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Colorado aspens landscape painting over 24 karat gold leaf, by Erin Hanson

Woods of Gold


Oil on canvas and 24 kt gold leaf by

24 x 30 in


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About the Painting

Aspen trees are alive with light and color in this original oil painting. Landscapes like this are best portrayed in a loose, impressionistic brush stroke, the painterly strokes almost careless in their freedom and beauty. The painting exudes joy in the essence of color.

This painting was created over 24 karat gold leaf, applied directly to the canvas as an "underpainting." The thin sheets of genuine gold gleam with subtle light from between the brush strokes, catching the eye and making the painting seem to glow from within. This style of painting is almost a Gustav Klimt meets Van Gogh.

Like all the 24 Karat Collection paintings, this piece was painted on 3/4" canvas and arrives framed in a classic gilded frame, ready to hang.

Read more about this painting here!

Exhibited: St George Art Museum, Utah, in a solo exhibition celebrating the National Park's centennial: Erin Hanson's Painted Parks, 2016.


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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