Here are some recent impressionist oil paintings done with a palette knife for thick impasto that I’ve completed….there is a distinct difference in process and mindset from the Zen inspired watercolor on tissue paper paintings.   I thoroughly enjoy both types of painting….the watercolor on tissue technique, which is inspired by an ancient Zen meditation ritual, is somewhat like a slow, easy float down a calm stream….while the plein air landscapes, and studio paintings, are like crossing the stream quickly by hopping the stones to keep your feet dry….I don’t always have the luxury of leisurely floating down the stream, so I shift gears and start hopping across the stones to pay for the gas.   :}   See more of my work at