Sandi Hester

Paintings by Sandi Hester

Sea and Sky

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oil by Sandi Hester

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oil by Sandi Hester

These are from a couple years ago when we took a family vacation to the beach. I don’t paint like this often but I liked how these turned out. I set-up my easel in the den overlooking the ocean (we were at the top of this majorly tall condo) and the family (especially the nieces and nephews) enjoyed watching my painting process. I have fond memories when I look at these paintings.

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Flowers

Flowers

24×24 still-life oil painting by Sandi Hester

LARGE still-life.

Spilled Berries

Sandi Hester, oil

Sandi Hester, oil

Nativity Puzzel

Sandi Hester, oil, puzzle

Sandi Hester, oil, puzzle

This is a nativity puzzle I painted for a precious friend’s baby shower. I’m working on a very large nativity two part painting and this is slightly inspired by it. The larger works aren’t so kid-like but I am doing them from a different perspective than is normally shown. In this scene Mary and Joseph have just arrived to the manger and are “assessing” what their reality is as the ducks and sheep look on.

Breakfast

Sandi Hester, oil, 18X24

Same subject – more subdued colors

Sandi Hester

Sandi Hester, oil 18×24, African Women & Children

Here’s another version of my African Women and Children but in a whole new color palette – neutrals. This painting may still look very colorful, but every color on this painting is a neutral – meaning every color has red, yellow, and blue in it and is basically a grey. At one point I put a pure color on the painting and it literally looked like a neon sign! That’s one of the things you must know how to do for a painting to be good – know how to make neutrals. Every color on here I would try to “kill” (meaning knock it down – grey it down) – it would look like “mud” on my palette and then I’d put a stroke on the painting and it would look like a glowing yellow or red or blue.

Tea, Lemons, and Juice

Sandi Hester, oil

Sandi Hester, oil, Tea, Lemons, and Juice

My quick sketch and my finished painting.

Studio Shot - Sandi Hester

Large Still Life

Sandi Hester

Sandi Hester, oil 18×20 still life

This is quite a large one for me, but I’ve been doing many more large ones lately and playing with different ways of laying the paint down. I’m really happy with this one.

African Women & Children

Sandi Hester oil

Sandi Hester, oil on paper 18×24