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Triptych oil painting on panels, by California painter Erin Hanson

Whale Rock Triptych



36 x 96 in


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Whale Rock reservoir is a beautiful lake that comes upon you suddenly, driving along Old Creek Road. I first found this lake winding through the back roads of Paso Robles on a photography trip. The sun was starting to set, and I was hoping to make it to the coastline to catch the final rays of sunset. Little did I know I would find a scene far more breathtaking that I could have imagined!


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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