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Canyon de Chelly National Momument landscape oil painting by Erin Hanson.




36 x 48 in


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About the Painting

Canyon de Chelly is one of my favorite National Monuments in Arizona. Every year I find a new way to explore the red rock canyon, becoming newly inspired every time. This painting was created after an early spring visit, the red canyon floor becoming dusted with a pale spring grass. The olives and cottonwoods follow the winding wash, casting long cool shadows across the canyon floor.

The brush strokes in this painting are loose and impressionistic, with a delicate stained glass quality. The oil painting is full of movement and excitement, bringing to life the transient light of early dawn.

This painting was created on gallery-depth canvas, with the edges painted all around as a continuation of the piece. You may hang it without framing as desired.


Erin Hanson ArtistERIN 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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