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“NOTES and BRUSHSTROKES”

Piano Recital and 5×7 Art Auction

As Dix Baines and I share experiences about our respective disciplines, paintings and music, we always come back to the same conclusion and that is the importance of consistent practice. It is through the continued practice that the skill expands and improves, as does the enjoyment of the practice. Each year we celebrate what we have learned by hosting “Notes and Brushstrokes.”As the “Brushstrokes” part of this annual event, Dix Baines creates a selection of original 5×7 oil paintings and offers them through an auction with starting bids at $150. Bidding can take place at the event or online. Kathlyn Gogarty-Baines is the “Notes” part of the event and this year will play a piano recital of selections from the Romantic composers Franz Schubert, Frederic Chopin, and Claude Debussy.  -Kathlyn Gogarty-Baines

Saturday, November 14th

5:30-6:30

Green Chili and Painting Preview

6:30-7:30 PM

Schubert, Chopin, and Debussy Piano Recital

7:30-9:00 PM

Dix Baines Studio 5x7Auction 

9:00 PM MST Bidding Closes

WELCOME TO THE DIX BAINES STUDIO  ANNUAL 5X7 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, NOVEMBER 14TH.

At this time, there are 15 painting available for bidding.

THERE ARE FOUR WAYS TO BID:

1. IN PERSON AT THE SHOW, “NOTES AND BRUSHSTROKES”  SATURDAY, NOV 14TH AT THE STUDIO (for additional information contact the Studio at 720.353.2670).  AUCTION BEGINS AT 7:30 PM MST

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, November 14th will win the bid.

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

 

sunset paintings, river paintings, landscape art, oil paintings, Dix Baines

“RIVER LIGHT”  5×7 oil  SOLD

 

"Alpine Light" 10x12 oil available through McLarry Fine Art Gallery @ 505.988.1161

PURCHASE HOLIDAY GIFTS

Several years ago I was sitting at a table with DIX BAINES and MICHAEL OME UNTIEDT (another great artist – http://michaelomeuntiedt.webs.com/) listening to them talk about painting, creating and in general just what they both did….ART.  After a while of listening, I realized just how very different artists see and interact with the world.  Their eyes seem to pick up on things that are often lost to the rest of us.  They see the orange coming through the trees as the sun hits the leaves.  They see the shadows of the fish in a stream.  They see the turquoise in the sky, where the rest of us just see blue.  They see the abundance of color in snow, where the rest of us just see white.  Thank goodness for artists because without them most of us would miss what is good in the world.  Through their work, they bring to to forefront the spectacular and let us enjoy it too.

If you have a creative soul in your life or if you are a creative soul, and looking for a holiday gift DIX BAINES is offering a GETTING STARTED ART LESSON PACKAGE FOR $250.  This will include 5 hours of instruction at the STUDIO  which will include the following lessons:  1. Palette and Mixing  2. Thumbnails/reference/photo/scrap  3. DEMO-completiong of a demo. Assigned: search images to paint  4. Mixing and Painting your image  5. Critique-values and edges

To purchase an art package please contact the DIX BAINES STUDIO at 720.353.2670 or join us for

SANTA’S “ART SHOP”

-DIX BAINES STUDIO HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND SALE-

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13th 1:00-5:00 PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th 1:00-8:00 PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th 1:00-5:00

DIX BAINES STUDIO

6742 East Hills Drive

Parker, CO 80138

All those who attend the Open House will receive a free set of artist’s note cards.

 

 

"Adobe Winter" 22x28 oil available through McLarry Fine art Gallery @ 505.9881161

It is amazing how many people have a desire to learn how to paint.  Personally, I am not one of them.  I’m content to watch Dix Baines create.  If, however, you are someone who has always wanted to dip into a pool of oil paint and smooth it across a canvas, Dix can help you get started.  Stop by Dix Baines’ Studio for “Santa’s Art Shop”  Thurs, Dec 13th (1-5), Fri, Dec 14th (1-8), and Sat, Dec 15th (1-5) and start your own art journey.  He will be on hand to answer all of your “getting started” questions about materials such as canvas, paints, and brushes, as well as setting up a pallate and space to work in.  Free getting started handouts will be available. Still want more help?  Dix will have openings beginning in January for lessons.  These can be arranged to fit each artist’s individual needs, whether a novice or seasoned painter.

– Kathlyn Gogarty-Baines

SANTA’S “ART SHOP”

-DIX BAINES STUDIO HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND SALE-

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13th 1:00-5:00 PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th 1:00-8:00 PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th 1:00-5:00

DIX BAINES STUDIO

6742 East Hills Drive

Parker, CO 80138

All those who attend the Open House will receive a free set of artist’s note cards.

 

"SLOW RISES" 16x20 oil **SOLD**

The month of May is upon us and with it Dix Baines celebrates fifteen years of pursuing his passion for painting as a full-time artist. Often people ask me how in the world I was able to support his pursuit of a profession as an artist, but if truth be told, I was the one who pushed Dix Baines to jump ship as a project manager for an Interior Design firm and move into the art world.

Dix Baines began his career as an artist at an early age, as he was constantly drawing and sketching on any available paper…including his school books.  In fourth grade his Dad sat him down for a “chat” to discuss the drawings that were found on every page of  the textbooks and to encourage him to focus more on math and a whole lot less on a art.  The conversation didn’t take though, as a few years later Dix’s grandmother gave him his first set of oil paints and he was hooked.  In an interview with Sam Curtis for “Big Sky Journal”(http://dixbaines.com/big-sky-journal/) in 2002,  Dix said “…He remembers painting with those oils and loving the smell of turpentine and linseed oil. Anybody who loves that smell, look out. It can reach up and bite you”.

That love of art and painting in particular simply would not go away and it was a passion that I was well aware of when we married almost thirty years ago in 1982. I thought that the pursuit of art was something one did later in life as a hobby, not as a career.  In my mind it was a retiree’s past time and one that Dix would explore later in life….much later….after working a “real job” and raising our family. I was to soon learn, however, that being an artist was as viable career as being a doctor, lawyer, or teacher and every bit as important…

Read the “rest of the story” in text and pictures as we celebrate Dix Baines’ 15 years in the Studio fulltime by visiting the Dix Baines blog regularly throughout the month of May.- Kathlyn Gogarty-Baines

“THE SCRIPTURE OF NATURE” 18×22 OIL $3600

"MORAINE MORNING" 7x9 oil $600

"HALLETT PEAK" 7x9 oil $600

"WHITE CHURCH" 16x24 oil $3500

"SUNSET SNOW" 24x48 oil $7900

"PICKET WIRE CHURCH" 6x8 oil $500

The Greeley Western Invitational Art Show is held each year in conjunction with the Greeley Stampede in Greeley, Colorado. In keeping with the western theme of the Stamped, this year Dix Baines focused on several barns he found here in Colorado. Barns are interesting structures, as they speak of times past and yet at the same time are timeless.  The architecture in these particular barns are simple and yet the simplicity adds to their beauty as they are incorporated into the surrounding landscape. These gems are the subjects of several of his paintings that will be on display and for purchase at the Gala on June 23rd . For those interested in attending, call 970-356-7787 or visit http://greeleystampede.org/ . Shirley Holland, the Art Director for the Greeley Western Invitational Art Show has done a remarkable job this year by adding a website which focuses entirely on the art show.  The website is kept current and can be visited by going to http://stampedewesternartistselection.shutterfly.com. ENJOY!

 

AUTUMN FIELD 5x7 SOLD

BLUE ROOF 5x7 $300

EVENING POND 5x7 SOLD

PASSING RAIN 9x12 $1300

SUMMER BROOK 5x7 SOLD

TWINS OF WESTCLIFFE 9x12 SOLD

OFF THE EASEL
A few years ago, Dix was sharing with me the philosophy of an American painter of the 1800’s by the name of George Inness (http://www.georgeinness.org ).  Besides being an extraordinary artist, the thoughts behind his paintings were just as astounding.  One little tidbit that I learned that day, which actually was a bit amusing, was that Innes never felt that a painting was “done”.  This could be a problem should a client bring a painting back to the studio, as they may pickup a completely different painting days later, as Inness revisited the painting.  I have found that this habit is not unique to Inness. As someone on the sidelines, I have had the opportunity to watch Dix as he has grown through a painting and then gone back and applied what he has learned to a past painting. Typically, it is not a huge change as apparently Inness was fond of doing.  More times than not, it has been a simple stroke of color or a lightening of an area that has caused the darks to pop, but in the end the subtle additions have been what was needed to take a painting from good to great.
–Kathlyn Gogarty-Baines

"Fish Rising" 24x27 $5200

  NEWS FROM DIX BAINES STUDIO 

We are excited to announce that Dix Baines’s painting “An Autumn Day” was accepted into the “Castlewood Canyon through the Seasons” show at the Wildlife Experience Museum in Parker, Colorado.
 
The show will run from January 29th to May 8th.
To learn more about the show visit www.thewildlifeexhibit.org or call 720.488.3300.

"An Autumn Day" 24x27 oil $5200 Available through " Castlewood Canyon through the Seasons"at 720.488.3300