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Saturday Campfire Chat – The Artist Inspiration with Stefan Baumann

Saturday Campfire Chat - The Artist Inspiration with Stefan Baumann

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist” -Oscar Wilde Inspiration After one of coldest winters that we have ever experienced at The Grand View Ranch, the snow has finally melted. The days are getting longer and the sunsets are brighter than ever. We have spent all day gathering the fallen wood that broke off the trees when the snow fell. It is the perfect size of wood for burning when we have our first weekly gathering around the campfire and my friends, some artists, and some art collectors get together to discuss art and the meaning of life. It’s Time The evening sky turns from cadmium yellow to magenta with a magnificent display of spring light that transitions our day into darkness. A blanket of stars begins to appear

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Saturday Fireside Chat – Plein Air or Studio Painting?

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Plein Air or Studio Painting?

This week I finished several studio paintings of the property located behind The Grand View Ranch. I have also been thinking about the hurricane in Florida and all the people who had to leave their homes to go to safer areas to wait for the storms to pass. I hope that when they return home all is not lost.

My heart goes out to all of you, and I send wishes that you all have a safe trip back home. The air in Mt. Shasta is filled with smoke like all of California and it is a constant reminder that our ranch is venerable to fire. I can relate to your fears and hope that we all are able to resume living the lives we love.

 

Around the campfire tonight, we were talking about what is preferable – Studio painting or Plein Aire

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Saturday Fireside Chat -The Best Advice Your Will Ever Get to Improve Your Paintings

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The Very Best Advice You Will Ever Get To Improve Your Painting

We have just finished fencing our pasture so that our horses can run free and now we are ready to begin building our barn before the winter sets in. My next Plein Air Workshop takes place on October 20-21-22, just a few weeks away. We are excited to have artists paint at the ranch and enjoy more Campfire Chats about art, love and life with the artists who attend.

Recently, one of my students that I coach asked me a question and I thought it would be a good subject to discuss around the campfire. The question was, “What is your secret of painting great Art?” I thought for a moment, as I loaded another marshmallow onto my stick and held it over the fire, about the words that a prominent painter shared with me so

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Saturday Fireside Chat - Painting With Temperature - Stop Muddy Paintings Forever!

Old State Cabin, by Stefan Baumann

Painting With Temperature – Stop Muddy Paintings Forever!

I love the Fireside Chats that we have on Saturday nights at The Grand View Ranch. This week, a group of artist friends helped us prepare our ranch for my Plein Air Workshop on October 20-21-22. Although we painted just a little this week, we did make time to have an art chat. One of the artists asked. “How do I prevent my paintings from getting muddy when painting outside on location?”

 

I replied…. “Muddy paintings happen because of temperature issues. Very few artists really understand how to use color temperature, and most artists are unaware that temperature is an essential element to create good compositions. There is no such thing as a muddy color. The muddy color that you think that you have created could ultimately be the color of the shadow on a face of a young angel.

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8/20/17 Fireside Chat with Stefan Baumann

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8/20/17 Fireside Chat with Stefan Baumann Developing a Style of Painting While talking about my upcoming workshop in October with a group of students around the campfire after a day of Plein Air painting at The Grand View Ranch, one of the students asked, “How do you find your own style of painting?” Developing a style of painting is not something that you set out to do. It is something that develops over time. Usually, an “artist’s style” begins with you being interested in other artists’ style, brushstrokes and color harmony. Or it may be the subject matter or mood that influences the development of your artistic style, Location has a lot to do with a style. Many artists join groups who share similar interests and they develop a style based on the environment. For example, there is a style of painting that can be found in Pasadena that

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Fireside Chat with Stefan Baumann – Fear of Judgment

The Artist’s Greatest Fear

This week we were sitting around the campfire after a day of Plein Air painting and the question came up “What is the greatest fear that all artists have?” I thought for a moment and said “The Fear of judgment.” “Judgment from others, from peers, and from themselves. And, for a good reason, because all artists are impostors.”

Artists prefer showing what worked and only what they want you to see. They will seldom show you the stack of paintings that did not turn out well and they have hidden under the bed.

Children have a natural attraction to drawing. They’re fearless when they use crayons and paper. In fact, when asked to draw anything, they will spontaneously burst into joyful creative activity. There is no end to the multitude of colors and creative compositions that flow effortlessly from their imaginations. But sadly, this

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An Afternoon with Stefan Baumann

Art Du Jour Gallery Presents "An Afternoon with Stefan Baumann", Friday, June 23rd, 2017! Enjoy an afternoon lecture/demo by renowned artist Stefan Baumann of The Grand View (PBS/SOPTV) at the Medford Library, from 1:30 – 3:30pm. There will be a reception immediately to follow, with a chance to meet Stefan! Art Du Jour Gallery 213 E. Main Street Medford, OR 97501 Hours: 10-4, Tues.-Sat. and 3rd Friday 5-8. For information, call (541) 770-3190.

Art Du Jour Gallery and Central Art Supply Present “An Afternoon with Stefan Baumann” Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon lecture/demo by renowned artist Stefan Baumann of The Grand View (PBS/SOPTV) at the Medford Library, from 1:30 – 3:30pm. There will be a reception immediately to follow, with a chance to meet Stefan!

For information, call (541) 770-3190.

Stefan Baumann The Grand View Plein Air oil Painting and inspiration

In this video Stefan Baumann The Grand View Plein Air oil Painting and inspiration Discovers That Drawing From Nature Can Improve your paintings. He talk about Albert Bierstadt in the influence artist can have on other artist. Inspiring Millions to paint outdoors This video is about Touch Move and Inspire. Get a free Book at his website www.StefanBaumann.com. The paintings of Stefan Baumann reveal the true spirit of nature by transporting the viewer to distant lands that have gone unseen and undisturbed. With the huge success of Baumann’s weekly PBS television series “The Grand View: America’s National Parks through the…

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Stefan Baumann at Southern Oregon Society of Artists 7/27

Illumination of Mt Shasta from Tule Lake, oil painting by Stefan Baumann, acclaimed landscape and wildlife artist, judge at Southern Oregon Society of Artists critique Monday, July 27, 2015.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists Monday, July 27, 7pm Program Members Art Critique, Stefan Baumann, Juror Medford Library 205 S. Central Ave Free, open to public Contact 1-520-471-5046

 

Illumination of Mt Shasta from Tule Lake, oil painting by Stefan Baumann, acclaimed landscape and wildlife artist, juror at Southern Oregon Society of Artists critique Monday, July 27, 2015.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists will show their work for critique on Monday, July 27, at the Medford library with Stefan Baumann as juror. The public is invited to attend. Critique participation is open only to current members of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA). Refreshments will be provided.

Mr. Baumann, an artist for 35 years, is also the creator of the PBS series, “The Grand View: America’s National Parks Through the Eyes of an Artist” featuring more than 20 parks. He teaches oil painting at Central Art Supply

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Stefan Baumann and the Grand View Artists at Art du Jour Gallery

Crater Lake, original oil painting by Stefan Baumann

Crater Lake, original oil painting by Stefan Baumann

Art du Jour Gallery will host nationally known artist Stefan Baumann and Medford’s talented group, The Grand View Artists, in a holiday art show from Tuesday, December 2, through Friday, January 30. The gallery will hold Third Friday Artists’ Receptions on Dec. 19th and January 17th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend these events. Art du Jour Gallery, at 213 E. Main in Medford, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays).

A selection of oil paintings from Baumann’s 35 years as an artist will feature beautiful vistas, dramatic paintings of wildlife in their natural habitats, spectacular views of National Parks, and rustic architecture painted on location and in Baumann’s studio near Mount Shasta, CA. Baumann reveals the true spirit of nature on his canvases by transporting the viewer to

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