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Erin Hanson Carmel cypress tree oil painting in a contemporary impressionism style.

Cypress Color



30 x 40 in


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About the Painting

The twisted branches of the Monterey cypress tree catch the early morning light near Carmel, California. The thick, impressionist brush strokes convey motion and light between the trees. Each stroke is placed wet-on-wet, without layering, to create a sense of immediacy and freshness.

"Cypress Color" was created on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges of the piece. The work arrives framed in a hand-carved and Open Impressionist frame, gilded in 23kt gold leaf.


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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