I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by the editor of Southern Oregon Magazine saying I would have a small feature article in their spring issue! I submitted four images and they selected Flower Girl, the Boxer dog painting below, which is also the same painting that will be featured on the Friends of the Animal Shelter invitation for their fundraiser this spring. Then, this morning, the painting sold to a collector from New York, who now owns four of my paintings. All in all, it’s been a good week!
Visual art attempts to go places that words and thought can’t reach. I couldn’t help but think of Blake, Van Gogh and Burchfield–and the “everliving fire” of Heraclitus, for that matter–while reading this skeptical atheist scientist’s account in the New York Times of when the whole world seemed to be come alive around her. It was a harrowing experience that she now can’t find words to describe and was consistent with mystical experience described in most cultures. Her rediscovery of this experience many years later in her journal enabled her to reach “a truce with God”:
Fortunately, science itself has been changing. It was simply overwhelmed by the empirical evidence, starting with quantum mechanics and the realization that even the most austere vacuum is a happening place, bursting with possibility and giving birth to bits of something, even if they’re only fleeting particles of matter and antimatter. Without invoking anything supernatural, we may be ready to acknowledge that we are not, after all, alone in the universe . . . it could be that the universe is itself pulsing with a kind of life, and capable of bursting into something that looks to us momentarily like the flame.
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I draw most of my inspiration from my local surroundings. While I sometimes refer to myself as a “fledgling watercolorist” I have been painting and drawing my entire life. I was first drawn to watercolor in the 80’s when introduced to the beautiful artwork of Polly Hammett. During that time, while living in Houston, I took my first watercolor class… Read more →
Plein air artist Stefan Baumann, host of the PBS painting series “The Grand View, America’s National Park Through the Eyes of an artist,” and author of “Observations Of Art and Nature” and “Everything You Need to Know about Plein Air Painting,” travels with his vintage trailer throughout America’s western landscapes painting stunning vistas on location with oils on canvas. He adds finishing touches to his paintings of wildlife, western landscapes and National parks, portraits and still life in his studio in Mount Shasta, California. Through Stefan Baumann’s fine art oil paintings and his captivating painting style, the American tradition of…
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My work will be featured in a number of shows this spring and summer. It was a bit of good news just in time to pick up my mood this morning that I’ll have a painting in the 29th Tallahassee International at Florida State University. I’m honored to be among some impressive company. I’d like […]
Most often we notice the starting and end points of a journey, not the passages between. This blue gate demands to be noticed, while at the same time it invites us into the sun-dappled world beyond. Seeing it near my house always gives me a smile – who knows where the day may take us?
Volcanic action millions of years ago created these red rocks at Diablo Canyon, New Mexico; carved out by water, this landscape is still in formation. Standing among them, I realize how short a human life really is. Luckily, my art will last a lot longer than me – though not as long as the canyons.
I traveled with a plein air group to Diablo Canyon, just outside of Santa Fe near the Rio Grande. The drama of the rocks and clouds gave us plenty to paint. It’s certainly a change from the rolling hills of Southern Oregon, where I’ve been painting for the past couple of years!
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