Although Mallorca is a Mediterranean island, its landscape boasts towering mountains, underground lakes in caves, farmland, and beautiful coastlines. The gradient sky in this painting represents the salty air breaking up the clear atmosphere as well as the deep blue of the upper sky that gives the Mediterranean its trademark cobalt hues.
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.