The first impression LPAPA Signature Artist Paul Kratter captures is a strong composition. He looks to simplify the scene by making bold, graphic shapes. The light and atmosphere are ever changing, and he wants to quickly establish a color script. One of the first things Paul determines is what is going to change the quickest. This is the key area to capture and determine the feel of the painting. Paul will usually finish his paintings on location, so he can keep the fresh spontaneous feel.