Olympic National Park Painting: Misty Morning
Olympic National Park Painting: Misty Morning Original Oil Painting
by Stefan Baumann
12x 18 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Mounted on Panel
3″ dark brown wood custom frame
Lower Left – Baumann GV in Red Paint Completion Date: 2005
Framed Inscribed in pencil LR “Misty Morning By Stefan Baumann.” On the Back of Panel Artist inscribed – “Misty Morning By Stefan Baumann” in Pen
(From Post A Foggy Day in Olympic National Park)
I chose a cold and foggy landscape to paint with a beach that was empty and quiet except for a few seals and the occasional burst of air and spray from a whale that broke the silence. After setting up, I began by imagining how I wanted the composition, the atmosphere, and the lighting to appear. When I started my painting it was a foggy morning but in less than an hour the light burst from behind the clouds and illuminated the shoreline. I faced the dilemma that plein air artists encounter at some time or other when plein air painting in changing conditions. What to do? Now that it has changed from a foggy morning to a sunny day, do I revamp the current scene and begin a new palette suited for the sunlight, or do I stay the course and paint what inspired me about the scene in the first place? I believe that it is important to stay with the original excitement and inspiration of the scene that made the artist want to paint it in the first place.
This painting was featured in the PBS series “The Grand View, America’s National Park through the Eyes of an Artist”, 2006 episode Olympic National Park.
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.