Sesto Calende

Sesto Calende is a small, picturesque town along the Ticino River in Northern Italy. The Swiss Alps tower above the comparatively small buildings beneath them. At sunset, the snow capped mountains glow in warm pastel colors, repeated also in the sky and reflected in the calm water.

The tree overhanging the water in the foreground is painted in highly saturated colors, while the rest of the landscape is muted, showing the atmosphere and depth in the scene.

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Oil on Canvas


20 x 56




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.