It's such fun to pull out my palette knife and paint away. There's freedom that happens and not that the fundamentals aren't still necessary but you can get away with a bit more with palette knives. It's a way of loosing up, not taking such a serious approach to painting. I like to use palette knife paintings as studies for more serious works. I find that once I've done a study, I sometimes lose interest in the larger piece but a palette knife study feels different. Maybe it's because its such a different technique from how I usually paint. I have a couple of commission studies I need to work on, so you will be seeing a few "Playing with Knives" paintings. Who knows, there maybe a series in the works.