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24 Karat gold leaf oil paintings for sale framed artwork

Colors of Sierra


Oil on canvas and 24 karat gold by

30 x 40 in



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About the Painting

This painting was inspired by a November, snow-dusted backpacking trip in the eastern Sierras. As the last rays of sun closed over the landscape, the wintered birch trees turned the color of crystal flame. We camped that night between the pines and granite boulders on the canyon floor.

This original oil painting was created over an application of 24 karat gold leaf. The genuine gold glints through the layers of oil paint, catching the light in a subtle and surprising manner, and bringing the oil painting to life like never before.

The painting was created on 3/4" canvas and comes framed in a gilded, 5"-deep, museum-quality frame. The second photograph above shows the painting under gallery lighting in the frame that is included with this piece.


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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