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WELCOME TO THE DIX BAINES STUDIO THIRD ANNUAL 5X7 AUCTION

EACH PAINTING OFFERED IS AN UNFRAMED 5X7 ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING BY DIX BAINES AND 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

BIDDING WILL CLOSE AT 9:00 PM ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.

CURRENTLY THERE ARE 13 PAINTINGS OPEN FOR BID.

THERE ARE FOUR WAYS TO BID:

1) IN PERSON AT THE SHOW AND AUCTION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH. ART PREVIEW AND PURCHASE BEGINS AT 7:30 PM

2) CALL THE STUDIO AT 720.353.2670

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

4) BID ONLINE AT WWW.DIXBAINESBLOG.COM

DIRECTIONS FOR BIDDING ONLINE
1. STARTING BID FOR EACH PAINTING IS $150 AND BIDDING MUST BE IN A MINIMUM OF $10 INCREMENTS FROM THE CURRENT BID LISTED

2. AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH POST, BENEATH THE PAINTING AND IT’S DESCRIPTION, YOU WILL SEE THE WORDS “POSTED IN STUDIO NEWS -EDIT-NO COMMENTS.”

3. CLICK ON THE WORDS “NO COMMENTS.”

4. IN THE BOX BENEATH THE WORDS “LEAVE A REPLY” ENTER YOUR NAME, CONTACT INFORMATION, AND BID AMOUNT.

5. CLICK SUBMIT COMMENT.

6.  THE AMOUNT WILL NOT IMMEDIATELY UPDATE, BUT WILL BE UPDATED THROUGH THE STUDIO THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

7. THE LATEST BID AS OF 9:00 PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH WILL WIN THE BID.

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE CONTACTING THE STUDIO AT 720.353.2670


 

 
 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.

 

 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. 

 

 

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