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Paso Robles scenery with oak trees in magenta and green by impressionist painter Erin Hanson

Oaks in Red



48 x 72 in


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About the Painting

This is a scene that Hanson painted over and over again until she got it right in this painting. She wanted to capture the distinct contrast of the trees' dark red bark against the faded hills in the background, while bringing to life the movement of the long grasses.

This painting was created on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. It has been framed in a gold floater frame.

This painting was included in the exhibition Open Impressionism: The Works of Erin Hanson, a 10-year retrospective and study of the development of Open Impressionism.


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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