Buttes and Sky
OIL ON CANVAS by erin hanson
60 x 70 in
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The buttes skirting the edges of Monument Valley are monoliths of beauty in their own right. Their tall, flat planes of color rise starkly from the flat desert floor, which itself is rainbow of color: green and purple shrubs planted against bright orange sands. This painting captures monsoon clouds on a summer day at the four corners region.
This painting was done on 1-1/2"-deep canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, creating a mosaic of color and texture across the canvas.
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 recesses of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris. Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, with hundreds of collectors eagerly anticipating her work. As an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, Hanson is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.