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Curious Bear

Curious Bear ~ Sketchbooks are Valuable Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 12x 16 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 3 1/4″ Omega dark Wood with gold inlay, Signed Lower Left – Baumann GV Artist’s Comments At our camp near Coulter Bay, on the boundary of the Teton National Park, there was a curious bear whose name is Number 399. When I captured my first glimpse of Number 399, I grabbed my sketchbook to make a quick sketch on paper knowing that I could later transfer it to canvas. The bear stood for a few…

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Yosemite Half Dome: After the Storm

Yosemite Half Dome:  After the Storm by Stefan Baumann 20×16 Oil on Oil Primed Canvas  Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 4″ custom Driftwood with Gold Liner and Driftwood Inner Liner Signed Lower Right – Baumann  GV in Red     Date Completed: 2012 On Verso Stefan Baumnann, “After the Storm” Oil on Canvas, 408-606-9074, 85 Cerritos SF CA 94127 Artist’s Comment After spending many weekends exploring Yosemite,  I’m always impressed by the view of Half Dome from Glacier Point. I also have a great respect for summer storms in the Sierras. As a boy growing up in Lake Tahoe, I would…

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Yosemite Painting of Half Dome: Echo

Yosemite Painting of Half Dome: Echo, Original Landscape Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann 12x 16 Oil on Oil Primed Linen Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars Framing 31/4″ Omega dark Wood with gold Name Plate inscribed Echo, Stefan Baumann, Yosemite National Park Signed Lower Left – Baumann GV in Red Paint   Date Completed: 2014 On Verso Masterpiece C Pro Hand written by the Artist, Echo, Yosemite National Park,  www.StefanBaumann.com, 2014 Artist’s Comment I painted this painting of Half Dome on a plein air journey to Yosemite National Park.  This was the first National Park I visited as a child and I…

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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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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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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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