A Texas family commissioned a painting of the beloved, playful lab named Sadie. Because the photo has little depth in it, I opted for vibrant colors all around, and put a dark background around Sadie to make her light golden coat stand out.

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Oil on Canvas


16 x 20


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.