12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“The Candy Store” Progress Painting

19 Candy Store Progress

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s by Craig L Haupt #5

Title-“The Candy Store”  Third sequenced post.

Posted is “The Candy Store” painting in progress. After the first undercoat layer and the proceeding layers begin to define detail, two areas of consideration are, one, choosing colors for the four main characters and how they correspond with the chosen colors of the objects surrounding them, i.e. having the red character in front of the green lamppost rather than green on green.  Second, is still the item on the sidewalk the character on the right is concentrating on. I’ve ruled out the initial ‘found’ wallet, tried a purse, and looks like this might be ‘an end of painting’ decision.

 

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:

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12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“The Candy Store” Worksheet

18 Candy Store Worksheet

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s by Craig L Haupt #5

Title-“The Candy Store”  Second sequenced post.

Posted is the 12” x 12” pencil Worksheet to be used for the ‘Candy Store” painting.

This is where I preform a balancing act. Trying to keep the integrity of the basic shapes in the ‘doodle’ and developing a narrative around it. As I mentioned last week, the wallet and the figure, looking at it, to the left in the ’doodle’ sparked the narrative but I’m now questioning the wallet. Painted, I’m not sure the wallet will be recognizable enough. Will keep pondering this. In the worksheet you can also see the change to a more traditional lamppost. Now it’s ‘transferring to canvas’ time and deciding on colors.

 

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

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.wordpress.com

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12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“The Candy Store”-The Doodle

17 The Candy Store Doddle

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s by Craig L Haupt #5

Title-“Candy Store”  First sequenced post.

 

Posted is ‘The Doodle’, from Sketch Book Two, March 2008. The grouping of shapes, Circle number 1, was the main interest for developing a painting. As you can see by the date of conception, it has taken this 12 + 12 project to spur me to work something out. The shape to the right, in Circle number 1, representing a wallet, began the initial narrative but would change as the painting developed. The shape in circle number 2 reminded me of a lamppost with little light rays shining down and would serve to further the narrative. The only problem was, as much as I liked the lamppost shape, it was too close to the other shapes, so I changed to a more traditional lamppost as you will see in the Worksheet Post next week.  .

 

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

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.wordpress.com

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12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Sorry” Finished

16 Sorry

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s by Craig L Haupt #4

Title-“Sorry”  Fourth sequenced post.

Posted is the “Sorry” finished painting. Besides wrestling with color choices, artists are always addressing the ’balance’ of a work.  There are books, books, and more books that explain formula balance but sometimes artists, pending on their ’style’ must respond to their own internal sense of balance in an artwork.  Up to the last minute the window in the upper left corner was always a rectangle. While all the receding panels/borders were square/rectangle I decided to add an arch to the window. This arch adds another ’sphere’ shape that softens all the right angles in that corner and complements the ’spheres’ of the subjects. Not an earth shattering decision but I yield to those, sometimes pesky, artistic internal voices.

 

I will not post any artwork Monday, July 4th due to our national holiday observance.

 

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

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.com

 

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

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s by Craig L Haupt #4

Title-“Sorry”  Third sequenced post.

Posted is the “Sorry” painting in progress. The difficulty I am facing with this painting is the receding panels/borders. Shown is my third attempt to get a color I am satisfied with and for a third time, I am not satisfied. After this painting was photographed for this ‘Progress’ Post, I applied a fourth built-up and finally found colors for all three panels that I could accept. There will still be additional glazing layers to finalize the panels and the rest of the painting for next weeks “Finished 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

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.com

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Sorry” Worksheet

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s by Craig L Haupt #3

Title-“Sorry”  Second sequenced post.

 

Posted is the 12” x 12” pencil Worksheet to be used for the ‘Sorry” painting.

The ‘doodle’ that Karen picked, took many variations and rough drafts before I found a design that worked, while still maintaining the integrity of the original ‘doodle’. To be noted, this was the challenge of allowing others to select a ‘doodle’ from my sketchbooks and so far, from the friends that have selected, the development process has certainly been interesting.

Ready for the transfer to canvas, color choices and additional modifications.

 

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

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.wordpress.com

Google+: Google+ Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Sorry”-The Doodle

13 Sorry-Doodle

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s by Craig L Haupt #4

Title-“Sorry”  First sequenced post.

 

Posted is ‘The Doodle’, from Sketch Book One, December 2006. This selection is from the +12 portion of the project-Doodles selected by friends. This one was selected by Karen. She selected the ‘doodle’ number One for the three spheres and the shapes surrounding the top area of the spheres. Yet Karen also liked the long downward ‘leg’ shapes in the circled ‘Doodle’ number Two. I decided to incorporate both into the final painting.

How I resolved combining the two is on next Monday’s ‘Worksheet’ post.

 

A NOTE: The 12 people I selected for the +12 portion of this project were for several reasons, two are my sons, some, very close friends I have known for years, some, artists I have connected with over the years. Other variables such as time and place played a part with people I knew. There were only 12 selections I could make and there were many people I would like to have included in this project and my hope is that you don’t feel slighted in any way.

 

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

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.wordpress.com

Google+: Google+ Craig L Haupt