In a bold departure from my usual artistic approach, I embarked on an exhilarating experiment wielding palette knives to craft this painting. Venturing into uncharted territory, I embraced the challenge of this novel technique, and the outcome has left me pleasantly surprised. The canvas now embodies a sweeping vista that pays homage to the quintessential midwestern landscape, adorned with bounteous fields of corn and soybeans. These fields, ever-faithful sources of sustenance for countless individuals, have earned the moniker "Breadbasket" as a testament to their vital role in nourishing the masses.