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*REPEAT SESSION* The Baumann Effect

“The Baumann Effect” is a FREE introduction lecture and demonstration that will be presented by Stefan Baumann Thursday, May 13 from 1:00 to 3:00pm in-person at Central Art and is open to the public.

During the introduction, Baumann will introduce his 12 Keys to Painting demonstrating many proven keys that will improve your painting instantly, and set your painting on the path to success.

This lively talk answers questions that many instructors fail to address. There is so much more to painting than color, value, and drawing. In this lecture and demo, Baumann will explore the secrets to painting with the audience.

Through the study, exploration and evaluation of mastering art in Baumann's lecture, along with your participation, you will discover not only your style but your core - the essence of why you paint. Students are encouraged to bring a painting for critique and a list of questions that they wish to have answered.

For more about Stefan and to see a gallery of his acclaimed works, visit

To sign up, click "Add to cart" in the upper right part of this page, then follow the prompts as you are directed to Checkout. Be sure to include your email address, so that we can send you a reminder email prior to the physical event.
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Stefan Baumann
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Stefan Baumann is an acclaimed landscape and wildlife artist who paints in oils on location and from his studio at the Grand View Ranch in Mount Shasta, California. He grew up in the beautiful forest of Lake Tahoe, California, and after high school, he studied art and architectural history for a year at Stanford University in 1980, and continued studying art and painting at the San Francisco Academy of Art University. During this time, he began Baumann Fine Art, a business enterprise that promoted landscape painting.

Stefan Baumann believes that "Anyone can learn how to paint; all it takes is desire." He has been an artist and is an oil painting instructor for the past 35 years and has taught the fine art of oil painting to enthusiastic art students in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Southern Oregon, and in Northern California. He says that artists who paint from life, which includes still life painting in a studio and plein air painting on location, have a distinct advantage when creating original artwork because they can paint what they see and feel as they apply their paint to a canvas. This personal experience with the subject is not possible when copying another's work or painting from the limited image of a photograph. Plein air painting utilizes a painting application technique called "alla prima," or wet on wet, in which the entire painting is completed before the paint dries. An alla prima painting can be completed in one or more sessions, depending of the type of paints used and their respective drying time; but usually a painting is virtually completed in one session, making it uniquely suited to painting on location.

*REPEAT SESSION* The Baumann Effect

SBINTRO2:   Thu, May 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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