In this bridal portrait, I wanted to emphasize the bride’s beautiful blonde hair and blue eyes with the soft pinks of her lips and cheeks. Her beautiful wedding gown catches the light coming through the doors onto the marble staircase.
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.