Breaking Ball

Breaking Ball is the name of this retired thoroughbred racehorse who finds himself adopted and under the care of my sister-in-law, who is training him now in Dressage. The dramatic lighting emphasizes how majestic and muscular horses look as they run, and portrays the warrior-like nature of a competitor. The angular movement of the painting makes Breaking Ball look like he is jumping out ahead of the pack.

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Oil on Canvas


30 x 40


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.