The light greens of the pasture and rolling hills suggest a hot, hazy atmosphere, stirred up by the dust tracks of the cattle moving towards their destination along the fence line. the sun is strong and hot on the backs of the longhorns. The hot reds of the livestock and the warm greens of the field set the scene unmistakably in the hot, open skies of Texas. The only relief from the sun is the occasional viridian green shadow of grass underneath the cattle or the few scattered grey and spotted longhorns that welcome blues and other cool colors.

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Oil on Canvas


20 x 24


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.