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

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.