“The Ukazoo Art Exhibit”-Seven of Nine


A Walk in the Park

“The Ukazoo Art Exhibit”

Seventh of the Nine Oil Paintings displayed


“A Walk in the Park”

December, 2013

22” x 22” Oil on Board


Just after completing “Mating Calls” I turned my attention to the next ‘almost completed’ painting, “A Walk in the Park”.

This painting carries a small history.

The first painting using these ‘spherical characters’ was “King Me” (see Slide 13 in the Journey to Ukazoo). “King Me” also represents my last painting using Acrylic paints. During this acrylic painting, I felt the need to achieve more flexibility in my approach to layering/glazing techniques for creating shading/form and thus, four years ago, the stage was set for my learning to paint with oils .

“A Walk in the Park” derived from a ’doodle’ in my sketch book, dated December, 2009, containing these same ’spherical characters’. After completing a number of oil paintings over the next three + years, I decided to develop it as an Oil painting and, at the very least, see the progress of the shading techniques between the Acrylic “King Me” and the Oil “Walk in the Park”. Took a while to finally finish this painting but I am very comfortable with my transition from the Acrylic’s to Oils.


Another reminder of the upcoming new project to be posted Monday June 16th. Added to the flashing lights, musical fanfare, confetti, fireworks, jugglers with flaming batons, clowns on unicycles, acrobatic alligators, and a Zeppelin with scrolling text declaring:




Are many manic mimes releasing a vast array of brightly colored balloons.


As always, knowing my difficulty of making such a loud announcement, I say softy, please keep following my journey, more neat art stuff is on the way.


Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “Ukazoo Journey” are every Monday Evening.

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt  –  “Journey to Ukazoo Album” or

Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.com  –  “Journey to Ukazoo”

See “Slide One” for a brief synopsis.



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