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

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.