stellamariabaer Stella Maria Baer

painter, photographer, mama
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1343 28 Oct 20, 2017
stellamariabaer: steep learning curve this week learning to paint

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 , 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, ! and for helping us drag our ladders and paint out to the wall every morning!

3508 35 Oct 18, 2017
stellamariabaer: things beginning to take shape

things beginning to take shape

4848 34 Oct 17, 2017
stellamariabaer: good day working on the wall @call_denver #intercallactic

good day working on the wall

2478 18 Oct 16, 2017
stellamariabaer: spent most of the weekend playing with this

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

3221 23 Oct 15, 2017
stellamariabaer: now all I see when I look at

now all I see when I look at painted hills are striped boobs

3522 23 Oct 15, 2017
stellamariabaer: studio wall 🌘🌒🌚🌝🌞🍠🍠🍉🍉🍑🍑🍈🍈 old and new work in conversation

studio wall 🌘🌒🌚🌝🌞🍠🍠🍉🍉🍑🍑🍈🍈 old and new work in conversation

2891 21 Oct 13, 2017
stellamariabaer: making paint pigments from sands and cacti last

making paint pigments from sands and cacti last week at thanks for the photo ! 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.

2880 60 Oct 12, 2017
stellamariabaer: in honor of October being breast cancer awareness

in honor of October being breast cancer awareness month, another one of these paintings! I need help again with the name though - any suggestions? 🍈🍈🍠🍠🥑🥑🥔🥔🥜🥜🌰🌰 watercolor on cotton 14 x 20"

2828 6 Oct 12, 2017
stellamariabaer: throwback to last week in the Mojave.  this

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

1671 24 Oct 12, 2017
stellamariabaer: gesso ✔️
@call_denver

gesso ✔️

1608 32 Oct 11, 2017
stellamariabaer: started prep work today to make the biggest

started prep work today to make the biggest painting I've ever made HUGE thanks to my friends and for helping me sand this wall down, bungee two ladders into my car, and organize fifty miles of extension cords

3177 24 Oct 9, 2017
stellamariabaer: a closer look at the paints I made

a closer look at the paints I made from Mojave sands and cacti last week during my artist residency at 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!