Bridge Over Sesto Calende

A path runs along the river from end to end of Sesto Calende, summoning people to an active, outdoor life. Joggers, cyclers and strollers are seen throughout the day enjoying the beautiful scenery along the river. The iron bridge in the painting provides structure to an otherwise organic, loose landscape. There is great emphasis on impasto strokes of pure color in the water, trees and grass, suggesting a windy midday walk.

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Oil on Canvas


22 x 28




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.