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Eastern Sierras backpacking landscape painting by modern impressionist Erin Hanson

Autumn in Lavender



20 x 30 in


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About the Painting

Backpacking in the eastern Sierras, near Lone Pine, inspired this calming painting of the Sierra range. The dusky greens are set off by rich lavender shadows. This painting really captures and communicates the wide range of color that can be found during early winter. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, creating a mosaic of color and texture.


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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