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Mount Shasta Dogwood Blossoms

Mount Shasta Dogwood Blossoms ~ Original Floral Still Life Painting by Stefan Baumann 18″x 24″ Oil on Linen Canvas Framing Framed in Gold on Wood Signed Lower Right – Baumann  Monogram GV  Date: 2012 Provenance I painted this composition of dogwood blossoms outdoors from my deck. When I composed this floral still life painting, I wanted to create a circular movement with the effect of light on the dogwood blossoms as the central focal point. Price $3,800 If you wish to acquire this fine original oil painting locally or if you have questions about this painting, please contact the artist…

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A Foggy Morning in Olympic National Park

“Misty Morning in Olympic National Park” The first time I traveled to Olympic National Park, I went to paint a scene of a foggy morning on the coastline in the Park for my PBS series, “The Grand View, America’s National Park through the Eyes of an Artist.” We drove through the Elma Valley and over to the Olympic peninsula where more than 73 miles of the northern Pacific coast is protected by the Olympic National Park. Visitors are able to experience miles of magnificent coastline full of tide pools, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs. I chose a cold and foggy landscape…

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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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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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