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High contrast, impasto emotional oil painting by abstract impressionist Erin Hanson

Scarlet Shade



48 x 36 in



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About the Painting

The cool touch of dawn over Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park, creates warm scarlet shadows by contrast. The lake is so still that there is not even a ripple on its surface, creating a flawless mirrored reflection in the desert oasis.

This painting was created on museum-depth canvas, with the painting continued around the edges of the stretched canvas. It arrives ready to hang without a frame. (Please contact the artist if you would like information on framing options for this 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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