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

 

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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

 

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

 

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s -“Back to Back”, Finished Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back” Fourth sequenced post.

Posted is the 12” x 12” ‘Back to Back” Finished painting.

 

Referring to last weeks Post about possible additions and changes, a diffused tree-line background was added and the sky color changed.

The other area of concern was trying to enhance the notion that these two individuals are sitting back to back rather than against the tree by adding stronger shadows along with the placement of various objects. This will be one of those things where the viewer has to make up their own mind as to how the figures are seen in relationship to the tree.

 

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”x 12” 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

 

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s -“HEY!! Hands off the Marble”, Finished Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #9 by Craig L Haupt

 

Title-“HEY!! Hands off the Marble” Fourth sequenced post.

Posted is the HEY!! Hands….” Finished painting.

 

In the finished painting, I must admit, not all the fingers or palms/back of hands have patterns even though that was the initial intent. On the upper left hand, Ring finger, the green shapes merge into similar shapes to become fields of crops which then becomes an overhead scene of a farm.

The other area of no patterns is the overhead view of vehicles on a road, top right hand.

As mentioned last week, the background color on the ‘school visual’ was the white of the paper and this worked because of the hand and patterns being outlined with black marker. For the painting I opted for a darker rich color to push the hands forward as well as adding shadows to heighten the form of the hands.

The marble was no particular type of marble, just a generic blend of colors in a Sphere to offset the negative space in the center.

 

I will not Post for the next two weeks due to the celebrations of various Holidays’. Will return for the Posting of Painting Number 10 in January 2017. Be Good!! Be Safe!!

 

Art notes:
All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Please, Fletch!!” Finished Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #8 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Please, Fetch!!”  Fourth sequenced post.

Posted is the “Please, Fetch!!” finished painting.

As noted in last weeks post, there was an additional element to solve a negative space issue between the lamppost and extending to the gentleman throwing the ball. A diffused/hazy sun was added. With this addition I had to work with a light source that back-lit the objects rather than my usual light source of coming over my shoulder from the right.

With this being the first time using a back-lit light source, I am satisfied with the results. Hence, a 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”x 12” 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-“The Candy Store” Finished Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s by Craig L Haupt #5

Title-“The Candy Store”  Fourth sequenced post.

Posted is “The Candy Store” finished painting. After several layers of paint and glazing additional colors to different areas I was able to sign my name to a finished painting.

The question throughout this painting was the object on the sidewalk that the ‘red’ character, on the right, would be concentrating on. Back on the worksheet there was a ’cat’ poking his/her head out from behind the large character to the left. I decided to use the ’cat’ as the object of interest. I didn’t want it to look like a cartoon cat but I am not a realistic painter to say the least. After looking at lots and lots of images of cats, I held my breath and dove in to paint it as a one shot deal. In the context of the painting, I’m satisfied, hope it looks all right to you, the viewer.

Next week the start of Painting #6

 

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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