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Composition ~ The Foundation of a Painting

I woke this morning with the feeling that something had changed.  The air felt a little crisper, the sky looked a little darker and I could smell the earthy scent of leaves scattered on the ground in the woods. Yes, this is the feeling of fall, my favorite time of year! To celebrate the season, this year I am offering a September workshop that includes painting outdoors with a focus on Composition. An important element in a painting is a good compostion which includes line, balance, movement, abstract form and many other details that are needed to create a great…

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Mount Shasta in Moonlight

Mount Shasta in Moonlight Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 8×12 Oil on Board Framing 31/4″ Wood Signed Lower Right – Baumann On Verso Stefan Baumann Mt Shasta in Moonlight Artist’s Comments Painting on location is difficult enough, but painting on location at night offers a new set of issues that challenge even the most skilled plein air artist. First, seeing your painting and palette in the dark can be difficult, but with the new LED light that straps on your head, you can see whatever you look at; your painting, your palette, and your brush strokes. You can actually see…

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Old Stage Cabin

Old Stage Cabin Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 8×12 Oil on Board Framing 3″ Mahogany Red Wood Signed Lower Right – Baumann 11 Date Completed: 2011 On Verso Stefan Baumann Old Stage Cabin 310100309 Artist’s Comments This is a painting of Stewart Ranch, located in a beautiful meadow just outside of the town of Mount Shasta. When painting outdoors, it is important to capture the subject by drawing it accurately with details. Many students hurry this process, but I believe that this step is essential because a good drawing provides a foundation for the painting, and provides you with a…

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Mount Shasta, Illusion of Grandeur

Mount Shasta: Illusion of Grandeur Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 18×29 Golden Mean Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 4″ Dark costume wood frame Signed Lower Left – Baumann GV Date Completed: 2014 On Verso Masterpiece C Pro, Hand written by the Artist, Illusion of Grandeur, Mt. Shasta, Stefan Baumann, 2014 Artist’s Comment This paintng represents a style of painting called Romantic Realism, a truly American way of seeing and painting the Grand American landscape. Early painters who traveled west like Albert Bierstadt, Fredric Church and Thomas Moran wanted to see if the grand landscapes that…

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Mount Shasta, Hot Summer Day

Mount Shasta, Hot Summer Day ~ Original Oil Painting By Stefan Baumann 24″x 36″ Oil on Linen Framing Black frame with gold carving Signed Lower Left – Baumann  Monogram GV  Date: 2012 Provenance This remote location is hidden from view can be found high on the eastern side of Castle Crags. This grand vista of Mount Shasta beckoned me to come into the wilderness near Heart Lake where I first viewed this scene. I captured the image as a small sketch on location, later creating this larger version of the vista called “Hot Summer Day” in my studio. The painting is…

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Silence at Siskiyou Lake

Original Landscape Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann  Oil on Canvas Framing Framed Signed Lower right – Baumann  Monogram GV Provenance This romantic scene captures the essence of Mount Shasta and the ethereal quality that surrounds her majestic slopes.  The low angle of the light and the color of the cool haze that lightly covers Mount Shasta contrasts with the foothill’s warm highlights from the morning sun just breaching over the high alpine tree line, giving this painting a “sense of place.” Price Sold If you wish to acquire this fine original oil painting for your collection, please contact the artist…

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From Here to Mt Shasta II

A friend and I climbed Mt. Ashland, where the views of Mt. Shasta are magnificent. This plein air work was done with a palette knife. It was sold before I could even get it on the blog! Oil on 14″x18″ canvas SOLD – $650 © “Copyright”…

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First Annual Exhibition of Mt. Shasta and Redding Students of Stefan Baumann!

Sacramento River, by Darlene Ball

Sacramento River, by Darlene Ball Sacramento River, by Darlene Ball. You are invited to attend a reception in The Gallery Experience Room upstairs in The Gallery in Mount Shasta on Friday, April 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Gallery is located in the Bear Building, 201 Mount Shasta Blvd, in downtown Mount Shasta. The show will also be open on Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for your enjoyment. “We received entries from artists that rival paintings exhibited in Carmel,” said Stefan Baumann, director of The Grand View Fine Arts Society. “The quality of artistry and talent found in Northern California and Southern Oregon is amazing.”…

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