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Mendocino coast original oil painting for sale by modern impressionist artist Erin Hanson

Coastal Lights



20 x 30 in



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About the Painting

The coastline between Pt Reyes and Mendocino is some of the most beautiful in California. The land meets the sea with sharply defined boulders and steep rocky cliffs. When the sun sets the entire seascape is bathed in a rainbow of colorful hues.

"Coastal Lights" was created in the modern Open Impressionist style, with thickly applied and defined brushstrokes. Each color was mixed from a limited palette of only 5 primary colors. The thick, impasto paint lends additional dimension to the canvas. The piece was created on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. The painting arrives framed in a simple gold-leaf floater frame.


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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