12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Duplex”, The Doodle

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #11 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Duplex”  First sequenced Post.

 

As I looked through my Sketchbook for another idea to include in this 12 + 12 project, I came across this November 2014 ‘Doodle’ shown in the circled area #1. It seems that I had enough interest in this ’Doodle’ that unbeknownst to me (senior moment???), I had done a quick 1/4 inch scale worksheet on the opposite page shown in Circle #2.

Ok, since I had something semi-started, it seemed appropriate to include it in this project.

As I start to transfer this semi-worksheet to the larger full scale 12 x 12 inch worksheet I noticed two elements missing from the original ’Doodle’. First was the shape shown by the Arrow #3, a sort of rocky column and at Arrow Number 4, is a group of five spheres which were replaced in Circle #2 by another ‘City’ type shape, hence the Title “Duplex”.

The question becomes do I keep either one or both the ‘column’ and ‘spheres’ and how should I include them in the final painting.

As always, next weeks ‘Worksheet’ will show decisions and solutions.

 

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

http://www.clhaupt.com

 

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s -“Back to Back”, Finished Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back” Fourth sequenced post.

Posted is the 12” x 12” ‘Back to Back” Finished painting.

 

Referring to last weeks Post about possible additions and changes, a diffused tree-line background was added and the sky color changed.

The other area of concern was trying to enhance the notion that these two individuals are sitting back to back rather than against the tree by adding stronger shadows along with the placement of various objects. This will be one of those things where the viewer has to make up their own mind as to how the figures are seen in relationship to the tree.

 

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”x 12” 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- “Back to Back” Progress Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back” Third sequenced post.

Posted is the 12” x 12” Progress painting for the ‘Back to Back” painting.

 

As I begin the underpainting, an area I am having an issue with is the color of my ‘sky’ and a possible background. Do I add some type of additional information beyond the fence. A hedge or tree line perhaps and is this background in focus or defused.

The other area of concern is added shadows and object placement to try and enhance the notion that these two individuals are sitting back to back rather than against the tree.

Solutions have been considered and the results will be shown on next Monday’s Final Painting Post.
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-“Back to Back”, The Worksheet

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back” Second sequenced post.
Posted is the 12” x 12” pencil Worksheet to be used for the ‘Back to Back” painting.
Referring back to the first sequenced ‘Doodle’ post of this “Back to Back” painting, an area of contention was the ‘space’ in the Doodle between the two figures. I opted to make the ‘space’ a tree. This posed another question, are they resting against the tree?, as they would have if I used a hedge or wall. I decided, from my own slightly twisted sense of logic to have them sitting ‘back to back’. This puts them behind the tree. The items I placed in the painting, i.e. the small table and the watering-can behind the tree roots, I hope, helps to imply that sense of depth.

Not sure how it will work in the completion of the painting.

In painting, a weak spot is my lack of ability to paint ’leaves’ on trees. To compensate, I have had to create my own tree foliage. A solution for this tree is shown in this worksheet.

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-“Back to Back”, The Doodle

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back”  First sequenced Post.

 

Ah, the start of a New Year and with it the start of the next Painting in the 12 + 12 Art Project. When looking at the two figures sitting back to back in this circled ‘Doodle’ from 2012, I face certain questions. As the creative part begins for the worksheet and subsequent transfer to canvas, I have the artistic freedom to change the ‘Doodle’ to whatever I want to.  Yet there is an internal switch that wants to maintain as much of the integrity (a word often used in these First sequenced Posts) of the ’Doodle’ as possible. In this case, my area of contention is the separation of space between the two figures marked by the Red Arrow. If I choose to include it, then the question becomes, what alteration is made to the space to create an object that they are leaning against, a fence?, wall?, hedge?, etc.

Then, of course, there is the question of a narrative.

Next weeks ‘Worksheet’ will show decisions and solutions.

 

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

 

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