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Sunflower impressionism painting and prints for sale by Erin Hanson
Colorful sunflower impressionist painting on 24kt gold leaf

Sunflower Gold



48 x 48 in



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About the Painting

Large sunflower blooms blossom with color across this large, impressionistic painting. The lively, impasto brush strokes add excitement and motion to the piece. This painting is unique in that the oil paint was applied over squares of 24 karat gold leaf. This adds a subtle gleam of warm color to the painting. You can see the gold leaf sparkle and catch the light when you view the painting from different angles.

"Sunflower Gold" is an original oil painting done on stretched canvas. The piece arrives framed in a classic floater frame finished in 23kt gold leaf. This piece will be exhibited in The Sunflower Show, at The Erin Hanson Gallery in McMinnville, on June 25, 2022.

About Sunflower Paintings
Sunflower paintings rank as one of the most recognizable icons of impressionism, right along with water lilies, haystacks, and starry nights. Their bright, expressive blooms can be painted while still growing in the orchards or cut in vases. Their long, layered petals are either as bright as the summer sun or drooping with expressive melancholy. Even the empty heads, with perhaps a few curled petals still clinging to the edges, are a beautiful subject to paint. Erin Hanson's collection of sunflower paintings is a celebration of impressionism, a nod to van Gogh, and a commemoration of this poignant flower.


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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