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Sierra mountains painted impressionistically by Erin Hanson
Impressionistic oil painting of the Sierras by Erin Hanson framed in a gold floater frae

Sierra Light



30 x 24 in



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Last year I was backpacking with my brother in the Eastern Sierras. While hiking through the alpine lakes I was struck by the crystal blue reflections of the sky in the water. I love the way the shadows in the snow capture the vivid aquamarine blue of the sky. This painting was created using loose, impressionistic brush strokes with thickly applied oil paint.

This painting was done on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges of the canvas, and it has been framed in a custom, gold-leaf floater frame. The painting arrives ready to hang.


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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