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Category: National Parks

Stefan Baumann has made many trips to various American National Parks to paint their spectacular views en plein air.

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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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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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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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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Yosemite: The Arches

Published on August 13, 2014 under Landscapes
Yosemite:  The Arches
Yosemite: The Arches Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 6x8 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood Signed Lower Left - Baumann Verso Yosemite Baumann 03 Artist's Comments This little sketch was painted on another visit to Yosemite. As a painter, I  always see beauty everywhere. Sometimes I have my easel, and other times, I travel with my thumb box. These little sketches offer me a way to capture just as much information and inspiration as I am able to get on a larger canvas but they take less time. I'm just as committed to the smaller sketches as I am…
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Mesa Verde: Among the Anasazis

Published on August 12, 2014 under Architectural
Mesa Verde: Among the Anasazis
Mesa Verde National Park:  Among the Anasazis Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 30x20 Oil Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 4" 24 k Handmade Ornate Frame Signed Lower Left - Baumann GV 03 Verso Among the Anasazis  Stefan Baumann Artist's Comments Journal Entry: Oct 15 , 2003 Leaving Arches National Park, I drove south toward Mesa Verde. Traveling was tenuous since signs of incoming storms were visible everywhere. The changing weather tempted me to change my plans and head westerly away from the destination that I had waited so long to see in person. But, I decided to press on…
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Yosemite Park, California: Snow Flower

Published on August 11, 2014 under Currently Available Paintings
Yosemite Park, California: Snow Flower
Yosemite Park, California: Snow Flower  Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 6x8 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board Signed Lower Right 2003 Verso LR Snow Plant Stefan Baumann 03 Artist's Comments When I travel, I often use a thumb box. This small prochade box is one of my favorite painting boxes because I can set up in a moment's notice and then, close my box and move on to the next place that inspires me. This is an example of a "etude"  sketch of a Snow Flower. I have seen these plants breaking through the last snow banks in the…
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