Please, a little respect from a visual!

Talk about getting squeezed out of the picture to accommodate a visual. Man! the life of an artist.

Anyway, this is the worksheet of measurements I took of the Katsea gallery wall space as seen in the YouTube video 87.

Also in the video is the scaled working layout I created to figure out the art to be displayed for Hauptcee’s (and my) November 2nd solo exhibit.

Art Stuff 87 – The gallery measurements!

This 4 minute Art Stuff 87 video takes a trip up to katsea gallery to measure the available wall space for the upcoming November 2024 Art Exhibit.

Also included is the return trip to the studio to work up the a blocked out layout board of the walls for the selection & figuring out the placement of various artworks, including Hauptcee’s paintings, to be shown in the above mentioned art exhibit.

Well, it’s not all about art!

Well!!! It’s not making art, all day, every day folks.

The index card with my list of things to do included ironing shirts.

With starting on the stack, at least I had made some cookies to help me along!

Then, yea!, next on the list is, do some of that art stuff!!

Hauptcee Haupt – progress on Painting #4

Included in the Art Stuff 86 video, progress of Hauptcee’s painting’s 4, 5, & 6.

Shown is painting #4, the doodles (4), worksheet, and the painting in progress (some first coats and second coat of orange background). Also discussed, changes to be made to the hands/arms.

Much more to go on this painting until completion.

Art Stuff 86 YouTube video Link

Art Stuff 86 – Part 2, Hauptcee Haupt, Paintings 4, 5, &6

Part Two, 4 minute Art Stuff 86 video features Hauptcee Haupt telling you all about his working with upcoming paintings 4, 5, & 6.

Hauptcee (my fourth fictitious twin brother) was also kind enough to graciously thank me for making him some chocolate cookies and now insists (in a nice way mind you) that I made a different type of cookie every time he brings up a finished painting to show.

Maybe I’ll do a cookie baking video just before he comes up.

Hauptcee Haupt – Painting #3

This is Hauptcee Haupt’s finished painting, #3.

‘Red Ball Hinge’ ©Hauptcee Haupt, oil on canvas, 18 x 18 inches.

The start to finish progress images are part of the ‘Art Stuff 85’ 3 minute, YouTube video.

For those just tuned in, Hauptcee is my fourth fictitious twin brother. See my FB and IG Oct 10 posting for an explanation of this ‘Hauptcee Haupt’ year long art project.

Also included in the video, Hauptcee got some of my homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies.

YouTube Link for Ep. 85

This is the text from the FB and IG postings detailing the creation of the ‘Hauptcee Haupt’ year-long art project:

“Hello Friends! Please take a moment to read this as a prologue, so that you may better understand my next year-long art project.

Here’s the quick backstory. I had submitted my art to “The Huts Magazine,” an Instagram online/print publication, and it was accepted. Of course, I ordered a print copy. The four images, Biography, and Artist statement all looked good in the magazine’s two-page spread. But ahh, there had been a mishap.

My name was reversed and minus the ‘L’; rather than being Craig L Haupt, I was now Haupt Craig!

While addressing this name snafu with close friends, comments ranged from theorizing that my new name sounded like a German or Dutch Renaissance artist to progressively sillier takes, finally culminating with my announcing I was now Haupt C. — or the final version — Hauptcee Haupt.

Then why not have a slight bit more fun and sign my next oil painting ‘Hauptcee’. That seemed like a simple progression.

Then I thought if I could have fun as the jovial ‘Hauptcee’ for an evening and a painting, why not be ‘Hauptcee’ for a year?! The next long-range Body of work/series of paintings could all be painted and signed by this fictitious Hauptcee Haupt, kind of like my fictitious ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ ArtStory project.

So, I wanted all of you to know that in my next YouTube video tomorrow I’m going to introduce my fourth twin brother, Hauptcee Haupt. Three previous twin brothers have already been featured in earlier video episodes. And even better, my next solo art show in November 2023 will feature the new oil paintings of Hauptcee Haupt, himself. This artwork project will be the only paintings Hauptcee Haupt will produce. After his year of fame as an artiste, he’ll return to his family in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and continue working in his trade as a plumber and part time Librarian.

All this to make you aware of any references within future YouTube video and social media postings over the next year pertaining to ‘Hauptcee Haupt’ and just who the hell is Craig talking about!!

Thanks for reading and future watching!”

Art Stuff 85 – Hauptcee Haupt, a painting & cookies

Art Stuff 85-All Hauptcee Haupt, a finished painting & Craig’s cookies!

This 3 minute Art Stuff video features Hauptcee Haupt (with a short intro by Craig) with finished painting #3. Hauptcee requested that there be homemade cookies at each visit and Craig came through. 

A Final note: this is part one of Hauptcee’s visit. Part two, Ep 86, will feature progress on paintings 4, 5, and 6.