This painting captures the colors of a rolling vineyard in full saturation. The eye follows the red lines of earth between the rows of vines to the base of the tree, up the trunk and spread out among the branches. The same colors are reiterated in the tree as well as the foreground.
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.