A sparrow is perched on a branch In the Still of the Night, looking up at the moonlight. I was inspired to create this image about the peace that can come through Christ in the midst of dark times. The black background has a palette knife texture to it which gives the painting a rich energy in person. There is a slight glare in the main photo. In person the background is all textured black except for the moonlight. The sides of the painting are painted black and it comes wired and ready to hang.

- Mel Kistner

In the Still of the Night

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

40" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
5 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.