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Yellowstone: Twilight at Upper Geyser

Yellowstone: Twilight at Upper Geyser Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

12×18 Oil on Panel

Framing

4″ 24k gilded gold hand made frame

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann

On Verso

Upper Right “Twilight at Upper Geyser” Stefan Baumann Yellowstone NP

Artist’s Comments

When I am asked, “What is your favorite National Park to visit and paint?”, I always say Yellowstone Park, and tell them that I love the Upper Geyser basin in particular. This park is unique because it doesn’t have the grand vistas to view as many of the other parks have. This park is one where discovering the enchanted world filled with unique attractions like geysers erupting and paint pots of bubbling is the “view.” And the world’s most famous geyser of all, Old Faithful, is located in this basin.
In 1988, Yellowstone was engulfed by wildfires, but the forest service created the fire line at the edges of the Upper Geyser basin to spare this beautiful section of the park from burning. After the fires were extinguished, my group of artists was the first to enter the Park. Many of the park features were closed all summer that year, and since most of the park smouldered for a long time, the wildlife came to the Upper Geyser basin to live. There was one Grizzly bear looking at the setting sun through a steaming geyser one evening. The smoke that filled air made the sunset even more brilliant. I was struck with awe that something like the fire that was so devastating, could also create something so absolutely beautiful and inspiring.

Provenance

Currently held by artist

Price

$2,100
 




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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Lava Beds Painting: Juniper Tree

Lava Beds Painting: Juniper Tree Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

8×10 Oil on Linen Canvas Mounted on Birch Board

Framing

2″ Baroque design Gilded Gold Frame

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann Date: 2005

On Verso

Frame in Ink 6200, On Board, Lava Beds, Stefan Baumann

Artist’s Statement

Journal Entry October 13, 2005
I came into the park late in the evening and had only a gas lamp to light the way as I unloaded my pack and set up my tent before I could sit down to enjoy the cool dry night air. The high desert night was dark and the night sky was carpeted by stars and bats. There were thousands of them, navigating the inky dark sky gracefully and silently without disturbing me while I watched them. After I finished my evening tea, I laid out my sleeping bag near a large Basalt boulder and slept under the stars.
In the morning at sunrise, I woke and saw this magnificent Juniper Tree and began painting it before drank my first cup of coffee.

Provenance

Currently held by the artist

Price

$840.00
 




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 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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Glacier National Park: Lost Legacy

Glacier National Park: Lost Legacy Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

12×24 Oil on Board

Framing

6″ Gold Gilded Frame

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann GV in Red Paint Date Completed: 2014

Artist’s Comments

Lost legacy is a tribute to the Blackfoot tribe of Native American Indians who inhabited Glacier National Park. When I visit different National Parks, I am aware of the rich Native American heritage of those who inhabited these lands long ago. In each of our PBS television series episodes, “The Grand View,” we include an interview with an elder of the tribe who recalled the land that was once his home. The elder talked about what he remembered about living in the vicinity when it was their sacred land before other settlers came, and before the area became a National Park.

Provenance

Currently held by the artist

Price

$2,800
 




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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Glacier National Park: Moonlit Watch

Glacier National Park: Moonlit Watch Original Wildlife  Painting by Stefan Baumann

12×16 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on wood bars

Framing

3″ Dark Wood

Signed

Lower Right- Baumann       Date Completed: 2014   22k gold name plate inscribed, Moonlit Watch – Stefan Baumann, Glacier National Park

Provenance

Not Previously sold.  Currently held by the artist

Artist’s Comment

Journal Entry October 15, 2006

I hiked and painted  in Glacier National Park today. When the day was nearly over,  I set up camp above Haystack Falls which is one of the most stunning visual features at the park. When camping in the Rockies it’s always vital to keep both eyes and ears open for grizzly bears, and this night was no exception. The night was especially quite and still. I had just crawled into my sleeping bag since the nights come early and cold this time of year in the northern Rockies.  I fell asleep and later was awakened by the movement of rocks rolling down the hillside near my camp. Startled awake, I  listened for the heavy rumblings of a bear but this was different. I opened my tent door by bulling the zipper down to peek out and see what was going on.  The night sky was illuminated  by a full moon so brightly that it felt like day light.  I look up  above me, and saw a great white ghost-like shape making its way along the shear cliff.  I could clearly see that it was a Dall Sheep who was probably as interested in me as I was in him. Startled by the sound that my zipper made, the magnificent sheep froze, as did I, and after a moment he went on way and up the edge of the falls and over the ridge.  I felt excited and inspired, and found it hard to go back to sleep; so I sat on a rock in the moonlight, made a few notes in my journal and painted until dawn.

Price

$1,830

 

 




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 in the Orland Art Gallery in Orland, CA  September 1 through 27, 2014.

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Sequoia National Park: Among the Giants

Sequoia National Park: Among the Giants Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

12×18 Oil on Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars

Framing

Signed

Lower Left – Baumann

On Verso

Among the Giants, Sequoia National Park by Stefan Baumann

Artist’s Comments

Journal: May 16 2006
Today I hiked along a steep old Indian trail that has a vertical relief of nearly 13,000 feet. The air is thin, but my hike is easy since the terrain is flat and interesting. Wild daises are abundant along with many other varieties of wild flowers. I sketched a family of old growth trees that captured the grand feeling of being in a forest of giant Sequoia trees in the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range. This National Park was established on September 25 1890 when this park was set aside for future generations by sparing the forest of Sequoias from the loggers ax. This painting is a tribute to all of the trees that have been lost to extensive logging but are now protected by our National Park System.

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 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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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 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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Glacier Park: Ascending Dall Sheep

Glacier Park: Ascending Dall Sheep 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

Signed

Lower Right – Baumann GV     Date Completed: 2014

Artist’s Comments

I’m always inspired by the grace and agility of these magnificent Dall sheep as they ascend the steep and dangerous cliffs in Glacier National Park. These sheep 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 Dall sheep as well as 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, but, then, 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

Currently held by the artist

Price

$1,800




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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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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