12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-‘Pondering’, The Finished Painting #18

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #18

Title-’Pondering’

Third sequenced post, ‘The Finished Painting’.

As I mentioned in the ‘Worksheet’ post, there was a change made to the leaf that prompted the ‘Pondering’ title. In the painting, I switched the leaf from curling/pointing away (depicted in the worksheet) to having it point inward, which is the proper direction of the ‘fingers’ if resting the chin on a hand. I know, picky, picky, but really, a sense of logic must prevail. Lol.

Next Monday, the start of the next Painting in the ‘12 + 12 Project’.

 

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12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-‘Pondering’, The Worksheet #18

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #17

Title-’Pondering’

Second sequenced post, ‘The Worksheet’.

As far as I know, I have never thought of a title first and then tried to draw an image to it. Creating the title somehow floats in between the worksheet and the painting phase. For this image, the title was determined by one small leaf.

With the three ‘creatures’ looking at the three ‘flowers’, I opted for trying to determine if there was a distinct emotional narrative between one of the ’flowers’ and its counter part ‘creature’ that could prompt a title. I choose the closest ’flower’ and rested its chin on one of the leaves. Hence ‘Pondering’.

Even though the painting will follow the layout of this worksheet fairly strictly, there is one small change to the painting, and that is to that one particular leaf.

Next Monday the ‘Finished Painting’

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-‘Cross Talk’, The Finished Painting

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #15 by Craig L Haupt

Title-’Cross Talk’

Third sequenced post, the ‘Finished Painting’.

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’.

Art notes:

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- “Back to Back” Progress Painting

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

Title-“Back to Back” Third sequenced post.

Posted is the 12” x 12” Progress painting for the ‘Back to Back” painting.

 

As I begin the underpainting, an area I am having an issue with is the color of my ‘sky’ and a possible background. Do I add some type of additional information beyond the fence. A hedge or tree line perhaps and is this background in focus or defused.

The other area of concern is added shadows and object placement to try and enhance the notion that these two individuals are sitting back to back rather than against the tree.

Solutions have been considered and the results will be shown on next Monday’s Final Painting Post.
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

 

Upcoming Group Art Exhibit

Picking Flowers

“Picking Flowers”

Oil on Canvas

 

Happy New Year Everyone!

To Start off the New Year I will be part of a Group Art Exhibition with an opening scheduled for this Saturday, January 9th. All the details are below.

 

Group Exhibit
5 Years of Awesomeness

            Laughing Pint Bar & Grill 2010-2015

Featuring the Artwork of Artists that have

Exhibited over the last Five years

January 9 to March 5, 2016
3531 Gough Street

Baltimore, MD 21224

Opening Reception Saturday, January 9,

6:00 to 8:00 pm

 

The Weekly postings for the new project entitled “12 + 12, 12 x 12’s”  will start Monday February 1st.

 

Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

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

 

“The House That Jack Built” Solo Art Exhibition

The current Weekly Monday Postings, up to the Sept 11, 2015 opening reception, will continue with selected images that will be on display at “The House That Jack Built” Solo Art Exhibit.

This Monday’s Post is “Tea For Two”-Oil on Canvas 14″ x 18″ (35.5 x 45.5 cm)

“The House That Jack Built”- a Solo Art Exhibit by Craig L Haupt

 

OPENING RECEPTION,

Friday, September 11, 2015

5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

 

UKAZOO BOOKS

The Dulaney Plaza

730 Dulaney Valley Road

Towson, MD 21204

Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt