Very unlike the Zen watercolor on tissue paintings that request a deft hand, and an eye for detail and nuance, my impressionist oil paintings done with a palette knife require a broader approach, with a wide, smooth application of paint….much like spreading of frosting on a layer cake.  The deeper tones, generally, are applied more thinly.   The lighter, and mid-tones, being the areas where paint is applied with depth, peaks, and swirls .   I paint alla prima….meaning that I don’t usually sketch my subject on the canvas, and that the first application of paint laid down is the final application put down on the canvas….there is no blending, no over-painting, no glazing, etc…..more of my work can be see at