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

 

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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

 

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