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Golden Dawn

"Golden Dawn"
Original Oil Painting by
2018
40 x 50 in
ORIGINAL SOLD
About the Painting
I started hiking down into the Grand Canyon one early morning, 2 hours before dawn. The trailhead began way back from the main canyon, a few miles' hike from the first uninterrupted view where you could see the wide expanse of the canyon. As I hiked along with my two brothers, large packs on our backs, I watched the sky slowly lighten above us. Eventually, we no longer needed our headlamps, and I could make out the dim shape of the steep cliff beside us. As the hour of daybreak approached nearer, I started jogging anxiously forward, hoping to catch that magical moment of dawn hitting the Grand Canyon. The trail kept switching back and forth behind a large outcropping in the cliff, and I could not get a full view of the canyon. In the distance, I could see the sun starting to hit the first tips of the distant peaks. I urged my brothers forward, trotting forward at a near gallop now, and when the trail finally led me around the final switchback and out into an unimpeded view of the canyon, I skidded to a stop. This is the vision I saw: an ancient manzanita tree catching the bright rays of the sun, mere minutes after daybreak, with the wide expanse of the canyon as the backdrop. In my painting can see the sunlight striking the top of the boulder next to the trail -- five minutes later and the entire trail was bathed in warm light. Five minutes after that, and the Grand Canyon itself was fully lit from top to bottom, and the dramatic and mystical period of dawn had passed. The colors changed rapidly from brilliant gold and purple to a dull orange and brown. I was so happy I had made it to this spot in the trail in time, and I took about a hundred photos during those subsequent minutes, recording the sun slowly descending down the canyon walls.

This painting captures the moment of first light I experienced as I came around that final bend in the Grand Canyon.

This painting was done over a unique underpainting: where the sunlight is hitting the mountains and tree, I applied 24kt gold leaf beneath the oil paint. The effect is subtle, but at the right angle you can see a little glimmer of gold peeking through the brushstrokes. This painting was done on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. It has been framed in a gilded and hand-carved floater frame.

This painting will be shown in the The Red Rock Show at The Erin Hanson Gallery, June 16th, 2018. Click here to view the other Red Rock paintings.

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Artwork Details

I started hiking down into the Grand Canyon one early morning, 2 hours before dawn. The trailhead began way back from the main canyon, a few miles' hike from the first uninterrupted view where you could see the wide expanse of the canyon. As I hiked along with my two brothers, large packs on our backs, I watched the sky slowly lighten above us. Eventually, we no longer needed our headlamps, and I could make out the dim shape of the steep cliff beside us. As the hour of daybreak approached nearer, I started jogging anxiously forward, hoping to catch that magical moment of dawn hitting the Grand Canyon. The trail kept switching back and forth behind a large outcropping in the cliff, and I could not get a full view of the canyon. In the distance, I could see the sun starting to hit the first tips of the distant peaks. I urged my brothers forward, trotting forward at a near gallop now, and when the trail finally led me around the final switchback and out into an unimpeded view of the canyon, I skidded to a stop. This is the vision I saw: an ancient manzanita tree catching the bright rays of the sun, mere minutes after daybreak, with the wide expanse of the canyon as the backdrop. In my painting can see the sunlight striking the top of the boulder next to the trail -- five minutes later and the entire trail was bathed in warm light. Five minutes after that, and the Grand Canyon itself was fully lit from top to bottom, and the dramatic and mystical period of dawn had passed. The colors changed rapidly from brilliant gold and purple to a dull orange and brown. I was so happy I had made it to this spot in the trail in time, and I took about a hundred photos during those subsequent minutes, recording the sun slowly descending down the canyon walls.

This painting captures the moment of first light I experienced as I came around that final bend in the Grand Canyon.

This painting was done over a unique underpainting: where the sunlight is hitting the mountains and tree, I applied 24kt gold leaf beneath the oil paint. The effect is subtle, but at the right angle you can see a little glimmer of gold peeking through the brushstrokes. This painting was done on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. It has been framed in a gilded and hand-carved floater frame.

This painting will be shown in the The Red Rock Show at The Erin Hanson Gallery, June 16th, 2018. Click here to view the other Red Rock paintings.

Title: "Golden Dawn"

Year Created: 2018

Medium: Oil on canvas

Original Painting Size: 40 x 50 in

Subjects: Southwest, 24 Karat Collection, The Red Rock Show 2018, Arizona, Grand Canyon, National Parks

Style: "Open Impressionism" is a new style of painting developed by American artist Erin Hanson. The style is characterized by short, impasto brush strokes that are applied without layering, creating a mosaic or stained-glass appearance to the paintings. The paintings are created with a limited pallette of colors, applied without blending or mixing upon the canvas, which adds a dimension of texture to each brush stroke. Inspired by classic impressionism, pointillism, and post-impressionism, Erin Hanson continues the tradition of impressionism into the modern day with her colorful and vivacious landscape paintings.


Shipping & Returns
Shipping and returns details for original artwork:

A representative of The Erin Hanson Gallery will arrange delivery of your Erin Hanson original oil painting. We will ensure someone is home to receive the artwork before shipping it out. Erin Hanson usually sells half of her original paintings while they are still drying on the dry rack. If your painting is still drying, we will let you know when it is expected to be fully dry and ready to ship (about six to eight weeks after the painting's completion.)

We guarantee you will love your Erin Hanson artwork! If you aren't happy with your painting for any reason, we accept exchanges or refunds within thirty days.

If your original oil painting is being displayed at a museum or gallery exhibition, you may still purchase the piece online, and we will ship your painting as soon as the show is over.

Note on varnishing: Erin’s paintings take six to eight weeks to dry, at which time we apply a retouching varnish, which allows the painting to complete the curing process while having a layer of protection against dirt and scuffs. The full curing process for an impasto oil painting takes at least two years. We are happy to assist in applying a final finishing varnish to your Erin Hanson oil painting once it has been dry for at least two years. Here is more information on how to care for your original oil painting.

Shipping and returns details for 3D Textured Replicas:

Erin Hanson's 3D Textured Replicas are made to order in our state-of-the-art printing facility in McMinnville, Oregon. Please allow up to two weeks for us to make your replica. Erin Hanson personally inspects each 3D Textured Replica to make sure it has the same colors and texture as the original. We will email you a tracking number when your artwork ships.

We guarantee you will love your Erin Hanson artwork! If you aren't happy with your painting for any reason, we accept exchanges or refunds within thirty days.

Shipping and returns details for canvas prints:

Erin Hanson's canvas prints are made to order in our state-of-the-art printing facility in McMinnville, Oregon. Please allow up to two weeks for us to make your print. We will email you a tracking number when your artwork ships.

We guarantee you will love your Erin Hanson artwork! If you aren't happy with your painting for any reason, we accept exchanges or refunds within thirty days.

Packaging: Wooden Crate // Artwork Shipper // Original Artwork Shipper // Rolled in a Tube

Your Artwork Arrival: Please be prepared to receive a large wooden pallet. This is the safest way to ship your large artwork. // Your artwork will arrive in an incredibly strong cardboard box that is custom-made to fit the exact size of your artwork. The artwork floats inside thick foam corners that protect the edges. We have never had a piece of artwork arrive damaged from shipping! // Your artwork will arrive in an incredibly strong artwork shipper that is custom-made to fit the exact size of your painting. The painting floats inside thick foam corners that protect the edges. The inside of the box is lined with puncture-and-shatter-proof ABS plastic. We have never had a piece of artwork arrive damaged from shipping! // Your print will arrive safely rolled in a tube.

Signature Required: We require a signature upon delivery to ensure the safe arrival of your artwork.

Shipping Carrier: FedEx Ground // FedEx Freight

Insurance: Your artwork will be shipped fully insured. If your artwork arrives damaged for any reason, please contact us immediately and we will replace or repair it.

Shipping Cost: Please use the shopping cart to calculate shipping.


About 3D Textured Replicas

Erin Hanson's groundbreaking 3D Textured Replicas provide the texture necessary to experience the full impact and movement of her artwork.

Making giclees obsolete with the greatest technological leap since the colored printer, Erin Hanson's 3D Textured Replicas are the closest thing to an original painting. Our replicas are printed using a UV ink that dries hard like acrylic paint. This allows 18 layers of ink to be printed one on top of the other, and we meticulously build up the texture to match the exact brush strokes of the original oil painting, using an ultra-high-resolution 3-dimensional scan of the original oil painting.

Erin Hanson's 3D Textured Replicas are almost indistinguishable from the original painting from a short distance away, capturing the texture of every brush stroke and weave of the canvas, as well as the vibrant colors of the original oil painting. These are the most realistic painting reproductions available with today's 3D scanning and printing technology.

Erin devoted three years to perfecting the technology of 3D art printing in a quest to create a fine art print that captured her vibrant colors and reproduced the texture crucial to her artistic vision. The rhythms of texture in her luscious, impasto oil paintings communicate the movement and joy she finds in nature.

Limited Edition: We offer Limited Edition 3D Textured Replicas in the same size as the original oil painting, as well as several other sizes, and we offer the same luxury framing options we use for Erin's original oil paintings. The Limited Edition 3D Textured Replicas are limited to an edition of 100. (Once we have printed 100 replicas of this painting, we won't print any more.)

Erin Hanson's Limited Edition 3D Textured Replicas feature:

  • Realistic texture and rich color saturation
  • Semi-gloss varnish for UV protection
  • Limited edition, restricted to 100 copies
  • Signed and numbered by the artist
  • Luxury framing choices
  • Certificate of Authenticity

Open Edition: The Open Edition 3D Textured Replica is offered with the same framing options as our canvas prints. This artwork is not a limited edition and is not signed by Erin Hanson.

Erin Hanson's open edition 3D Textured Replicas feature:

  • Realistic texture and rich color saturation
  • Semi-gloss varnish for UV protection
  • Canvas print framing choices

Collector Feedback:

"Oh my goodness! I love it!! The 3-D process is amazing—it looks like an original because of the light catching the texture of the brushstrokes. The colors are radiant. I debated about getting the smaller size, but I’m so glad I went with the larger. It is the right proportion for this hallway wall that joins my main room with the dining/kitchen area. I’m absolutely thrilled!" Provo, UT

"The 3D print is so detailed we can hardly tell the difference from an original Erin Hanson oil painting. Amazing technology to be able to capture the depth of texture in this print." Encinitas, CA

"The print is now hanging, it is beautiful, if one didn't know it's a 3D print you would swear it is the painting itself. The colors are so vibrant. It is night and day between 3D print and a regular print. If you can't afford an original a 3D is the way to go." North Hollywood, CA

Side-by-Side Comparison

Erin Hanson on 3D Textured Replicas [The Art of Texture].


Replica Frame Options

Gold "EH" Frame

This elegant floater frame is specially manufactured for Erin Hanson and is used to frame her original oil paintings as well. The top face is finished in burnished 23kt gold leaf, and the sides are pebbled off-black. The molding is 1/2" wide.

Silver "EH" Frame"

This beautiful floater frame molding is specially manufactured for Erin Hanson. The top face is finished in burnished, sterling silver metal leaf, and the sides are dark, pebbled off-black. The molding is 1/2" wide.

Gold Plein Air Frame

This distressed gold molding is custom-made for Erin Hanson. The classic lines are perfect for setting off the colors of a Hanson painting. The molding is 4” wide.

Silver Plein Air Frame

This distressed silver molding is custom-made for Erin Hanson. The classic lines are perfect for setting off the colors of a Hanson painting. The molding is 4” wide.

Black & Gold Plein Air Frame

This plein air molding is custom-made for Erin Hanson. The rich, almost-black frame has a pop of gold along the inner lip. This molding is perfect for bringing out the colors of a Hanson painting. The molding is 3.5” wide.

Black Floater

This wooden floater frame has an elegant, matte black veneer. The molding is 3/8" wide.

White Floater

This wooden floater frame has a clean, matte white veneer. The molding is 3/8" wide.


About Canvas Prints

Erin Hanson's canvas prints have the illusion of texture, and they accurately reproduce the brilliant colors of Erin's originals. Canvas prints are printed directly onto canvas rolls using our state-of-the-art Epsom printer. These prints do not have texture applied -- they are flat prints, but they accurately capture the illusion of texture because of the shadows cast by the paint ridges during photography. The canvas prints come rolled, stretched, or framed and ready to hang.

Canvas Roll: A rolled canvas print arrives in a cylindrical shipping tube. The print will have a black border and some extra canvas to allow for stretching onto 1-1/2” stretcher bars. You can take this rolled print to your local framer for stretching and framing.

Unframed Canvas: Erin Hanson stretched canvas prints arrive pre-stretched onto 1-1/2” stretcher bars. The sides of the print are printed black. This print can be hung un-framed, as-is, or you may take it to your local framer and have it framed in a floater frame.

Framed Canvas: The framed canvas prints are stretched onto 1-1/2” stretcher bars, and then framed in your choice of floater frame (white, black, gold, or silver.) The floater frames are 3/8” wide, and there is a gap around the print, adding a total of 1-1/2” inches to the overall dimensions of the print.

Canvas Roll

Unframed Canvas

Framed Canvas


Canvas Frame Options

Gold Floater

This wooden floater frame is finished in distressed gold on the top and sides. The finish is warm, gold-toned metal leaf with a dark patina underneath. The molding is 3/8" wide.

Black Floater

This wooden floater frame has an elegant, matte black veneer. The molding is 3/8" wide.

Silver Floater

This wooden floater frame is finished in silver-toned metal leaf on the top and sides. The molding is 3/8" wide.

White Floater

This wooden floater frame has a clean, matte white veneer. The molding is 3/8" wide.


About Erin

ERIN HANSON has been painting in oils since she was 8 years old. As a teenager, she apprenticed at a mural studio where she worked on 40-foot-long paintings while selling art commissions on the side. After being told it was too hard to make a living as an artist, she got her degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley. Afterward, Erin became a rock climber at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Inspired by the colorful scenery she was climbing, she decided to return to her love of painting and create one new painting every week.

She has stuck to that decision, becoming one of the most prolific artists in history, with over 3,000 oil paintings sold to eager collectors. Erin Hanson’s style is known as "Open Impressionism" and is taught in art schools worldwide. With millions of followers, Hanson has become an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of impressionism, inspiring thousands of other artists to pick up the brush.