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