This is an original oil painting completed on a double primed cotton canvas support. This particular composition was completed entirely with a pallet knife, no brush was used at all. I was feeling a little aggressive when I did this piece. I have used my pallet knife in many paintings before for accents and effects, but never exclusively. The knife gives this landscape a bit of a "tough" look. The person who treks into these mountains had better bring a whole lot of grit, they will definitely need it.