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Mendocino coastal landscape painting in a modern impressionist style, by California artist Erin Hanson.

Mendocino Dawn



36 x 48 in



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About the Painting

Early morning light illuminates the rocky cliffs of Mendocino, casting a warm sherbet glow across the landscape. The fog had just lifted, and the cooler shadows of viridian and lavender still hang over the distant waters. The brush strokes in this painting are loose and impressionsitic, capturing the feeling of being outdoors.

This painting was done on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. The piece has been framed in a hand-carved and gilded floating frame.


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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