Archive for May, 2010

NEWS FROM DIX BAINES STUDIO
  
Thank you to all who are participating in the Fundraiser to help Rachel Baines finance her trip to the National Lacrosse Tournament.  The team of 20 Colorado girls will leave for Maryland tomorrow.  As we have had no hits on the auction for the paintings, Dix Baines has decided to donate the attached painting as the grand prize for the drawing.   
 
To participate in the drawing, each individual needs to purchase a $50 ticket by contacting Dix Baines Studio through kgbspac@msn.com or by calling 720.353.2670. Multiple tickets may be purchased and the individuals name will be put into the drawing for each ticket purchased. Each additional ticket will also be $50.
The Drawing will close on Monday, May 31st, at 5:00 PM and tickets will continue to be sold until then.
  
Rachel Baines
 
DRAWING
 
Prizes are as follows:
 
“Sangre Homestead”
7×8    oil    $550 value
frame is included/shipping additional
 
“Mcpollin Farm”
20×24    limited edition giclee on canvas     $750 value     signed
frame/shipping additional
 
“Guiding Light”
6 1/4″x10    Signed Artist Proof     $100 value     giclee on canvas    
frame/shipping additional
 
“Canyon Light”
8 1/4″x10″    Signed Artist Proof     $150 value     giclee on canvas
frame/shipping additional
 
“Trophy Catch”
11 3/4″x11 3/4″   Signed Artist Proof     $225 value     giclee on canvas
frame/shipping additional
 
 ALL WORK IS AVAILABLE FOR PREVIEW ON OUR WEBSITE AT www.dixbaines.com  OR BY PRIVATE VIEWING  

 

 
NEWS FROM DIX BAINES STUDIO
  
When Dix Baines  first began down the path of pursuing his art passion as a career, he stated that he did not ever want to be an artist that was always painting “girl’s in pink dresses.”  In other words, he made the decision to paint from life and not ever be stuck painting one image.  To date he has kept his images as diverse as the life he paints; from angling, to landscape, to architecture.  With his “Outdoor Studio” he now has the reference to explore, in paint, new images of Koi Fish, flowers, and birds.  The attached painting is the first of his paintings of flowers. Should you be interested in previewing this painting, please contact the Studio at 720.353.2670. ENJOY! 
 
REMINDERS
  
With the weather beginning to warm up, bring your art supplies and join Dix and explore his pond on
Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 PM during Art Nights.
SPECTATORS AND PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME COST $15 PER PERSON
  

 
 
“Garden Rose”
8×10    oil    $1200    
frame is included/shipping additional
A 10% collectors discount will be extended to those who have previously purchased Dix’s work
 
FATHER’S DAY IDEAS
Keepsake wood box with a rosewood finish. Angler Collection includes an assorted set of 12 cards with Angler images created by Dix Baines. 
Cards Only $15 – Small Box Only $60 – Small Boxed Set – $65 – Large Box Only $85 – Large Boxed Set – $95
 
Thank you to all for your interest and support.  If you would like to preview this or any of the work here in the Studio, we would love to you.
 
Have a wonderful day. 
 
Sincerely,
Kathlyn Gogarty-Baines
Dix Baines Studio
720.353.2670
 
ALL WORK IS AVAILABLE FOR PREVIEW ON OUR WEBSITE AT www.dixbaines.com  OR BY PRIVATE VIEWING  

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Thanks so much to all those who are participating in the Drawing  for Rachel. Just a reminder that the

 final day to purchase a $50 ticket will be Monday, May 31st at 5:00 PM.  The winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 1st, and be posted on Dix’s blog at http://www.dixbainesblog.com  The prizes may be previewed on the blog, as well as details about the drawing.

 
NEWS FROM DIX BAINES STUDIO
“I have been commissioned over the course of a year to capture the seasons at the Gateway Canyon Resort, in particular the Palisade, a dominant geologic formation that overlooks this property. In the spirit of exploration and discovery, this facility is to become a very special place to learn further about the wonders of the planet. It is my hope to record and share the sublime character of this landscape and the full spectrum of human feeling and emotion that it evokes.  

In addition to the grandeur, the wonder of this place is the light, particularly the first and last light of the day. It is important to celebrate and depict the untouched look of this land and the range of emotions that it inspires: from lone and dreary, stormy and turbulent, to illuminated and even magical. Sunset is as much a feeling as a visual experience and hence the challenge of capturing the light”.  JOURNAL – DIX BAINES

This is what Dix Baines wrote in his journal as he embarked on a yearlong commission at Gateway Canyons, Colorado.  An incrediable area 50 miles east of Moab, Utah and just south of Grand Junction, Colorado, Dix’s task was to paint the area in all seasons, weather, and light.  He fell in love with this beautiful area and over the course of the year and to the present nearly 50 paintings have been produced, with approximately 40 of them owned by the property.

Visit the website at http://www.dixbaines.com to preview all the paintings and read the complete journal.
 
 
“Scattered Light”
21×24    oil    $4300    
frame is included/shipping additional
A 10% collectors discount will be extended to those who have previously purchased Dix’s work
  
ALL WORK IS AVAILABLE FOR PREVIEW ON OUR WEBSITE AT www.dixbaines.com  OR BY PRIVATE VIEWING . TO SCHEDULE A PREVIEW, PLEASE CONTACT THE STUDIO AT 720.353.2670 

 

 

In order to allow everyone interested in participating in the drawing for Rachel, Dix Baines Studio has decided to extend the drawing until Monday, May 31st.  The Drawing will close at 5:00 PM on that day and the winners of the four giclees featured on the Dix Baines blog will be drawn.  Should you have any questions, please contact the Studio at 720.353.2670.

“Canyon Light”

8 1/4″”x10″     $150 value     giclee on canvas

frame/shipping are additional

Just east of the Colorado town of Glenwood Springs,  is this view of Glenwood Canyon.  After returning from a hike to Hanging Lake with his family, Dix Baines caught the afternoon light streaming through the canyon and turning the canyon walls this beautiful red.  The original of this painting hangs in the Five Star Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  After the painting was hung, the property approached Dix and ask if he would release the image to be used in a series of giclees for their cottages, which he agreed to do.  The artist proof for this  edition is being offered as part of the drawing being held for Dix’s daughter to travel with the Colorado High School National  Lacrosse Team at the end of May. 

DRAWING

To participate in the drawing, each individual needs to purchase a $50 ticket by contacting Dix Baines Studio through kgbspac@msn.com or by calling 720.353.2670.  Multiple tickets may be purchased. Each for an additional $50.  The drawing will close on Friday, May 21st, at 5:00 PM.

“McPolin Farm”

20″x24″     giclee on canvas      $750 value

One of the great gifts that artist give to world, is leaving a legacy of history through their paintings.  Oft times they record the world  around them and leave it for future generations to enjoy. 

Dix Baines painted “McPolin Farm”, located outside of Park City, Utah  early in his career.     At the time there were few buildings encroaching on it’s bounderies. The original painting was purchased and is part of a private collection.  As this is such a historical site, Dix released a limited edition giclee valued at $750. He has donated one unframed giclee of “McPolin Farm” as the top prize of the Studio drawing for his daughter Rachel’s fundaiser.  To participate contact the Studio at 720.353.2670 to purchase a $50 ticket for the drawing.

Here is just a bit of history about “McPolin Farm” that was found at www.parkcity.org

“The Farm was purchased by the Citizens of Park City in 1990 to protect and enhance the entry corridor and maintain open space. The original 160-acre farm was homesteaded in 1886 by the Harrison McLane family and acquired by Isabelle and Dan McPolin around 1900. In 1908 the McPolins erected the barn of recycled timber salvaged from an old tailings mill. The barn was built by fitting timbers together without the use of nails. The barn is 7,468 square feet including the loft, and the milking parlor, added in the 1950’s, is 1,500 square feet. Windows have been installed in the barn for public viewing….

Patrick and Grace McPolin inherited the farm in 1923 and operated it as a dairy farm until they sold it to D. A. Osguthorpe, a Salt Lake veterinarian, in 1948. He increased the herd to 100 and built the milking parlor. The old house burned shortly after Osguthorpe purchased the farm. A concrete block house was built across the highway where members of the family lived until Park City purchased the farm in 1990.

The Farm has been extensively refurbished, including stabilizing the barn, to maintain it as the most significant visual feature of the valley and an entry corridor landmark. The bucolic setting provides a haven from today’s fast-paced life and welcomes residents and visitors to Park City. A hiking/skiing/biking trail is located along the upper edge of the property. ”

–www.parkcity.org

AUCTION

To help Rachel in raising the needed funds to travel with the Colorado High School Girl’s National Lacrosse team, Dix Baines Studio is offering the following four paintings for auction.  The beginning bid for each is $350.00. Additional bids will be in increments of $10. To participate in the Auction, contact Dix Baines Studio through kgbspac@msn.com or by calling 720.353.2670.  The Auction will close on Friday, May 21st, at 5:00 PM.

 “Terrero Adobe”

7×8     oil     beginning bid     $350

inclusive of frame/shipping and tax are additional

 “Sangre Homestead”

7×8     oil     beginning bid     $350

inclusive of frame/shipping and tax are additional

 “Chimayo Light”

7×8     oil     beginning bid     $350

inclusive of frame/shipping and tax are additional

“Chimayo Light”

7×8     oil     beginning bid $350

inclusive of frame/shipping and tax are addition

 

To honor Dix Baines’ daughter Rachel and to help her finance her trip to Maryland, Dix Baines’ Studios is hosting  two fundraisers.  The first is the following drawing.

DRAWING

To participate in the drawing, each individual needs to purchase a $50 ticket by contacting Dix Baines Studio through kgbspac@msn.com or by calling 720.353.2670.  Multiple tickets may be purchased. Each for an additional $50.  The drawing will close on Friday, May 21st, at 5:00 PM. At that time tickets will be drawn for the following prizes:

“McPollin Farm”

20″x24″     $750 value     giclee on canvas

frame/shipping are addition

                                                              

“Canyon Light”

8 1/4″”x10″     $150 value     giclee on canvas

frame/shipping are addition

                                                                                                      

“Guiding Light”

6 1/4″x10″     $100 value     giclee on canvas

frame/shipping are addition

                                                   

“Trophy Catch”

11 3/4″x11 3/4″     $225  value     giclee on canvas

frame/shipping are addition

 

 

Dix Baines is excited to announce that his daughter, Rachel, has made the 2010 High School Girl’s National Lacrosse Team from Colorado.  This team consists of 20 girls from Colorado, who will travel to Maryland to the National Tournament during Memorial Day.  In honor of Rachel’s accomplishment and to help her finance the trip, Dix is offering two fundraisers.  The first will be a drawing and the second an auction.  Both will end at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 21st. Follow the blog to keep up to speed with the details

“First Step”

18″x18″     oil     SOLD

Limited Edition Giclees Available       16×16     $385

Inclusive of Frame. Shipping/taxes are additional

Dix Baines’ often tells stories in his paintings.  Whether it is a Father and Son on a river they have visited many times before, the Adobe Church created in faith by humble hands, or stories found within the landscape itself each scene celebrates the beauty and goodness within our world. 

 The painting “First Step” by Dix Baines shares an act of faith by Lucinda Haws Holdaway, who was a remarkable woman of strength and courage.  Lucinda was the Mother of fourteen children; five of whom died at young ages.  She struggled through illness, loss of children, loss of husband and financial woes, yet remained immovable in her faith.  

Her life is something to celebrate on this Mother’s Day.

The painting depicts her baptism into her Church.  Her Great-Great-Great Granddaughter posed for the painting.  This is her story from her journal of the event:

“I Lucinda Haws Holdaway, was born October 20, 1828, near Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, the third daughter of Gilbert and Hannah Whitcomb Haws. In 1843, I was baptized, being then fifteen years of age. It was very cold weather; the ice on the stream was one and a half feet thick. I had to walk a block and a half to my home in my frozen clothes, but did not suffer any sickness from it.”   Lucinda Haws Holdaway – journal