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9 x 7 in - 23 x 18 cm Heavy Body Acrylic
This was done in around 50 minutes for a 2 hour challenge set at PaintingFriends.com.
This is the Ref supplied and show here with kind permission of Desiree.
I have very little skill at using heavy bodied acrylics, but you won't get anywhere if you don't make an effort to improve. One exercise I did while trying to paint this was that of counting the strokes.
I painted background prior to starting the count. After that you count every stroke you make. The idea is to train yourself, in a medium in which you are trying to show the strokes of the brush, to only paint strokes that do something that have a purpose.
I painted this with 179 strokes, not counting the background.