"Lavender Morning Cove", 28 x 22, (mat & frame roughly 34 x 28) was juried into the 2017 Pike's Peak International Watermedia competition hosted by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society.
This acrylic painting on 140 lb acid free watercolor paper will be for sale while exhibited June 2-24 at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Karen Anne Baldauski
P. O. Box 495. Lubec ME 04652
"By the sea and throughout my surroundings where I live in Downeast Maine,
there are places I like to go to over and over again.
The light is always different each time and inspires me to paint.
I've spent time exploring throughout Maine soaking up images and atmosphere and the sense of place so I can translate subjects and my experiences into paintings.
Light is an important aspect in all painting.
The quality of light can create a mood or atmosphere which can be conveyed in a painting through the use of color that expresses a feeling or an impression of a particular scene at a particular time of day or in a particular place. Color, then, becomes the vehicle for giving an impression of
what light is as I shape it with my brushes and rags to paint special effects.
The color of light is what I go mad about when I try to mix and select shades of colors
to represent the light that pervades a scene or defines a subject.
In whatever I choose to paint, I want a feeling conveyed for sense of place or emotion,
achieved through good compostion and interpretation of light.
I can paint bigger or smaller but usually work on medium-size
24x36 stretched canvas or 22x30 acid free watercolor paper. I work primarily with acrylics.
During the summer I will set up in a small greenhouse I built
just to secure natural light and be able to paint even when it rains!
I've painted all my life and am also a Registered Maine Guide."