The ‘Eleven’ Series #9

The ‘Eleven’ Series

#9- ‘Root of a Conversation’-Oil on Canvas, 8” x 10” Craig L Haupt

I will be participating in an upcoming Group Exhibit at Y:Art Gallery to show these 11 paintings.

Included are the Exhibition dates and related information.

 

Y:Art Gallery & Fine Gifts

‘The Miniature Holiday Exhibition’

November 22, 2017 to January 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 6-9pm

3402 Gough St
Baltimore, MD 21224

Image – copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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The ‘Eleven’ Series #7

The ‘Eleven’ Series

#7- ‘Oh My!!!’-Oil on Canvas, 8” x 10” Craig L Haupt

This painting is from a September, 2012 ‘Doodle’ that I had looked at numerous times over the years, yet could not find a way to bring it to a finished solution. This current project of small paintings gave me the opportunity to find that ‘Doodle’ a home.

 

I will be participating in an upcoming Group Exhibit at Y:Art Gallery to show these 11 paintings.

Included are the Exhibition dates and related information and will Share Y:ART’s FB Event posting as it becomes available.

Y:Art Gallery & Fine Gifts

‘The Miniature Holiday Exhibition’

November 22, 2017 to January 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 6-9pm

3402 Gough St
Baltimore, MD 21224

 

Art notes:
Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

The ‘Eleven’ Series #5

The ‘Eleven’ Series

#5- ‘The Little House’-Oil on Canvas, 8” x 10” Craig L Haupt

As with the previous post of ‘Red Sphere’ this painting is less about narrative and more about color. In particular, the transition of color, starting with the light blue at the ‘house’ and spiraling its way inward to the ‘faces’.

 

I will be participating in an upcoming Group Exhibit at Y:Art Gallery to show these 11 paintings.

A little ways off, I will still include the Exhibition dates and related information with each Monday Art posting and will Share their FB Event posting as it becomes available.

 

Y:Art Gallery & Fine Gifts

“Miniature Show”

November 22, 2017 to January 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 6-9pm

3402 Gough St
Baltimore, MD 21224

 

Art notes:
Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

The “Eleven” Series-#4

The “Eleven” Series

#4-“Red Sphere”-Oil on Canvas, 8” x 10” Craig L Haupt

From a very simple ‘doodle’ in my sketchbook I choose to maintain that simplicity in the line work and rely more on color to strengthen the final image.

A touch more abstract then I am used to doing and also void of any narrative.

I will be participating in an upcoming Group Exhibit at Y:Art Gallery to show these 11 paintings.

A little ways off, I will still include the Exhibition dates and related information with each Monday Art posting and will Share their FB Event posting as it becomes available.

Y:Art Gallery & Fine Gifts

“Miniature Show”

November 22, 2017 to January 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 6-9pm

3402 Gough St
Baltimore, Maryland, MD 21224

 

Art notes:
Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

The Eleven Series

“Reaching”-Oil on Canvas, 8” x 10” Craig L Haupt

On day Two of my “break” from painting (March 29th), I happened to see a relativity simple Doodle in my Sketch book. I looked over and saw a small 8” x 10” canvas. Suddenly the ‘break’ was over and I started on this several-week whirlwind of eleven 8” x 10” paintings. They are simple in design, quick in execution, some with a looser painting style than others, and most, are void of any narrative other than what an applied title might miserly suggest. They became an enjoyable exercise that set the tone for a few paintings in the second part of the  upcoming 12 + 12 project.

This is the first of the eleven, Titled “Reaching”, and these will be posted each Monday in the order that they were painted.

Art notes:
Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – “Taking Flight” Finished Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – #7 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Taking Flight”  Fourth sequenced post.

 

Posted is the “Taking Flight” Finished painting.

Regarding the color and detail issues expressed in last weeks post, the color of the ‘Birds’ has been changed and for the ’Sail’ I added a stepped reduced layering of the sail shape.

It’s funny how little things can become a major decision. Left side, Center, is a small ‘dark green triangle’ atop the last ‘green’ receding layer. Since this painting is a (not sure of the proper term) geometric abstraction, the ’green color’ in this receding shape represented a hill/land whereas the layers progressing outward from this shape represented water (hence the wave like lines).

To further the impression of land I wanted to add a tree and the completion of this painting came down to this one item. Adding a standard tree shape of trunk and leaves just didn’t fit the overall scheme but the Pine tree shape as a ‘Triangle’ seemed to meld with the use of the other geometric shapes in the composition.

Finished!

 

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-“Taking Flight” Progress painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – #7 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Taking Flight”  Third sequenced post.

 

Posted is the “Taking Flight” painting in progress.

Applying the first coats, or under-layers, is akin to the worksheet in many ways. As the worksheet progresses with numerous alterations (some changes continuing even as the painting is in progress), the changes to colors in the painting take much the same path. In this painting, the ‘Birds’ are red with green wings and, as much as I thought these colors would work, they seem to remind me more of Holly leaves and berries than shapes representing birds.

To the right of these ‘Birds’, the ‘Sail’, suggesting a sailboat, worked during this phase of the painting but as second and third coats of final colors were applied and modifications to other shapes took place the ‘sail’ became a heavy blank white area and I needed to go back to the worksheet to add and work out additional details that would strengthen the ‘sail’ and compliment the other shapes in the painting.

The finished painting post next Monday will reflect those changes.

 

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

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