The ‘Eleven’ Series #9

The ‘Eleven’ Series

#9- ‘Root of a Conversation’-Oil on Canvas, 8” x 10” Craig L Haupt

I will be participating in an upcoming Group Exhibit at Y:Art Gallery to show these 11 paintings.

Included are the Exhibition dates and related information.

 

Y:Art Gallery & Fine Gifts

‘The Miniature Holiday Exhibition’

November 22, 2017 to January 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 6-9pm

3402 Gough St
Baltimore, MD 21224

Image – copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s -“Back to Back”, Finished Painting

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back” Fourth sequenced post.

Posted is the 12” x 12” ‘Back to Back” Finished painting.

 

Referring to last weeks Post about possible additions and changes, a diffused tree-line background was added and the sky color changed.

The other area of concern was trying to enhance the notion that these two individuals are sitting back to back rather than against the tree by adding stronger shadows along with the placement of various objects. This will be one of those things where the viewer has to make up their own mind as to how the figures are seen in relationship to the tree.

 

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

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-“Back to Back”, The Worksheet

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Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #10 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Back to Back” Second sequenced post.
Posted is the 12” x 12” pencil Worksheet to be used for the ‘Back to Back” painting.
Referring back to the first sequenced ‘Doodle’ post of this “Back to Back” painting, an area of contention was the ‘space’ in the Doodle between the two figures. I opted to make the ‘space’ a tree. This posed another question, are they resting against the tree?, as they would have if I used a hedge or wall. I decided, from my own slightly twisted sense of logic to have them sitting ‘back to back’. This puts them behind the tree. The items I placed in the painting, i.e. the small table and the watering-can behind the tree roots, I hope, helps to imply that sense of depth.

Not sure how it will work in the completion of the painting.

In painting, a weak spot is my lack of ability to paint ’leaves’ on trees. To compensate, I have had to create my own tree foliage. A solution for this tree is shown in this worksheet.

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” Finished Painting

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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.

Finished!

 

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