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Paso Robles petite oil painting by Erin Hanson

Dawning Waters



16 x 20 in


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About the Painting

Delicate shades of dawn move over the open countryside between Paso Robles and Morro Bay. The still waters of Whale Rock Lake reflect the changing hues of the sky. The brush strokes are loose and impressionistic, alive with color and energy.

This petite painting was done on linen board, and it will be framed in a custom-made gold plein air 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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