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

http://www.clhaupt.com

 

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12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- “The Patio” Progress Painting

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

Title-“The Patio”  Third sequenced post.

 

Posted is “The Patio” progress painting.

There was a time, very early in the worksheet, when the ‘face’ part of the patio was being considered as ‘stone’. I ended up switching it to ‘brick’ and using the ‘stone’ as a lower section to the patio which represents the ‘neck’ and ‘body’.

The ‘Butterflies’, moved quite a bit in the worksheet, are still being moved around in this progress posting. Sometimes us artists can be a little picky about placement.

The table width has proved to be a concern (I thought is was too wide). Now that I can better see it in it’s painted format, I am leaning towards removing a board from each side before I add the chairs.

Next week, the finished product.

 

 

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

 

“12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“The Patio”, The Worksheet

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

Title-“The Patio”  Second sequenced post.

 

Posted is ‘The Worksheet’ for “The Patio” painting.

Needless to say, from the excessive amount of eraser marks shown on this worksheet, that a great many alterations took place. Using a technique I employed in an earlier painting called “Room With a View” I am utilizing a combined overhead view and face-on view. Of the first layers of shapes (seen overhead), while depicting a picnic table, (to be brick) patio, daffodils, and fish pond, they are still used to suggest a face as mentioned in last weeks post.

In the next receding layers, the two figures shaded with green, are the transition shapes. Seen face-on, they are two figures, seen as an overhead view they’re depicting grass surrounding the patio. There is also a transition from the overhead view of the picnic table to the face-on view of the tree/bush branches that represents the hair.

The Butterflies, one used as a bowtie, can operate from both an overhead and face-on view.

Pardon me if this seems rather complicated, I really did just want a very simple painting.

Now it’s on to choosing colors for the painting.

 

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

 

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

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

Title-“The Patio”  First sequenced post.

Posted is ‘The Doodle’, from Sketch Book One, 2005/2006. This selection is from the +12 portion of the project-Doodles selected by family/friends. This one was selected by Eric. Eric is one of my two sons, affectionately known as my favorite oldest son (and Jesse is my favorite youngest son). My request to guests of this project was to select three or more ‘doodles’ allowing me options in selecting a ‘doodle and or ‘doodles’ to work from. As true to Eric’s personally, he selected three caricature ’Doodles’ that seemed more suited to my ’Thumbnail Sketches’ project then to the current 12 + 12 project. He is the only one, of the 12 people selected for this project, that I returned the sketchbook and asked for a few additional selections. He selected this ‘doodle’. While not as far removed from his first selections, it was a choice that had greater potential to develop into a painting.

Pertaining to the ’doodle’ circled in ‘red’, the challenge was how to decipher what appeared to be a face in the forward grouping of shapes, with the two figures (noted by their eyes) protruding to each side in the next receding layer of shapes. Then of course there is another layer of shapes behind those.

Next weeks Worksheet posting will offer a solution.

 

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

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – “Duplex” Finished Painting

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

Title-“Duplex”  Fourth sequenced Post.

 

Posted is the 12” x 12” “Duplex” Finished painting.
When putting forth a finished painting for all to see, I am at a disadvantage from the viewers perspective. Since my time spent with each painting is either the painting aspect in and of itself or numerous hours of musing various facets of shapes and colors, I can’t see my paintings with fresh eyes.

This leads me to the ending paragraph written in last weeks post,  “The difficult part in this painting is how these ‘applied’ decisions create a sense of logic as various converging lines distort where forms (cities, skies, ground, etc.) are seen as behind a particular shape in one instance then moves to be projected in front of the same shape moments later”.

Not sure whether this bending of ‘logic’ will be seen by viewers as successful or not, but from my experimenting with ambiguous receding and overlapping angled planes that emanated from the ‘doodle’, I am, from my perch, satisfied with this attempt.

 

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

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- “Duplex” Progress Painting

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

Title-“Duplex”  Third sequenced Post.

 

Posted is the 12” x 12” progress painting for “Duplex”.
Whether during the latter worksheet stage or a reflective lull before the initial start of the painting, color choices begin to take precedence. For this progress post, as compared to the previous ten paintings in this 12 + 12 project, these applied colors seen in this underpainting stage will become the final established colors.

The main focus now is deciding the intensity or softness of different colors as well as light sources. There also is consideration of shadows and graduating values to heighten shape and depth.

The difficult part in this painting is how these applied decisions create a sense of logic as various converging lines distort where forms (cities, skies, ground, etc.) are seen as behind a particular shape in one instance then moves to be projected in front of the same shape moments later.

 

Next week, the finished painting.

 

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

 

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

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

Title-“Duplex”  Second sequenced Post.

 

Posted is the 12” x 12” pencil Worksheet to be used for the ‘Duplex” painting.
Referring back to last weeks first sequenced ‘Doodle’ post of this “Duplex” painting, I mentioned the omission of the ‘rocky column’ shape in the ‘semi-worksheet’. I felt this was an important feature in the ‘Doodle’ so I have retained it.

The five ‘spheres’ I also decided to retain but not in the original position shown in the ’Doodle’.

For certain art genre, particularly landscape paintings, attention is given to establishing a ’foreground’, middle-ground, and ’background’. In this painting, while I have those three planes/grounds shown as the triangle trees/rocky column in the foreground, the two cities as the middle-ground and the sun/sky as the background, it is the intersecting of various shapes that project an ambiguous overlapping of those three planes.

Next week, the painting in progress.

 

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