12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-‘A Leap of Faith’, The Worksheet #20

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #20

Title-’A Leap of Faith’

Second sequenced post, ‘The Worksheet’.

 

Lots of erasing, deleting and replacing a ‘doodle’, and more erasing, and even a little more erasing, to finally get an image on the worksheet I would be satisfied with. Now for transferring the line work onto the Gesso prepped board and making color choices.

Next Monday the ‘Finished Painting’

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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12 + 12, 12 x 12’s-‘A Leap of Faith’, The Doodle #20

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #20

Title-’A Leap of Faith’

First sequenced post, ‘The Doodle’.

 

From the + 12 portion of this project, these ‘Doodles’ were selected by a fellow artist and good friend, Susan.

A selection of twists and turns. I chose Doodle #1 and realized that I needed an additional selection to make it fit the 12 x 12 inch format. I choose Doodle #2 and rotated it 90 degrees so the side labeled ‘b1’ was positioned to the bottom of the page along with a few alterations. After many attempts to make it work, I dropped Doodle #1, rotated #2 another 90 degrees, so ‘b2’ was now (with additional alteration) towards the bottom of the page. I then added Doodle #3 to the right side of it.

Head spinning yet??

The results to be seen in the Worksheet.

Next Monday the ‘Worksheet’

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #19

Title-’Contemplating Flight’

Third sequenced post, ‘The Finished Painting’.

 

As mentioned in the ‘Worksheet’ text last Monday, there was a fair amount of work to creating the layout. The painting posed similar issues, particularly the expanding shapes to the right side. The first attempt was not pleasing and was repainted, the posted worksheet reflected that second design attempt. Still not satisfied, several sections (closer to the upper and lower box) were repainted twice more till I found a configuration/placement I could live with. This painting also became a transitional piece in this project that effected the next four 12 + 12 paintings. More on that next Monday.

 

Next Monday, the start of the next Painting in the ‘12 + 12 Project’.

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #19

Title-’Contemplating Flight’

Second sequenced post, ‘The Worksheet’.

 

Besides the first attempt to work a complete painting with just the Birds on the leaves, I made several succeeding attempts combining the two selected ’Doodles’ from Deborah. I opted for developing this ’Worksheet’ layout. A very different layout configuration than I have done before, but I had to take in consideration that this was part of the creative equation of this project anyhow.  We’ll see how this works as a painting.

For those new viewers to this 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s project, a short synopsis. 24 paintings total, all 12” x 12”s. Twelve of the 24 paintings are developed from ’Doodles’ selected by yours truly from my sketchbooks. The +12 portion of the project, is that I handed out my sketchbooks to 12 friends/artists I choose and they in turn selected a few ’Doodles’ that I had to develop a finished painting from.

Next Monday the ‘Finished painting’

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #18

Title-’Pondering’

Third sequenced post, ‘The Finished Painting’.

As I mentioned in the ‘Worksheet’ post, there was a change made to the leaf that prompted the ‘Pondering’ title. In the painting, I switched the leaf from curling/pointing away (depicted in the worksheet) to having it point inward, which is the proper direction of the ‘fingers’ if resting the chin on a hand. I know, picky, picky, but really, a sense of logic must prevail. Lol.

Next Monday, the start of the next Painting in the ‘12 + 12 Project’.

 

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

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #17

Title-’Pondering’

Second sequenced post, ‘The Worksheet’.

As far as I know, I have never thought of a title first and then tried to draw an image to it. Creating the title somehow floats in between the worksheet and the painting phase. For this image, the title was determined by one small leaf.

With the three ‘creatures’ looking at the three ‘flowers’, I opted for trying to determine if there was a distinct emotional narrative between one of the ’flowers’ and its counter part ‘creature’ that could prompt a title. I choose the closest ’flower’ and rested its chin on one of the leaves. Hence ‘Pondering’.

Even though the painting will follow the layout of this worksheet fairly strictly, there is one small change to the painting, and that is to that one particular leaf.

Next Monday the ‘Finished Painting’

Image copyright Craig L Haupt

 

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

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #17

Title-’Bing Cherry’

Second sequenced post, ‘The Worksheet’.

 

When selecting the ‘Doodle’ for this painting and the one for the previous painting #16, they were not selected for any initial similarities. It was only when developing the worksheets that some similar design connections became evident. As noted in the Posts for painting #16, a landscape scene worked its way into both worksheets. There are two other incidents of connection. The downward viewing position of the ‘face’ is one and second, the tapering shape of ‘upper arm/shoulder’ and those corresponding shapes directly to the left.

Next Monday the ‘Finished Painting’

Image copyright Craig L Haupt