Checking it Twice

Santa peers humorously at his list, giving it one last look before his busy night. Gold, green, red, and white are ideal Christmas colors for this portrait of the jolly man. Light hits his face and beard, creating interesting shadows and variations of color in his hat and beard.

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Oil on Canvas


12 x 12




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.