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Modern impressionism oil painting of San Diego Clouds, by American Impressionist Erin Hanson.

Break of Clouds



40 x 70 in



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About the Painting

After a week of rain in San Diego, the clouds finally broke, just in time for sunset to light them in glorious hues of orange and pink. The loose, impressionist brush strokes in this painting capture the fleeting moment of color, creating a sense of movement and texture within the skyscape.

This painting was done on 2"-deep canvas, with the painting continued around the edges for a finished look.


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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