Crater Lake: Still Waters Run Deep
Crater Lake National Park: Still Waters Run Deep Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann
11×17 Oil on Board
3″ dark brown custom frame, 22 K gold leaf on wood name plate, Still Waters Run Deep, Stefan Baumann, Crater Lake National Park 2014
Lower Left – Baumann GV 14 Date Completed: 2014
Frame inscribed in Pen LR, “Still Waters Run Deep” Stefan Baumann 2014
Journal – May 15, 2013
The weather changes rapidly in the high elevations of the Cascades, and even more so at Crater Lake National Park. What was meant to be a leisurely weekend camping/painting trip became a blustery snow storm that left three feet of snow on the ground before morning.
When I arrived earlier in the day, I set up my camp and then began my drive to the lake. The roads were steep with switch backs etched on the landscape on my way to the entrance of the caldera. The road finally leveled out along side of the rim where I parked. I was impressed by how steep the tureen was from where I stood on the rim of the crater and found it challenging to set up my easel. This lake has the distinction of being the deepest, clearest lake in the world. In the center of the lake a magnificent mountain called Wizard Island marks the centerpiece of my painting. Amazed, I looked into the bottomless depths of the lake from the ridge of the canyon. I noticed that Hemlocks lace the rim of the lake’s ridges making great shapes to add interest to the astounding colors in the scene, with vivid yellow sulfur transitioning to pink, and sienna rocks that are part of the Hoodoos or Totems that guard this Sapphire Lake.
Then, unpredictably, the weather turned from a clear day to an instant snowstorm. I scrambled to make color notations on my painting while the snow blinded my view. Quickly, I packed my painting gear, jumped in my car, hurried back to my camp, and into the safety of my trailer. After I had a cup of tea, I carefully examined my sketch and reflected in amazement, “Still waters do run deep.”
Painted on location at Crater Lake 2013, Completed in Studio 2014
The Gallery in Mount Shasta 2014 One Man Show, “Western Scenes and Wildlife” Collection, July 25, 2014
Currently held by the artist
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This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s One Man Show titled: “Reverence: An Artist’s Tribute to Nature” at The Orland Art Center in Orland, CA from September 1 through 27, 2014.