The ‘Eleven’ Series #5

The ‘Eleven’ Series

#5- ‘The Little House’-Oil on Canvas, 8” x 10” Craig L Haupt

As with the previous post of ‘Red Sphere’ this painting is less about narrative and more about color. In particular, the transition of color, starting with the light blue at the ‘house’ and spiraling its way inward to the ‘faces’.

 

I will be participating in an upcoming Group Exhibit at Y:Art Gallery to show these 11 paintings.

A little ways off, I will still include the Exhibition dates and related information with each Monday Art posting and will Share their FB Event posting as it becomes available.

 

Y:Art Gallery & Fine Gifts

“Miniature Show”

November 22, 2017 to January 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 6-9pm

3402 Gough St
Baltimore, MD 21224

 

Art notes:
Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – “Stick Man” Finished Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – #6 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Stick Man”  Fourth sequenced post.

Posted is the “Stick Man” finished painting.

As I mentioned last week, there were a few nagging questions about a few objects in the painting that needed to be resolved as it neared completion. The first of these, the tightrope. In the worksheet the rope went off the right side of the canvas. I needed the rope somehow to be grounded. Wrestling with a few solutions, I settled on the tie-off to the corner of the canvas.

On the worksheet the hand/arm coming in from the right had an apple in it. This was a weak correlation to the person holding the grapes. I changed the apple to a house. The person holding the building, looking at the hand/arm with a house, I felt had a stronger correlation.

And last, at the bottom right corner, the grassy knoll under the shelf holding the car felt very empty. Here I added a road going over a rise with the back of a truck slowly disappearing.

 

Next Monday is Labor Day, and since most people will be out and about, I will post an image from the archives and then I will be away from the computer till the end of September. I will post the “Doodle” for image #7 starting Monday October 3rd.

 

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

 

“The House That Jack Built”-Week 23

Third Corner Painting

“The House That Jack Built”

Week 23-Third Corner of Painting

 

As with the posting of the first and second corner of the painting, while there is considerable progress in this corner, there are still areas/objects that will be revisited and finalized.

Hands and numbers still to be added to the cuckoo clock, red or white wine?, plus the “Alligator Tail” label, changing the stance of the music-box ballerina as well as adding hummingbirds and the finalizing the turtle’s shell etc.

The detail work has been slowing the process down but the painting is still moving along.

 

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

Today, Monday, December 1; “Third Corner Painting”.

Monday, December 8 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:

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“The House That Jack Built”-Week 21

Second Corner Painting

“The House That Jack Built”

Week 21-Second Corner of Painting

 

Ah, the woes of using a 10 year old computer with the non-supported Windows XP. Last Monday morning my trusty, yet very slooooow computer finally crashed and I found myself searching for a new computer and was not able to post “The House That Jack Built”

So here I am one week later.

As with the posting of the first corner of the painting, while there is considerable progress in this corner, there are still areas/objects that will be revisited and finalized.

It has been mentioned recently that a few objects in the first corner were similar to ones found in other paintings such as the paint cans (seen in the “Pirates in a Bathtub” painting), also the marbles (in “Walk in a Park”), the bricks (a common theme in several paintings) and the popcorn box (from “The Video Game).

This new wrinkle is having some effect with how I am approaching some other areas/objects in the painting. In this second corner, the wallpaper design from the worksheet drawing has been changed to the wallpaper design I used in the “She Loves Me Not” painting.

Not sure how the other areas will develop with related objects from previous paintings but I will keep my options open.

 

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

Today, Monday, November 10; “Second Corner Painting”.

Monday, November 17 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:

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“The House That Jack Built”-Week 19

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“The House That Jack Built”

Week 19-First Corner of Painting

 

As I posted the four corners in sequence with suggestions from viewers, I will post the four corners again, showing the progress of the painting portion of “The House That Jack Built” project.

While there is considerable progress in this corner, it is still not finished.

With an oil painting, depending on how the paint is applied or medians added as I paint (i.e. Liquin, Linseed oil etc) drying times will vary. The newspaper on the porch and the Butterfly are two examples, both have been roughed in but need to wait 3 or 4 days for the paint to dry before I can add more detail.

As I also work at finalizing different areas, a few additional objects are finding their way into the painting. One, are marbles on the table with the ‘frog in the hat’. Added a hat and cane to the frog (courtesy of a conversation with Karen) and working on adding an origami bird on the bricks near the Kimono (courtesy of a conversation with Mac and Laura).

Some objects in the ‘first corner’ area still need adjustment. I am still not satisfied with the Kimono hanging on the coat rack, I have reworked it twice and still it needs some adjustment.

As I now move to concentrate on the second corner, I will continually drift back into the first corner to add, tweak, and finalize various objects.

 

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

Today,  Monday, October 20; “First Corner Painting”.

Monday, October 27 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:

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“The House That Jack Built”-Week 17

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“The House That Jack Built”

Week 17-“Jack”

 

All the “buzz about town and 3/4’s of the country” (o.k., make that 5/8’s) has been about the items inserted into “The House That Jack Built” painting.

It is only fair that I take an opportunity to introduce “Jack”. This forgotten center section of the painting is the area that was the original “doodle” way back in my days of youth.

A friend I’ve known for many years, “Jack” is not just a designer/draftsman, but is also a carpenter, bricklayer, painter, and roofer. He can hang the gutter and downspout, install the plumbing and don the electricians hat when needed. Less not I forget, he has a canny sense for landscaping.

Reflecting on this wide range of “Jack’s” abilities, it prompts my thinking that there should be some type of saying affixed for someone that is proficient in a wide range of trades. I’ll ponder.

 

Back to the painting, this center motif, while a part of “The House That Jack Built”, is a separate painting of its own, and as this section of the painting also progress’s, I will interject a close up image of “Jack” from time to time.

 

This image appears a little on the dark side, still working with lighting (flash creates too much glare).

 

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

Today,  Monday, October 6; “Jack”.

Monday, October 13 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:

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“The House That Jack Built”-Week 16

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“The House That Jack Built”

Week 16-The Painting in Progress

 

The second photo on the progress of the  painting “The House That Jack Built” is posted above.

A fair amount of the items suggested by viewers of “The House That Jack Built” have been roughed in. There are several items still to be worked out and added.

As this painting progresses, artistic license prevails and items in the posted ’drawing’ stage may be reworked, i.e. the radio, over the door, has been altered from a rectangle to a more conical shape.

Another example is the cuckoo clock which will change to a more rectangle shape because a birdhouse will be hung from one of the boards in the same area and I don’t want the two to have a similar shape.

As mentioned in the last posting there might be a judgment call of inserting an intermission image on a future Monday evening post 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 29; Second progress photo of “The House That Jack Built”.

Monday, October 6 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:

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