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24 Karat gold leaf oil paintings for sale framed artwork

Colors of Sierra


Oil on canvas and 24 karat gold by

40 x 30 in


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This painting was inspired by a November, snow-dusted backpacking trip in the eastern Sierras. As the last rays of sun closed over the landscape, the wintered birch trees turned the color of crystal flame. We camped that night between the pines and granite boulders on the canyon floor.

This original oil painting was created over an application of 24 karat gold leaf. The genuine gold glints through the layers of oil paint, catching the light in a subtle and surprising manner, and bringing the oil painting to life like never before.

The painting was created on 3/4" canvas and comes framed in a gilded, 5"-deep, museum-quality frame. The second photograph above shows the painting under gallery lighting in the frame that is included with this piece.


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.

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