The red tin roof catches the rays of the summer sun, which lights up variations of green in the pasture. The grasses sit in the stillness of the hot summer day, while the lone tree provides a tiny bit of relief.
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.