Clouds over the Harbor

I love exploring different grays and have learned that overcast days can be just as moving as bright, sunny paintings. In this marina setting, the grays shift in color both in the sky and reflected on the water, while the red and green painted boats receive the highest color saturation.

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Oil on Canvas


18 x 24




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.