12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-‘Contemplating Flight’, The Doodle #19

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #19

Title-’Contemplating Flight’

First sequenced post, ‘The Doodle’.

 

So, here we go, posting the last six paintings in the 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s Project.

From the + 12 portion of this project, these ‘Doodles’ were selected by a good friend, Deborah. Doodle No. 1 posed a particular problem in trying to develop it as a main subject in a 12 x 12 inch painting. It wasn’t working. I then decided to include ’doodle no. 2’ (another selection by Deborah) into the equation, also rotating it 90 degrees to use it vertically rather than horizontally. The ‘birds’ now became more of a supporting role to the overall design as to be seen in the Worksheet.

Next Monday the ‘Worksheet’

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-‘Pondering’, The Doodle #18

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #18

Title-’Pondering’

First sequenced post, ‘The Doodle’.

 

From the + 12 portion of this project, this ‘Doodle’, from 2012, was selected by good friend and fellow artist, Mattye. Mattye selected the ‘Doodle’ circled in red, #1. My first attempts at creating a design for the doodle proved problematic. I made several reasonable attempts and finally decided on one for a worksheet. I even started the painting but indecision persisted and I set it aside. A few months ago, I was working in my current sketchbook and doodled a design that intuitively directed me to add a modified version of Mattye’s selection, shown in Circle #2. This new take on her ‘doodle’ selection seemed to work where all other past attempts left me unsatisfied.

Next Monday the ‘Worksheet’

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-‘Bing Cherry’, The Doodle

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #17

Title-’Bing Cherry’

First sequenced post, ‘The Doodle’.

The ‘Doodle’ shown above for Painting #17 was selected and the ‘Worksheet’ completed during a two day stretch this past September, along with the previous #16 Design. As mentioned, in those previous posts, there are some design connections which are best described with next Mondays ‘Worksheet’ post.

Next Monday the ‘Worksheet’

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Please, Fetch!!”, The Doodle

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #8 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Please Fetch!!”  First sequenced post.

 

Posted is ‘The Doodle’, from April 2013. As with several other ‘Doodles’ selected for this project, they are ones I have repeatedly glanced at over the years to see if I could develop them into a finished work of art.

Circle #1 is the ‘doodle’ that began the thought process for this painting. To this day, I am still perplexed as to what I was trying to do with the ’tail’ of the dog. Besides the ‘tail’ I was as least interested in the shapes enough that I extended this ‘doodle’ in Circle #2.

Circle #2- As much as I wanted to develop this on a worksheet I was put on hold by my uncertainty of placement of certain pedestals as well as a ‘narrative’.

Adding “Please Fetch!!” to this project spurred me to create a solution, to be shown on next Monday’s ‘Worksheet’ post.

 

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

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Taking Flight”, The Doodle

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

Title-“Taking Flight”  First sequenced post.

 

Posted is ‘The Doodle’, from Sketch Book Four, 2009. This selection is from the +12 portion of the project-Doodles selected by friends. This one was selected by Lee. As individuals were chosen to look through the Sketch Books for this project, I asked that they select one to four ‘Doodles’ and in turn I would chose which one or ones I would use. Lee selected four and the one circled with a number One was the one I chose to work with. The more I glanced at Lee’s other chosen ‘Doodles’, it seemed like two others, number Two and number Three, had similar elements/shapes that whispered in soft tones “Please consider me, please consider me”. So I did.

Next Monday’s ‘Worksheet’ post shows the resolution.

 

 

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”x 12” 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-“Stick Man” Worksheet

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

Title-“Stick Man”  Second sequenced post.

 

Posted is the 12” x 12” pencil Worksheet to be used for the ‘Stick Man” painting.

I decided to expand on the two figures in the chosen ‘doodle’ and with it came the thought process of the narrative. Unlike “The Candy Store” and others, which have a strong central narrative, there is a menagerie of small semi-related narratives sprinkled around to the various characters.

The second ’doodle’ I incorporated as a mask, hanging from the hand of one of the figures in the lower left area.

Lastly, the hand-held ’toy’ in the upper left corner is the “Stick Man”. Contemplating this figures hand, begging to hold something, a ’doodle’ which I can’t seem to locate in any of my sketchbooks came into my head. I don’t know if it’s a real, I-can’t-find-it ‘doodle’ from the sketchbooks, or imagined, but he insisted on being included, enough that I named the painting after him.

There still a few questions about a few of the objects in the design but they, I hope, will be resolved during the painting process.

 

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

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Stickman”-The Doodle

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

Title-“Stick Man”  First sequenced post.

 

Posted is ‘The Doodle’, from Sketch Book Six, February 2013. This selection is from the +12 portion of the project-Doodles selected by friends/artists. This one was selected by Pat. She chose the circled ‘doodle’ number One-showing two figures. In contemplating what design would develop from these ‘two guys’ the most important question was: Do I use just these two figures or can I add additional figures to them. While looking at these characters, I happened to notice the ‘doodle’ in circle number Two. I had always had an interest in this face but felt it was best suited for a “Thumbnail Sketch” drawing. So another question was, could I somehow work the ‘face’ into this design. .

How I resolved combining the two is on next Monday’s ‘Worksheet’ post as well as why this painting is named “Stickman”.

 

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