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Utah National Parks landscape oil painting cottonwoods in gold, by Erin Hanson

Utah in Gold

2015

Oil on canvas and 24 karat gold leaf by

40 x 30 in

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About the Painting

Hiking in Cedar Breaks National Park inspired this painting of October-hued cottonwoods. A peaceful and secluded breakfast by the side of this quiet brook allowed a restful moment of contemplation and awe for the stunning surroundings.

This painting was created over 24 karat gold leaf, applied directly to the canvas as an "underpainting." The thin sheets of genuine gold gleam with subtle light from between the brush strokes, catching the eye and making the painting seem to glow from within.

Like all the 24 Karat Collection paintings, this piece was painted on 3/4" canvas and arrives framed in a classic gilded frame, ready to hang.

Exhibited: St George Art Museum, Utah, in a solo exhibition celebrating the National Park's centennial: Erin Hanson's Painted Parks, 2016.


 

ERIN HANSON has been painting in oils since she was 8 years old. As a young artist, she worked at a mural studio creating 40-foot-tall paintings on canvas, while selling art commissions on the side. After getting a degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, Erin became a rock climber at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Inspired by the colorful scenery she was climbing, she decided to paint one painting every week for the rest of her life. She has stuck to that decision ever since, becoming one of the most prolific artists in history. Erin Hanson's style is known as "Open Impressionism" and is now taught in art schools worldwide. 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.
 

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