Sunflower Still Life

The strong light shining onto the still life cuts out individual sunflower petals, illuminating them in bright cadmium yellows. The shadows fall on other sunflowers, leaving them almost the same color as the clementines on the plate. The light blue flowers carry their color throughout the painting, even into the shadows underneath the vase and plate.

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Oil on Canvas


20 x 24


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.