Michael Baum Art News
September 2016
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"The Place for Everyone" is what it says on the sign. And that's what it is. Archaeology buffs, off roaders,  river runners,  dinosaur hunters,  and other fellow travelers all find a welcoming atmosphere and geat food at Ray's Tavern in Green River, Utah. Here's how it looked one summer evening after returning from a long day exploring. I had to paint it.

 "The Place for Everyone" copyright Michael Baum
"The Place for Everyone"
18" x 24" oil painting on panel
Available from Michael Baum Art

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Current Shows

Body Work
"Profile" copyright Michael Baum

24" X 18" charcoal on paper

What's a landscape painter doing in a show about the human figure?
For me, rendering a human figure is the biggest challenge in art. If something isn’t right, everyone sees it. In landscape painting, I can get away with a lot as long as the light and values are correct. If a tree is moved, who’s going to notice? And often I move things intentionally to make a better painting. But a figure keeps you honest, makes you focus, makes you get it right. I do this because it’s hard. It pushes my limits. It makes me a better artist. And believe it or not, a better landscape painter.

A group show at
Commonwheel Artists Co-op
102 Canon Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Now through October 17

More info at Body Work
Plein Air Paintings
A group show at
IMA North Wing Gallery
1705 17th Street (in the lobby)
Denver, CO 80202
Now through January 2, 2017
Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm

"Valley Road" copyright Michael Baum

"Valley Road"
8" x 10" oil painting on linen

Upcoming Shows

Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition

I'm pleased to announce that "Cooling Down at the Cliffs" has been accepted into the 2016 Western Regional Exhibition. This is the premier show for representational oil painting in the West. The exhibition begins November 4 at the Marshall Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona. More on this in the October newsletter. For information about the exhibition, go to OPA.

"Cooling Down at the Cliffs" copyright Michael Baum

"Cooling Down at the Cliffs"
12" x 24" oil painting on linen
Michael Baum Art
Holiday Studio Sale
November 19 - 20
Mark your calendar now.

Saturday, November 19, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, November 20, 11am - 4pm

317 Crystal Hills Blvd.
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829

Give a Gift of art.
Original paintings at affordable holiday prices.
Giclee prints and more.
Stop by, relax and enjoy the art.
We look forward to seeing you.

Click here for complete, printable information, including a map.

"Morning on the Trail" copyright Michael Baum
"Morning on the Trail"
9" x 12" oil painting on linen
Coming in December


Paintings by Michael Baum
The Deco Lounge
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

December 2, 2016 - January 29, 2017
Opening reception December 2 during the Friday Art Walk
5 - 7pm
In the Studio  

Studio 11-29-15

Another day in the studio.
More big sky.

On the Road  
We're just back from a road-trip to Utah. Lots of adventure and some good photos. Here are a few:

copyright Michael Baum
Colorado River canyon (copyright Michael Baum)

copyright Michael Baum
Utah high desert (copyright Michael Baum)

Copyright Michael Baum
Shafer Trail. Patrice drove us down this. (copyright Michael Baum)

Copyright Michael Baum
Rock n' Road. This thing wasn't there when we passed this way a couple hours earlier.
(copyright Michael Baum)

Copyright Michael Baum
A rainy evening in Green River (copyright Michael Baum)


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"Into the Sunset" Now available as a print.  

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FAC Museum Shop
Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona
Original paintings

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Wilde Meyer Gallery
Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona
Original paintings

2312 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado

Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery
Boulder, Colorado

Michael Baum Art
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Visit my studio to see a large selection of paintings and prints.
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719-685-1828 or email


Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Original paintings and prints

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