A Hike in the Tetons

When my older brother was in high school, he and my dad took a trip with Christ in the Tetons to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I played around with different grey tones in the mountains and really scaled up the dark values of the evergreen trees. As we go further back into the painting, the greens fade and take on more blue hues to show the depth in the landscape.

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Oil on Canvas


20 x 24




Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

Little Rock native Kristen Hess has been taken captive by the rich colors and thick textures of oil paints since 2005. Her work combines the effect of light on her subjects with expressive brushstrokes, creating movement and depth in her pieces. Her representational style along with an extensive background in drawing come together with the atmospheric colors of the impressionists to create paintings that capture the emotion of the place or subject.