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"Street Chess Players One"

In the mid 1980's my interest in chess resurfaced. In my travels, I sketched and photographed chess players in Paris, Hawaii, southern California and northern California. In 1986 my roommate was a chess master and journeyed to various states to compete as well as attending (as a spectator) the World Chess Championship in London, England.

When I finally started assembling pieces, I realized that I had some interesting sketches and photos, but no real plan of action. The chess games interested me and the chess players exuded some intrigue, but  I was quite unhappy with background settings.

I finally just dug in and started painting in hopes that ideas would flow. In Street Chess Players One (above), the two players are from sketches and photos in Hawaii. They originally had aloha shirts. The onlookers are from sketches and photos in Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, France. The background setting is from the U.S. Chess Championship in 1984,  held at the Student Union Building of the University of California at Berkeley,

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Below - Tighter shot of the main interest

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In the close-ups below, the onlookers size up the strategy.

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Below - Detail of the trees to show the texture

                            

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Street Chess players One

 

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