Yesterday morning I painted at a beautiful local spot that I've been wanting to paint at all summer. It was a warm and windy morning, but that side of this peninsular park was sheltered and shaded. I set up as always, and pulled out my paints and brushes. After working for a couple of hours on this painting, I decided I was trying too hard -- a common problem that I'm aware of, and working to overcome. So I pulled out a new canvas and started over using only a palette knife. In less than an hour I completed my second painting of the morning. So what do you think? Brush or painting knife?