Archive for July, 2010

Like so many of us who are not artists, we often wonder why an artist selects a particular color within a painting; the orange in a tree or stream or the cobalt blue in the snow. These thoughts were mysteries to me, even though I have the opportunity to watch Dix Baines  paint on a daily basis.  Repeatedly, he has tried to point out the color he sees in the water, or snow or cloud, but it wasn’t until recently, as we sat by the pond one evening around sunset, that I caught a glimpse of what he sees.  As the Colorado setting sun came streaming through the trees, I saw splashes of brilliant orange reflecting off the trunk of the tree.  I immediately said, “I see it! I see the orange.” He knew exactly what I was talking about, because he was already seeing it. Now I am seeing the color everywhere and now I am understanding the palette he uses.  As you go about your week, look beyond the color of the blue sky, to the pink reflections of the sunset on the clouds, the yellow sunflowers reflecting off the stream,  or the orange bouncing off the trunks of the trees.  Enjoy your week as you enjoy the beauty of our world! 
–Kathlyn Gogarty-Baines
 
OFF THE EASEL
 
 

“Wonderland”
22×32    oil    $5,400
frame is included/tax shipping additional
Available through the McLarry Fine Art Gallery at 505.988.1161

 

  “Green River Fire”

8×10    oil    $1,200
frame is included/tax shipping additional
Available through the McLarry Fine Art Gallery at 505.988.1161

 

REMINDERS

 Bring your art supplies and join Dix and explore his pond or work on something of your own 

Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 PM during Art Nights.
SPECTATORS AND PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME COST $15 PER PERSON

“CATCH TO KEEPS”

The water is perfect and it’s time to get out on the river and have a spectacular day fishing.  Schedule a “Catch to Keep” with Dix Baines and take a painting home to keep the memories of the day with you long after the trip has ended.”

Contact Kathlyn @ 720.353.2670 to learn more and to schedule

Dix Baines has been invited to participate in the 29th Annual Buffalo Bill Invitational Art Show  held September 24th and 25th in Cody, Wyoming. This will be his ninth year partcipating in this great western show. To learn more about the show or if you are interested in this painting, please visit http://www.buffalobillartshow.com or call 307.587.5002 or 1.888.598.8119.
 
OFF THE EASEL
  
Sublime view – dark shadows – direct lighting on trees – wood is white – silvery highlighting.
Could be a nice view, especially if you pumped in the reds of last light.
“Sublime” is to evoke the full spectrum of human feeling and emotion, from fear, to elation and peace. It is important to celebrate the untouched look of this landscape; lone and dreary, stormy, turbulent, illuminated and magical. Sunset is as much a feeling as a visual experience. So fleeting…DIX BAINES – GATEWAY JOURNAL

 

 

“Western Sublime”
27×54    oil    $12,200 
frame is included/tax shipping additional
Available through the Buffalo Bill Art Show at 307.587.5002

 

 
 OFF THE EASEL
 During the year of 2007 – 2008, Dix Baines was commissioned to paint the incredible area of Gateway, Colorado.  The area is 50 miles East of Arches National Park and 40 miles south of Grand Junction, Colorado.  The area includes the Unaweep Canyon, as well as Palisades of red rock, and is a spectacular area. During the course of his time in the area, Dix kept a journal, which can be read in it’s entirety at http://www.dixbaines.com, along with previewing the paintings generated from the area.  The attached painting is only one of nearly 50 paintings, 40 of which are owned by the property, that have been inspired by the grandeur of the area.

“Early mornings are the best way to start at Gateway. I drove in late last night, so I could not see anything. I was pleasantly surprised by the color in the trees. A fair amount of gold, and green hanging on. I like when a single tree has a mix – turning from green at the bottom, to gold at the top.” DIX BAINES – JOURNAL OCTOBER 14, 2007  

 
 

“SHADOW LIGHT”   32×40     $10,000     Available through Dix Baines Studio at 720.353.2670

 

REMINDER – ART NIGHTS WEDNESDAY
 FOR THOSE WANTING TO GET THEIR OWN BRUSH WET, JOIN DIX BAINES EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR ART NIGHTS.  BEGINS AT 7:00 PM AND COST IS $15. BRING YOUR PAINTS AND WHATEVER YOU ARE WORKING ON OR JUST COME AND WATCH, AS SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME.  CALL 720.353.2670 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.