Outdoor Painter: The Home of PleinAir Magazine

August 2015

Impasto Much?

Kansas City artist Olga Hotujac paints on location, modifies the canvas in the studio, and returns to the location for more work as needed. The result? 

The above is a detail of Hotujac’s painting “Plaza, Kansas City.” “The brushstrokes I created with multiple layers,” says Hotujac. “I used brush and palette knife; the style is very close to impressionism, I think. It took me a couple of days to create this piece.”

Hotujac working on-site along Brush Creek, with the InterContinental Hotel prominently situated in her view

“Plaza, Kansas City,” by Olga Hotujac, 2015, oil, 36 x 24 in.

You can see how Hotujac composed the piece and built up the impasto in a video she posted to YouTube.