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Carmel Valley landscape oil painting inspired by central California springtime travels.
Pastel landscape of morning light in Carmel Valley, by Erin Hanson.
Close-up of California impressionist landscape painting by Erin Hanson.

Layered Light



48 x 60 in



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About the Painting

Vibrant light plays across these layered hills and mountains in Carmel Valley, in central California. The rich colors of late spring come alive on the canvas, captured with bold, impressionistic brush strokes and thickly applied oil paint. The luscious brush strokes create a rhythm of texture and motion within the painting, keeping the eye ever roaming to the next mountainside in the distance.

This painting was created on 2"-deep canvas, with the painting continued around the sides of the painting. The piece will arrive framed in a gold floater frame, allowing you to see the full edges of the canvas.


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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