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Cliffhanger

Near Yachats, Oregon, wildflowers, rocks and craggy cliffsides are just as fun to paint as the great blue ocean herself. With winds that blow year-round and an abundance of rain, the Oregon coast is not for the faint of heart, but it is for the lover of wild nature. It’s no wonder so many talented artists live and work here.

Price:  $525
Media: Brush and knife-painted oil on canvas
Size: 16″ x 12″

 

© Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© Copyright 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

Watercolor Society of Oregon – “I Can’t Hear You”

Happiness

My painting “I Can’t Hear You” has been accepted into the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s 49th Annual Transparent Media Exhibition, to be held in Medford, OR.

If you are in the area this October, I invite you to come see the show!

Details

  • The exhibition will be at The Rogue Gallery, 40 South Barlett St., Medford, OR.
  • Dates for the show are October 3 through November 15.
  • Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm.
  • Entrance to the exhibition is free and open to the public.
  • Juror was Ms. Linda Baker, AWS, NWS.

I Can't Hear You

 

Thank You

There are many fine artists in the Watercolor Society of Oregon, of which almost 200 submitted over 300 paintings to the show.  I am grateful that my painting was one of the 80 selected.

Thank you Linda Baker for accepting my painting.

“Just Sayin’ Series”

“I Can’t Hear You” is one of the paintings in my “Just Sayin’…” series, inspired by watching people on their cell phones.

I think the cell phone is one of the interesting phenomena of our culture. It effects our gestures, our relationships and our activities. I find it fascinating that it has become so common. Young and old alike use the device; its everywhere!

Congrats WSO

To my friends and fellow Oregon watercolor artists who were accepted into the show as well, congratulations! I can hardly wait to see your paintings in person!

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Life Drawing Class – In Session October 1!

It’s that time again – Life Drawing Class Wednesday night, 6-8:30 pm.

Drawing Life Drawing Flyer finished

Registration form found here .

Hone your skills, learn what to do during long poses, learn to capture the weight, character, proportion, placement, structure, form, anatomy, volume, value, texture and expression of the human figure. Ten weeks is enough time to sink your teeth in and make excellent progress.  Male or female nude models are present during each session. This is appropriate for beginners or intermediate art students. Sarah will start students with gestures and work up to long poses that can prepare you for painting. Advanced students may paint with instructor approval.

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm for 10 weeks, from October 1 – December 10 (skip 11/26) 
Registration is due by Wednesday, September 24
Class size is limited to 8 so book your spot soon!
(Please note: students do not need vine charcoal or white erasers)
Questions? Email karaQlewisatgmaildotcom

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Camelot in Talent

Camelot Theatre Company

I am indeed speaking of our local Camelot, not the legend of King Arthur, his court and castle. Talent’s theater company is semi-professional and focuses on producing plays, musicals and musical events.

James Morrison Collier Theatre Building

Today’s subject is the local James Morrison Collier Theatre Building in Talent, OR, which is the home to the Camelot Theatre Company.

This is not the first building that housed the Camelot Theatre Company. Initially, the company performed in a converted feed store. Times and Talent changed; the company needed a new building.

Camelot Theatre Co & Collier Theatre

Mr. Collier, Philanthropist

The short story is that the company needed funding to build their new accommodations. Fortunately, local philanthropist Mr. James M. Collier made a sizable contribution to the project. Mr. Collier’s support jumpstarted the fund raising and ensured the building was constructed.  The Camelot Theatre Co has recognized his generosity by naming the building in Mr. Collier’s honor. The long story is worthy of the name “Camelot”, (please see references below).

Personal Connections

  • I’ve been to a musical production and thought it was expertly done.  It was “Spotlight on Woody Guthrie”
  • An acquaintance maintains the landscaping.
  • I met Mr. Collier through on of my aunts; my aunt and Mr. Collier are friends.

I found an article on line about Mr. Collier. I thought it was interesting that he has a Masters degree in English. He was a teacher for over 30 years. He received an inheritance and has used it to support the performing arts here in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon and elsewhere.

Even though I am not a frequent visitor to the Camelot Theatre Company’s production at James Morrison Collier Theatre, I am happy that it is here in our town. It is special.

Today’s “Drawing Talent” Session

No disasters with equipment or paint today. No fingers in the yellow, red or blue paint.  I didn’t drop my pallet or spill the water. It was a straight forward painting session.

Hah!  Never fear, self doubt always lurks in the brain. I worked through it and enjoyed my brief encounter with Camelot and King J.M. Collier*.

*Mr. Collier was crowned “King” for the opening ceremonies. He said “Long live Camelot” as he entered.

References

For more information about Mr. Collier or the Camelot Theatre Company:

 

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My latest dollhouse scale original miniature painting (seascape).

MINIATURE: Original watercolor painting. “Drifting” 1:12 scale. 2×1.5″ A peaceful and beautiful colored scene of a tethered dinghy in a marina with gentle reflections. I painted it for the peaceful scene. But ended up loving it for the colors. A great addition to a room box, dollhouse, miniature display or even framed for your walls in a SFA collection. Artist: Jillian Crider. http://

September 5, 2014 Orland Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Stefan Baumann or Kris Baxter
800.511.1337
stefanbaumannartistatgmaildotcom
krisibaxteratgmaildotcom
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ORLAND, California (September 5, 2014) Local artist Stefan Baumann introduces a collection of 50 of his oil paintings in a show titled, Reverence: An Artist’s Tribute to Nature at the Orland Art Center in Orland, CA at an Artist’s Reception on September 5, 2014 from 3pm to 7pm. The public is invited to attend the festivities and meet the artist. Stefan Baumann’s show will run from September 1 – 26, 2014, and the Gallery is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1pm to 7pm.
Stefan Baumann is a gifted award-winning artist and art instructor who offers oil painting classes in Redding, Mt. Shasta, Medford and San Jose. He also has a PBS painting show called “The Grand View” that can be seen locally on Saturdays on KIXE Create TV. He offers a free eBook containing his artwork and articles about painting on his website at www.stefanbauman.com.
The Grand View Studio is located near Mt. Shasta, California 96094. For more information about Stefan Baumann’s exhibitions, classes, programs, and workshops, please call 800.511.1337 or visit www.stefanbaumann.com or call Kris Baxter at 530-925-0034 or email her at krisibaxteratgmaildotcom.

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The Path Less Traveled

The Path Less Traveled Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

40×30 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann

Artist’s Comments

Journal: May 13, 2008

This is day two of my journey into the Cascade Mountains near Mt. Hood, Oregon. I camped near the edge of a river that leads down to the Columbia River. I took a crooked wooden walking staff and my trusty compass, and set out into the wilderness following a trail that was made by passing dear foraging the forest. I made my way through the wild berry bushes, with thorns tugging at my pants and vest. I followed the stacked rocks searching for the twist and turns of the trail. Hikers call these stacked rocks “Trail Ducks.” They are rocks that previous hikers have stacked on top of one another to inform other hikers where the trail is located.

I decided to step away from the path and make a new trail, my own trail, not marked by deer or other hikers before me. This would be my own path, without signs or markers that will lead me to a place where so many have ventured before. I followed the river to an outcropping of boulders along the falling waters and sat down under the shade of an old black oak tree. The air was full of magic and electricity and the cool spray of the falling water dampened my head as I cooled down and relaxed. I imagined Lewis and Clark wandering in this very location during their exploration as they searched for a new route to the Western shores of America.

I reflected on my own life and my life as an artist, I wondered “What If.” What if I had never picked up a brush to paint? What if I was born in a city and not Lake Tahoe? So many things sculpt our life’s journey. Much of what happens to us are just coincidences, timing, the people we meet, and choices we make. If I had I chosen another path, would I have had the opportunity to inspire so many people, or would I be writing code on a computer? All I can say is this; my life and my chosen path has brought me to the magical possibility of inspiring millions of people through my art, through my classes and workshops, and through my PBS television series, The Grand View. This possibility to “Touch, Move and Inspire” people around the world to enjoy and create art and inspire others to do the same, happened because at an early age, I made a choice to travel The Path Less Traveled.

Provenance

Currently held by the artist

Price

$9,600

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 stefanbaumannartistatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

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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Reverence: An Artist’s Tribute to Nature

Stefan Baumann’s Art Show, “Reverence: An Artist’s Tribute to Nature”

Artist Stefan Baumann captures a view of Asilomar at the Plein Air Convention 1013. Baumann demonstrates plein air painting as a guest VIP of Plein Air Magazine. This event was an important place to be if you are going to be a plein air artist.September 1 – 26, 2014  at the Orland Art Gallery in Orland, CA  The Artist’s Reception takes place on Friday, September 5th from 3 pm to 7 pm at the Gallery.  Stefan Baumann is featuring more than 50 oil paintings in his “Romantic Realist” style of painting with luminous effects of light that bring the paintings to life.  Please come and  meet the artist at the Reception and view his collection of artwork painted on location and in his studio of wildlife, the National Parks, western landscapes, Native American dwellings, and wonderful magical locations from painted from his imagination.

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Christmas Day in Yosemite Valley 2003

Yosemite National Park: Christmas Day in Yosemite Valley 2003 Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

8×12 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board

Framing

5″  Custom 24k gold leaf frame

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann

On Verso

Christmas Day in Yosemite Valley Stefan Baumann 2003

Artist’s Comments

In 2003 I lived in San Francisco, and during the Christmas holiday I loved to go to the Sierras (especially Yosemite) to reconnect with memories of my visits to the National Parks as a child. I left early at 5:00 am, drove about 3 hours before I entered Yosemite Valley, and then went to a predetermined destination on the valley floor. After taking some time to reunite with the vistas around me, I chose a view of the park, set up along the road, and I painted a little landscape to celebrate the wonderful day.

On this Christmas Day, I set up on top of a 4-foot snow bank with my painting easel balanced between a boulder and chunks of snow. The air was crisp and very cold.   All the branches were encased by beautiful, glistening white frost.   I painted quickly to prevent my fingers from freezing. It was so cold that I had to add alcohol to my paint to keep it from freezing. This painting is part of a Christmas collection that I painted each year to capture the magic of the season.

Provenance

Currently held by the artist

Price

$1,800




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 stefanbaumannartistatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

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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The Grand View: Vernal Fall

Yosemite Park: The Grand View, Vernal Fall Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

  28×18 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars

Framing

4″ Silver leaf with name plate The Grand View

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann LR 04 GV

Artist’s Comments

Vernal Fall is one of the most stunning vistas in America. Every year,  tens of thousands of visitors make the two mile trek up to the base of the fall and then half of them continue up the right side of the fall along Rainbow trail to the top. Rainbow trail is named for the magnificent rainbows generated by the mist of the fall that creates a magical light that seems to infuse color everywhere. Visitors who make the thrilling hike up to the top edge of the fall are rewarded with a stunning vista of the grand canyon of the Merced River. This painting was created with reverence to Yosemite and my love of this view of Vernal Fall.

Provenance

Currently held by the artist

Price

$4,300




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 stefanbaumannartistatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

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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