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Learn more details about the paintings you’ve seen in Baumann’s portfolio galleries. Many are paintings have recently been added to this website along with other paintings that are works from the artist’s personal collection and from collectors who have purchased his works.

Composition ~ The Foundation of a Painting

Published on September 17, 2016 under All Posts
Composition ~ The Foundation of a Painting
I woke this morning with the feeling that something had changed.  The air felt a little crisper, the sky looked a little darker and I could smell the earthy scent of leaves scattered on the ground in the woods. Yes, this is the feeling of fall, my favorite time of year! To celebrate the season, this year I am offering a September workshop that includes painting outdoors with a focus on Composition. An important element in a painting is a good compostion which includes line, balance, movement, abstract form and many other details that are needed to create a great…
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Capturing Light in your Paintings

Published on August 30, 2015 under All Posts
Capturing Light in your Paintings
Sunset at Panther Meadows, Mt. Shasta The smoke from the fires in Northern California is extreme. At times you can see only a mile ahead and it has made it difficult to feel inspired to paint outdoors. The dense smoke and ash falling from the sky constantly reminds me the losses others are suffering during this summer of great drought and fires. During the last few nights, the smoke lifted allowing me to steal away with my new Strada Pochade box to paint on the slopes of Mt Shasta. The smoke in the atmosphere blends with the light of the…
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Choosing Your Own Color Palette

Published on December 21, 2014 under All Posts
Choosing Your Own Color Palette
In the next few posts I will be answering frequently asked questions from students and professional artists about painting on location with oil paints and discussing how to use color, value, and how to create a personal palette by using 4 colors plus white. I will explore how choosing your own color palette can be easy as you develop your style of painting. This is aspect of painting will be included as an essay in my book that I am writing titled, “Everything You Need to Know about Plein Air Painting." For more information, please go Artist’s posts at www.StefanBaumann.com.…
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Curious Bear

Published on November 1, 2014 under Paintings Posts
Curious Bear
Curious Bear ~ Sketchbooks are Valuable Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 12x 16 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 3 1/4" Omega dark Wood with gold inlay, Signed Lower Left - Baumann GV Artist's Comments At our camp near Coulter Bay, on the boundary of the Teton National Park, there was a curious bear whose name is Number 399. When I captured my first glimpse of Number 399, I grabbed my sketchbook to make a quick sketch on paper knowing that I could later transfer it to canvas. The bear stood for a few…
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Glacier Park: Mountain Goat’s First Lesson

Published on September 19, 2014 under Currently Available Paintings
Glacier Park: Mountain Goat’s First Lesson
Glacier National Park: A Mountain Goat's First LessonOriginal Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 40x30 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood Stretcher Bars Framing 6" Gold Fluted Custom Frame with laurel leaves around top edge Signed Lower Left Baumann GV Verso Stefan Baumann Mountain Goats in Glacier National Park Artist's Comments I am fascinated by the amazing courage that the Glacier Park Mountain Goats have. When I painted this painting from my imagination, I visualized the breathtaking scenery they inhabit and the steep cliffs that they call home. I remember once seeing an adult goat scurry up the side of a…
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Ascending Mountain Goat

Published on September 19, 2014 under Currently Available Paintings
Ascending Mountain Goat
Glacier Park:  Ascending Mountain Goat  Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 16x12 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 31/4" Omega with  inner gold liner Verso Ascending Mountain Goat  Stefan Baumann 2014 315841208 Signed Lower Right - Baumann GV     Date Completed: 2014 Artist's Comments I’m always inspired by the grace and agility of these magnificent Mountain Goats as they ascend the steep and dangerous cliffs in Glacier National Park.  These goats survive in a very unpredictable environment that has changes in the weather, the seasons, and with food and water supplies. Their existence depends on careful…
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The Path Less Traveled

Published on August 24, 2014 under Currently Available Paintings
The Path Less Traveled
The Path Less Traveled Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 40x30 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Signed Lower Right - Baumann Artist's Comments Journal: May 13, 2008 This is day two of my journey into the Cascade Mountains near Mt. Hood, Oregon. I camped near the edge of a river that leads down to the Columbia River. I took a crooked wooden walking staff and my trusty compass, and set out into the wilderness following a trail that was made by passing dear foraging the forest. I made my way through the wild berry bushes,…
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Christmas Day in Yosemite Valley 2003

Published on August 24, 2014 under Currently Available Paintings
Christmas Day in Yosemite Valley 2003
Yosemite National Park: Christmas Day in Yosemite Valley 2003 Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 8x12 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board Framing 5"  Custom 24k gold leaf frame Signed Lower Right - Baumann Verso Christmas Day in Yosemite Valley Stefan Baumann 2003 Artist's Comments In 2003 I lived in San Francisco, and during the Christmas holiday I loved to go to the Sierras (especially Yosemite) to reconnect with memories of my visits to the National Parks as a child. I left early at 5:00 am, drove about 3 hours before I entered Yosemite Valley, and then went to a predetermined…
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The Grand View: Vernal Fall

Published on August 24, 2014 under Currently Available Paintings
The Grand View: Vernal Fall
Yosemite Park: The Grand View, Vernal Fall Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann   28x18 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 4" Silver leaf with name plate The Grand View Signed Lower Right - Baumann LR 04 GV Artist's Comments Vernal Fall is one of the most stunning vistas in America. Every year,  tens of thousands of visitors make the two mile trek up to the base of the fall and then half of them continue up the right side of the fall along Rainbow trail to the top. Rainbow trail is named for the…
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Christmas Morning in Yosemite 2002

Published on August 21, 2014 under Currently Available Paintings
Christmas Morning in Yosemite 2002
Yosemite National Park: Christmas Morning in Yosemite, 2002 Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 10x14 Oil Canvas Mounted on Board Framing 4" 24k Handcrafted Frame Signed Lower Right - Baumann GV 02 Verso Opus 23, Stefan Baumann 85 Cerritos SFCA 94127 415-333-7070 Artist's Comments Journal, December 25, 2002 It’s Christmas morning and the morning sky is illuminated by the rays of the early morning sun, and my tent and campsite are in the cold shadow of El Capitan, one of the prominent granite landmarks that towers 7,569' over the valley floor. The shadow shrouds my tent. It is true that it…
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