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California desert ocotillo painting by American impressionist Erin Hanson

Ocotillo Sands



26 x 40 in



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About the Painting

Borrego Springs once again provides the inspiration for a classic California desert painting. The abstract ocotillos stand starkly against the pale pink sands of the desert floor, their blooms dancing in the blue sky above. This modern expressionistic painting captures the beauty and movement of the desert using bold color and thick, impasto brush strokes.

This oil painting was done on 1-1/2"-deep canvas, with the painting continued around the edges for a finished look.


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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