||Keeping velvet tiki art alive...? TWO PIECES ARE WRAPPED! YEAH!
Joined: Mar 20, 2013
From: Northern California
|Posted: 2013-04-12 07:36 am  Permalink|
Robb, I love your work so much that I wrote you a swooning fan email. I hope you got it. I think you are the god of velvet.
Joined: May 12, 2004
From: "I've chopped my way through real jungle
|Posted: 2013-04-12 08:16 am  Permalink|
Though I have been on this forum for over 10 years now, for some reason I never checked out this thread. This is incredible stuff! Wow!
"yer jus not tuned into the series of tubes yet, let it soak in".
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Mar 07, 2008
|Posted: 2013-05-01 7:05 pm  Permalink|
Yes - I finished the architectural piece, "...A Cool Pad, Baby 4". This one was a long, long road (about 4 months), but I feel that it is a real evolution of the original piece I did in 2008.
I also finished the fourth and final copy of the "Tiki Vignette 3", which I did over about 3 weeks. This is one of my favorite pieces to do. It is really, really cool to look at in good light, thanks to the super-luminous paints by Windsor Newton.
This pic shows how I have to work in the middle of a ton a chalk dust and guess how it's gonna look after it is cleaned off.
More chalk dust, and a ton of cadmium red dark.
Here are the two finished pieces:
"...A Cool Pad, Baby 4" - 24"x36" - oil on velvet.
Closeup of left half.
Closeup of right half.
Closeup of sky area. The stars of slightly visible at this range.
"Tiki Vignette 3" - 4 of 4 (final copy) - 36"x18" - oil on velvet.
I guess I've gotten motivated here. It might be a while before I turn out another piece, but I have one I'm working on that oughta be pretty cool. Thanks everyone for the incredible support.
You guys are the greatest.
Grand Member (3 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2013-05-01 8:09 pm  Permalink|
Robb, that "Cool Pad" turned so awesome! Absolutely beautiful. A small group of us were sitting around Mojave Oasis a few weeks ago talking about how amazing your art is
Clay, the oldest and most divine art media;
"And now, from the clay of the ground, the Lord God formed man" Genesis 2:7
Pirate Ship Tree House
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2013-05-01 9:32 pm  Permalink|
OK I will trade you my car for that!
you want a slave i'll get you slave, that's how cool that is!!!!!
Joined: Sep 03, 2011
From: the Tiki Wastelands
|Posted: 2013-05-02 04:44 am  Permalink|
And once again, Wow.
Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|Posted: 2013-05-02 06:30 am  Permalink|
Now that they're wrapped up, feel free to ship them to my house, postage due.
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: 2013-05-02 07:37 am  Permalink|
Hanging on your walls or did they sell n ship to some lucky Tiki Peps?
HowZ about a teaZer pic on next project...
Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!
Joined: Mar 11, 2011
|Posted: 2013-05-02 07:43 am  Permalink|
Robb I have to say I love the yellow hibiscus painting I bought from you a few years back but my ultimate goal is to own one of those gorgeous architectural pieces.
Considering I know how much they drive you crazy to paint because of those super straight lines I thought I would give you fair warning!
Beautiful red tiki in that vignette as well.
Nice to have you back!
|little lost tiki|
Joined: Jun 12, 2006
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
|Posted: 2013-05-02 08:12 am  Permalink|
What a welcome sight after your Hibernation!
you Amaze me,Chum!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2013-05-02 08:15 am  Permalink|
Robb Hamel = Art Ecstasy. It is pure pleasure to view your work, Wendy
Joined: Mar 10, 2011
From: Gresham, Oregon
|Posted: 2013-05-03 3:58 pm  Permalink|
Unreal work Robb Hamel!
Joined: Nov 25, 2004
|Posted: 2013-05-03 4:29 pm  Permalink|
The only word adequate is BREATHTAKING! Wow. Your work is just unreal.