Sunday, November 20, 2011

Anyone for a game of chess?

I seem to be averaging a chess piece a day. Glazing is never a quick process but I love how the shape and form  develop as you add each subsequent layer. As you can see below, I'm working on the gold pieces at the moment. I felt gold and pewter/silver pieces would add more atmosphere than  traditional black and white would have done.

I'm enjoying creating the strong lighting. I still need to add a couple more layers to get the depth and colour of each shadow on the floor but will work develop these further while I am working on the other pieces.

I'm still thinking of a suitable title for this painting. Any ideas?



  1. This is coming along beautifully, Ona...such a treat to watch your painting progress. Titling this piece will be tricky.
    Carol B. (sorry blogger has made me Anonymous again today)

  2. Hi Carol, Yes naming any painting can be tricky. At the moment I quite like 'baby on board' but I'm open to all ideas:)

  3. Those chess pieces just glow and shine in the light.... truly magical!


  4. Baby in board is a great title. Your painting takes my breath away Ona. what colours do you use?