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California rocky coast Seal Beach La Jolla oil painting by Erin Hanson

Seal Beach



32 x 48 in



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About the Painting

The rocky and colorful coastline of California is full of beautiful contrasts. In this painting I wanted to capture the contrast of dark obsidian boulders against pale pink sand and luminescent blue water. The stark shapes and purple shadows play against the motion of the sea. Each impasto brush stroke is alive with color and texture.

This painting was done on 1-1/2" deep canvas with the painting continued around the edges for a finished look. The painting arrives wired and ready to hang.


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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