Fresh lemons always spruce up a a table. This simple painting from life is loose with the brushstrokes, and bold in the color pops. The purple shadows on the table contrast with the yellow, drawing the eye to richness of the lemons.
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.