“The Christmas Tree”
Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Color Pencil
For all the different “Friends/Followers” both here in America and around the world, to my FaceBook, Blog, Linkedin, Google+ Art Posts it is difficult to quite know which holiday season, if any, that you adhere to.
For my part and tradition I would like to say Merry Christmas, have a wonderful Holiday season, and a very Happy New Year.
Project: Intermission Post for Memorial Holiday Observance.
Title-“Brizard” by Craig L Haupt
While I have no artwork related to this Holiday Observance, I post a very simple color pencil and watercolor image.
These weekly Posts are also seen by followers from outside the borders of the United States and while today is our national holiday here in the United States for those fallen in past and present wars, I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those, both here and around the world, who have given their lives in the struggle against oppression and tyranny.
I will continue the 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s Art Project Monday, June 6.
When reviewing/critiquing my paintings with a few friends/artists, I incur a certain degree of lighthearted ribbing when I mull over minor elements for their logical implications. In this case-the ‘screw/bolts’ in the bracket for the head and shoulder/hand/jaw joints – do I make them all with cross marks in the circles (as drawn on the worksheet) for the pivot action or solid color. After weeks and weeks of mental anguish, I opted for the solid, since a ‘cross marking’ would read as a tightened ‘Phillips head’ screw whereas the solid would denote a bolt/dowel to suggest the potential for movement. My, my, my, the decisions artists are faced with!
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.