One Sunday each month during the summer, SOHS is opening Hanley Farm to the community. We call it Open Farm Day! Sunday, June 16 is Artists Day. Artists from Southern Oregon will be at Hanley, painting, photographing and displaying their work.
Hanley House, by Stefan Baumann
Many will have unique pieces of Southern Oregon art for sale. Join us at the Farm to talk with the artists, enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own) and soak up some of the positive energy of historic Hanley Farm. Docent guided tours of Hanley House are $3, free for SOHS members. The Farm is open from 11am – 3pm this Sunday, June 16. Parking is free. Admission is free. Art is not free.
Sacramento River, by Darlene Ball. You are invited to attend a reception in The Gallery Experience Room upstairs in The Gallery in Mount Shasta on Friday, April 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Gallery is located in the Bear Building, 201 Mount Shasta Blvd, in downtown Mount Shasta. The show will also be open on Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for your enjoyment. “We received entries from artists that rival paintings exhibited in Carmel,” said Stefan Baumann, director of The Grand View Fine Arts Society. “The quality of artistry and talent found in Northern California and Southern Oregon is amazing.”…
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Painting a moving target like waves in the ocean isn’t easy but there is a rhythm to nature and also to waves, and this pattern of movement can be captured in a brief time as I have done in this painting.
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“Spring in Edgewood” By Stefan Baumann
2nd Plein Air Convention & Expo
If you are just beginning to paint on location or have been doing it for years, this is the place to be and be seen. I will be there in person and I want to meet all of you. What an opportunity to do so at the largest plein air event in the world! For more information, go to www.pleinairconvention.com
Artists don’t capture, but create.
Painting on location is one of the most difficult forms of art there is, and that said, it is also the most pleasing activities known to an artist. In the painting “Spring in Edgewood”, I captured a location on canvas that would have been overlooked into a painting of the movement of light and shadow creating a quaint little masterpiece.
One of the most important skills
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By Stefan Baumann “Spring Blossoms at The Grand View Ranch” Before we start I want to Announce!
I have been invited to be a field instructor on location at The Plein Air convention in Monterey, California on April 10-14, 2013. Is that a big deal? YES! When I first started to create The Grand View, few if any artists knew about painting on location, and most artists painted in the studio from photos. The term Plein Air was not even used to talk about outdoor painting, let alone be part of a movement. Now PleinAir Magazine is sponsoring a second conference based on the success of last year’s conference in Las Vegas.
If you are just beginning to paint on location or have been doing it for years, this is the place to be and be seen. I will be there in person and I
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As we pass through our lives at 55 miles per hour, we are sometimes disconnected from the life in the countryside that we visit. The scenery and localities become just a blur. The beauty of painting on location is that we not only see the landscapes but we have opportunities to meet interesting people along the way who have gifts to offer us.
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Six years ago Stefan’s desire to live in a place of natural beauty and to paint what he loves with integrity brought him to the Shasta Forest where he paints stunning views of Northern California and Oregon in his home/studio in Mt. Shasta. He shares his talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm for art with others by featuring his artwork at the Gallery in Mt. Shasta and Central Art Supply Studio and offering weekly oil painting classes in Medford, Mt. Shasta, and Redding. He also posts a monthly blog with plein air paintings, offers 3-day outdoor painting workshops in Mt. Shasta, and his series called “The Grand View” airs periodically on local Create TV and PBS stations.
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The more you paint, the more mistakes you make, and the more mistakes, the more you learn how to avoid and correct those mistakes, creating more knowledge and fewer mistakes in the first place. Despite what you see in DVD’s and painting shows on TV, none of the artists have the ability to paint what they intend to paint without experimenting. In fact, the nature of painting is one of constantly correcting the stroke you just placed on the canvas by deciding what the next stroke will be. How you repair your mistakes becomes your technique and style, and this process takes making many mistakes, many HUGE MISTAKES.
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Learning the discipline and practice of good technique, developing a good sense of style, and having a focused personal vision will make your pursuit of art more passionate, your journey more enjoyable, and create a legacy that can go on forever.
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Stefan Baumann shares great news about his painting show, a thoughtful painting lesson and information about the artist retreats on his ranch, The Grand View, in Mt Shasta. Baumann is teaching a painting class on Thursdays at Central Art Supply. You can get more information by contacting CAS via their listing at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource.
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