50 brush strokes...

Over on Instagram Kit King set a challenge- what can you paint in 50 brush strokes or less? Here is my attempt on the left...

It was surprisingly difficult! I found myself spending much more time carefully selecting colour, brush type and making sure I got bang for buck in each stroke.  After the challenge the painting progressed to the image on the right...

And this is when I remembered why I love oil paint- its ability to blend! 

A bit more paint later...

'The Wait' 2015, oil on canvas, 300 x 200mm Available for purchase.

To see what other artists came up with head over to Instagram and search #50brushstrokesorless