Archive for August, 2014

Most of us are familiar with Claude Monet’s amazing garden scenes, and particularly his stunning water lilies, but the fact that Monet was also an avid gardener may be less well known.

“Monet’s endeavors as a gardener were an essential part of his identity as a painter and … his artistic vision drew strength from his passion for his garden….painting his garden was ‘an act of faith, an act of love, and humility, in which he struck a harmony with nature that allowed him to identify with creation and become absorbed in it.” -from Monet’s Garden in Art by Debra N. Mancoff

As an avid gardener and creator of ponds, DIX BAINES, likewise, understands well being “absorbed by creation.” His Studio reaches far beyond the four walls where is easel stands, into the yard where we have created our own sanctuary, with three Koi ponds, pathways, flowers, trees and in general, the miracles of life. These images have become the subjects of his current paintings and these gems are being included in our Summer Garden Party and Auction.

WELCOME TO THE DIX BAINES STUDIO  SUMMER GARDEN PARTY AND AUCTION

Each painting offered is an unframed 5×7 original oil painting by Dix Baines and is valued at $300.  The Paintings will be posted upon completion by the artist and will be available for bid at that time.Shipping/Taxes/Frame are additional.

STARTING BID FOR EACH PAINTING IS $150 AND BIDDING MUST BE IN A MINIMUM OF $25 INCREMENTS FROM THE CURRENT BID LISTED. BIDDING WILL CLOSE AT 9:00 PM ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th.

At this time, there are 11 paintings available for bidding.

THERE ARE FOUR WAYS TO BID:

1. IN PERSON AT THE GARDEN PARTY, AUGUST 16TH AT THE STUDIO (for additional information contact the Studio at 720.353.2670).  ART PREVIEW AND PURCHASE BEGINS AT 6:00 PM

2. CALL THE STUDIO AT 720.353.2670

3. EMAIL THE STUDIO WITH YOUR BID AND CONTACT INFORMATION TO kgbspac@msn.com

4. BID ONLINE AT WWW.DIXBAINESBLOG.COM

DIRECTIONS FOR BIDDING ONLINE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1. To submit your bid on-line,  SELECT “NO COMMENTS” (the NO COMMENTS is located at the bottom of each post, below the twitter/facebook logo, and beneath the painting and it’s description).

2. Once you click on the words “NO COMMENTS” a box will appear. Enter your name, contact information, and bid amount in the box (if bids have previously been received, a number rather than the word NO will appear, for example 1 COMMENT).

3. Click the submit button.

The amount will not immediately update, but will be updated through the Studio throughout the Day.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting the Studio at 720.353.2670.

The latest bid as of 9:00 PM Saturday, August 16th will win the bid.

 

Follow Dix Baines on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dixbainesstudio) and on his blog (https://www.dixbainesblog.com)

 

 

 

 

Koi, Koi Pond, Paintings of Koi, Paintings of Water Lilies, Original Oil Paintings of Water, Pond Plants, Miniature Oil Paintings

Summer Garden Party and Auction #11

SOLD to DS

“Sol, meaning sun, is one of our three original Koi in the pond. ” -DIX BAINES

SUMMER GARDEN PARTY AND AUCTION 10

Summer Garden Party and Auction #10

SOLD to DH

“I call these flowers the ‘Dr. Seuss flowers’ because their petals look a bit like the crazy hair of a character from one of his books. ” -DIX BAINES

Koi Pond, Koi, Pond Plants, Pond Paintings, Oil Paintings of water, Water Lily Paintings, Oil Painter

Summer Garden Party and Auction #9

SOLD to DH

“The pond is filled with color and texture.” -DIX BAINES

SUMMER GARDEN PARTY AND AUCTION 8 EMAIL

Summer Garden Party and Auction #8

SOLD to GB

“The pond has many moods and many seasons.” -DIX BAINES

Dix Baines Fine Artist, Oil Painter, Floral Paintings. Botanicals, McLarry Fine Art Gallery

Summer Garden Party and Auction #7

SOLD to KS

“Day Lilies…it all began here.” -DIX BAINES