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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 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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