5"x7" Oil on Gessoed Board
This is as you can see a work in progress. Here are two stages showing a little of the sketching process.
In the progress you will see a variety of approaches I use for a painting. This one as the one before this (Waiting for the Master) I am sketching out the composition before actually applying color.
I am doing this because of the perspective involved. At this stage I am mainly concerned about the central figures the chess pieces themselves. I'm not happy with the chess board but at present its nothing to be too concerned about as I have established a strong start and the problem areas are easily corrected in the next few stages.
Some people use the old phrase I feel Like a King.... I wonder how many feel like this King?
This thought sparked the Idea for this painting... "Check Mate"!
More to come!