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Yosemite National Park: View from Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park View from Glacier Point, oil on canvas. Painting by Stefan Baumann. Painted on location en plein air, alla prima, from Glacier Point. This painting is looking toward the south Yosemite Valley. The post Yosemite Natio…

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Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite National Park

Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite National Park. 12″ X 18″ Oil on canvas. This painting of Bridal Veil Falls was created en plein air on location in Yosemite Valley in summer at Bridal Veil Vista Point. Yosemite is a grand location for o…

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Choosing Your Own Color Palette

            Choosing Your Own Color Palette In the next few posts I will be answering frequently asked questions from students and professional artists about painting on location with oil paints and discussing how to use colors, values and how to create a personal palette by using 4 colors plus white. I will explore how easy choosing your own color palette can be as you develop your style of painting. This is aspect of painting included as an essay in my book that I am writing titled, “Everything You Need to Know about Plein Air Painting.”…

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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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SOAR Welcomes Stefan Baumann!

Plein Air Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann

Six years ago Stefan’s desire to live in a place of natural beauty and to paint what he loves with integrity brought him to the Shasta Forest where he paints stunning views of Northern California and Oregon in his home/studio in Mt. Shasta. He shares his talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm for art with others by featuring his artwork at the Gallery in Mt. Shasta and Central Art Supply Studio and offering weekly oil painting classes in Medford, Mt. Shasta, and Redding. He also posts a monthly blog with plein air paintings, offers 3-day outdoor painting workshops in Mt. Shasta, and his series called “The Grand View” airs periodically on local Create TV and PBS stations.

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