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Luscious Pink Roses

Luscious Pink Roses, oil painting by Stefan Baumann

Luscious Pink Roses: Original Still Life Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann  12″ x 16″ Oil on Canvas Framing Framed in black wood with gold Signed Lower Right – Baumann Monogram GV  Date: 2013 Provenance On Valentine’s Day 2013, I presented my love with this bouquet of beautiful pink roses, and then I offered to paint a still life oil painting of the flowers and create a lasting tribute to the love we celebrated on Valentine’s Day.  I wanted to reflect a sensual and sultry atmosphere that compliments the pink roses and reflects the romantic mood of the day.  Love is…

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Be Prepared to Paint

“Ashland Barn” by Stefan Baumann   Last week I was traveling in Medford, Oregon, prepared to paint with my brushes, paints, and canvases in my truck, when I took an unexpected turn off the freeway onto a quiet country road. It had been raining and a magnificent cloud formation with impressive effects of light covered the sky. I drove by an old pear orchard, and noticed a beautiful pear tree covered with blossoms that had an old barn as a backdrop. As I came closer to the tree, the sky opened and a beam of sunlight lit up the metal…

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Plein Air Painting of Asilomar at Sunset

“Asilomar at Sunset” It’s Tuesday, Day 2 of the Plein Air Convention in Monterey, and all I can say is “WOW!” Eric Rhoads and the Plein Air Magazine staff are presenting a convention that is over the top.  This event has the best organization, the best presentations and the largest number of noted plein air artists in the same location than I have ever experienced, and I’m so glad I’m here. And, I never thought so many artists would recognize me from “The Grand View” PBS show, but it is a blast that they do. The first three days are…

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Plein Air Painting at Carmel Mission

“Carmel Mission in Morning Light” It’s Monday, I’m in Monterey, California, and I went out before the Plein Air Convention opened to paint the effects of morning light on Carmel Mission.This is one of my favorite structures to paint. This morning was one of those mornings when everything went right, including the lighting. Plein air painting seashore towns along the coast in the morning can be tricky because fog can impair visibility, making the locations impossible to see. As you can see in my painting, the light illuminated the Mission magnificently today. Many of the top plein air painters attend…

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Painting A Geyser in Yellowstone Park, Part 2

“Yellowstone Geyser Primary Sketch” by Stefan Baumann

“Yellowstone Geyser, Primary Sketch” by Stefan Baumann Three Keys to Plein Air Success, Inspiration, Composition & Application, Part 2   Inspiration As demonstrated by painting a geyser in Yellowstone National Park, an artist must first be inspired by an idea, feeling or vision of what he wants to communicate with the viewer about the scene or location before applying any paint to the canvas. The source of inspiration may be the effect of light in the scene, or a feeling created by the lighting or the time of day, or it might come from several objects in a location that…

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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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The Drag Rider

Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 20″ x 30″ Oil on Linen Canvas Framing Framed in Black /Gold and Wood with a 24k gold leaf  over wood  27×37 With name plate  (Stefan Baumann, The Drag Rider) Signed Lower Left  – Baumann  Monogram GV  Date: 14 Provenance This painting by Stefan Baumann won the Annual Red Bluff Western Art Show and Competition’s Blue Ribbon and took First Place in the Painting Division with a painting of a cowboy on horseback wrangling a lost calf back to camp as the day comes to an end with  beautiful lighting effects of the setting…

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Creating Movement in Your Paintings Using Composition

Spring Blossoms at the Grand View Ranch, by Stefan Baumann

 ”Mount Shasta Dogwood Blossoms” by Stefan Baumann Let’s talk about methods for creating movement in your paintings. I painted this composition of “Mount Shasta Dogwood Blossoms” outdoors from my deck. When I composed this painting, I wanted to create a circular movement with the effect of light on the blossoms as the central focal point. When composing a painting, we are concerned with abstract shape as well as “eye magnets.” Eye magnets are subliminal lines that lead the viewer into the painting and to the focal point. In this painting, you can see that the abstract shape looks like a wreath…

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Painting Plein Air at Night

“Mt. Shasta in Moonlight” – Painting at Night Plein Air   Painting on location is difficult enough, but painting on location at night offers a new set of issues that challenge even the most skilled…
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