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Grand Canyon sunset oil painting on triptych canvases, by artist Erin Hanson

Grand Sunset



40 x 90 in


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About the Painting

The wide expanse of the Grand Canyon's south rim spreads across three canvases in this dramatic triptych. The colors are saturated and variegated, bringing to life the emotional impact of seeing the Grand Canyon in person. The brush strokes in this painting are loose and impressionistic, full of texture and movement.

This painting was created on three museum-depth canvases, with the painting continued around the edges of each stretched canvas. This painting was designed to hang without a frame.

Exhibited: St George Art Museum, Utah, in a solo exhibition celebrating the National Park's centennial: Erin Hanson's Painted Parks, 2016.

(Tip for hanging triptych paintings: first hang the center panel, making sure it is very straight. You can use standard OOK picture hanging hooks. Next, hang the two side panels, spacing them 2-3 inches apart, and making sure the bottom edges line up with the center panel. The eye tends to focus on the bottom horizontal edge of the painting, so make sure this is a straight line.)


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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