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Mandarin Light, modern impressionist oil painting by Erin Hanson

Mandarin Light



20 x 30 in



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About the Painting

Mandarin-orange light is reflected off these layers of hills, a bold contrast against the smaller oaks and fir trees. This idyllic country painting captures one of those fleeting moments of peaceful beauty that lasts only a minute during a beautiful sunset. Thick brush strokes of oil paint create a mosaic of color and texture within the painting.


ERIN 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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