Paintings by

Karen Anne Baldauski

HERRING GULL SWOOPING OVER THE RUGGED COAST, original 22x28, framed 20.25 x 29.25, acrylic on paper
Above: SOLO, 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas, 2019
"MINKE WHALE", 24"x36" acrylic on stretched canvas
Above: FORAGING PERIWINKLES, 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas

Above: EDGE OF THE SEA, 2019, 24hx36w, acrylic on stretched canvas

 

HERRING GULL, 2019, 16hx20w, acrylic on stretched canvas

 At right: TIDAL POOL, 2019, 24hx36w, acrylic on stretched canvas,

"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

"Herring Gull & Fisherman On Wharf", 24x36

 

"Whale, Grand Manan Distant", 24x36

Dive! Dive! Dive!
LIFT-OFF, 22x30, acrylic on paper

"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
"Breaching Whale, Grey Seas", 16x20, acrylic on stretched canvas
"Fishermen, Racing the Tide", 36x24, acrylic
"Great Blue Heron", 12x9, acrylic on canvasboard, framed

36x24

 

 

"Fishing, Apricot Dawn", 12x9, acrylic on canvasboard

36x24

 

 

"Spring Lambs", 24x36, acrylic on stretched canvas

 

 

TIDE POOL

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

 

"Seal By Ledges", 48x48, oil on board, 1980s
"Salmon Pool", 2009, by Karen Anne Baldauski, NFS.  This painting won the Founder's Award given in honor of the founder of the Sumi-e Society of America, Motoi Oi, at the international sumi-e exhibition "Sumi-e For Today"  hosted by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada in 2009. Mr. Oi provided Karen with her first sumi-e instruction during an adult ed class in 1972.  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

 

"Violets", serigraph, 7/19, matted & framed

 

 

"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 HANGINGS...click on the Menu to see more examples of Karen's distinguiished felted wool work.

 

FOX, at left, is one of two of Karen's felted wool wall hangings juried into "Expressions", the 2019 Marin Society of Artists National Open Fine Arts Juried Exhibition in San Rafael, California. The juror was Paul Kratter.

     Karen comments: "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."

     Karen has mastered and developed wet-felting techniques to create works that stand out as masterpieces for the delicacy of effects she alone can achieve, not by needle-felting, but by WET-felting. Oftentimes her professional skills working as a graphic designer are shown off in simplified compositions that are truly unique and contemporary in look.

      Karen comments: "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 dye the wool specific to a design. I can make felted wall hangings to be very durable to last for centuries with appropriate simple care.

     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 used for a very very special occasion! Some of my biggest shawls are just glorious one of a kind pieces that make my heart sing as I see them flying in the wind on the clothesline to dry. Sometimes when I meet a lady at the gallery, she will ask me to try to create a shawl like one she admires but she would prefer a different color. I can try to do that and am happy to consider requests like those."

 

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

Shibori silk scarf/wrap/shawl, colorfast, hand-dyed by Karen Anne Baldauski, 35" x 84", hand-rolled hem, $375. 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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