Thistle Grove - Contemporary Impressionism Paintings by Erin Hanson

Thistle Grove - Contemporary Impressionism Paintings by Erin Hanson

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24kt gold leaf oil painting done in a modern impressionist style, by Erin Hanson.

Thistle Grove


Oil on canvas and 24 kt gold by

36 x 48 in


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About the Painting

This original oil painting captures a burst of color in the form of wild thistles among the summer grasses. The impressionistic brush strokes are thickly applied with a brush, creating a sense of excitement and motion between the wildflowers. The colors are stunning and yet subtle, blending beautifully together.

This painting was created over 24 karat gold leaf, applied directly to the canvas as an "underpainting." The thin sheets of gold gleam with subtle lights from between the brush strokes, catching the light and making the painting seem to glow from within. This style of painting was inspired by Gustav Klimt's fascinating use of gold leaf in his figurative works.

Like all the 24 Karat Collection paintings, this piece is painted on 3/4" canvas and arrives framed in a classic gilded frame, ready to hang. Please contact the artist for more pictures and video of the finished piece.


Erin Hanson ArtistERIN 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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