ARTWORKSOFMAINE comprises two buildings, newly painted...COME VISIT THE GALLERY! Fridays & Saturdays, 2-5 pm. Or, take in a stroll through the Lubec Grange Flea Market next door, 11-2 pm...GREAT STUFF!

Paintings by

Karen Anne Baldauski

CONGRATULATIONS, Karen!

What an honor!

Karen's painting (shown below) won

2nd Prize in a field of 503 paintings at  the 2019

New England Watercolor Society Regional Exhibition. The Juror was Antonio Masi, President of the American Watercolor Society.

Karen accepted the $750 award during the Reception held in Portsmouth, NH on June 1.

Karen's painting, HERRING GULL SWOOPING OVER RUGGED SHORE, can be seen along with 59 other paintings juried into the exhibition from June 1 - October 13, 2019 at the Historic New England Governor John Langdon House in the exciting city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

Available paintings in the Portsmouth show are for sale at: 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/newenglandwcsociety

 

 

HERRING GULL SWOOPING OVER THE RUGGED COAST, original 22x28, framed 20.25 x 29.25, acrylic on paper, $1200. USD.
Above: SOLO, 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas, 2019, $3400.USD. in gallery
"MINKE WHALE", 24"x36" acrylic on stretched canvas, $1200. USD, SOLD

 

Opening Day at the ARTWORKSOFMAINE Gallery in Lubec, Maine is

Friday, June 7, 2019, 2pm-5pm.

Our website does not show everything on hand in the Gallery.  We welcome your visit Fridays & Saturdays, 2pm-5pm, and at other times when the OPEN flag is flying, June-September.

Please contact us with inquiries about purchase of artwork:

artworks@artworksofmaine.com. 

 

Above: FORAGING PERIWINKLES, 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas, $3400.USD. In gallery

Above: EDGE OF THE SEA, 2019, 24hx36w, acrylic on stretched canvas, $3400. USD

 

HERRING GULL, 2019, 16hx20w, acrylic on stretched canvas,  $2200. USD

 At right: TIDAL POOL, 2019, 24hx36w, acrylic on stretched canvas,   $3400. USD

"Gull Swooping Along Shore", 36x24, $3400. USD

"Fisherman & Dory, It'sTime To Go!", 36x24, $4500. USD

 

"Tide Spilling In", 36x24, $3400. USD

36x24

36x24

"TIde Filling In", 24x36, $3400. USD

"Herring Gull & Fisherman On Wharf", 24x36, $3400. USD

 

"Whale, Grand Manan Distant", 24x36, SOLD

Unavailable
LIFT-OFF, 22x30, acrylic on paper, $1700.USD

"Deer in the Birches", 24x36

"Tide Pool", 22x30

"Kitty and Bouquet", 16x20

 

"Loon Periscoping"

"A Light Touchdown", roughly 22x30

 

"Summer Cliffs, Boy & His Dog Running", 24x36

"Diving Whale", 20x16

 

"Whale & Crystalline Sea", 16x20

 

"Three Seals, Ledges & Seaweed",

 

Above: FOX RUNNING THROUGH SNOW AND BIRCHES, 22x28 acrylic on paper, framed under glass 28x40, $3400. USD
"Breaching Whale, Grey Seas", 16x20, acrylic on stretched canvas
"Fishermen, Racing the Tide", 36x24, acrylic, $3400.
"Great Blue Heron", 12x9, acrylic on canvasboard, framed, $900. USD

36x24

 

 

"Fishing, Apricot Dawn", 12x9, acrylic on canvasboard, $900. USD

36x24

 

 

"Spring Lambs", 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas, $6500. USD

 

 

TIDE POOL, sold

"Two Whales Surface Feeding", 10x28, mat/frame 28x40

 

"Seal By Ledges", 48x48, oil on board, 1980s, not available
 
"Salmon Pool", 2009, by Karen Anne Baldauski, NFS.  This painting won the Founder's Award prize at the international sumi-e exhibition "Sumi-e For Today"  hosted by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada in 2009. (Now passed, Mr. Motoi Oi of New York City is the FOUNDER of the Sumi-e Society of America. Karen learned about sumi-e from Mr. Oi in 1972 via an evening art class offered in Montclair, NJ.) The painting juror for this show was Mr. William Ho, an internationally renowned artist. "Sumi-e" is the Japanese term which translates to mean "painting in black ink".
 

"Deerfield", serigraph, 46/50, matted & framed, few available from 1978 limited edition of 50.

 

"Violets", serigraph, 7/19, matted & framed, few available from 1978 limited edition of 19.

 

 

"Clivia", roughly 30x22

 

 "Sea Birds" was framed by our gallery for a wedding gift to Maine Maritime graduates.

"Taking A Nap", one of hundreds of figurative paintings and drawings Karen has created. Several are available as greeting cards.

 

FELTED WOOL WALL HANINGS.

 

Artist Karen Anne Baldauski works with beautiful wools too and designs wall hangings to be hung in homes and offices.

FOX, at left, is one of two of Karen's felted wool wall hangings juried into "Expressions", the Marin Society of Artists National Open Fine Arts Juried Exhibition in San Rafael, California. The juror is Paul Kratter and the show runs June 13 - July 6, 2019. Karen says, "I switch media as a change of pace. Working with gorgeous wools and lots of soapy water in the felting process, and being outdoors to fashion the wall hangings on a large work table, is a joyfull experience. When a piece is finished and rinsed and hung to dry in the wind, I feel happy. I make sturdy felt that is easy to hang like a tapestry from a rod or velcro strip. My work is often very graphic like the FOX in the birches (at left).

     Karen has mastered the wet-felting technique and has developed ways to make her works stand out as masterpieces. Some of the felted pieces look like paintings for the delicate effects Karen can achieve. Some are stretched and framed...with or without plexi. Large or small, most hangings are suspended the easiest way possible...using stainless steel T-pins along the top edge..or sliding a rod through the sleeve on the reverse side, like quilts are displayed. 

 

     Karen says: "Sometimes I wash a raw, recently sheared fleece and dry it outdoors before I card it to use in my work. I can choose to work with natural fleece colors or achieve colors specific to a design using the most permanent dyes available. I can make felt to be very durable to last for centuries with appropriate simple care. The basic technique for felting wool and other natural materials is thousands of years old. I love to experiment to develop techniques that achieve special effects that go beyond making felt for saddle blankets or tent fabric as is still being done around the world.

     For the FOX shown above I trimmed the edge to be really straight. It hangs beautifully. Some people prefer the effect of the natural waviness of an untrimmed edge that takes its shape from the hand processing I do in layering wools as I build up the thickness of a good felt. Sometimes I make the most delicate felt of all when I combine the most luxurious wools with silk to fashion scarves and wraps which are lightweight and magical, to be worn as an everyday accessory or to be something for a very very special occasion!"

 

PAINTINGS, SHIBORI, NUNO,  FELTED WOOL WALL HANGINGS, WOOD CARVINGS, STONEWARE, & CARDS will be in the Gallery next to the Lubec Grange this season. First come, first served.                   

Shibori silk scarf/wrap/shawl, colorfast, hand-dyed by Karen Anne Baldauski, 35" x 84", hand-rolled hem, $120. USD. Please click on the menu "SCARVES" to find more Shibori and Nuno images.
ANOTHER SHOW! This stunning contemporary felted wool wall hanging by Karen Anne Baldauski: $7,800 USD, was selected by juror Paul Kratter for the Marin Society of Artists National Open Fine Arts Juried Exhibition, June 13 - July 6, 2019 in San Rafael, CA
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