As stated, I'm now using brushes. It's been at least 7 years since I've touched a brush. All the knife work has taught me alot but I've been feeling limited in my abilities lately. This new approach is very exciting and I feel like a new world is in front of me. Here is my first rough in of a landscape from sketches and a photo from California. This was done quickly and I need to relearn my mixing of the slurry on my palette. Controlling warm and cool again proves troublesome. I'm divided between mixing with the knife and applying with the brush or just use brushes exclusively. At any rate I'm excited with the new direction and will post the next application to this piece very soon.