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Style, Technique and Vision – Making Your Paintings Yours by Stefan Baumann

Style, Technique or Vision By Stefan Baumann    “Ashland Orchard”  Technique and style are the tools of creative expression for an artist.  They support his ability to communicate his artistic vision.  Technique includes the artist’s…
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Paint What You Love by Stefan Baumann

“Slushy Streets” – Paint What You Love Even though it is winter at The Grand View Ranch, it has been very dry and everyone is waiting with great anticipation for it to snow.  There is…
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Random Acts of Culture™

Throughout the country, many performing groups have taken to public forums to display Random Acts of Culture™ (supported generously by the Knight Foundation) covering all art forms including music, dance, and theater. Just a few weeks ago, the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte captured this dance performance from their local airport: But there are […]

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Painting Plein Air at Night

“Mt. Shasta in Moonlight” – Painting at Night Plein Air   Painting on location is difficult enough, but painting on location at night offers a new set of issues that challenge even the most skilled…
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Shepherding Public Art: The 2011 Public Art Network Year in Review

You’re walking to your morning coffee shop passing by the regulars sitting at outdoor tables reading and sipping coffee. But wait, something is different. A guy is seated at a table with a sheep. Not a live sheep, but a white fluffy sculptural object placed on the chair next to him. Huh? Ahhh…the beauty, surprise, […]

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Connecting with Your Art by Stefan Baumann Painter of the National Parks Alla Prima

“Tulip Tree Branch” – Connecting with Your Art   With all the rain we have had in Mt. Shasta, I wanted to paint something with a bit more color.  A good friend found this tulip…
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A Pathway to Excellence in Your Paintings by Stefan Baumann Painter of the National Parks

 A Pathway to Excellence in Your Paintings By Stefan Baumann   “Sullaway House in Mt. Shasta” It has been snowing for the past few days and when it stopped, I grabbed my paints and searched…
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Painting from the Inside Out

“Old Stage Cabin” – Painting from the Inside Out This is a painting of the Steward ranch, located in a beautiful meadow just outside of the town of Mount Shasta. When painting outdoors it is…
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Artistic Philosophy

“Strawberry Valley Inn” – Artistic Philosophy We are just digging out of 8 feet of snow that fell over the last 4 days at The Grand View ranch.  Wow!  What an ordeal!  I respect the…
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