Quiet Morning in Sesto Calende

On an overcast day, the greens on the river in Sesto Calende become cool and vibrant, making them feel almost moistened by the dew or morning fog. The calming quietness of the water shows that the only nature that has awakened so far is the gentle breeze combing through the branches of the willow tree.

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Oil on Canvas


16 x 20




Kristen Hess

Meet Kristen Hess

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.