Hello Everyone;Here is a new pallet knife oil painting I just completed this evening. It is a 5" X 7" on a double primed stretched canvas. I am learning a lot over the past few weeks where I have been using a pallet knife for my entire paintings. The first thing I learned that I never thought of is that you need to use a lot of paint. I have been painting for many years and I could never get my paintings to look "alive". sure, my paintings where nice and I sold reasonably well at shows, but something was missing that I just could not figure out. When I started using a knife only for my paintings, I noticed that my paintings started to come alive a bit, then it dawned on me, I was using much thicker paint in order to use a knife. Thicker paint just looks better. The other thing I learned is that nature is not made of smooth lines and soft edges. The painting knife allows you to paint the beauty of nature in a realistic fashion.