Holiday Greeting

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“The Christmas Tree”
Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Color Pencil

For all the different “Friends/Followers” both here in America and around the world, to my FaceBook, Blog, Linkedin, Google+ Art Posts it is difficult to quite know which holiday season, if any, that you adhere to.
For my part and tradition I would like to say Merry Christmas, have a wonderful Holiday season, and a very Happy New Year.

Art notes:
All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s -“HEY!! Hands off the Marble”, Finished Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #9 by Craig L Haupt

 

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

Posted is the HEY!! Hands….” Finished painting.

 

In the finished painting, I must admit, not all the fingers or palms/back of hands have patterns even though that was the initial intent. On the upper left hand, Ring finger, the green shapes merge into similar shapes to become fields of crops which then becomes an overhead scene of a farm.

The other area of no patterns is the overhead view of vehicles on a road, top right hand.

As mentioned last week, the background color on the ‘school visual’ was the white of the paper and this worked because of the hand and patterns being outlined with black marker. For the painting I opted for a darker rich color to push the hands forward as well as adding shadows to heighten the form of the hands.

The marble was no particular type of marble, just a generic blend of colors in a Sphere to offset the negative space in the center.

 

I will not Post for the next two weeks due to the celebrations of various Holidays’. Will return for the Posting of Painting Number 10 in January 2017. Be Good!! Be Safe!!

 

Art notes:
All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“HEY!! Hands off the Marble”, Progress Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #9 by Craig L Haupt

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

Posted is the HEY!! Hands….” painting in progress.

As this post shows the preliminary stages for the ‘Hands’ painting, several issues are developing.

Whereas color choices for patterns used from the ‘school visual’ are already established, color decisions need to made for the newer chosen patterns.

As patterns are added to the base colors of the fingers and palms/back of hands, I also need to address ‘form’. An example of this can be seen on the thumb of the bottom right hand. Once a light source was established, I gradually darkened the blue and orange shapes to one side to give the thumb that sense of roundness.

The background color on the ‘school visual’ was the white of the paper and this worked because of the hand and patterns being outlined with black marker. For the painting, there are no outlines and a background color, I deem, is warranted to heighten the separation from the pattern design. As of this post I have a light color background but it doesn’t project the initial hand colors with any strength.

Next weeks ‘Final Painting’ Post with show my final choices for the remaining patterns, pattern colors, and background color. And yes, a marble still has to be added!
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-“HEY!! Hands off the Marble”, The Worksheet

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #9 by Craig L Haupt

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

Posted is the 12” x 12” pencil Worksheet to be used for the ‘HEY!! Hands……” painting.

For the projected painting I decided on four traced hands (my hands, actual size). For the patterns, as I mentioned in last weeks post, I included several from the School Visual.

The worksheet shows some of the newer patterns added as well as some patterns (fingers that have very light markings) that I am still contemplating.

Also as mentioned last week, there is no narrative or theme that guided my choices of patterns and I also refrained from considering balancing the color scheme from hand to hand which might also have swayed the choices of patterns. In other words, except for the symmetry of the hand layout, I chose to be completely random in my pattern choices.

Not sure how this will work out.

 

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