Archive for July, 2015

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, JULY 18, 2015.

At this time, there are 7 paintings available for bidding.

THERE ARE FOUR WAYS TO BID:

1. IN PERSON AT THE GARDEN PARTY, JULY 18TH 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, JULY 18, 2015 will win the bid.

bee balm, monarda, floral paintings, oil paintings, gardens, garden paintings, art gallery, Studio, Dix Baines, oil paintings

Summer Garden Party and Auction #12

SOLD CB

Dix Baines, Colorado Landscape painter, paintings, sunset paintings, landscape paintings, evergreen trees, Broadmoor Galleries, McLarry Fine Art, Loyalhanna Watershed

Summer Garden Party and Auction #11

SOLD DD

Sunset paintings, sunsets, koi ponds, flower paintings, floral paintings, oil paintings of flowers

Summer Garden Party and Auction #10

AVAILABLE $200

DIx Baines, Oil Paintings, Oil Painter, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Colorado landscape painting

Summer Garden Party and Auction #9

AVAILABLE $200

oil painting night scene, night scene painting, landscape painting, pond painting, koi fish, fish, koi pond, McLarry Fine Art

Summer Garden Party and Auction #8

SOLD D&S S

koi, koi pond, sunset, paintings of sunsets, koi pond painting, pond paintings, original oil paintings

Started playing with views looking down into the reflected sky.  Liked the diffused look of Sol, one of our large Koi. 

Summer Garden Party and Auction #7

SOLD DH

night scene, pond, pine trees, paintings, koi pond paintings, original paintings

We will sit and take in last light… reminds me of the song “hymns to the silence”

Summer Garden Party and Auction #6

SOLD PH

oriental poppies, poppies, paintings of poppies, garden paintings, flower paintings, oil paintings, paintings, The Broadmoor Hotel, Broadmoor Galleries.

Speaking of Poppies… nothing like these Orientals, and so fun to paint!

Summer Garden Party and Auction #5

SOLD M&DU

oil painting, original oil painting, McLarry Fine Art, Broadmoor Galleries, koi pond, day lilies

As the huge project progressed last year, wild flower seed came up in droves alongside our transplanting efforts.  Poppies were everywhere this season.

 Summer Garden Party and Auction #4

SOLD SA