This painting of the Fort Worth Cattle Drive focuses on the textures of the horse’s sleek coat, the ruggedness of the longhorns’ speckled coat, and the weathered texture of the cowboy’s gear. The cattle drive happens between a row of trees, buildings and spectators gathered along a cobblestone street in the Historic Stockyards.
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.