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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
New Work - Knight's Advantage
This one has been in the works for a long time! Originally, it was done intended to be part of a mural project, which is why the original was painted as it was. A year or two later, I decided the painting had enough going for it to try and turn it into a better painting...which meant it would have to be completely repainted. The original composition was very cramped with all the figures touching or running off the edges of the panel, a fault that could not be fixed without starting all over from scratch with a larger board...but, I didn't want to start all over with it...just wanted to make it better with what I had. My solution, was to glue a linen liner to the panel that would add 2" all around, and, then paint the liner as if it was part of the original painting, thus adding a little more breathing space around the composition. See how it was done in this work-in-progress thread from Wet Canvas.