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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The “Eleven” Series-#4

The “Eleven” Series

#4-“Red Sphere”-Oil on Canvas, 8” x 10” Craig L Haupt

From a very simple ‘doodle’ in my sketchbook I choose to maintain that simplicity in the line work and rely more on color to strengthen the final image.

A touch more abstract then I am used to doing and also void of any narrative.

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, Maryland, MD 21224

 

Art notes:
Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

The “Eleven” Series-#3

The “Eleven” Series

#3-“Bob & Bob”-Oil on Canvas, 8” x 10” Craig L Haupt

Of the eleven paintings in this series, there are two that are reworks of earlier Pen & Ink drawings. This is one.  On the original Bob & Bob drawing there was a design element on the figure to the right whose clarity as an eye, was not as strong as it could have been. This oil painting series afforded me a chance to alter that design ‘flaw’ with a different medium.

Even with the change I was able to keep the general flavor afforded the Pen & Ink/Watercolor/Color pencil drawing, yet have an oil painting that was independent of the original.

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, Maryland, MD 21224

 

Art notes:
Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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

 

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- “The Patio” Progress Painting

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

Title-“The Patio”  Third sequenced post.

 

Posted is “The Patio” progress painting.

There was a time, very early in the worksheet, when the ‘face’ part of the patio was being considered as ‘stone’. I ended up switching it to ‘brick’ and using the ‘stone’ as a lower section to the patio which represents the ‘neck’ and ‘body’.

The ‘Butterflies’, moved quite a bit in the worksheet, are still being moved around in this progress posting. Sometimes us artists can be a little picky about placement.

The table width has proved to be a concern (I thought is was too wide). Now that I can better see it in it’s painted format, I am leaning towards removing a board from each side before I add the chairs.

Next week, the finished product.

 

 

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

 

“12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“The Patio”, The Worksheet

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

Title-“The Patio”  Second sequenced post.

 

Posted is ‘The Worksheet’ for “The Patio” painting.

Needless to say, from the excessive amount of eraser marks shown on this worksheet, that a great many alterations took place. Using a technique I employed in an earlier painting called “Room With a View” I am utilizing a combined overhead view and face-on view. Of the first layers of shapes (seen overhead), while depicting a picnic table, (to be brick) patio, daffodils, and fish pond, they are still used to suggest a face as mentioned in last weeks post.

In the next receding layers, the two figures shaded with green, are the transition shapes. Seen face-on, they are two figures, seen as an overhead view they’re depicting grass surrounding the patio. There is also a transition from the overhead view of the picnic table to the face-on view of the tree/bush branches that represents the hair.

The Butterflies, one used as a bowtie, can operate from both an overhead and face-on view.

Pardon me if this seems rather complicated, I really did just want a very simple painting.

Now it’s on to choosing colors for the 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”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