Most of my seascapes are textured and the 3D effect is achieved by using a palette knife technique. The effect gives a very realistic feel.
Like the seascapes here the palette knife is my best friend too. It helps me achieve abstract representation of the subjects using lots of paint.
Portrait work is mainly done using the brush technique. I see details through large brush strokes. Usually painted from high-quality pictures.
The mixed technique is my approach to this subject. I adapt the technique as I paint to achieve the best effect and present the subject.