Yosemite: On the Wings of an Osprey
Yosemite: On the Wings of an Osprey Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann
20×30 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars
4″dark brown custom wood frame with 22 k gold leaf on wood name plate inscribed On the Wings of an Osprey, Stefan Baumann, Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park
Lower Left – Baumann GV Date Completed: 2014
Frame inscribed in pen LR, On the Wings of an Osprey, Yosemite NP, Stefan Baumann, 2014. Masterpiece C Pro branded in wood stretcher.
Canvas with pen by the Artist LR, On the Wings of an Osprey, Yosemite NP
While I was painting plein air on the Yosemite valley floor, I noticed an Osprey soaring along the top edge of the valley swooping down over the Merced river with her talons extended, catching an unexpected fish, and then returning back up to her nest. I was curious about where this Osprey’s nest was located. I was familiar with the hidden trails that the Modoc Indian tribe who inhabited this valley used to traveled up to the top of the ridge of the canyon. I made my way to where I witnessed the Osprey returning to her nest with her catch. Before she landed, I walked at eye level with the Osprey as if I were part of her wing, soaring with the updrafts that lifted her. As I continued to follow her, a mother bear stopped me in my tracks and out of respect for the bear and to not disturb her more, I retreated and went back down the mountain.
Nature is magical, and painting nature is a gift of life.
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.