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


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


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