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San Mateo Drive-In Movie

Published on August 13, 2014 under Architectural
San Mateo Drive-In Movie

California: San Mateo Drive-In Movie Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

8×12 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board


3″ Pine wood frame with natural finish


Lower Left – Baumann


San Mateo Drive-In Movie

Artist’s Comments

As an artist I’m always fascinated when inspiration happens. My passion for the landscapes of western America is strong, but I do love to paint urban subjects as well. This week, I was caught in a traffic jam in San Mateo, California,  and I looked over the guard rail and noticed this abandoned Drive-In Movie.  Although I had driven by it many times, today it captured my eye. I only went to one Drive-In movie in my life when I saw “My Side of the Mountain” in 1969. I sometimes wonder if that started my love of nature.
I noticed that there was a group of workmen, their trucks and a big wrecking ball and it looked like they were going to take the building down immediately. I drove over to the exit and down to the theater. I had just enough time to paint this sketch in under an hour. The following day when I drove past the Drive-In Movie, there was only a parking lot.


Currently held by the artist



If you wish to acquire this fine original oil painting or if you have questions about this painting, please contact the artist at 415-606-9074 or email him at


The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s One Man Show titled: “Reverence: An Artist’s Tribute to Nature” at The Orland Art Gallery in Orland, CA from September 1 through 27, 2014.


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