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Stefan Baumann Painting On Location

Photo of Stefan Baumann Painting On Location at Asilomar,  CA.

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September 5, 2014 Orland Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Stefan Baumann or Kris Baxter
800.511.1337
stefanbaumannartist@gmail.com
krisibaxter@gmail.com
Image of Stefan Baumann (2314 x 1878 .jpg file)
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 krisibaxter@gmail.com.

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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 stefanbaumannartist@gmail.com.

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 stefanbaumannartist@gmail.com.

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 stefanbaumannartist@gmail.com.

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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Glacier Park: Mountain Goat’s First Lesson

Glacier National Park: A Mountain Goat’s First Lesson  Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

40×30 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood Stretcher Bars

Framing

6″ Gold Fluted Custom Frame with Laurel leaves around top edge

Signed

Lower Left Baumann GV

Verso

Stefan Baumann Mountain Goats in Glacier National Park

Artist’s Comments

I am fascinated by the amazing courage that the Glacier Park Mountain Goats have. When I painted this painting from my imagination, I visualized the breathtaking scenery they inhabit and the steep cliffs that they call home. I remember once seeing an adult goat scurry up the side of a cliff wall and a youngster followed in his footsteps without hesitation.  Then,  both the adult and the young goat climbed up and over the vertical cliff to the high peaks beyond.

I understand that even though the instinct they have to survive in these cliffs is part of their DNA, but their survival  is also  helped by having an  adult who  leads by example. In my life, I have had many adults who have helped me and artists who have inspired me. I hope that my work will inspire young artists to climb the cliffs of life and reach their highest potential.

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 stefanbaumannartist@gmail.com.

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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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 handcrafted frame

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,  and when I heard a faint sound of water rushing, I decided to follow the creek. The sound grew louder as I hiked along the banks of the creek that became steeper. Then the creek turned downward and flowed over boulders covered in moss and surrounded by water. I climbed over the boulders, 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 hear only the sounds of 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 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 the inner stillness I feel when I am in the presence of the magical 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 using the contact form on this page.

Shipping

The price of this original oil painting includes shipping.

 

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

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Mission San Juan Bautista

Old Mission Series: Mission San Juan Bautista Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

8×10 Oil on Linen mounted on Board

Framing

21/2″ 24K custom frames

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann     Date Completed: 2003

On Verso

Baumann 04 white sticker, Cleveland 2003, Opus 21, “Old Mission, opus 1″ San Juan Bautista

Artist’s Comments

As part of my California “Old Mission” series, I painted the Mission in San Juan Bautista. Although painting the beauty of nature is my passion, I am also intrigued by historical places and buildings that humans created for shelter and community gatherings when they settled in nature. By painting structures like old barns, old houses and Missions,  I am able to tell stories in my paintings of people settling the wilderness of America.
With this painting, I celebrate the courage and dedication of early Franciscan padres and local native Americans who constructed 22 Missions in California along the El Camino Real.

Provenance

Held in the collection of the artist

Price

$860




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 stefanbaumann@gmail.com.

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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Ascending Mountain Goat

Glacier Park:  Ascending Mountain Goat  Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

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

Framing

31/4″ Omega with  inner gold liner

Verso

Ascending Mountain Goat  Stefan Baumann 2014 315841208

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann GV     Date Completed: 2014

Artist’s Comments

I’m always inspired by the grace and agility of these magnificent Mountain Goats as they ascend the steep and dangerous cliffs in Glacier National Park.  These goats survive in a very unpredictable environment that has changes in the weather, the seasons, and with food and water supplies. Their existence depends on careful navigation in the mountains and having strength and flexibility to find their next meal. The Mountain goats are subjects that I frequently include in many of my paintings.

As an artist I relate to these resilient creatures in many ways, especially because artists are required to navigate through difficult and complicated seasons of artistic and collector’s preferences and tastes as they market their artwork in Galleries and Art Shows.  Frequently, it is difficult to gain popular public recognition that translates into art sales and financial security. Being an artist is not easy and it’s not easy to follow and paint one of these sheep. Ultimately, it is because I am an artist that I can search for and paint these wonderful animals and inspiring scenic places. What a fantastic and rewarding life  we artists enjoy because we pursue the adventure of painting from nature and life.

Provenance

The Gallery in Mount Shasta, 2014 “One Man Show, “Western Scenes and Wildlife” Collection
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 stefanbaumannartist@gmail.com.

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 Center in Orland, CA from September 1 through 27, 2014.

 

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