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Whale Rock California landscape oil painting by modern impressionist Erin Hanson

Dawning Light



36 x 50 in



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About the Painting

Whale Rock lake near Paso Robles, California, is captured in viridian hues and thick, impressionistic brush strokes. The wide expanse of this landscape vista is captured in all its springtime beauty. The impasto nature of the oil paints creates a changing rhythm of texture through the painting.

"Dawning Light" is an original oil painting created on stretched canvas. The piece arrives framed in a custom floater frame, ready to hang.


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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