Island Hopping in Krabi

I have never seen more beautiful water than in Krabi, Thailand. This painting was a birthday present for my friend Justine, who I lived with for two years in India. Six of us girls took a trip to Thailand and rode around in one of these old wooden boats for a day of island hopping. The cool colors of the water contrast the browns and reds in the wooden boat. The day is still and peaceful, except for the gentle breeze lapping the waves onto the shore and blowing the ribbons tied to the bow of the boat.

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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.