“First Friday Art Walk” event at Highlandtown Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Feb 7, 5 to 9pm. I will be displaying eight pieces of artwork. Please take the time to stop in to see my art along with a host of other wonderful works by other artists.
“The Journey to Ukazoo” book will also be available.
Shown is one of the my eight: “Back to Back”, oil on canvas
Copyright: Craig L Haupt
‘Next stop – Liriodendron’ Images selected for my inclusion in the late August group exhibition at Liriodendron Mansion, Bel Air, MD – August 25 to September 15, 2019
Image: “Boots” oil on board.
Copyright Craig L Haupt
One of the positive aspects of engaging in a project such as this, is experimenting with choices of colors. In particular, the colors used in the ’box’ areas. These soft pastel colors are an extension from a painting in the 8 x 10 ’Eleven Series’ I completed a few months ago. Pending on the subject matter, I expect this ’box’ and/or color choice will periodically find it’s way into other future paintings.
Next Monday, the start of the next Painting in the ‘12 + 12 Project’.
If you were to see this worksheet close up, you would see numerous eraser marks from a first attempt at this ’to be finished painting design’. Whereas the subjects from the ’Doodle’ were fine, the numerous embellishments added didn’t seem to work. So I erased 90% of the pencil work around the main subjects and started over. I’m much happier with this final worksheet version.
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.
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.