The palette knife is a tool unlike a brush. There is an awkwardness to my handling of it. It is like trying to use a tool in a small space. I had the feeling of being restricted. That feeling did get better. I realized the fun of it was mixing color and putting it down. It felt very much like laying down chucks of pastel except with a tool. I wanted to use my hands and just move the paint around with my fingers. The other difficult thing was that I cannot see well without my glasses and they are a part of me. I kept pushing my face thinking that I had them on. I had a wonderful shade of phthalo blue on the bridge of my nose for most of the session. So as you may get from all this, ...I was very much out of my comfort zone. I seem to do that as much as possible these days. There are things that don't work, so I will keep this practice going and you may so these from time to time.