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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 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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