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24 karat gold leaf sunflower still life oil painting by modern impressionist Erin Hanson.

Blooming Gold



20 x 24 in



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About the Painting

Bold hues of red and yellow capture a vase of sunflower blooms. The original oil painting was painted directly onto 24kt gold leaf, and the gold leaf catches the light and glows with subtle, warm light. The impressionistic paint strokes are thick and painterly, drawing you into the painting with compelling rhythms of texture and color.

"Blooming Gold" will be exhibited in The Sunflower Show, in June 2022. This painting was created on linen board, and the piece arrives framed in a custom-made, gold plein air frame.

About Sunflower Paintings
Sunflower paintings rank as one of the most recognizable icons of impressionism, right along with water lilies, haystacks, and starry nights. Their bright, expressive blooms can be painted while still growing in the orchards or cut in vases. Their long, layered petals are either as bright as the summer sun or drooping with expressive melancholy. Even the empty heads, with perhaps a few curled petals still clinging to the edges, are a beautiful subject to paint. Erin Hanson's collection of sunflower paintings is a celebration of impressionism, a nod to van Gogh, and a commemoration of this poignant flower.


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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