It must be spring somewhere because I found tulips and strawberries at the market! This robust bouquet of brilliant reds, greens and yellows created a dynamic still life. Promising warmer weather, the flowers and strawberries call out with color to the newly opened buds on the trees outside my window.
Oil on canvas
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Today, these paintings of Dodger, Chewie and Chance are going to their new home! After struggling with a very long dry time with quinacridone rose paint, I rediscovered cobol blue dryer. It’s now back on my painting table. The background color on all three of these is the same – it’s my novice camera skills … Read more →
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“Yellowstone Geyser Primary Sketch” by Stefan Baumann 3 Keys to Plein Air Success, Inspiration, Composition & Application, Part 2 Inspiration As demonstrated in this painting of a Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, an artist must first be inspired by an idea, feeling or vision of what he wants to communicate with the viewer about the scene or location before applying any paint on the canvas. The source of inspiration may be the effect of light in the scene, or a feeling created by the lighting or the time of day, or it might come from several objects in a…
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Abiogenesis: The natural process by which life arose from non-living matter such as simple organic compounds
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“”It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure”.”
– Albert Einstein
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“Yellowstone Geyser, Opus 1″ by Stefan Baumann 3 Keys to Plein Air Success ~ Inspiration, Composition & Color Application, Part 1 When I begin a painting on location, my main objective is to capture the subject in as little time as possible, and when I paint an explosive geyser, the pressure to paint fast is even greater. The geyser in this painting “Yellowstone Geyser, Opus 1” erupts in Yellowstone Park every 12 hours, and the burst of water and steam lasts only 2-3 minutes. Capturing the essence of the geyser blowing upwards into the air in such a short time…
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At Emigrant Lake near Ashland, Oregon, the low water level has created a surreal landscape this winter. Algae color the sides of the basin, while the variations in vegetation on the surrounding hillsides attest to the microclimates that make this region unique. Using the pallet knife, I was able to capture the bold contrasts and [...]
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Those who have heard tales of Mt. Shasta’s “tall people” and mystical powers know that it is a place where realities can differ. This January was one of the driest and warmest on record for the region; as a result, the snow-less top of Mt. Shasta looked much like it does in the summer, and [...]
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Mild temperatures this winter have allowed me to roam the hills with my paints, canvas, and Becky, my faithful four-legged sidekick. A rare opportunity – the cold of winter is out of the comfort zone of most plein air painters – and a rare painting of the unique forms and colors the season brings forth.
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