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Borrego Springs oil painting impressionist landscape by Erin Hanson
Photograph of a 24kt gold leaf oil painting of Borrego Springs, by Erin Hanson.

Borrego Gold


Oil on canvas and 24kt gold leaf by

36 x 48 in


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About the Painting

The California desert is captured here in vivid color and energetic brush strokes.The warm hues of the desert floor are contrasted with a cool morning sky, while the impressionist movement of the paint strokes capture the fleeting experience of the outdoors. This oil painting was created over 24 karat gold leaf, so that glints of gold glimmer through the paint at certain angles. You can see this effect in the second photograph above.

This painting was created on 3/4" canvas. It has been framed in a wide plein air frame and arrives ready to hang.


ERIN 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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