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 https://youtu.be/zxhtmqI9CKY

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!”

2 thoughts on “Hauptcee Haupt – Painting #3

  1. So much fun! You really know how to make lemonade from lemons! Your art is so joyful and fun, how could you not make light of a serious note? I love your art. Have for years. Keep it going!

    • Claudia, thank you for the kind words. Been interesting to create another character, hope I can progressively keep developing it along with the art project for the Nov show. Thanks again for you support!

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