12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Please, Fletch!!” Progress Painting


Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #8 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Please, Fetch”  Third sequenced post.

Posted is the “Please, Fetch” painting in progress. The colors chosen for the lower ‘hill’ potion of each Pedestal were a good start but as noted in the “Please, Fetch” worksheet post, certain changes need to be made to create what’s called ‘atmospheric perspective’. Of course, reducing the size of the pedestals, as ‘linear perspective’, is used to create depth but since the Pedestals sit far enough back from one another, there are no shadows from one pedestal to the next to heighten that sense of depth. Thus, adding ‘atmospheric perspective’ to further strengthen  depth is achieved by having the Pedestals recede in intensity of color as well as size. This is similar to the same effect we see in the sky, the sky closest to us overhead is a darker blue than the sky furthest away at the horizon line which is lighter in color.

Shown on the worksheet, but still to be added in the painting, is a lamppost sitting on the second pedestal from the right. A problem presented itself, in that the area to the left of this lamppost and extending to the gentleman throwing the ball was too great a negative space. With some discussions with a friend, Karen, she made a suggestion. With this suggestion, it solved the negative space issue but it created a light source/direction issue I was unfamiliar with.

Next Monday’s post of the finished painting will show the applied suggestion and how the light and depth issues were resolved.


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


2 thoughts on “12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Please, Fletch!!” Progress Painting

  1. I liked this one as soon as I saw your original doodles. I’m looking forward to seeing your finished painting.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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