Calf in the Sunlight

One of my favorite color combinations is orange and purple. The orange brings warmth, and purples can be beautifully mixed with orange to create quite a “hot” feeling, but they can also act as a cooling agent to balance the warm colors. In this painting, I let the fuzzy fur of the young calf catch the brightest yellows of the light, while the rest of the painting is saturated in oranges.

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Oil on Canvas


8 x 10


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.