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Lori Garfield Animal Lover Art Show

Lori Garfiel Animal Lover Art Show

Lori has a show coming up! Check it out ~ “Animal Lover Art Show featuring Lori Garfield” at The Gallery in Mount Shasta on June 14, from 4–7pm

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Anxiety When Painting in Public

Artists often take for granted that a vista or interesting subject will always be there to paint. We pass by places and say to ourselves, “Someday I will come back to paint that.” Sometimes the reluctance to set up and paint in populated neighborhoods is linked to a feeling of anxiety about failing to paint successfully when others are present or of being judged negatively when painting in public.   I remember when I passed by this little cabin located in the middle of the town of Mt. Shasta year after year. This abandoned cabin was built around 1905 and…

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Capturing Light in your Paintings

Sunset at Panther Meadows, Mt. Shasta The smoke from the fires in Northern California is extreme. At times you can see only a mile ahead and it has made it difficult to feel inspired to paint outdoors. The dense smoke and ash falling from the sky constantly reminds me the losses others are suffering during this summer of great drought and fires. During the last few nights, the smoke lifted allowing me to steal away with my new Strada Pochade box to paint on the slopes of Mt Shasta. The smoke in the atmosphere blends with the light of the…

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Studio Paintings from Plein Air Sketches

  Studio Paintings from Plein Air Sketches Painting, including landscape painting, has historically been an indoor art, and it wasn’t until the heyday of Impressionism did painting outdoors become the norm. Just recently, painting plein air has become a very popular style of painting that in itself stands alone as a practice. I have been taking students out to paint on location since 1980 before the word Plein Air was used. We called it Painting from Nature or location painting. Prior to the Impressionists, any outdoor painting practice was distinctly subordinate to studio work. Remember, in a time before cameras,…

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Mt. Shasta, Faery Falls: Wapiti Sanctuary

Mt. Shasta, Faery Falls: Wapiti Sanctuary Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 24×18 Oil on oil primed linen canvas stretched on wood bars Framing 3″ Gold handcrafted frame Signed Lower Right – Baumann 14 GV Date Completed: 2014 On Verso Wapiti Sanctuary, Faery Falls, Stefan Baumann Artist’s Comments I was hiking up a trail to Castle Lake near Mount Shasta, CA, when I noticed a crystal clear creek called Ney Springs,  and when I heard a faint sound of water rushing, I decided to follow the creek. The sound grew louder as I hiked along the banks of the creek 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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Summer Illusion

Those who have heard tales of Mt. Shasta’s “tall people” and mystical powers know that it is a place where realities can differ. This January was one of the driest and warmest on record for the region; as a result, the snow-less top of Mt. Shasta looked much like it does in the summer, and […]

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“Paint the Town” Plein Air experience in McCloud

McCloud ARTS Society, formed in 2012, is sponsoring a Paint the Town day, a plein air experience. You are invited to share this info and participate in the day!

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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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Painting a Moving Target, by Stefan Baumann

Painting a moving target like waves in the ocean isn’t easy but there is a rhythm to nature and also to waves, and this pattern of movement can be captured in a brief time as I have done in this painting.

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