A Bride Awaits

Soft natural light kisses this bride’s skin and gown as she awaits the start of her wedding ceremony. The light shines brightly on the edges of her silhouette as we look on from behind, seeing the reflected shadows in her dress and skin tones.

Hues of red are repeated in the heavy velvet curtain, flowers in the bride’s bouquet, shadows of her skin tones, and in her lipstick. There is a touch of light blue-green reflected light in the right edge of her dress, on the back of her arm, and in the sheer material of the back of her lacy gown.

The bride has a beautiful elegance and a calm confidence that makes her look stunning on her special day.

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Oil on Canvas


16 x 20


Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

Inspired by beautiful colors and light, Kristen’s artwork reflects the discoveries she makes in studying God’s creation. As a follower of Jesus, Kristen takes joy in internalizing and recreating the world around her. When Kristen is not painting, she may be cooking, enjoying life with her husband, playing any kind of games or sports, and daydreaming about traveling the world.