Impression of a Still Life

Inspired by cloudy, gray days, this still life neutralizes the flowers, vase and their surroundings so that the deep, muddy pinks and reds can take the forefront of the painting. The thick paint and downward strokes of the petals almost gives the appearance of watching raindrops drip down a window.

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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.