12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – “Taking Flight” Finished Painting


Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – #7 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Taking Flight”  Fourth sequenced post.


Posted is the “Taking Flight” Finished painting.

Regarding the color and detail issues expressed in last weeks post, the color of the ‘Birds’ has been changed and for the ’Sail’ I added a stepped reduced layering of the sail shape.

It’s funny how little things can become a major decision. Left side, Center, is a small ‘dark green triangle’ atop the last ‘green’ receding layer. Since this painting is a (not sure of the proper term) geometric abstraction, the ’green color’ in this receding shape represented a hill/land whereas the layers progressing outward from this shape represented water (hence the wave like lines).

To further the impression of land I wanted to add a tree and the completion of this painting came down to this one item. Adding a standard tree shape of trunk and leaves just didn’t fit the overall scheme but the Pine tree shape as a ‘Triangle’ seemed to meld with the use of the other geometric shapes in the composition.



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