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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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Golden Gate Park Arboretum

San Fransisco:  Golden Gate Park Arboretum Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 6×8 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood Signed Lower Left – Baumann Artist’s Comments San Francisco was my home for 25 years,  and as a landscape painter, I liked the challenge of integrating my passion for nature and for urban landscapes.  Golden Gate Park is one of my favorite places to paint in San Francisco, and the Arboretum is a stunning example of Victorian architecture in this first class setting.  I must admit that I was intimidated by the complex, ornate details of this beautiful building.  But, I…

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Pansies in the Mist

Still Life: Pansies in the Mist Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing Signed Lower Right – Baumann GV 11 On Verso Artist’s Comments Pansies always make me smile. Their brilliant colors and delicate leaves make them fun to paint. I enjoy studying their colorful faces for hours, especially when the world is gray outside my studio window. So when I was at the nursery last week, I scooped up these colorful posies to paint in my studio. Painting flowers from life is a very challenging thing to do. No…

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Glacier Park: Mountain Goat’s First Lesson

Glacier National Park: A Mountain Goat’s First Lesson  Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 40×30 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood Stretcher Bars Framing 6″ Gold Fluted Custom Frame with Laurel leaves around top edge Signed Lower Left Baumann GV Verso Stefan Baumann Mountain Goats in Glacier National Park Artist’s Comments I am fascinated by the amazing courage that the Glacier Park Mountain Goats have. When I painted this painting from my imagination, I visualized the breathtaking scenery they inhabit and the steep cliffs that they call home. I remember once seeing an adult goat scurry up the side of…

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Grand Canyon: North Rim at Noon

Grand Canyon: North Rim at Noon, Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 6×8 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood Signed Lower Right – Baumann 03 On Verso Grand Canyon North Rim Artist’s Comments The North Rim of The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite places to paint. The North Rim is less visited than the more popular South Rim, and since its location is remote, the visitors that come here often stay a week. After painting all morning, I returned to the lodge feeling disappointed that the light was flat. But, then it occurred to me that not every…

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Yosemite Foot Bridge

Plein Air Etude: Yosemite Foot Bridge, Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 6×8 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood Framing 31/4″ Wood Signed Lower Left – Baumann 03 Yosemite On Verso Yosemite Foot Bridge Stefan Baumann 03 Artist’s Comments When I travel, I will often scout out interesting places to paint like this foot bridge in Yosemite Park before I bring my paints and easel to the site. Other times, I bring my thumb box along with me just in case I find something that is irresistible to paint.  This little foot bridge was located near Bridal Falls,  and  it was…

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Yosemite: The Arches

Yosemite: The Arches, Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 6×8 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood Signed Lower Left – Baumann On Verso Yosemite Bayumann 03 Artist’s Comments This little sketch was painted on another visit to Yosemite. As a painter, I  always see beauty everywhere. Sometimes I have my easel, and other times, I travel with my thumb box. These little sketches offer me a way to capture just as much information and inspiration as I can get on a larger canvas but they take less time. I’m just as committed to the smaller sketches as I am to…

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