In her art, Krista uses vivid colors and movement to convey the wonder of the California coastline.
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KRISTA SCHUMACHER: MAKING WAVES IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART SCENE
Krista Schumacher is a professional oil painter who lives and works in La Jolla, California. Schumacher was was awarded Southwest Art Magazine's "Top 21 Under 31" and was the 2018 Launchpad Artist for Art San Diego.
Schumacher has developed a unique alla prima, palette knife style. A paintbrush gives an artist control, but with a palette knife, she is able to stay loose, merging colors and sculpting wet paint into a dynamic final product. Her paintings take on a multi-dimensional form and are easily recognized for their use of heavy-texture and bold colors to emphasize nature’s spontaneity and beauty in a modern, abstract way.
“Alla Prima” is an Italian term for “direct painting”, or the act of painting wet-on-wet. Paintings in this style have a freshness about them, as if the artist’s hand has just left the canvas, even years later. The buttery brush strokes created by the palette knife look like colorful frosting and allow for smooth blending.
She uses oil paints because they can be applied in large impasto chunks, giving the painting a three dimensional feel. This added depth, combined with the richness of the paint, create truly wonderful pieces of art work.