I have been trying a series of challenges to force myself to experiment within limiting rules. I believe that the thinking used to overcome restrictions can stimulate creativity. For 'The Whale' I wanted to use only one paintbrush and one tube (+white).
My main goal with this painting was to complete the challenge without viewers being immediately aware I had self-imposed restrictions. After talking about the painting with a few people, I believe that I have met this goal.
Water was an obvious choice for this challenge. I love the finished painting, but I would also like to try this challenge again above land and see what happens.
I am always looking for similar challenges so if you have an idea, please reach out and share it with me on Twitter (@manfraiya).