‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book project on Kickstarter

Continuing to post updates and general information regarding the current ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Kickstarter book project.
The Kickstarter project runs to April 3 with a variety of ’rewards’ offered for your help in increasing the amount of books I can order from the publisher as well as opportunities to have your name in the book.
The artwork accompanying this post is the third of three 5 x 7 inch Giclee art prints offered at one reward level.
This artwork is also included in ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book.
My hope is that if unable to support this ArtStory book, at the very least, you are able to take a few minutes to visit this unique ArtStory project and Share it.
Kickstarter Link: Craig L Haupt
My thanks to supporters of this book: Jim, Sherry, Carol, and Cynthia.

‘Day at the Beach’ (in Story 19 of 37)
Copyright: Craig L Haupt
Ukazoo: A Trademark of Ukazoo Bookstore and used with permission.



12 + 12, 12 x 12’s – “Taking Flight” Finished Painting


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.



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