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Canyonlands National Park desertscape painting by alla prima oil painter Erin Hanson

Pine in the Sky



40 x 30 in



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Hiking in the Canyonlands, Utah, found this lone pine growing out of an overhanging sandstone rock. While the sky was mostly clear at this moment, not hours later the Canyonlands were rocked with a sudden hail and snow storm, in the middle of May! This painting captures the crisp beauty of Utah in the springtime.

This painting was created on museum-depth canvas, with the painting continued around the edges of the stretched canvas. It arrives ready to hang without a frame. (Please contact the artist if you would like information on framing options for this painting.)


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 hundreds 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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