Remember that stormy picture I took a while back I said I should turn into a painting? Well I did it.
But I didn't want to do just a simple attempt at making clouds (which I suck at), I wanted the sky to be the main focus and jump out at you more so I decided to try adding some texture.
Your normal, sane painter would use what's called a pallet knife. It looks kinda like a putty knife and is about as flexible as rubber so you can twist it around and flop paint in pretty patterns.
Well I don't own a pallet knife (though it does sound like a fun toy), but what I do own is a spoon and a butter knife!
Using those two objects (and really just those two) I set about trying to make a stormy sky. The tree and landscape however were done with a paintbrush (spoons are not so good at fine details, they're more of a big picture kinda tool).Sadly a lot is lost when trying to turn something that's supposed to be three dimensional two, but I really liked the effect I got using the spoon. I am tempted to try something like it again only maybe for rocks or water next time.