Playa Langosta

This sunset in Playa Langosta, a beach in Costa Rica, was the most breathtaking sunset I have ever seen. In a matter of seconds, colors would change in the sky, each scene better than the next. This painting is an attempt to capture those colors. However, I find it difficult to match God’s craftsmanship, especially in this sunset. The pinks, oranges and yellows were not only a reflection of light, but they were so brilliant it was as if they were themselves emitting light. Not only does God give us a sunset every day in every part of the world, but he gets to have fun shifting the colors as the sun reaches the horizon, making each evening unique.

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Oil on Canvas


9 x 12
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.