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Connecting with Your Art, by Stefan Baumann

Artists paint by placing strokes of color on their canvas to recreate the subject they have chosen to paint. Then, there comes a moment when the focus shifts and the image becomes three-dimensional. This is when we are connecting with our art. It only happens when the right side of the brain relies on what it knows, rather than how to do it.

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Painting from Life, by Stefan Baumann

Strawberry House, Mt Shasta, painting by Stefan Baumann

I painted this painting of the Strawberry Valley Inn on location on a warm winter afternoon in March. This inn, located in the heart of Mt. Shasta, is a perfect example of one of the treasured landmarks in the community. These historic stone houses were built around 1900 and they are located throughout the city of Mt. Shasta. I love their charm, the remembrance of earlier days, and that each house is beautifully unique.

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