!

Remember this one?

"Modern Primitive"
ink and watered down acrylic on Aquarelle Watercolor paper (which is actually 100% cotton!)

(the drawing had a nice dark quality that i achieved by wetting the page and
applying a sheet of black paper over it and rubbing it
giving it a weathered deckled look...
i knew i would fall short of the initial drawing
and actually create something close
but different...

anyways...here are my progress shots...

16x20
gessoed and sanded masonite
pencil sketch from the study
and slight tinting with green


details...






more green and some violet for the undercoat


getting the initial shading/undershadows
DETAILS!!!






time for some COLOR!!!!


close-ups!






then started to add the raw umber "blackline and washes of violet over the greens and browns
to bring the color down....


DETAILS Schmeetails!









More raw umber and some shading and washes of blue....


Let's take a closer look....










Clouds and sky....landscaping....


NO Close-ups!

next step,ripples in da pool! moon reflections...
but still too bright for a night sky,so i MAY do some washes of blue and violet over the whole surface and rub it off,thus darkening it a little bit more....


close.......UPS!












That's it for tonight....
sorry i don't have more time for words....
But you know what Dale bozio says about words....
groan...
g'night!






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Posted: 2012-01-23 01:40 am   Permalink

My friend, I don't know where you get the energy.

Boundless... endless... limitless...

I had to drop in to see what's going on on your thread... and it has made me very tired.
Not to mention I am fighting both a cold and the nighttime cold meds I just took.

But you're latest works are very inspiring, and it is funny the inspiration we both found at the same time with the Orator's Stool.

Awesome, awesome, awesome.


 
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Posted: 2012-01-23 01:43 am   Permalink

By the way, in my latest research outing at the library, I found an extensive description of why so much of the Solomon Islands work has a doglike appearance.
The description escapes me right now, but as soon as I come across it again I will share it with you... may have to make another trip and find that book I read it in.
I have some Solomon's work lined up for future projects this year... very interesting stuff!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-24 01:43 am   Permalink

Hey Dave!
Thanks for the visit!

Energy?
the secret is NAPS!!
1-3 a week

Hope you feel better soon and are getting back to the carving!
it's cold here in the studio in Cali
i can't even imagine Wisconsin!
i salute you in your dedication!

The Orator's Stools are great! the ancestor is embedded and present and it is brought out to help settle village matters...
that Solomon Islands Dog-thing ....i believe.....goes back to their mythology where dog taught them everything,how to hunt and even how to build canoes.....
at least that's how i remember it...
Can't wait to see the work you tackle from the ol Solomons!

Here's where I'm at with that piece.....


added more detail and molding of the contours of the carvings on the face..


some wood grain and texture and rings and a background coming into focus.....


Jungle background with a subtle sun,echoing the eyes of the ancestor



and FINALLY finished this one!
"Pool and Moonlight"
(been really into moons and reflections lately)
acrylic and cel-vinyl on gessoed masonite


Here's his face... i LOVE his eyes!


Would you loik some fruit,Mister?


the two other wooden carvings by the moonlit pool


a Cannibal
(who i would LOVE to make into a mug someday!)


This little guy has actually popped up in a previous painting from my "After Hours" series
with Tiki bar interiors....
Anyways,here's the sketch i had for the mug a while back..


Here's the tribal Carving at the base of a palm
and the side motif on the right


Here's the moon and clouds and a bit of the structure...
i had to do a LOT of color washes to get this NIGHT looking
but it paid off
so daddy is pleased....


The top o the palm
a Witco-ish wood sculpture on the right
some leaves in the corner
and a motif up top


and a final view of the building and walkway to the pool


Thank you again for the visits
G'night ALL!
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Posted: 2012-01-24 06:16 am   Permalink

Slow down Kinny!!! I'm having a hard time keeping up!

Love the vivid colors and the reflection of the moon. That guy looks quite happy with himself for pilfering a bowl of fruit from the patio to take back to the jungle.
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Posted: 2012-01-30 12:35 am   Permalink

Well kids!
Aloha and thanks for dropping in!


Anyways... a lot to share so I'll reply Mikey and go from there...

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On 2012-01-24 06:16, MadDogMike wrote:
Slow down Kinny!!! I'm having a hard time keeping up!
Love the vivid colors and the reflection of the moon. That guy looks quite happy with himself for pilfering a bowl of fruit from the patio to take back to the jungle.



Slow Down?
You're one to talk with that Tahitian Cannibal trailer!
He does seem kinda like he got one over on the occupants,eh?
this one is purdy vivid in person..in a muted down ever so slightly way...
Thanks for being you
and for the visits and comments
they push me forward some days...


Welpers.... running on fumes right now as i am nearing the end of my
MAGICAL INSOMNIACAL WEEKEND PAINTING JAG!
Quickie 1 hour naps whenever i got tired and then Coffee and ZIPFIZZ energy drinks...
This whole weekend has turned into a BIG BLUR of PAINTING!
Was on such a jag (and lack of sleep) that i missed the International marketplace at DTBs today...
Twas worth it,because now i have my two submissions for the La Luz "Kitsch-n-Sync" Exhibition at la Luz de Jesus finished...i just hope the submission date is the 31st
like i remember....Toe and i are BOTH going to be SO last minute on that....
fingers crossed...

Here's the first one i plan on submitting..
"Moonlight and River"

and the second submission is JUST BELOW!

First off... finished
"the Sentinel"
(Middle Sepik Orator's Stool)
image:16x20
18x24 w/frame
acrylic and cel-vinyl on masonite
with the bitchenest empee frame you have EVER SEEN!


Please excuse the colored background
the mp frame 's silhouette is so PERFECT
i just hadda make it stand out...

here's the piece all by itself...


Sorry about not documenting the finishing touches
let's just say they happened and happened fast!
thru 2 discs of "It's always Sunny in Philadelphia" in fact...
anyways,here's some close-ups..

Eyes of the Sentinel
almost like little suns...


in fact... here's a subtle sun in the background
echoing the eye motif
and creating a strange sense of in-continuity
as the lighting that should be emanating from there
is a little "off"...


Here's the body and some detail on the stool...


some more background..


and some more behind his 'ead!


Well... that was a fun 2-painting exploration of this stained glass abstract style
utilizing actual artifacts as the starting point....
i hope they both captured some of the
primitive,savage,and powerful intensity of these objects...

Here's a piece i started during an Artjam on new Year's Eve
and finally finished it...
"Dinner Call"
12 x 18"
acrylic and cel-vinyl on wood
with a Bamboo Ben frame


kind of a play on this earlier,more involved drawing..
"the Cannibal Family"


love the hungry whiny kid...


and Poppa's blabbering away,bringing a bowl of tasty bones from the pile behind him...


as you can see,not much attention was paid to their dwelling....



next piece and all the others following are the result of trying out a new medium...
acrylic gouache...even better than regular gouache....man!
wish i would have known this about 7 years ago!
would have made some earlier pieces a lil less painstaking....

this one was messy and raw and layers upon layers of washes and sanding down and smearing and just gettin all primitive with it...

"the Ancestor's Smile"
(from an East Sepik War Shield/April River,PNG)
6x14"
acrylic gouache on wood
with a Bamboo Ben frame


here's a closeup of the wear and tear i put on this...



Then started working on this simple sweet one...
no real deep message behind this one
just a sunny day
birds in the sky
fish in the water
and....
"Rowing Home"
12 x 18"
acrylic gouache on wood
with a Bamboo Ben frame


this sun is WAY too happy!


and here's the rowers with satisfied smiles on their faces as they return home...


Next piece was a fun play on an earlier sketch
this one...
"Modernist Lono"


would LOVE to make a mug out of this guy someday!
anyways,flanked em and created a pocket for a frontal lono face
and a chance to hide some faces within faces
just for fun...

"Tres Lono"
14x14"
acrylic gouache on wood
with a Bamboo Ben frame


here's a closeup of the wacky simplified cartoony style i tried on this one
i hoped by creating a retro-ish colorway
that it may look more Tiki Moderne with the cartoony feel a side issue...


Here's a little janus style profiles hidden here...


Something about this guy's eyes...


Here's his whole face..


Left Lono...


also i provided a second nose on these side guys
with the nostril acting as an eye...
just for fun!


and for the last piece
i went FULL-ON bright and retro and abstract!
starting with wide swathes of paint for the background
it built up from there....
into...
"the Entrance to Cannibal Land"
10x12"
acrylic gouache on wood
with a Bamboo Ben frame


here's the image by itself


and the two masks on spears...




"the Heist"
12 x18
acrylic gouache on wood
with a Bamboo Ben frame



image only!


the BIG HEIST!


the lil heist....


very sneaky......


close-up of his face....



Well, that's all i gots
and i gots to go to sleep...
work tomorrow....

Thanks again Ohana
for all your pop-ins and comments
and observations
and good vibes!




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Posted: 2012-01-30 02:06 am   Permalink

Really like "the Entrance to Cannibal Land" Kinny


 
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Posted: 2012-02-01 07:19 am   Permalink

Thank you kindly,Lancey!
as you can see,itried a few more modernist pallettes on some of these...
as per your request...


 
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