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The Fine Art of Painting Trees

In this video Stefan Baumann talks with his students about painting Trees. Inspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire.

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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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ART In The Eyes of the Beholder Alla Prima and the Art of Making Fine Art

In this Video Stefan Baumann talks to his artist / Students that ART is In The Eyes of the Beholder Alla Prima and the Art of Making Fine

ArtInspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire.

Get a free Book at his website 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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Plein Air Painting in Lava Beds National Monument y Stefan Baumann

In this painting video, Stefan Baumann takes his audience to Lava Beds National Monument in Sothern Oregon. Here he paints Plein Air and captures this place in an oil painting every brushstroke on Location. This clip comes from Stefan Baumann’s National Park Series.
Inspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire. Get a free Book at his website 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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How to Establish Your Own Painting Style by Stefan Baumann

in this video, Stefan Baumann talks to his students about How to Establish Your Own Painting and how painting from life is the foundation to discovering who you are as a painter.
Inspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire.
Get a free Book at his website 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 LAW OF ATTRACTION ART GALLERIES SELLING

In this video, Stefan Baumann talks to his students about “THE LAW OF ATTRACTION” and how your state of mind can attract art galleries and increase selling your paintings. For a free book on Plein Air painting go to www.StefanBaumann.com and download your copy.
Inspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire. Get a free Book at his website 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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Americas National Parks Plein Air Painting By Stefan Baumann Olympic NP

Journey into Americas breathtaking seashores with plein aire and PBS artist Stefan Baumann. as he travels up the western coast of America to Olympic National Park. In this volume Baumann captures the northern Washington State coast line on canvas using his proven tequneqes of recreating a stunning landscape painting on canvas in the traditional method to you can use on any location painting.

In this powerful video, Baumann offers a wealth of ideas to improving how to look at a live composition and recreate it on canvas in a lively conversation of tips and advice that will improve you perception and knowledge of plein Air painting. Learn, composition, color, harmony, atmospheric prospective, Values, brushstrokes, and lots more! Weather you are a beginner with a passion to learn or a professional artist with a need for more understanding and stimulation ,Baumann Paintings videos give you the skills to paint better – sooner

Get a free Book at his website 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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Plein Air Painting – Americas National Parks By Stefan Baumann Episode 3

Plein Air Painting – Americas National Parks By Stefan Baumann
Inspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire. Get a free Book at his website 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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Painting The Grand Canyon Plein Air By Stefan Baumann

In this episode of The Grand View, Plein AIr artist Stefan Baumann travels to the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park. This project works with a vertical canvas using the usually limited pallet of cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow and white. Stefan will show you how some of the secrets of working with a large subject and shrinking it down to fit the format you are using, selecting detail, working on the direction of view and giving the viewer of your painting a sense of place. You will also see how Stefan spends a lot of time working on his preliminary sketch, working in values of grey to layout his project, lending to the completion of the painting.Inspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire.
Get a free Book at his website 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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Again With The Edges in Your Paintings Along With Other Insights.

In this video, Stefan Baumann talks to his students Again With The Edges in Your Paintings Along With Other Insights .
Get a free Book at his website 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 Magic of Creating Edges in Your Paintings

In this video, Plein Air Artist Stefan Baumann Discusses abount The Magic of Creating Edges in Your Paintings and why the artist should know about them.

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Painting – The Magic of Edges
Edges are one of the fundamental elements
In my Painting workshops in Mt Shasta offered in the spring and fall, I include a lecture of the 12 Key Rules that an artist must know to create a masterpiece. Edges are one of the fundamental elements included in my list of the 12 Insights that artists need to know. I would put Edges in the top five. How an artist uses edges in a painting is so important that it can make or break a painting. Yet, little is discussed about why some edges are sharp and other edges are not.
To understand edges one must understand how we see. The human eyes can only see one thing at a time, and that thing is limited to being about the size of a silver dollar. In photography, it is called the depth of field. It is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appears to be acceptably sharp in an image. For example, when we look at a face we usually focus on the eyes. Eyes are set 1 1/2 inches apart and are six inches total. Generally, we focus on just one eye. You are aware of this when you are talking to someone with a lazy eye. You feel yourself going from one eye to the other trying to figure out what eye to look at. In a painting, a focal point is the area of focus and the edges in that area should have hard edges. Everything out of that area should be
painted with soft edges. This is how artists recreate how the human brain sees things. Yes, as an object gets farther from you, it gets softer. There is so much more to understand about edges and what they can do for you when you create a Grand masterpiece.

Edges or the quality of line also defines the speed that a viewer looks at a painting. An artist can manipulate the viewer’s speed at which he looks at a painting by using a sharp line, which makes the viewer eyes move quickly throughout the painting causing the experience to be short. A softer or defused line allows the viewer to slow down and even stop as he or she ponders the sensitivity of the line. A line that has varying degrees of hard and soft edges makes the viewer much more interested in participating in the experience of your painting.

Edges also create feelings that the artist can relay to the viewer to increase the experience. When we think of an image that is in high definition, the experience can be defined and harsh with little is left to the imagination, and the experience is one of a quick response. However, a painting painted with soft lines allows the viewer to melt and settle down for a while and relax, enjoying the moment of the line as it travels back and through the painting.

Edges also create depth and a sense of three dimensions in your work. If we paint as we see, the sharper the lines are nearest to the viewer makes the viewer see the object up close with detail. When the object retreats back from the viewer, the object’s edges soften
and often can disappear. This will create the effect that the object is further away and will give the viewer the experience of 3D.

To develop a better understanding of how edges and brushstrokes work together and how to create better edges, a good exercise is to paint a simple subject in a very limited amount of time. I recommend using a 9×12 canvas and one or two medium brushes. An a la prima painting usually is completed in about 2 hours from start to finish. In
order to work with edges, you must work wet on wet. Paint everything without being concerned about the edges first. Make sure you create a strong focal point with hard edges. {See Campfire Chats on focal points and how to understand them. This will be the topic of our discussion in future Campfire Chats, so look for it.}

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