A little palette knife painting for today, worked entirely with a knife apart from the eyes. I like knife painting. It is easy to get it wrong and make a mess, but it is equally easy to swipe the offending paint off and start again.
Because the paint application is much quicker and less fussing is involved, there seems to be less emotional investment to contend with when making corrections.
I am working hard all the time on applying the same principles to my brush work: think twice, apply paint once, do not fuss, do not "lick it down" etc and these are hard principles to follow.
Using a knife more or less obliges you to adhere to these rules.