I recently completed this view of an area around Mt. Leinster. The first version is before, I laid into it with the palette knife, to create a ruggedness and liven it up, with texture and form. I then popped the painting into a frame that I use a lot, to check whether a finished painting works or how it looks framed. Oil on board 6x8 ins.
The initial version, before the palette knife.
What the completed versions looks like in a frame.