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Painting a Geyser in Yosemite National Park, Part 1

“Yellowstone Geyser, Opus 1″ by Stefan Baumann

“Yellowstone Geyser, Opus 1” by  Stefan Baumann Three Keys to Plein Air Success ~ Inspiration, Composition & Color Application, Part 1 When I begin a painting on location, my main objective is to capture the subject in as little time as possible, and when painting a geyser, the pressure to paint fast is even greater. Painting a geyser like one in Yellowstone Park depicted in “Yellowstone Geyser, Opus 1” is quite a challenge, as it only erupts every 12 hours and the burst of water and steam lasts only 2-3 minutes. Capturing the essence of the geyser blowing upwards into…

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Warm Winter Walk

Mild temperatures this winter have allowed me to roam the hills with my paints, canvas, and Becky, my faithful four-legged sidekick. A rare opportunity –  the cold of winter is out of the comfort zone of most plein air painters – and a rare painting of the unique forms and colors the season brings forth.

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Blue and Gold

Do you feel the sense of harmony and balance that emanates from this image? The secret’s in the complimentary color scheme. With this one in your home, you’ll be getting compliments, too. This painting was done alla prima. The medium is oil on canvas . 14″x18″ $500

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Southwestern Trio

A quietly bold still life painted alla prima for a Daily Paintworks challenge using the limited color palette of Anders Zorn : ochre, red, black, and white. Oil on canvas hardboard,   8″x10″ SOLD

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1st Place in Painting at Red Bluff Western Art Show

"The Drag Rider," Oil painting of a cowboy on his horse bringing home a lagging cow by Stefan Baumann

I am so excited and delighted to receive a blue ribbon and 1st place prize for my entry called “Drag Rider” in the Red Bluff National Western Art Show today.  There were over 150 entries in the show and my painting of a tired cowboy on horseback who is bringing in the last of the cattle for the day won 1st place in the painting division. If you want to see my painting in person, the show is open  Friday, January 31 from 9 am – 7 pm  and Saturday, February 1st from 9 am until 2 pm at the Red…

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Mid-Century Coffee Carafe

still life painting in oil by Silvia Trujillo

With a bouquet of Ashland Food Co-op flowers, lemons, and apples, I created this alla prima still life over the course of a few afternoons in my studio. A tribute to complimentary colors (which make winter much easier to bear), a rare thrift shop find, and my local co-op. SOLD 18’x14″x3/4″deep oil on stretched canvas

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Christmas Afternoon in Yosemite National Park

” Skating in Yosemite Late Christmas  Day” by Stefan Baumann This painting was painted late Christmas day on location in Yosemite National Park. Every so often I take off and spend the holidays doing what I enjoy most, and that is painting on location to capture the feeling of the day; the mood, the temperature, and the stories of places I travel to experience. Spending Christmas outside, apart from religious Holiday, feels different than any other holiday. The light is low as we approach the shortest day of the year, the pace is slow, and the conversion of the cold…

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RoxyAnn Oak

I painted this as a demo for a plein air workshop at RoxyAnn Vineyards. Everything comes to life with the texture created by the palette knife. Oil on 12″x12″ canvas SOLD © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo

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Summer Swirls

Summer swirls

Not sure why this one didn’t show up in my subscribers posts, but it’s the one that I wanted to show up the most…. please see blog for details

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A Variety of Sunflowers

A Variety of Sunflowers, by Silvia Trujillo

A Variety of Sunflowers

Painted from a bouquet of sunflowers that I treated myself to from the local farmers market, I worked ”bigger than life” in order to convey the adoration that I feel for these flowers!

28″x22″   oil   $900

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