I wanted to get back to working with the palette knife again on a landscape. It produces a sculptural quality that seems to fit with landscape images. It's messy and textural, and if you love oil paint, it just satisfies the senses and my right brain loves it.
In addition to knowing it would take a lot of good practice to get this technique working successfully, just going for it gets rid of the tendencies of being too fussy. The expectation is different.