After the Storm II is about the peace that comes after the trials in our lives when we can look back and see how God was at work in the midst of the storm. I layered the  background with a palette knife technique and washes to evoke the passage of time. Drips were left on the rocks to give the feeling of a recent storm. The bluebird stands peacefully reflecting after the storm.

- Mel Kistner

After the Storm II

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 18" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



Mel Kistner
Oviedo, Florida

Getting to Know Mel

Mel Kistner uses her experience in art therapy to create works with themes of redemption and hope. She recently completed a commissioned painting for a counseling center. She often paints birds to represent freedom, human emotions, and human responses to the world. Currently living in Orlando, she finds inspiration in a range of artists, from Frida Kahlo to Andrew Wyeth.