12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- “Duplex” Progress Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #11 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Duplex”  Third sequenced Post.

 

Posted is the 12” x 12” progress painting for “Duplex”.
Whether during the latter worksheet stage or a reflective lull before the initial start of the painting, color choices begin to take precedence. For this progress post, as compared to the previous ten paintings in this 12 + 12 project, these applied colors seen in this underpainting stage will become the final established colors.

The main focus now is deciding the intensity or softness of different colors as well as light sources. There also is consideration of shadows and graduating values to heighten shape and depth.

The difficult part in this painting is how these applied decisions create a sense of logic as various converging lines distort where forms (cities, skies, ground, etc.) are seen as behind a particular shape in one instance then moves to be projected in front of the same shape moments later.

 

Next week, the finished painting.

 

The project will be posted in the following sequence, 1st Monday-the sketch/doodle or related source from whence the painting has originated.

The second Monday-the 12”x12” pencil worksheet showing the intended painting.

The third Monday-a progress post of the painting.

The fourth Monday-the finished painting.

Then repeat.

 

Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

http://www.clhaupt.com

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Duplex”, The Worksheet

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #11 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Duplex”  Second sequenced Post.

 

Posted is the 12” x 12” pencil Worksheet to be used for the ‘Duplex” painting.
Referring back to last weeks first sequenced ‘Doodle’ post of this “Duplex” painting, I mentioned the omission of the ‘rocky column’ shape in the ‘semi-worksheet’. I felt this was an important feature in the ‘Doodle’ so I have retained it.

The five ‘spheres’ I also decided to retain but not in the original position shown in the ’Doodle’.

For certain art genre, particularly landscape paintings, attention is given to establishing a ’foreground’, middle-ground, and ’background’. In this painting, while I have those three planes/grounds shown as the triangle trees/rocky column in the foreground, the two cities as the middle-ground and the sun/sky as the background, it is the intersecting of various shapes that project an ambiguous overlapping of those three planes.

Next week, the painting in progress.

 

The project will be posted in the following sequence, 1st Monday-the sketch/doodle or related source from whence the painting has originated.

The second Monday-the 12”x12” pencil worksheet showing the intended painting.

The third Monday-a progress post of the painting.

The fourth Monday-the finished painting.

Then repeat.

 

Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

http://www.clhaupt.com

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Duplex”, The Doodle

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #11 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Duplex”  First sequenced Post.

 

As I looked through my Sketchbook for another idea to include in this 12 + 12 project, I came across this November 2014 ‘Doodle’ shown in the circled area #1. It seems that I had enough interest in this ’Doodle’ that unbeknownst to me (senior moment???), I had done a quick 1/4 inch scale worksheet on the opposite page shown in Circle #2.

Ok, since I had something semi-started, it seemed appropriate to include it in this project.

As I start to transfer this semi-worksheet to the larger full scale 12 x 12 inch worksheet I noticed two elements missing from the original ’Doodle’. First was the shape shown by the Arrow #3, a sort of rocky column and at Arrow Number 4, is a group of five spheres which were replaced in Circle #2 by another ‘City’ type shape, hence the Title “Duplex”.

The question becomes do I keep either one or both the ‘column’ and ‘spheres’ and how should I include them in the final painting.

As always, next weeks ‘Worksheet’ will show decisions and solutions.

 

The project will be posted in the following sequence, 1st Monday-the sketch/doodle or related source from whence the painting has originated.

The second Monday-the 12”x12” pencil worksheet showing the intended painting.

The third Monday-a progress post of the painting.

The fourth Monday-the finished painting.

Then repeat.

 

Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

http://www.clhaupt.com

 

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s -“Back to Back”, Finished Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back” Fourth sequenced post.

Posted is the 12” x 12” ‘Back to Back” Finished painting.

 

Referring to last weeks Post about possible additions and changes, a diffused tree-line background was added and the sky color changed.

The other area of concern was trying to enhance the notion that these two individuals are sitting back to back rather than against the tree by adding stronger shadows along with the placement of various objects. This will be one of those things where the viewer has to make up their own mind as to how the figures are seen in relationship to the tree.

 

The project will be posted in the following sequence, 1st Monday-the sketch/doodle or related source from whence the painting has originated.
The second Monday-the 12”x 12” pencil worksheet showing the intended painting.
The third Monday-a progress post of the painting.
The fourth Monday-the finished painting.
Then repeat.

Art notes:
All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- “Back to Back” Progress Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back” Third sequenced post.

Posted is the 12” x 12” Progress painting for the ‘Back to Back” painting.

 

As I begin the underpainting, an area I am having an issue with is the color of my ‘sky’ and a possible background. Do I add some type of additional information beyond the fence. A hedge or tree line perhaps and is this background in focus or defused.

The other area of concern is added shadows and object placement to try and enhance the notion that these two individuals are sitting back to back rather than against the tree.

Solutions have been considered and the results will be shown on next Monday’s Final Painting Post.
The project will be posted in the following sequence, 1st Monday-the sketch/doodle or related source from whence the painting has originated.
The second Monday-the 12”x12” pencil worksheet showing the intended painting.
The third Monday-a progress post of the painting.
The fourth Monday-the finished painting.
Then repeat.

Art notes:
All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Back to Back”, The Worksheet

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back” Second sequenced post.
Posted is the 12” x 12” pencil Worksheet to be used for the ‘Back to Back” painting.
Referring back to the first sequenced ‘Doodle’ post of this “Back to Back” painting, an area of contention was the ‘space’ in the Doodle between the two figures. I opted to make the ‘space’ a tree. This posed another question, are they resting against the tree?, as they would have if I used a hedge or wall. I decided, from my own slightly twisted sense of logic to have them sitting ‘back to back’. This puts them behind the tree. The items I placed in the painting, i.e. the small table and the watering-can behind the tree roots, I hope, helps to imply that sense of depth.

Not sure how it will work in the completion of the painting.

In painting, a weak spot is my lack of ability to paint ’leaves’ on trees. To compensate, I have had to create my own tree foliage. A solution for this tree is shown in this worksheet.

The project will be posted in the following sequence, 1st Monday-the sketch/doodle or related source from whence the painting has originated.
The second Monday-the 12”x12” pencil worksheet showing the intended painting.
The third Monday-a progress post of the painting.
The fourth Monday-the finished painting.
Then repeat.

Art notes:
All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Back to Back”, The Doodle

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back”  First sequenced Post.

 

Ah, the start of a New Year and with it the start of the next Painting in the 12 + 12 Art Project. When looking at the two figures sitting back to back in this circled ‘Doodle’ from 2012, I face certain questions. As the creative part begins for the worksheet and subsequent transfer to canvas, I have the artistic freedom to change the ‘Doodle’ to whatever I want to.  Yet there is an internal switch that wants to maintain as much of the integrity (a word often used in these First sequenced Posts) of the ’Doodle’ as possible. In this case, my area of contention is the separation of space between the two figures marked by the Red Arrow. If I choose to include it, then the question becomes, what alteration is made to the space to create an object that they are leaning against, a fence?, wall?, hedge?, etc.

Then, of course, there is the question of a narrative.

Next weeks ‘Worksheet’ will show decisions and solutions.

 

The project will be posted in the following sequence, 1st Monday-the sketch/doodle or related source from whence the painting has originated.

The second Monday-the 12”x12” pencil worksheet showing the intended painting.

The third Monday-a progress post of the painting.

The fourth Monday-the finished painting.

Then repeat.

 

Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt