Sometimes we need to slow down, look up and reflect. This was inspired by those moments I take to stop and reflect in wonder on God's creation. I often do that by looking up in the sky- during the day and night. Those quiet moments of reflection are needed in our busy culture.

The background of this piece was built up over time using several layers of paint applied by palette knife. Washes are then applied and areas of paint are scraped off. In the final version, drips were left to illicit the image of a healing rain. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Mel Kistner


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

30" h x 24" 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.