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Yosemite Half Dome: After the Storm

Yosemite Half Dome:  After the Storm by Stefan Baumann

20×16 Oil on Oil Primed Canvas  Stretched on Wood Bars

Framing

4″ custom Driftwood with Gold Liner and Driftwood Inner Liner

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann  GV in Red     Date Completed: 2012

On Verso

Stefan Baumnann, “After the Storm” Oil on Canvas, 408-606-9074, 85 Cerritos SF CA 94127

Artist’s Comment

After spending many weekends exploring Yosemite,  I’m always impressed by the view of Half Dome from Glacier Point. I also have a great respect for summer storms in the Sierras. As a boy growing up in Lake Tahoe, I would often hike to hidden lakes on a beautiful afternoon, and without warning, a summer downpour would occur with significant lighting and thunder. These sudden storms could be deadly, and many people were hurt and  died when they were caught of guard roaming the Sierras and climbing Half Dome in Yosemite.  I know the warning signals of an approaching storm.  You can feel the electricity in the air.  When I saw the clouds darken and roll into the valley, I could tell that another sudden lighting storm was brewing. But I was in the middle of painting from a wonderful vantage point where I could see Half Dome, and there was nothing that would stop me from painting this amazing vista.  I found some shelter in on outcropping of rocks and  painted while it rained; and after what seemed like hours, I looked up to see a rainbow announcing that the storm was over.   I began my hike back home but not before I painted a few brush strokes of color to remind me that after the storm, comes the rainbow. This painting was done both on location and finished in my studio.

Provenance

Currently held by the Artist

Price

$ 2,560




If you wish to acquire this fine original oil painting locally 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” at The Gallery in Mount Shasta from July 5–25, 2014.

 

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Olympic National Park Painting: Misty Morning

Olympic National Park Painting: Misty Morning by Stefan Baumann

12x 18 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Mounted on Panel

Framing

3″ dark brown wood costume frame

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV in Red Paint    Completion Date: 2005

On Verso

Framed Inscribed in pencil LR “Misty Morning By Stefan Baumann.” On the Back of Panel Artist inscribed -  “Misty Morning By Stefan Baumann” in Pen

Artist’s Comments

(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.

Exhibition History

  • 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
  • Cleveland Clinic Ohio 2006 “One Man Show: ‘The Grand View,’ An Artist’s Journey”

Provenance

Currently held by the artist.

Price

$3,800




If you wish to acquire this fine original oil painting locally or if you have questions about this painting, please contact Stefan Baumann 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” at The Gallery in Mount Shasta from July 5–25, 2014.

 

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Grand Canyon Painting: In Resplendent Awe

Grand Canyon Painting: In Resplendent Awe by Stefan Baumann

12x 16 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars

Framing

3 1/4″ Omega dark Wood with gold inlay

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV in Red Paint    Date Completed: 2005

On Verso

Frame Inscribed in pencil “In Resplendent Awe” Stefan Baumann 2014
Branded in to the wood Masterpiece Pro in Pen by the artist “In Resplendent Awe” by Stefan Baumann 2014
Masterpiece C Pro Hand written by the Artist, Echo, Yosemite National Park, www.StefanBaumann.com, 2014

Artist’s Comment

(Journal Entry, May 15, 2005)

The Grand Canyon of Arizona has always held a fascination for me as an artist as a place of magic where the romantic effects of lights and shadows play in a symphony of technicolor wonder as well as being the greatest technical challenge an artist can experience.  The ability to capture a grand vista, painting directly from nature, using perspective and perception and the artist muse to recreate the most difficult subject in the world is necessary for any artist to paint the scene. To do so at the edge of the canyon with only a paint brush in hand, with the ever-ticking sound of the minute hand of my pocket watch reminds me that I have this fleeting moment to  I  capture the view on canvas forever.  Towering majestic peaks highlighted in pink and oranges disappearing into a receding sea of violets, concealing the grand Colorado River a mile below my feet, in resplendent awe, I pause…
This is why I paint from nature.

Exhibition History

Mt Shasta Gallery 2014,  One man show, “Western Scenes and Wildlife” Collection  July 25, 2014

Provenance

Currently held by the artist.

Price

$1,730




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

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s One Man Show,”Western Scenes and Wildlife,” at The Gallery in Mount Shasta from July 5 through 25, 2014.

 

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Point Reyes Painting: Coastal Thunder

Point Reyes Painting: Coastal Thunder by Stefan Baumann

12 x 16 Original Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars

Framing

3 1/4″ Dark brown Wood Omega Frame F801216

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV in Red Paint       Date Completed: 2014

On Verso

Masterpiece C Pro branded into the wood, Handwritten in Pen by the Artist, “Coastal Thunder” by Stefan Baumann,  2014

Artist’s Comment

(Journal Entry,  August 15, 2007)

Our afternoon efforts while hiking south from Drakes Bay on the Point Reyes National Seashore were rewarded today with a spectacular view of an outcropping of rocks along the Pacific ocean that were being heavily bombarded by the incoming sea. My canvas was wet from the sea mists and my feet were soaked in water as the incoming sea forced it way onto the shore to reclaim its spot.  Behind me even more waves challenged me to retreat,  but I continued to sketch in spite of the threatening sounds of the Coastal Thunder that echoed between the jagged rocks.  The ever-changing light cast shadows and the brilliant highlights captured at the edge of the crashing waves, inspired me to paint on. Concerned that my efforts would be washed away, I made my last painting strokes and retreated to the safety of the beach where I watched my perch disappear under water.
This is why I paint from nature.

Exhibition History

  • The Gallery in Mount Shasta, 2014  “One Man Show, “Western Scenes and Wildlife” Collection

Provenance

Currently held by the artist.

Price

1,730




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

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s “One Man Show” at The Gallery in Mount Shasta from July 5 through July 25, 2014.

 

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gathering grace

 

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A few weeks ago I and some friends 

speant some hot summer days

in my garden 

gathering grace.

 

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 lorri scott pages 

I brought out all my art supplies, 

and Lorri brought out her 

hand dyed fabrics from Kauai 

and we created.

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roxanne evans stout pages

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Lorri's lovely sister Jan joined us, 

and then Susan

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susan woodridge word tickets 

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 And we made books, 

samplings for our 2015 

retreat in Kauai.

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lorri scott pages 

During this retreat we will gather all your senses, 

you colors, your textures, your words

your grace…

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And put it all together

in your own hand made books, 

all the while immersing yourself in 

island magic.

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 susan wooldridge pages

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roxanne evans stout pages 

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jan brown pages

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lorri scott pages

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Contact Lorri for more information

or to register early

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Lyda Rose

I’ve written about Rogue Valley Roses before – and I’m still such a big fan.  Mrs. Janet Inada graciously hosted myself and two other artists for an afternoon of painting on her A M A Z I N G rose farm in late May of this year.  She grows and sells roses on their own root stock – heirloom and new varieties, and trust me, growing these roses is addictive.  I have 5 and am planning for at least 5 more.  Any patch of sun in my yard gets a rose!

This is Lyda.

Lyda Rose

Lyda Rose

And this painting is in my show that opens tonight!

Filed under: Flowers, Landscape, Paintings, Still Life Tagged: 2014, art, fine art, floral, flowers, Inspiration, landscape, life, oil, oil painting, oregon, painting, plein air, rogue valley, roses, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, work of sarah f burns

Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport Unveils New Art Display in Terminal

The Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport is pleased to announce a new art display in the terminal. On July 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm, the Airport will hold an Open House to unveil new photographic art work created by Brian Pechtel, a respected local professional photographer who lives in the Rogue Valley.

Hunter Communications, a local fiber optic internet and voice provider, assisted in purchasing the art and seeing the project through to completion. Hunter CEO Rich Ryan commented, “We have been investing in the Southern Oregon community since 1994 and always jump at the opportunity to share our love of this area with others. The Airport often provides our first impression to travelers and visitors of all kinds, and we believe it is important to ensure this is a memorable impression by faithfully representing the beautiful, amazing region in which we reside.”

Hunter Communications has built over 1,000 miles of fiber optic network in Southern Oregon; provides networking and voice services for businesses, schools, municipalities, and emergency services; and continues to invest in our local economy.

“We’re very excited to see this display installed.” stated Bern Case, Airport Director. “To showcase scenic photography of the beautiful area we live in has been a goal since the terminal was completed. We’re appreciative of Hunter Communication and the commitment they’ve made to make this project such a success.”

There will be a total of nine 60 x 90 inch panels spanning the area over the ticketing counters in the lobby. The photographic images represent a variety of scenic locations in the Rogue Valley as well as beautiful Crater Lake. Throughout the year, the images will be rotated with nine additional panels.

For further information on the Open House, please contact Bern Case, Airport Director, at (541) 776-7222. Parking tickets will be validated for the event.

Pickleball Prowess

I competed in pickleball at The State Games of Oregon last weekend. Much of the fun was observing some of the best pickleball players in the country including Chris Miller (above) whose speed and deft footwork were impressive.

Undulating Oaks

“Undulating Oaks” was taken at Tomales Bay State Park, which abuts Point Reyes National Seashore north of the Bay Area.

The Wish Project, by Helen Hiebert

I took an illuminated paper sculptures class from Helen Hiebert in her Portland, Oregon studio a couple of years ago, before she moved to Colorado. It was a wonderful experience, and I’ve been following her progress ever since. She’s an amazing artist.

Helen Hiebert standing under a giant dandelion like sculpture called The Wish

Helen Hiebert standing under a giant dandelion sculpture called The Wish

Helen claims to be an introvert, but her installation work often engages large communities. She loves connecting with people from all walks of life, and says that she learns much from their diverse points of view. She collects data that she disseminates through her artwork. Often, it is invisible. Her projects begin with common themes—like making a wish. Everyone has hopes, dreams, prayers, aspirations…

Helen collected more than 200 wishes from around the world for THE WISH project, her most recent installation, which is, at the time of this blog post, at Anythink Huron Street. I sent her a wish of my own as part of the project, and it was included in the sculpture. With each wish, she received a little something from the giver—a glimpse into their view of the world. As you walk into the room and see THE WISH—a giant dandelion sculpture suspended from the ceiling—and hear the wishes of people from the community of the motion-activated sound track, her wish is that you will take the time to listen and to hear what others are saying. And then she hopes that you will make your own wish too.

(Anythink Huron Street is a 25,000-square-foot library located at the intersection of Conifer and Huron streets in Thornton, Colorado. I really want to get there to see Helen’s latest paper sculpture.)

Enjoy, Candy