12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Taking Flight” Progress painting

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

Title-“Taking Flight”  Third sequenced post.

 

Posted is the “Taking Flight” painting in progress.

Applying the first coats, or under-layers, is akin to the worksheet in many ways. As the worksheet progresses with numerous alterations (some changes continuing even as the painting is in progress), the changes to colors in the painting take much the same path. In this painting, the ‘Birds’ are red with green wings and, as much as I thought these colors would work, they seem to remind me more of Holly leaves and berries than shapes representing birds.

To the right of these ‘Birds’, the ‘Sail’, suggesting a sailboat, worked during this phase of the painting but as second and third coats of final colors were applied and modifications to other shapes took place the ‘sail’ became a heavy blank white area and I needed to go back to the worksheet to add and work out additional details that would strengthen the ‘sail’ and compliment the other shapes in the painting.

The finished painting post next Monday will reflect those changes.

 

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.

 

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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 34

Jack, Right Segment

“The House That Jack Built”

Week 34-Jack-IV

 

Moving Counter-Clockwise on the center motif, this is the fourth and final segment of “Jack”.

Whereas the first segment reflected Suburbia, the second segment a rural view, the third segment a rural view with farmland, this final segment represents a lake side view.

As with the other three segments, the oil paints are wet in this section and after they dry, I will go back to brush in additional shadows, color variations in the trees, rework the campground and piers, and maybe add an extra car/truck.

For size reference, the main road measures 1 1/2” (38 mm) in length, the Sailboat at anchor , only 3/8 of an inch (9 mm).

For a refresher or for those new to “The House That Jack Built” painting, see Week 16 & 17 for a view of the full “Jack” Four segment motif before the aerial view embellishment’s.

This week marks the last “The House That Jack Built” post till August, when I will review the Painting for the September Art Exhibit.

 

Thanks to everyone that participated, “liked”, viewed, and ‘Shared’ the “The House That Jack Built” project. You have been a wonderful audience!!!!

 

Next Monday, I will begin Posting the “Thumbnail” drawings that were displayed at the “Journey to Ukazoo” Art Exhibit.

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