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Many of these landscape paintings were painted en plein air and will therefore also be seen in the Plein Air category of Baumann’s 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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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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Sunset on Mesa One

Published on August 16, 2014 under Available Paintings
Sunset on Mesa One
Sunset on Mesa One Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 12x18 Oil on Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 3" 24k antique custom gold frame Signed Lower Left - Baumann Verso Sunset on Mesa One  Stefan Baumann Artist's Comments Journal Entry, April 16, 2001 I'm enjoying my trip to Arizona and New Mexico. At a trading post in Indian Lands, I came across an antique postcard. The sepia image was of a cluster of buildings on top a mesa. I remembered seeing the image before in an old history book. I purchased the card and began my search for the…
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Cliff Palace

Published on August 14, 2014 under Architectural
Cliff Palace
Mesa Verde National Park: Cliff Palace Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 18x14 Oil on Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Signed Lower Left - Baumann Artist's Comments Mesa Verde is a magical place that inspires the imagination. For thousands of years, native people have called it home. It was uninhabited except for the native people whose dwelling was safely tucked under a cliff that sheltered them from the elements and from others who were not one of their people. It was peaceful and serene. I stood poised with my brush in anticipation of capturing this historical place on my canvas. I'm…
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Grand Canyon: North Rim at Noon

Published on August 13, 2014 under Landscapes
Grand Canyon: North Rim at Noon
Grand Canyon:  North Rim at Noon  Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 6x8 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood Signed Lower Right - Baumann 03 Verso Grand Canyon North Rim Artist's Comments The North Rim of The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite places to paint. The North Rim is less visited than the more popular South Rim, and since its location is remote, the visitors that come here often stay a week. After painting all morning, I returned to the lodge feeling disappointed that the light was flat. But, then it occurred to me that not every painting…
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