“The House That Jack Built”-Week 15

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“The House That Jack Built”

Week 15-The Painting

 

The start of the  painting of “The House That Jack Built” is posted above.

As I mentioned in the “Week 14” posting, I have made the purchase of a camera to allow me the flexibility to record the progress of the painting. A ‘used’ camera with no book of instructions, but the instructions are available on-line, of which I downloaded (162 pages).

I have figured out some of the camera’s basic’s and the above photo of the beginning painted layout is my first attempts at hooking up the camera to the computer and downloading the image.

Still working with lighting and at one point I will be trying to manipulate the image in the Computer program to better the posted image.

The intent will be to post, each Monday, the progress of the painting till completed. There might be a judgment call of inserting an intermission image if I feel that the level of progress is not evident enough to show any major differences from the preceding week.

 

 

The continuing posting schedule for the project is, as laid out:

Today,  Monday, September 22; Beginning the layout of “The House That Jack Built”.

Monday, September 29 and following Monday’s; Post continuing progress images of “The House That Jack Built” painting.

 

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “The House That Jack Built” are every Monday Evening.

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt, to follow “Like” the “Home Page”

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.com   Sign up to “Follow”

LinkedIn: Craig L Haupt, “invite to connect” to receive posts

 

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“The House That Jack Built”-Week Four

The House That Jack Built First corner additions

“The House That Jack Built”

Week Four-First Corner with Suggestions

 

Herein is the first corner of the Pen & Ink worksheet with suggestions from viewers to “The House That Jack Built” project. This is a camera shot rather than a digital scan so coloring is different from the previous “1st corner” post.

Thanks to all that have participated so far.

As I mentioned in the first post (June 16) of this project, not all suggestions could be incorporated into the image. Some suggestions I did not include could still find their way into another corner of the house.

An example of this-Of animals/reptile suggestions (which, I admit, I am apprehensive because drawing/painting animals/reptiles are not my strong suit), I received a possum, a raven, a cat, and a Komodo dragon. Of those, the cat was not used, but is still retained on the list for consideration at one of the other corners.

 

I intend this project to result into a viable painting and as I add items, the artist part of me must also take into consideration-color, appearance of depth, balance, and overall composition. As I start to lay out the painting, the continuance of shifting, additions, and alterations of suggestions can still take place up to the final strokes of the brush, while I still work to maintain the integrity of the drawing worksheet and the project in general.

 

Next week I will post the second corner with areas to be considered and look forward to additional suggestions.

 

The continuing posting schedule for the project is, as laid out:

Today,  Monday, July 7; First corner with suggested items.

Monday, July 14; Post the second corner for suggestions of that area

Continue the sequence, and end the project with the posting of the completed painting.

 

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “The House That Jack Built” are every Monday Evening.

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: to follow “Like” the “Craig L Haupt Home Page”

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.com   Sign up to “Follow”

LinkedIn: Craig L Haupt, “invite to connect” to receive posts

 

“The House That Jack Built” Week Two

The House That Jack Built First corner

“The House That Jack Built”

First Corner-Pen & Ink Image

 

I start this post with a deep breath. I don’t how this project is going to unfold, so there is a touch of apprehension.

The above Pen & Ink worksheet is the first of the four corners open for suggestions of items to be included in the final painting. Anyone new to the “The House That Jack Built” please scroll back to last Monday’s Post for a description of this current project.

 

The guidelines for the “House That Jack Built” project:

If you please, just one suggestion per person for each corner area, when posted.

There are only so many things/items that can be selected for inclusion to create an overall balanced final composition, and suggestions will come from different sources (Facebook, WordPress Blog, Google Blog, LinkedIn, etc.), so take no offense if yours is not chosen.

 

At this first corner, requesting suggestions of:

Things you see on/around a front door.

Things you see on or around a porch.

Things you see under a porch.

Things you would see in a foyer.

 

There is no compensation for suggestions used, but I will keep tab of the names offering suggestions directly to my post or to the “Shared” posts from wonderfully appreciated friends. At the end of this project I will “pull a name out of the hat” and send that person a signed, first print of the final painting.

 

The posting schedule for the project is, as laid out:

Today, June 23; Post the first of four corners, door area being the first, and I will ask for suggestions of items to be added for that area.

Monday, June 30; An intermission, (will post a past art image).

Monday, July 7; Repost the first corner with added items.

Monday, July 14; Post the second corner for suggestions of that area

Continue the sequence, and end the project with the posting of the completed painting.

 

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “The House That Jack Built” are every Monday Evening.

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt, to follow “Like” the “Home Page”

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.com   Sign up to “Follow”

LinkedIn: Craig L Haupt, “invite to connect” to receive posts

 

“The House That Jack Built” Week One

The House That Jack Built

“The House That Jack Built”-Week One

Full 18” x 24” Pen & Ink Image

 

Well folks, here is what all the flashing lights, musical fanfare, confetti, fireworks, jugglers with flaming batons, clowns on unicycles, acrobatic alligators, a Zeppelin with scrolling text, mimes releasing balloons, and a dozen daring debutante’s being shot (one at a time, of course) from a canon screaming

“COMING, NEW PROJECT, KEEP TUNED FOR THIS EXCITING EVENT”

just before they hit the safety net, while a host of white doves and a thousand Butterflies (I counted) take to the sky to announce what I really wanted to say softy.

 

The Short and Sweet:

I would like suggestions from viewers, starting next Monday, of items to add to a painting.

 

The image you see posted is an 18” x 24” Pen & Ink worksheet, which is the reworking of a small (5 1/2” x 8”) pen & ink drawing finished way back in 1995 (when I was 116 years old). The small original (that I will post at the end of this project as a comparison) contained only a sparse six items within the framework of the boards/door/two windows and gate.

The above Pen & Ink worksheet (to be divided for this project, into four workable corner sections) and the accumulated, selected suggestions will be combined and transferred for completion as an 18” x 24” oil painting.

 

The posting schedule for the project is, as laid out:

Monday, June 23; Post the first of four corners, door area being the first, and I will ask for suggestions of items to be added for that area.

Monday, June 30; An intermission, (will post a past art image).

Monday, July 7; Repost the first corner with added items.

Monday, July 14; Post the second corner for suggestions of that area

Continue the sequence, and end the project with the posting of the completed painting.

 

Some Guidelines (which I will expand on next posting):

If you please, just one suggestion per person for each corner area, when posted.

There are only so many things/items that can be added, and suggestions will come from different sources (Facebook, WordPress Blog, LinkedIn, etc.), so take no offense if yours is not chosen.

 

There is no compensation for suggestions used, other than a heartfelt thank you for being part of this project, but I will keep tab of the names offering suggestions and will do a “pull a name out of the hat” to send that selected person a signed, first print of the final painting.

 

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “The House That Jack Built” are every Monday Evening.

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.com

LinkedIn: Craig L Haupt