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Erin Hanson Carmel cypress tree oil painting in a contemporary impressionism style.

Cypress Color



30 x 40 in



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The twisted branches of the Monterey cypress tree catch the early morning light near Carmel, California. The thick, impressionist brush strokes convey motion and light between the trees. Each stroke is placed wet-on-wet, without layering, to create a sense of immediacy and freshness.

"Cypress Color" was created on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges of the piece. The work arrives framed in a hand-carved and Open Impressionist frame, gilded in 23kt gold leaf.


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 thousands 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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