“The Thumbnail Sketches”-Number Three

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“The Thumbnail Sketches”

Number Three

 

This “Thumbnail Sketch” is one of two thumbnail drawings I did of the same subject.

The Thumbnail drawings are set up as six boxes/thumbnail templates on a 9 x 12 inch paper to accommodate the digital scanning process for prints. I had completed this Thumbnail drawing but had not completed the entire sheet, much less had them digitally scanned. A dilemma occurred when I wanted to give this drawing, as a gift, to a close friend but couldn’t, at the time, separate it from the uncompleted sheet of six thumbnails.

I decided to create a stand-alone duplicate Thumbnail drawing, albeit with slight shape and color variations, as the gift.

Both originals are now in private collections.

See “The Thumbnail Sketches” Number One for a synopsis of this “Series of drawings”

Art notes:

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Postings of “The Thumbnail Sketches” are every Monday Evening.

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“The Thumbnail Sketches”-Number Two

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“The Thumbnail Sketches”

Number Two

 

There have been a few “Thumbnail Sketch” subjects that have, over time, managed to find their way to a larger modified ‘finished’ drawing. This is one of those Thumbnail sketches.

The outlined box is 2 1/4” (56mm) square. The thumb outline measures 2” (51mm) from the bottom border to the tip of the thumb.

See “The Thumbnail Sketches” Number One for a synopsis of this “Series of drawings”

 

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “The Thumbnail Sketches” are every Monday Evening.

Postings are made to:

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LinkedIn: Craig L Haupt

 

“The Thumbnail Sketches” Number One

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“The Thumbnail Sketches”

Number One

 

Way, way, back when, I had a small simple sketch (doodle) of a face that I liked. Every time I reviewed my earlier sketch’s, I saw this “face” and as much as I liked it, I couldn’t seem to develop it into a finished drawing.

Over time, I also noticed that I started to accumulate other small subject’s in the sketchbooks that never found a home as a finished drawing.

During my tenure as an art teacher, I created a ditto, called a “Thumbnail Sketch Sheet” (with a drawing of a thumb to one side of the title and a nail to the other side). Beneath were four outlined squares for my students to create four different ideas for the current art lesson. One of which would be used for their final composition. The other three were tucked away in their file folder, also never to find a home.

After years of an ‘on again/off again’ mission to find a home for these doodles, there came an evening, four years ago, when I remembered the Thumbnail sketch sheet and wa-la, an idea, I traced my thumb for a pattern and found a home for my “misfit” doodles.

The outlined box surrounding the thumb is 2 1/4” (56mm) square. The thumb outline is enlarged from my original thumb size to accommodate a small drawing, but it still only measures 2” (51mm) from the bottom border to the tip of the thumb.

While these postings of the “Thumbnail Sketches” will not be in any chronological order, this first post is that initial “face” sketch that started me on this road.

 

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “The Thumbnail Sketches” are every Monday Evening.

Postings are made to:

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“The House That Jack Built”-Week 34

Jack, Right Segment

“The House That Jack Built”

Week 34-Jack-IV

 

Moving Counter-Clockwise on the center motif, this is the fourth and final segment of “Jack”.

Whereas the first segment reflected Suburbia, the second segment a rural view, the third segment a rural view with farmland, this final segment represents a lake side view.

As with the other three segments, the oil paints are wet in this section and after they dry, I will go back to brush in additional shadows, color variations in the trees, rework the campground and piers, and maybe add an extra car/truck.

For size reference, the main road measures 1 1/2” (38 mm) in length, the Sailboat at anchor , only 3/8 of an inch (9 mm).

For a refresher or for those new to “The House That Jack Built” painting, see Week 16 & 17 for a view of the full “Jack” Four segment motif before the aerial view embellishment’s.

This week marks the last “The House That Jack Built” post till August, when I will review the Painting for the September Art Exhibit.

 

Thanks to everyone that participated, “liked”, viewed, and ‘Shared’ the “The House That Jack Built” project. You have been a wonderful audience!!!!

 

Next Monday, I will begin Posting the “Thumbnail” drawings that were displayed at the “Journey to Ukazoo” Art Exhibit.

Art notes:

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“The House That Jack Built”-Week 33

Jack, Bottom segment

“The House That Jack Built”

Week 33-Jack-III

 

Moving Counter-Clockwise on the center motif, this is the third segment of “Jack”.

Whereas the first segment reflected Suburbia, the second segment a rural view, the third segment extends the rural flavor with farmland.

As with the other two segments, the oil paints are wet in this section and after they dry, I will go back to brush in additional shadows, color variations in the trees, rework the silo roof, and maybe add an extra car/truck.

For size reference, the main road measures 2” (50mm) in length, the Tractors, only 1/8 of an inch (3mm).

For a refresher or for those new to “The House That Jack Built” painting, see Week 16 & 17 for a view of the full “Jack” Four segment motif before the aerial view embellishment’s .

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “The House That Jack Built” are every Monday Evening.

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“The House That Jack Built”-Week 32

Jack, Left segment

“The House That Jack Built”

Week 32-Jack-II

 

Moving Counter-Clockwise on the center motif, this is the second segment of “Jack”.

Whereas the first segment reflected Suburbia, this second segment reflects a rural view.

The oil paints are now wet in this section and after they dry, I will go back to brush in additional shadows, color variations in the trees, rework the picnic table behind the house, maybe even add an extra car/truck.

For size reference, the horizontal road measures 2 7/8” in length, the Covered bridge only 7/16 of an inch.

For a refresher or for those new to “The House That Jack Built” painting, see Week 16 & 17 for a view of the full “Jack” Four segment motif.

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “The House That Jack Built” are every Monday Evening.

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“The House That Jack Built”-Week 31

Jack, Top segment

“The House That Jack Built”

Week 31-Jack

 

First, I have secured a space and date for the display of the painting “The House That Jack Built”. I will, again, do a Solo Art Exhibit at Ukazoo Bookstore. Scheduled for the months of September/October. The tentative opening reception is Sept 12th.

It is a ways off, but the time works for completing other art images (both paintings and watercolor/pen & ink) and all the necessary framing in order to display a full Art Exhibit to complement the main subject, “The House That Jack Built”.

 

I have another Solo Exhibit in May, at the Laughing Pint Tavern (Highlandtown) but that is for Watercolor/Pen & Ink works only).

 

Back to the painting. “Jack”, the center motif, while a part of “The House That Jack Built”, is a separate painting of its own. Divided into four segments, each section will display a different aerial view. Working with the smallest of brushes and some assistance from a magnifying glass, it is best seen on-line as one section at a time and this week’s section (the top segment) reflects suburbia. For size reference, the horizontal road measures 3 3/4” in length, the vertical road 1 7/8”.

For a refresher or those new to the painting, see Week 16 & 17 for a view of the “Jack” Four segment motif.

As with the rest of the painting, once this portion of paint dries, I will be reworking colors, detail, adding shadows, any additional embellishments, etc.

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “The House That Jack Built” are every Monday Evening.

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