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stellamariabaer

Stella Maria Baer painter, photographer, mama http://www.stellamariabaer.com/
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Cutting in the edges with a tiny brush. thanks for this little video and all the endless help on this project, @sawwhatisaw !
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2 days ago
stellamariabaer Made some good progress on this wall before running out of black paint yesterday. i ordered enough gallons of black to cover the wall twice and have quite a bit left over but this cinder block wall is super dry, and soaking up paint like a sponge, even with a layer of gesso underneath. thankfully i've got plenty of work to do while we wait on a couple more gallons of black paint to arrive πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ
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3 days ago
stellamariabaer Steep learning curve this week learning to paint a *little* bigger than usual. new skills include setting up scaffolding and shimmying over the top. somehow the only brush doing exactly what i want on this wall is smaller than a toothbrush so it's been a little slow. thank god my amazing friend, artist @sawwhatisaw, has been helping me strategize and paint in the black, with a much larger brush than i'm using for the tiny details. otherwise this would take three years instead of the three weeks. thanks for this photo of us, @alyssanista ! and for helping us drag our ladders and paint out to the wall every morning!
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5 days ago
stellamariabaer Things beginning to take shape
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6 days ago
stellamariabaer Spent most of the weekend playing with this tiny human, his papa, and our sheepdog. wyeth has the best babysitter on the planet and is making new friends but i still want to cry every time i drop him off. i love my work but it's always hard being away from my baby
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1 weeks ago
stellamariabaer Now all i see when i look at painted hills are striped b***s
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1 weeks ago
stellamariabaer Studio wall πŸŒ˜πŸŒ’πŸŒšπŸŒπŸŒžπŸ πŸ πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸˆπŸˆ old and new work in conversation
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2 weeks ago
stellamariabaer Making paint pigments from sands and cacti last week at @thejoshuatreehouse. thanks for the photo @richcombs ! the video shows bottles of sifted, ground sand in water, settling to the bottom over five hours, the second to last stage of refining the pigments to make paint.
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2 weeks ago
stellamariabaer In honor of october being b****t cancer awareness month, another one of these paintings! i need help again with the name though - any suggestions? 🍈🍈🍠🍠πŸ₯‘πŸ₯‘πŸ₯”πŸ₯”πŸ₯œπŸ₯œπŸŒ°πŸŒ° watercolor on cotton 14 x 20"
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2 weeks ago
stellamariabaer Throwback to last week in the mojave. this photo is blurry and i kinda look like i'm driving a car poorly but i'm on an appaloosa in the moonlight pretending sam shepherd is chasing me a la the right stuff so i'm posting anyway
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2 weeks ago
stellamariabaer Started prep work today to make the biggest painting i've ever made @call_denver huge thanks to my friends @sawwhatisaw and @kalanibyrnes for helping me sand this wall down, bungee two ladders into my car, and organize fifty miles of extension cords
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2 weeks ago
stellamariabaer A closer look at the paints i made from mojave sands and cacti last week during my artist residency at @thejoshuatreehouse. from top to bottom the colors are: cochineal, prickly pear, coyote valley sand, coyote valley flatland, joshua tree wash, joshua tree wash less red, joshua tree arroyo, whitewater ochre, whitewater light, whitewater dark. several of you have asked about this process of making paint from sand and cacti - stay tuned, a workshop is coming!
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3 weeks ago
stellamariabaer My loves. wyeth's first word is "dada" πŸ˜­πŸŒ΅πŸ‘¨πŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸΌ
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3 weeks ago
stellamariabaer My desert gnome. wyeth loves playing with sand and rocks even more than i do - maybe it's an inherited trait?
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3 weeks ago
stellamariabaer Five days, ten paintings, ten colors of paint made from mojave sands and cacti. this artist residency at @thejoshuatreehouse has been such a gift. today we start our drive back to colorado. many of you have asked me how to make paint from sand and cacti - stay tuned, a workshop is coming soon!
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3 weeks ago
stellamariabaer En plein air under the moon photo by cochineal captain @richcombs 🌡
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3 weeks ago
stellamariabaer Color study of pigments made from mojave sands and cacti. this week i gathered 8 different sands for paint pigments and experimented with cochineal and prickly pears from @saracombs and @richcombs cacti. i can't believe it's already the last day of my artist residency at @thejoshuatreehouse! the week has flown. hope to return again soon. many thanks to all of you who wrote in with suggestions for sands! i hope i can gather more next time.
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3 weeks ago
stellamariabaer Watched the moon rise between these ears tonite and felt like some part of me returned
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