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Page 207 New Woodburns and Stuff for Tiki Oasis this Year! :)
hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3069
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-06-10 7:19 pm   Permalink

The Singing Waterfall rocks.

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7568
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2014-06-10 9:28 pm   Permalink

Howdee Fellow Tiki Centralians!

Created a few more pieces for Tiki Oasis this year and a couple more surprises BELOW!

But first.......let's chat it up!

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On 2014-06-04 00:20, lunavideogames wrote:
Love all of your art! I need to buy more of it!
I will go running now if that is something better to do. Possibly for my body, but not my soul



Mahalo for the kind sentiments,LGV! Running is good for both body and soul,my friend... The solitude,the focus,the isolated action...they all aid the soul,so run to your heart's content.And whenever you desire more LLT art,there will always be pieces available for your hut!


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On 2014-06-04 03:49, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Really dig your continued exploration of color in your work, Kinster!
your mood is coming through in those little splashes of whimsy too.



Thanks Lancelot!
Being a lover of color yourself,i am glad you dig...

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On 2014-06-04 07:45, hang10tiki wrote:
Epic eye candy



Thanks Buddy! While the pieces are never as eye-popping as seeing the original,there's still enough OOMPH! there to delight all my friends on the internets!

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On 2014-06-10 19:19, hiltiki wrote:
The Singing Waterfall rocks.



Mahalo Darling! That one was really a joy,as i imagined the sounds and the smells of wet stone and wood aromatic concoctions... I hope the audience is able to feel a lil bit of that magic....

Well, in between creating work for the big November solo show and working four days a week,Tiki Oasis looms...awaiting
and this boy needs some new pieces for the peeps.
Not too many,like last year
just enough...

this way the boy doesn't get run ragged....

"Men's House"
Kuvenmas Village
Blackwater River
Middle Sepik region
Papua New Guinea
pyrography on wood with cel-vinyl tinting
6x12"


here's a close-up of the front of the structure
with inset tiki and crocodile mid-beam


the row of trees behind the men's house


the jungle behind the village


the side of the building,with porches and windows and support poles


the distant jungle on the other side of the piece


Here's a reeeeeal close-up of the tiki in the inset on the front of the men's hut..You can get a real good look at the rough nature of the woodburning...



"Waft of the Sea Breeze"
acrylic and cel-vinyl on wood
6 x 12"


a fun sweet painting in a modernist-inspired style
Here's a detail showing the Uli-Uli and distant bay


and here's the Heiau with a pair of Hawaiian Tikis carved into thew support poles...


and now.....
Here's some fun behind the scenes stuff!

As you already know,my ultra-talented and extraordinary art-mate Thor and i will be vending out of our suite near the pool this year at Tiki Oasis this year.
Well, Holden was kind enough to pitch us each doing a mug and a bowl to premiere at the event...Needless to say,we were thrilled and up for the challenge.
That challenge being to come up with some concepts
get two approved
and then create final art for the sculptor
all in about a week....

Usually a mug simmers slow roasts percolates for a bit
being fine-tuned and re-examined over a month or so...

Not these!
Reliance on initial thoughts and seasoned and trained instinct had to come into play.
Here are some of the sketches i sent to Holden. The chosen mug and bowl have been blurred out to enhance the anticipation...


These were mostly gleaned from old sketchbooks and characters/mugs
from my Tiki bar interior paintings...
These two rely on texture
to reward the owner with a nice feel..
something to stroke while sitting in a booth and chatting with your girlie...
On this page is a Modernist style aquatic bowl
to satiate my educated sophistimicated side
and then the silly side concocted the happy sad shields on a thatched "wall"
a light-hearted papua new Guinea inspired vessel...


Here's a page with a bunch more concepts
Modernist Moais
Maori rowers
and Fishies and Coral!



a Dopey Gope
a big bold Tropical Moderne thin sleek mug
and a grumpy fellow lifted from "Pele's Diamond"
a spy-themed Cocktail scene painted for the Tiki Oasis Spy exhibition


and here is another mug concept page
(with the Mystery Mug blurred out for now)


i just LOVE the top left mug
it would be a Tiki bar wall scene in low relief...
If any of youse want to make some of these for me
let's talk.
i just don't have the motivation to branch out in mug production today....


And here is our last page of concepts
(with the mystery bowl blurred out)
"Dammit Janus" my favorite name of the batch
i was kinda hoping for a Janus style mug-but oh well...

Anyways...Hope you all enjoyed this brief little share
Thanks again for visitin and enjoying the work...
See you all SOONS!


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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3729
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-06-11 08:27 am   Permalink

Busy man
Can't wait to see it all at Oasis

_________________
Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7568
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2014-06-17 10:47 pm   Permalink

and you will,hang10,ol buddy!
Not as much product as last year,but a sizable selection to oggle at..
Preparing for that AND a November show can be quite daunting
i may need an end of the year vacation!
See you there!

Alooha Folks!
Well it's been a few days and to assure you that i haven't been slacking,here are a couple of more pieces for your ocular amusement..


"the Hidden Waterfalls"
Copic marker and pencil underdrawing on Aquarelle Watercolor paper
16.25 x 12.25"


Decided to play around with some
not so typical color palettes this session.
For his drawing, i just sketched out the initial landscape
in pencil
then decided on the mood and semi-light source,
and just winged it with copic and Chartpak markers...

Maybe enjoying the fumes a lil too much,but hey...
there aren't many perks when you're an old workhorse!

As planned,it began to take shape with a Paint by number feel.
That and the kind of 40ish wallpaper look/reminded me of some of the earlier print work we did at Hawaiian island Creations and Rusty back in the 90s...

those old fabric prints-
especially some of the Conversational ones
have this nice breakup/simplification of the
forms and plants and water and occupants...
Nice chunks of colors,
relying on a graphic breakup/easy to cut screens.
i think it was there that my love of
mythology and Tikis and the Exotic
translated into a love for old fabrics and graphics
from that whole poly-Pop era
(we just didn't know what to call it back then..)

the more playful the better with Rusty....
and a nice appreciation of Hawaiian culture,from Tropical prints to more down to earth native inspired art..
a playful mix of insider and outsider was the fare at H.I.C.

Anyways..
i hope you enjoy stumbling over the vegetation
with palms casting long shadows
diving into the cool clear water
RIGHT as the orange rays of evening begin to saturate it.....

THAT..My friends,is what i hoped to communicate in this piece...
Plus i wanted to investigate subtracting a step from the process... to see if i could get the same point in a more restrained manner...

Anyways...
NEXT UP.....
if you remember a week or so hence
(ALWAYS wanted to use the word "hence" in a sentence,but could never find the PERFECT opportunity.. this JUST might pass...)
i had produced an olive and green fanciful little drawing called

"Pele's River"


the olive and red
a kind of chancy combo
BUT just enough challenge to translate it into a painting
BUT with a reddish orange AND DARKER olive ground
and that ol angel of inspiration whispered."aqua"
and i knew i had the color that could
BIND the whole composition together
AND deflect any insider artist jibes about marketing for Christmas
with the red and green combo....

Well here is what happened..
Ordered some BooBen frames
and he got me some good'uns!
as you will see shortly..

"Pele's River"
Acrylic and cel-vinyl on wood
with a big hefty Beautiful Bamboo Ben frame
19.5 x 20.5"
painting 14 x 18"


and here it is
sans frame to envelop you into the WORLD before you!


and now let's wander about this fantastical landscape..


Here is the bottom left
where our journey begins....
My favorite area with an obviously Fireproof wooden bridge...



Next we carefully watch our steps and arduously reach the first hut,
an outpost of sorts...
My apologies for mixing a
Ku Tiki
a Hawaiian Goddess'river
with a Papua New Guinean Shield and House..
But hey.... Why not?
if you'd like to see it all Authentic
then paint one
or commission yours truly



a little oasis of palms

Now be careful!
We're going to have to leapfrog over to the next hut....



Next we can take a gander at the FireBowl eater
BigToe was concerned that he might get indigestion...
He's a KU!
KU STRONG!
They eat fire for breakfast!


Nomnomnomnom!

Here's one more closeup of that ever-lovin bridge
my favorite area on this painting
the place i visit the most


and a final EXTRA ULTRA CLOSEUP!
to really get in there!



and there you have it...
i can now hit the pillow
assured that i was able to inspire and delight some friends!
Aloha!



www.kinnyruzic.com Art Blogs Wishes Fulfilled!
I'm on Facebook too! under my real name Ken Ruzic
Yeeeeeeeah!

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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3069
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-06-18 8:46 pm   Permalink




Just love this piece.


 
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TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
Posts: 781
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-06-18 10:49 pm   Permalink

Awesomeness. Loved the tour of "Pele's River"- digging the warm (hot?) tones of that painting, look forward to seeing it in person.

Man, I have a (similar, just not as groovy) drawing for a mug not unlike your bar wall vignette. I'll have to scan the scrapbook and send it to you, if I can find that scratching on the pad. I was never able to execute it, but now maybe I'll give it a go & do my darndest.

Keep on keepin' on, love seeing all the newest work!


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7568
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 22 days ago; 11:12 pm   Permalink

Aloha Folks!
Well what a thrilling week!
Found out that i'm not only in the TikiPop exhibition in Paris
But...... I got in the book too!
How thrilling to be included with so many talented friends!




But! it's getting late so i have to do some chatting and then
post some new work for y'alls

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On 2014-06-18 22:49, TikiAno wrote:
Awesomeness. Loved the tour of "Pele's River"- digging the warm (hot?) tones of that painting, look forward to seeing it in person.

Man, I have a (similar, just not as groovy) drawing for a mug not unlike your bar wall vignette. I'll have to scan the scrapbook and send it to you, if I can find that scratching on the pad. I was never able to execute it, but now maybe I'll give it a go & do my darndest.

Keep on keepin' on, love seeing all the newest work!



Hey Ano! Thanks for Enjoying the River Tour!
Would LOVE to see that mug
SOMEBODY has to make one!
it's just too good of an idea,huh?

Anyways... Here's some new pieces for Tiki Oasis!
"Dawn at the Waterfall"
25.5 x25.5"
acrylic and cel-vinyl on wood
with a Beautiful bamboo Ben frame!


just the painting!


Closeup of the Waterfall


a Volcano!


See No Evil Kanaloa


Speak no Evil Lono


Hear No Evil Ku



Next piece!
This is for the BEYOND SQUARESVILLE exhibition at Oasis!
"Polynesia Bohemia"
20 x 16"
acrylic and cel vinyl painted onto a wooden construction crafted by our very own Bamboo Ben!


Here's a view of the dimensionality of the painting


Here's a pic to show you how the wood rectangles were stacked


a Maori with a Stand up bass


a Moai with a Saxophone


a Coconut monkey playing guitar


and a ku at the bongos! Crazy man!


a lil PNG shield spouting out some MAD poetry


a lil still life in the corner to set the moooooooooood


"Aripa (female) figure"
Middle Sepik,
Upper Korewori / Inyai-Ewa people
6x12"
acrylic and cel-vinyl on wood



ACTUALLY got to see this incredible sculpture at an exhibition in San Diego a few years back.... Stunning attention to detail and intensity of execution...There is an art spirit that inhabits all cultures.....
Well that's it! Get to see Bradley Parker on Friday!
Gonna share a drink with mah buddy! YAY!
and buy books!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for visiting Folks!

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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7568
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 10 days ago; 8:58 pm   Permalink

Aloha Ohana!
Well, was able to take a break from Art
and immersed myself into the new Planet of the Apes film Saturday morn...
Worth the ticket price!

But...JUST so you know that i haven't been slacking
Here is a PORTION of the week's labours in preparation of August
not ALL of them... a PORTION of them..
for your enjoyment...

First off..
needed some woodburns for Tiki Oasis this year
so.....delved into pyrography for a spell...

"the Morning Meal"
pyrography on wood with cel-vinyl tinting
12 x 4"


revisited some popular/favorite themes

"the Crying Cannibal"
pyrography on wood with cel-vinyl tinting
7 x 9.5"


"Hungry little Cannibal King"
pyrography on wood with cel-vinyl tinting
6 x 7.5"


"the Expedition" (untinted)
pyrography on wood
9 x 12"


Went for a red-orange sunset
an end of the day expedition..

"the Expedition"
pyrography on wood with cel-vinyl tinting
9 x 12"


"the Line-up"
Pyrography on wood
with acrylic gouache,matt acrylic,and cel-vinyl tinting
6 x 12"
Private Collection


untinted


Also did some affordable smaller pieces for
all my friends with limited budgets..

"the Prized Shield"
mixed media on wood
6x6"


Loved this guy so much,decided to paint him again!
"Coconut Monkey"
Cel-vinyl and acrylic on canvas
5 x 5"


and created these three lil abstractions of three of the Hawaiian Tikis
"Ku" "Kanaloa" and "Lono"
Cel-vinyl and acrylic on canvas
5 x 5"


Well....that's all i got's for today..
Hope they make you smile!
Thanks for visitin!







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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posts: 5860
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 10 days ago; 9:15 pm   Permalink

Hey Kinster!
Everything is mind-splosion enlightening nirvana
but those panels of "Polynesia Bohemia" well man that is out of this world.
you're a Bossa-Nova Superman with a paint brush, daddy-O.


 
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