Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Queen in the fray

The queen makes her entrance with a tidy fork.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Black is in Zugzwang. Any move loses.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


This was a quicki and is not quite balanced. The Bishop should feel powerful on it's prime location...........the h1-a8 diagonal.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dos Amigos

I bought a tube if turquoise paint and it brought out a nuevo side of me

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I contiued to  work o the piece but I am still struggling with the background characters...though I think that it is bit better. I am thinking of limiting myself 13 more brushstrokes  because I have a tendency to work over and over it..killing it and trying again. Resolve it or not it will be time to move on to the next painting                                                                                                 
OK, this one  needs work. I decided to try to tie in the chess pieces in back with the background but it did not work out. Perhaps they just need to go away. The pawn on the other hand seems to be in a Win win situation.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

green pawn

 I thought that working with green would be good for me and it was, though now that the painting is posted I can see many missed opportunities. Someday I hope to post a piece that feels finished.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


The rook is a luscious position and is ready to chomp a way at some pawns