In the apple I did by traditional methods--paintbrush--the colors blended together wonderfully. I had a couple panic attacks as I worked, freaking out that I had added too much paint of the wrong color, or too many highlights, or highlights that were too weird, but I think it came together very nicely, and I am happy that I have it.
I absolutely hated doing the palette knife painting while I was doing it. I wiped my pink covered palette knife on the leaf, actually, because I was just done with the whole thing. I couldn't control the knife, and I felt like I was using too much paint and wasn't staying within the lines, but once I gave up worrying about that, it was really enjoyable. And when I took a step back to look at the finished product, I was overwhelmed by the fact that I had painted such a beautiful thing.
|This was done with a paintbrush!|
|This was done with a palette knife|