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Modern impressionism oil painting of San Diego Clouds, by American Impressionist Erin Hanson.

Break of Clouds



40 x 70 in



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After a week of rain in San Diego, the clouds finally broke, just in time for sunset to light them in glorious hues of orange and pink. The loose, impressionist brush strokes in this painting capture the fleeting moment of color, creating a sense of movement and texture within the skyscape.

This painting was done on 2"-deep canvas, with the painting continued around the edges for a finished look.


ERIN HANSON is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oils as a young child.  Her passion for natural beauty is seen in her work as she transforms vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms and raw emotional impact. Her frequent forays into National Parks and other havens of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris.  Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, which is now taught in art schools around the world. With thousands of collectors eagerly anticipating her work and millions of followers online, Hanson has become an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, and she is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.

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