Archive for June, 2010

 THE POND  

It is amazing how the pond moves from one color palette to another, as the masses of the tiny white flowers of the Snow and Summer that circle the pond,  give way to the brilliant oranges of the stately Day Lilies. All the while the beauty of the pink Water Lily or the purple of the Water Hyacinth contribute their own beauty to the palette of the pond.

DIX BAINES

 

 “HYACINTH”

5″x7″     oil      $275

Inclusive of frame/shipping additional. Available through Dix Baines Studio.

                                                    

 

 

 “Small Koi”
 8×10    oil    $1200    
frame is included/shipping additional
Available through the Greeley Stampede Art Show at 970-356-7787
 “Reflected Lily”
8×10    oil    $1200    
frame is included/shipping additional
Available through the Greeley Stampede Art Show at 970-356-7787
 
 
MY BACKYARD
Some years ago I started digging a hole. If I had known then just all the digging I know now, my pond would have never come to be.  

Creativity comes through experimentation and ignorance, the latter glosses over the reality of the effort and experience it truly takes in making something beautiful. My pond now is a sanctuary, a beautiful corner of life and beauty which also serves as an extension of my backyard studio. I have artists attend “studio nights” each Wednesday evening with the pond to paint by. Had I known how wonderful a water feature is, I would have done it 20 years ago! This year, it is maturing… there are midges, may flies and dragon flies for the frogs and tadpoles. The fish are growing (almost 3 times the size of the one image, really) and offering an abundance of new subject matter with the native flowers we have selected in our landscape.

It allows me to experiment with new material and to again put naivety back into the painting process. As Picasso defined artistic quality, he said it took him eighty years to learn to do what he did as a child.

—DIX BAINES

“Adobe Snow”

9×12     oil     $1300

People often ask Dix Baines how much he paints each day.  His a response is that it’s a full time job, meaning he paints everyday. Even when sick, as he has been this past week with a case of strep and pink eye, deadlines still have to be met.  “Adobe Snow” was completed while sick this week and with blurred vision, yet he still created an amazing masterpiece that was submitted to the C M Russell 2010 Miniature Invitational Art Show on Wednesday.