Cadmium on the Bay

As light from the “golden hour” enhances the color of anything it touches, these strong afternoon rays brighten the reds of the fishing boat and gives it a backdrop of a saturated blue sky. In a water painting, the reflections are often as intriguing as what sits above the water, creating an even more interesting composition.

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Oil on Canvas


24 x 30


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.