There are interesting compositions everywhere I turn. This clump of trees grabbed my attention today, and I responded with a palette knife painting. For this one, I blocked in my masses with a brush, and then went over those masses with a palette knife. This is an easier way to get through this kind of painting for me. When using a palette knife at the beginning, it is sometimes a struggle to get that color down. Whereas, the brush is so natural, the block in unfolds quickly. This is a matter of getting confidant with the tools - which takes time and strokes. Perhaps one day, paintings will fall off the knife like they sometimes fall off the brush! Painting number 1496 in 1496 days.