The iconic buildings in Venice, Italy, have been the subject matter of many masters of the arts, including Claude Monet. Inspired by his light pastel colors and subtle value changes, I painted Saint Giorgio Maggiore in short, soft impasto brushstrokes.
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.