12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“HEY!! Hands off the Marble”, The Doodle


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

Title-“HEY!! Hands off the Marble”  First sequenced post.


When I started this  12 + 12 Project, March 7th, the synopsis accompanying that first post, stated that for the 12 paintings in this project that I would select, they would be selected “from ‘doodles’ in my sketchbooks and other related sources”.

Well, this is one from ‘other related sources’.

I taught art at the elementary/middle school level for five years and one of the art lessons I used pertained to patterns, lots of patterns. The lesson called for students outlining their hand three times with each traced hand touching another and then adding patterns using Color Markers to create a design.

This posted image is the art visual I created (in 2002) and used as an example for the participating classes.

I have always wanted to do a finished drawing incorporating the hands/pattern format.

I have several worksheets from years past of different attempts and combinations of four, six, and even eight hands, but was never able to work out a finished drawing.

This project gave me an opportunity to try again. Next weeks post will show my selected layout and examples of various patterns I hope to use.

There are at least 11 patterns on this visual that I had always planned to use in a future finished drawing.

A final note, paintings completed so far for this project have incorporated various narratives, this painting is void of any narrative, save a minor one to accommodate a title.


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


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