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Contemporary desert oil painting landscape in bright colors, Arizona ocotillos, by Erin Hanson.
Motion of Ocotillo, large contemporary desert landscape painting in oil, by impressionist Erin Hanson

Motion of Ocotillo



72 x 60 in


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About the Painting

Vibrant color gleams from this desertscape. The expressionist, almost abstract quality of the clouds and landscape create a sense of beauty beyond the ordinary desert colors. Each brush stroke is deliberately applied to form a rhythm of light and texture across the canvas. The piece captures the true feeling of being outside in the fresh outdoors.

This painting was created on 1-1/2"-deep canvas, with the painting continued around the edges of the canvas. It has been framed in acontemporary gold floater frame, which complements the warm colors in this piece.


ERIN HANSON has been painting in oils since she was 8 years old. As a young artist, she worked at a mural studio creating 40-foot-tall paintings on canvas, while selling art commissions on the side. After getting a degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, Erin became a rock climber at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Inspired by the colorful scenery she was climbing, she decided to paint one painting every week for the rest of her life. She has stuck to that decision ever since, becoming one of the most prolific artists in history. Erin Hanson's style is known as "Open Impressionism" and is now taught in art schools worldwide. 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.

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