Well on the way with this subject though still pondering the composition whilst trying to balance accuracy with exuberance in colour. Have been held up by a complete incapacity to be motivated to develop this painting. Passion for it ebbing away so painting another picture for a period of time. Decided that I'll come back to it after a little time in the hope that I can see it clearer.
Studied Cezanne's 'Card-Players' where the composition is studied and re-figured at length. Fascinating to explore the different number of players, the way he handles the picture edges too (with the placement of canvas sides along one wall to anchor the structure) (see sketchbook -exhibitions)