12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – “The Patio” Finished Painting

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

Title-“The Patio”  Fourth sequenced post.


Posted is “The Patio” Finished painting.

Aside from finalizing various shapes and backgrounds with additional coats of paint, glazing, and shading to create form, the ‘Butterflies’ have a small history.

Back in 1995 I did a small 5” x 7” watercolor drawing using these multicolored butterflies in a design. Over the past 20 years I have tried, on a few occasions, to convert these ‘Butterflies’ into a painting using the same layout and design. I never did succeed.

While laying out the worksheet for this painting there were quiet whispers from some faraway place in my head that suggested this was a painting that these Butterflies could find a home. While not the same layout I had first worked with all those years ago, I’m satisfied with their place in this painting.


This marks the completion of 12 of the intended 24 paintings, a halfway point. I will be taking a break from the posting process. An upcoming out-of-town weekend reunion, Taxes, paperwork, Doctor and vehicle checkups, etc., all seeking attention and converging at the same time. Thanks for all your wonderful support for this portion of the 12 + 12 project. See you in a bit.


Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt



3 thoughts on “12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – “The Patio” Finished Painting

  1. I think this is one of my favorites so far !
    Love all the faces/figures, the little fishpond and the detail in the brick and stone work. Your colorful butterflies are so bright and cheerful. There’s so much to look at.
    Great, fun painting, as always!

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