Blooming Gold - Contemporary Impressionism Paintings by Erin Hanson

Blooming Gold - Contemporary Impressionism Paintings by Erin Hanson

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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 ArtistERIN HANSON has been painting in oils since she was 8 years old. As a young artist, she worked at a mural studio creating 40-foot-tall paintings on canvas, while selling art commissions on the side. After getting a degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, Erin became a rock climber at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Inspired by the colorful scenery she was climbing, she decided to paint one painting every week for the rest of her life. She has stuck to that decision ever since, becoming one of the most prolific artists in history. Erin Hanson's style is known as "Open Impressionism" and is now taught in art schools worldwide. 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.

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