Erin Hanson, ‘Buttes and Sky’, 2017, The Erin Hanson Gallery

The buttes skirting the edges of Monument Valley are monoliths of beauty in their own right. Their tall, flat planes of color rise starkly from the flat desert floor, which itself is rainbow of color: green and purple shrubs planted against bright orange sands. This painting captures monsoon clouds on a summer day at the four corners region.

This painting was done on 1-1/2"-deep canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, creating a mosaic of color and texture across the canvas.

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