#689 Kathleen Strukoff
Painting “alla prima” or “at the first” is what thrills Kathleen most about painting. Capturing the essence of a scene on location in one quick and energetic session when possible is the idea but she often takes those on location smaller paintings and develops them into larger ones in her atelier. Kathleen uses a combination of palette knife and vigorous brushwork with bold colors to express her translation of the scene. She is known for her brilliant colors and capturing the light whether it is a Palm Springs urban scape or a desert landscape!
Kathleen takes particular joy in her alter ego as the “Palm Springs Pop Up Painter” She loves the spontaneous nature of the plein air painting and the effort of trying to capture the momentary impression of a place, time of day and the weather that is occurring at a moment’s notice. Her paintings capture the radiance of a scene in thick, textural strokes of vibrating color.