‘Next Stop – Liriodendron’- “The Candy Store” #2

‘Next stop – Liriodendron’ #2 of Images selected for my inclusion in the late August group exhibition at Liriodendron Mansion, Bel Air, MD
Image: “The Candy Store” oil on canvas.
Copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“The Candy Store” Finished Painting

20 The Candy Store

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

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

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

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“The Candy Store” Progress Painting

19 Candy Store Progress

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

Title-“The Candy Store”  Third sequenced post.

Posted is “The Candy Store” painting in progress. After the first undercoat layer and the proceeding layers begin to define detail, two areas of consideration are, one, choosing colors for the four main characters and how they correspond with the chosen colors of the objects surrounding them, i.e. having the red character in front of the green lamppost rather than green on green.  Second, is still the item on the sidewalk the character on the right is concentrating on. I’ve ruled out the initial ‘found’ wallet, tried a purse, and looks like this might be ‘an end of painting’ decision.

 

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

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

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

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“The Candy Store” Worksheet

18 Candy Store Worksheet

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

Title-“The Candy Store”  Second sequenced post.

Posted is the 12” x 12” pencil Worksheet to be used for the ‘Candy Store” painting.

This is where I preform a balancing act. Trying to keep the integrity of the basic shapes in the ‘doodle’ and developing a narrative around it. As I mentioned last week, the wallet and the figure, looking at it, to the left in the ’doodle’ sparked the narrative but I’m now questioning the wallet. Painted, I’m not sure the wallet will be recognizable enough. Will keep pondering this. In the worksheet you can also see the change to a more traditional lamppost. Now it’s ‘transferring to canvas’ time and deciding on colors.

 

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

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

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

Google+: Google+ Craig L Haupt