Final Adjustments

As the light falls in from the stage, the ballerina makes some final adjustments to her pointe shoes. The brightly colored spotlights create a strong contrast in the lights and shadows on the figure. Cool reflected light bounces from the dark side of her skirt onto her neck and parts of her face.



Oil on Canvas


12 x 16




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.