12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- #24 of 24, ‘Post Expiration Date Blues’, The Worksheet

♪ Oh this worksheet I manage to construct,

Arranging shapes with thought and luck

Connecting everything to a can of soup

As awful odors knock you for a loop ♪

 

♪ Even after the paintings first stokes are started

Questions of placement and a few items departed

With an eraser several selections require a tweak

Those final results I will show you next week ♪

 

♫ Chorus

Them’s Post Expiration Date Blues

Checking the month, day, and year should be duly noted

Oh Them’s Post Expiration Date Blues

Aptly suggest that the can might be bloated ♫

 

‘Post Expiration Date Blues’

Words and image: Copyright Craig L Haupt

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12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- #23 of 24, ‘A Bridge in Time’, The Doodle

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #23 of 24

Title-’A Bridge in Time’

First sequenced post, ‘The Doodle’.

 

After a slight intermission for Postings of the 1448 Gallery exhibit, the Monday’s posting will now return to the 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s project. After over two years of Monday postings, these are the final two paintings in the project.

From the + 12 portion of this project, the ‘Doodles’ for this painting were selected by Jesse, one of my two sons. My other son, Eric, had chosen ‘doodles’ for painting #12.

Jesse’s first choice was the doodle circled as #1. Not satisfied with this doodle as the main subject, I selected, from another of his choices circled as #2, the one to the left circled as #3 to play the main subject/design role.

Next Monday the ‘Worksheet’

 

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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

 

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

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