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Plein Air Painting in the National Parks

This video is about Plein Air Painting in the National Parks by Plein Air painter and Host of The Grand View, Stefan Baumann. In this video Baumann talks to his students on tips for painting in the National Parks along with good advice for artist wanting to paint Plein Air on location. See his website @www.StefanBaumann.com and get his free book on Plein air painting he also discusses using a thumb box as a way to travel EZ.

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Plein Air Painting – Golden Gate National Park – Stefan Baumann The Grand View

In this video we travel with PBS, Plein Air Painter Stefan Baumann as he ventures into Golden Gate National Part and discovers a secluded place to paint in oils. Baumann host of The Grand View, Americas National Parks Through the Eyes of and artist, Inspires Millions to paint outdoors. To get a free book on painting go to www.StefanBaumann.com. The paintings of Stefan Baumann reveal the true spirit of nature by transporting the viewer to distant lands that have gone unseen and undisturbed. With the huge success of Baumann’s weekly PBS television series “The Grand View: America’s National Parks through the Eyes of an Artist,” millions of people witness for themselves the magic Stefan portrays on canvas, his passion for nature and the American landscape. By distilling his love of nature into a luminous painting of brilliant, saturated color that transcends conventional landscape and wildlife art, Baumann has captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation. Each painting becomes an experience rather than merely a picture – a vivid manifestation of his special and personal union with nature and the outdoor world. Through his mastery of light, color and artful composition, Baumann invites you to experience nature in its purity. It is no wonder that for many years distinguished American collectors, including former presidents and financial icons, have sought out his work.

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The Plein Air Convention Review Night Painting Demo

This video is about The Plein Air Convention Review Stefan Baumann Host of The Grand View Gives a talk to his class about his experience at the Plein Air Convention 2016 and looks forward to 2017 where the Convention is in San Diego CA. wwwStefanBaumann.com

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Creating Powerful Art by Homage Painting

This video is about Creating Powerful Art by Homage Painting. Go to www.StefanBaumann.com and get a free book on how to change your art using Love and by Homage to that person.

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How To Price Your Paintings and Market Your Art

How To Price Your Paintings and Market Your Art

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Abstract Foundations in Your Painting Composition

This video is about Abstract Foundations in Your Painting Composition with Plein Air artist and PBS host of The Grand View, Stefan Baumann talks to a workshop on how to create and abstract foundation as a base to build a realistic oil painting.

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Creating The Light in Your Paintings

This video is about Turning On The Light in Your Paintings to produce a composition that is more powerful. Stefan Baumann hose of the Plein Air painting show on Public Television The Grand View talk to his students, if you want a free book on painting go to www.StefanBaumann.com

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Honing Your Skills Before Painting Plein Air

Honing Your Skills Before Painting Plein Air

Unlike most artists, plein air painters abandon their studios, pack up their paints, brushes, canvas boards and easels to paint in the countryside where they capture their subjects and compositions direct from nature. This year many artists are preparing to travel to Tucson, Arizona for the Fifth Annual Plein Air Convention where hundreds of plein air artists will congregate, share ideas and paint together. But not so fast………

Before painting outdoors, at home, or at the Convention, it is a good practice to hone your skills by painting still life in your studio. The saying “use it or lose it” can be applied to painting. Just like any athlete or musician who prepares for an event or concert, artists benefit from practicing before they paint outdoors at a major plein air event. Attending an event like the Plein Air Convention creates excitement, anxiety and frustration, especially for artists who are attending for the first time. Taking the time to prepare yourself in your studio by painting still life subjects before the event refreshes your skills, helps you see value and color, and sharpens your visual and drawing abilities.

Painting from life is the same whether you are painting a tea cup or a cactus. Painting a still life allows time to rethink how to see and how to apply paint to create effects. It also tunes up drawing skills to create correct perspective and proportion, and sharpens color mixing and painting application skills in an environment that is controlled and comfortable. Composition ideas can be designed before going out to paint at the event to insure a sense of readiness when the “Paint Out” hour arrives and it is time to apply all the new and interesting insights that you have practiced as well as what you learn from other artists throughout the week.

Sharpening your skills before the event is a good way to prepare for the Plein Air Convention. Everything that you might encounter visually at the Conventions sites can be practiced by painting still life in the studio. By using the correct application of paint, the right values, the correct temperatures of the subject, the best consistency of the paint, and the right colors, an artist can transform a three dimensional image that is viewed and painted by brush on a one dimensional canvas surface into a two dimensional painting that is believable to the viewer. It takes practice to acquire the skills needed to accomplish all of this in 2+ hours, but the rewards are significant and memorable.

I invite you to read more information about the Plein Air Convention as well as other techniques and insights about painting en plein air by going to my YouTube videos under Stefan Baumann Painter on www.youtube.com. I look forward to meeting you in Tucson at the Convention!

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The Fine Art of Being Awake -The Greatest Painting Secret You Will Ever Need

The Fine Art of Being Awake – The Greatest Painting Secret You Will Ever Need. We discuss about my first teacher and the importance of painting what you see, and it stuck with me all my life. This Video would be a core video to any new students. and shared it with his students secrets that I have learned early on that have been the corner stone of my art for years. For a free book on painting by Baumann go to stefanBaumann.com

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Making a painting light…Light -camera – Action

This video is about Making a painting light for your still life. Here Stefan Baumann shows some different ideas for creating a light for studio still life setup painting. Stefan Baumann, host of The Grand View, explains that you don’t have to spend a lot to have a great light, For a free book on painting go to www.StefanBaumann.com

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