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Triptych oil painting on panels, by California painter Erin Hanson

Whale Rock Triptych



36 x 96 in


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About the Painting

Whale Rock reservoir is a beautiful lake that comes upon you suddenly, driving along Old Creek Road. I first found this lake winding through the back roads of Paso Robles on a photography trip. The sun was starting to set, and I was hoping to make it to the coastline to catch the final rays of sunset. Little did I know I would find a scene far more breathtaking that I could have imagined!


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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