This warm, fall painting features the evening sun rays shining through a forest, giving the leaves, tree trunks and ground one last saturation of light and color before nightfall. The eye follows the angle of the shadows back to the source of light, up into the high branches of the trees, then right back down through the dark values of the tree trunks.

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Oil on Canvas


16 x 20


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.