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Original oil painting of Joshua Tree National Park with moon rising over the boulders by impressionist artist Erin Hanson

Rocky Pass



30 x 40 in


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About the Painting

One of the most beautiful times to explore Joshua Tree National Park is in the early pre-dawn before the sun has risen. The whole landscape turns buttery colors of pink and blue, and time seems to stand still, as if the world is holding its breath for the sun to rise.

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 at The Goddard Center in Ardmore, OK.


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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