Mendocino Cypress - Contemporary Impressionism Paintings by Erin Hanson

Mendocino Cypress - Contemporary Impressionism Paintings by Erin Hanson

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Mendocino cypress, a contemporary impressionist oil painting capturing the fog layer of northern California.

Mendocino Cypress



26 x 36 in


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About the Painting

The ever-prevalent fog bank in Mendocino, which keeps the cypress trees hydrated and happy, settled back towards the ocean, allowing me to capture these trees in the last rays of sunset. The long grasses in the foreground turned burnt orange and apple red in the fading light. This open impressionist painting was created with thickly applied brush strokes laid side-by-side without layering. The texture of the painting creates an added sense of movement and dimension within the painting.

"Mendocino Cypress" was created on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. The piece arrives framed in a contemporary floater frame finished in 23kt gold leaf.


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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