The dark blue background gives a stark contrast outlining the warm whites and yellows of the flowers. The petals catch the sunlight coming in through the window, leaving an array of warm shadows coming from the base of the arrangement.
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.