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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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Christmas Morning in Yosemite 2002

Yosemite National Park: Christmas Morning in Yosemite, 2002 Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

10×14 Oil Canvas Mounted on Board

Framing

4″ 24k Handcrafted Frame

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann GV 02

On Verso

Opus 23, Stefan Baumann 85 Cerritos SFCA 94127 415-333-7070

Artist’s Comments

Journal, December 25, 2002

It’s Christmas morning and the morning sky is illuminated by the rays of the early morning sun, and my tent and campsite are in the cold shadow of El Capitan, one of the prominent granite landmarks that towers 7,569′ over the valley floor. The shadow shrouds my tent. It is true that it is always colder before the dawn, even on Christmas morning. My tent protected me from the night frost and my sleeping bag kept me cozy, but now I must venture from the warm comfort of my cocoon and start my day painting.
The valley floor seems eerily quiet. Even the cry of the ravens goes unanswered this morning. I love to paint in the parks on this day of the year. It reminds me how it must have felt it to be an artist who journeyed to these wild places a hundred years before artists like Bierstadt, Hill and Moran reported to the world about the splendors that remained hidden from tourist’s eyes.
The sun travels quickly so I must hurry to capture the early light that I love to paint on canvas. Before I leave camp, I give thanks to the powers that be for giving me the insight and ability as an artist to see the beauty in nature.

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 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 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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Sunset on Mesa One

Sunset on Mesa One Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

12×18 Oil on Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars

Framing

3″ 24k antique custom gold frame

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann

On Verso

Sunset on Mesa One  Stefan Baumann

Artist’s Comments

Journal Entry, April 16, 2001

I’m enjoying my trip to Arizona and New Mexico. At a trading post in Indian Lands, I came across an antique postcard. The sepia image was of a cluster of buildings on top a mesa. I remembered seeing the image before in an old history book. I purchased the card and began my search for the vista. I asked an interpretive ranger at Mesa Verde National Park and fate smiled upon me! He informed me that the location in the photograph was his family’s home on the Hopi Reservation. After a lengthy conversation about the history of the village, he invited me to meet his family and go on a tour of the historical places in the oldest village in America.

After an 8 hour journey with him, I found myself at the foot of a massive ancient rock and we began to climb to the top. To my amazement, the Pueblo village still looked like the old photograph on the postcard. The family allowed me to do some sketches of the village in the warm glow of the setting sun and this inspired me to take my sketches home to my studio where I captured the soul of this experience on canvas.

Provenance

Currently held by the artist

Price

$3.200




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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Yosemite Park, California: Snow Flower

Yosemite Park, California: Snow Flower Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

6×8 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board

Signed

Lower Right 2003

On Verso

LR Snow Plant Stefan Baumann 03

Artist’s Comments

When I travel, I often use a thumb box. This small prochade box is one of my favorite painting boxes because I can set up in a moment’s notice and then, close my box and move on to the next place that inspires me. This is an example of a etude “sketch” of a Snow Flower. I have seen these plants breaking through the last snow banks in the spring in Lake Tahoe where I grew up. When I saw them in Yosemite one day, I was reminded of my childhood and that these candle-shaped plants always make me smile when I see them in the woods.

Provenance

Currently held by the artist

Price

$500.00




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 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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Mount Shasta in Moonlight

Mount Shasta in Moonlight Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

8×12 Oil on Board

Framing

31/4″ Wood

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann

On Verso

Stefan Baumann Mt Shasta in Moonlight

Artist’s Comments

Painting on location is difficult enough, but painting on location at night offers a new set of issues that challenge even the most skilled plein air artist. First, seeing your painting and palette in the dark can be difficult, but with the new LED light that straps on your head, you can see whatever you look at; your painting, your palette, and your brush strokes. You can actually see what you are doing. Second, many animals rustle in the bushes (including bear) who are hungry, and they feed at night. Be careful that you are not on their menu. It is best to paint with a friend when you paint outside at night.

Provenance

Currently held by the artist

Price

$800.00




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 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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