Monday, February 21, 2011

Julene Baker

Name: Julene Baker, PSA
URL: http://www.julenebaker.artspan.com/
Bio: Arkansas artist Julene worked as an advertising designer and production artist for over 25 years with various magazines, newspapers, and commercial advertising. What she learned in that profession she applies to her eye-catching pastels. Julene specializes in large format flowers, foliage, and animals for their graphic shapes, dramatic color and lighting. In her series of flower and foliage paintings the emphasis is capturing fleeting light and shadow. The colour and nuances of flowers have always intrigued and fascinated her, and she always hopes that others viewing her oversized petals will find them as breath-taking as she did when painting them.
Julene was a featured artist in the August, 2006, edition of the Pastel Journal, along with Al Lachman in the article Art in Bloom. Julene has won awards in local, regional and national competitions, including Third Place in the Still Life/Floral Category of the 2004 Pastel Journal Pastel 100 competition (with over 3,000 entries).
Julene has signature status with the Pastel Society of America, also signature member of the Ozark Pastel Society, with memberships in the Degas Pastel Society of New Orleans, and the Artists of Northwest Arkansas.
Medium: Pastel, mostly on white Wallis paper. Julene finds that blending with her fingers works best for her – even if her fingers suffer from the tooth on Wallis. She layers, blends, fixes, and layers again until she achieves her final result. The dark background is the last to get painted.
Subjects: Floral; Portraits; Animals; Still Life.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Menu remains at side of page. Bringing up the images is easy.
Gallery: Florals; Portraits; Pet Portraits; Equine; Still Life.
Image View: Pages of thumbnails with information on size, medium etc may be opened one at a time to click on and enlarge a particular image; or you can click on an image, enlarge it, and proceed forward or backward through the enlargements. Download is permitted. Dance of Red is 22 x 32 ins, 500 x 333, 136 KB
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pet-Portraits-by-Julene-Baker/128254177227379 . This page concentrates on her pet portraits.
Blog: julenebaker.blogspot.com. Not very active – I suspect the Facebook page has taken over,
Demo /Ebay/Flickr: No.

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