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Cliffhanger

Near Yachats, Oregon, wildflowers, rocks and craggy cliffsides are just as fun to paint as the great blue ocean herself. With winds that blow year-round and an abundance of rain, the Oregon coast is not for the faint of heart, but it is for the lover of wild nature. It’s no wonder so many talented [...]

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On a Beach

One of the very special things about the Oregon Coast is the abundance of creeks and rivers that flow out of the coastal range and create small estuaries on the sandy beaches. The fresh water provides habitat for whole communities of plants and wildlife. I enjoyed painting this scene on Ona Beach, just south of [...]

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Rocky

I painted these coastal scenes in plein air at the Oregon Coast through an annual event that artist Eric Sandgren sponsors every year. He conducts workshops and invites all plein air painters to come and join at the various locations. Painting with a group adds to the excitement and creates a camaraderie that transforms the usually solitary experience into [...]

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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10 more dollhouse miniature (1:12 scale) paintings.

I’m doing an archive of all my art (no easy task). Currently working on my dollhouse miniatures. I’m up to page 4. This is a link to this page on my ‘artistjillian’ website: http://www.artistjillian.com/miniature-art-dh04 Graphic shown above is a pic…

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San Mateo Drive-In Movie

California: San Mateo Drive-In Movie Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 8×12 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board Framing 3″ Pine wood frame with natural finish Signed Lower Left – Baumann Verso San Mateo Drive-In Movie Artist’s Comments As an artist I’m always fascinated when inspiration happens. My passion for the landscape of western America is strong, but I do love to paint urban subjects as well. This week, I was caught in a traffic jam in San Mateo, California and I looked over the guard rail and noticed this abandoned Drive-In Movie.  Although I had driven by it many times,…

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Redwoods National Park: Children Play

Redwoods National Park: In Nature’s Kingdom, Children Play Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 40×30 Oil on Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 5″ Dark Wood with blue mat with gold wood trim and liner Signed Lower Left – Baumann GV 3-1-1 On Verso Artist’s Comments Journal Entry: September 1997 My journey lured me off the beaten path to venture deeper into the forbidden wilderness. My Quest becomes impossible as the forest thickens and the vegetation surrounds me. I am its prisoner. I does not allowing me to pass. Thousand year old Sequoia trees stands like generals commanding the underbrush to…

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