Stockyards at Dusk

Every day in the Fort Worth Stockyards, a group of cowboys drive the Fort Worth Herd down the streets of the stockyards. I was captured by the contrast of the light and shadows. This painting was done with a limited palette of four colors: ivory black, titanium white, cadmium red and yellow ochre.

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Oil on Canvas


11 x 14


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.