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Mt. Shasta, Faery Falls: Wapiti Sanctuary

Mt. Shasta, Faery Falls: Wapiti Sanctuary Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

24×18 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars

Framing

3″ Gold frame crafted

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann 14 GV Date Completed: 2014

On Verso

Wapiti Sanctuary, Faery Falls, Stefan Baumann

Artist’s Comments

I was hiking up a trail to Castle Lake near Mount Shasta, CA, when I noticed a crystal clear creek called Ney Springs Creek, and when I heard a faint sound of water rushing, I decided to follow the creek. The sound grew steadily louder as I hiked along the banks of the creek that became steeper, and then the creek turned downward and flowed over a few boulders covered in moss and mist, surrounded by water. Once climbing over them, I looked up to see a magnificent waterfall right front of me. Remote Faery Falls is truly a sacred site. If you are silent, you can hear no other sounds than that of the falling water.
Being at Faery Falls is like reading a magical children’s storybook that takes you into an imaginary wonderland where you believe that fairies do exist. I walked up to the waterfall through tumbling water flowing over mossy rocks and let the surging energy of the water wash over me. I began to feel more vibrant and alive. This has become a place where I go to re-connect with nature. In this painting, the Elk represents me in this location, and reflects how I feel when I am standing in the mist of the beautiful Faery Falls.

Provenance

Currently held by the artist

Price

$3,400




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 stefanbaumannatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s “One Man Show” at The Orland Art Gallery in Orland, California from September 1 through 27, 2014.

 

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Crater Lake: Still Waters Run Deep

Crater Lake: Still Waters Run Deep Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

11×17 Oil on Board

Framing

3″ dark brown costume frame, 22 K gold leaf on wood name plate, Still Waters Run Deep, Stefan Baumann, Crater Lake National Park 2014

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV 14      Date Completed: 2014

On Verso

Frame inscribed in Pen LR, “Still Waters Run Deep” Stefan Baumann 2014

Artist’s Comments

Journal – May 15, 2013

The weather changes rapidly in the high elevations of the Cascades, and even more so at Crater Lake National Park.  What was meant to be a leisurely weekend camping/painting trip became a blustery snow storm that left three feet of snow on the ground before morning.  When I arrived earlier in the day, I set up my camp and then began my drive to the lake.  The roads were steep, with switch backs etched on the landscape on my way to the entrance of the caldera.  The road finally levels out along side of the rim where I parked.

I was impressed by how steep the tureen was from where I stood on the rim of the crate and found it challenging to set up my easel.  This lake has the distinction of being the deepest, clearest lake in the world.  In the center of the lake a magnificent mountain called Wizard Island marks the centerpiece of my painting.   Amazed, I looked into the bottomless depths of the lake from the ridge of the canyon.  I noticed that Hemlocks lace the rim of the lake’s ridges making great shapes to add interest to the astounding colors in the scene, vivid yellow sulfur transitioning to pink, with sienna rocks that are part of the Hoodoos or Totems that guard this Sapphire Lake.

Then,  unpredictably, the weather turned from a clear day to an instant snowstorm. I scrambled to make color notations on my painting while the snow blinded my view.  Quickly, I packed my painting gear, jumped in my car, hurried back to my camp, and in the safety of my trailer – after  I had a cup of tea, I carefully examined my sketch and reflected in amazement, “Still waters do run deep.”

Provenance

Painted on location at Crater Lake 2013, Completed in Studio 2014
The Gallery in Mount Shasta 2014 One Man Show, “Western Scenes and Wildlife” Collection, July 25, 2014

Price

$1,600




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 stefanbaumannatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s “One Man Show” at The Orland Art Gallery in Orland, California from September 5 through 27, 2014.

 

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Yellowstone Painting: Old Faithful Lodge

Yellowstone Painting: Old Faithful Lodge Oil painting by Stefan Baumann

12×16 Oil on Cotton canvas mounted on board

Framing

4″ Driftwood frame with gold leaf liner and drift wood lip, 22 k gold leaf name plate, Somewhere in Time, Stefan Baumann, Yellowstone Old Faithful Lodge

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV

On Verso

Frame inscribed in pen L 000374 12×16 #90-1A, GIML INLAY SUDAN GRAND VIEW OPUS 30      With two metal protective clips attached.

Artist’s Comments

For me, Yellowstone is the most magical of all the National Parks.  Over the past thirty years, I have returned to visit this park 17 times, and it always is spectacular to see it again.  I have seen  Yellowstone in it’s splendor, burnt to the ground and then, watched as it rejuvenated itself.  After the last big fires, our painting group was the only visitors allowed in the park.  We walked along the board walks alone.  And I have seen it filled with thousands of visitors; so many that moving in the park became impossible and unbearable.
But, at the lodge, time never changes.  When I am here, I feel like I return to an earlier time when artists like Thomas Moran painted its geyers and vistas, and visitors arrived by horse and buggy.  Even today, Moran’s paintings grace the white house walls, reminding visitors of the historical legacy that artists and naturalists  left for all Americans to enjoy for generations to come.  When I am in Yellowstone, I find myself transported back into the early days and history of the park, and have the sense that I am pleasantly lost, “Somewhere in Time.”

Provenance

The Gallery in Mount Shasta 2014 One Man Show, “Western Scenes and Wildlife” Collection, July 25, 2014

Price

$1,530




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 stefanbaumannatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s “One Man Show” at The Orland Art Gallery in Orland, California from September 5 through 27, 2014.

 

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Yosemite Painting : On Wings of an Osprey

Glacier Point in Yosemite: On the Wings of an Osprey Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

20×30 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars

Framing

4″dark brown costume 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

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV      Date Completed: 2014

On Verso

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

Artist’s Comment

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, and since I was familiar with the hidden trails that the Modoc Indian tribe who inhabited this valley once used to travel up to the top of the ridge of the canyon. I made my way without a trail 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 not disturb her more, I retreated and went back down the mountain.
Nature is magical, and painting nature is a gift of life.

Provenance

The Gallery in Mount Shasta, 2014 One Man Show, “Western Scenes and Wildlife” Collection, July 25, 2014

Price

$5,200




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 stefanbaumannatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s “One Man Show” at The Orland Art Gallery in Orland, California from September 5 through 27, 2014.

 

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Mount Shasta, Illusion of Grandeur

Mount Shasta: Illusion of Grandeur Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

18×29 Golden Mean Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars

Framing

4″ Dark costume wood frame

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV Date Completed: 2014

On Verso

Masterpiece C Pro, Hand written by the Artist, Illusion of Grandeur, Mt. Shasta, Stefan Baumann, 2014

Artist’s Comment

This paintng represents a style of painting called Romantic Realism, a truly American way of seeing and painting the Grand American landscape. Early painters who traveled west like Albert Bierstadt, Fredric Church and Thomas Moran wanted to see if the grand landscapes that were written about by Lewis and Clark actually existed. These paintings captured the vast and magnificent scenes of magical places in the west so that people in the east could view what they were unable to see any other way. The Hudson River School style of painting did not just render the landscape geographically accurate; but instead, these artists painted from their hearts and represented the feelings they had of actually being at the scene with all the awe and wonder of seeing the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other extraordinary vistas for the first time.
This painting of Mount Shasta is painted from my heart and imagination. I was inspired one summer evening when I traveled by Mount Shasta when the moon revealed herself through overcast clouds enhanced by colors of the setting sun.
Many of the vistas and grand views that I have painted while exploring are embelished by my imagination making them Grand Illusions of the actual scenes of nature and life.

Provenance

Currently held by the artist

Price

$4,530




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 stefanbaumannatgmaildotcom.

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s “One Man Show” at The Orland Art Gallery in Orland, California September 5 through 27, 2014.

 

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Creative Quote…

Crocus, image by Hannah West

Crocus, image by Hannah West

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
Osho

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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