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Green River, Fly Fishing, Angling Art, Dix Baines, Miniature Art Auction, Art, Oil Painting

“NOTES AND BRUSHSTROKES #1” 2015

SOLD

“We call him T-Rex….” -DIX BAINES

Green River, Utah, Fly Fishing, Fishing, Angling Images, Fly Fishing Paintings

“NOTES AND BRUSHSTROKES #7” 2015

SOLD

“Setting sun on the river, sipping trout in the riffles” -Dix Baines

Green River, Utah, Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing paintings, oil paintings of fly fishing, trout, trout paintings

“NOTES AND BRUSHSTROKES #11” 2015

SOLD

“Feeding frenzy” – Dix 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, COLORADO     80138      720.353.2670

PURCHASE  GIFTS FOR THE “ARTISTIC SOUL”

15% OFF ON ALL GICLEES/NOTE CARDS/POSTERS/KEEPSAKE BOXES TO CELEBRATE THE ARTIST’S 15 YEARS IN THE STUDIO (through 12/31/2012)

LIMITED EDITION GICLEE

Each giclee is mounted, framed, and numbered/signed by the artist. Frames are included in the price. Taxes and shipping are additional

"Lehi's Dream" 16 x 24 giclee on watercolor paper Edition of 100 $382.50 (reflects 15% discount)

"Canyon Light" 20 x 24 giclee on canvas Edition of 100 $510 (reflects 15% discount)

"First Fly" 16 x 24 giclee on canvas Edition of 100 $467.50 (reflects 15% discount) 20 x 30 giclee on canvas Edition of 100 $637.50 (reflects 15% discount)

"First Step" 16 x 16 giclee on canvas $327.55 (reflects 15% discount)

"McPollin Farm" 20 x 24 giclee on canvas Edition of 100 $510 (reflects 15% discount)

"Trophy Catch" 20 x 20 giclee on canvas $340 Edition of 100 (price reflects 15% discount)

"Two of One Heart" 16 x 20 giclee on canvas Edition of 100 $327.25 (price reflects 15% discount)

"Winds of Change" 16 x 20 giclee on canvas Edition of 100 $327.25 (reflects 15% discount) "Winds of Change" 11 x 14 giclee on canvas Edition of 100 $212.50 (reflects 15% discount)

NEWS FROM DIX BAINES STUDIO

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.

PURCHASE HOLIDAY GIFTS

Everybody has a bit of creativity in them, whether it is to create beauty themselves or to appreciate the creations of others.  A variety of gifts for the “artistic soul” will be available at the Dix Baines’  Santa’s “Art Shop” and Open house.  Prices start at $15 and a 15%  discount will be extended  on all purchases  (with the exception of art lessons). Shipping/taxes/gift wrapping additional.

ANGLER NOTE CARDS $15

2 each of 6 images by artist DIX BAINES plus 14 envelopes. Perfect for the fisherman you love!

DIX BAINES ANGLER COLLECTION $15

NEWS FROM DIX BAINES STUDIO

An Artist friend of ours once told me that “…he was just a guy hanging out in his basement trying to mix green.” Although, there are days when that is exactly how  DIX BAINES feels, after having abserved the art process up close and personal for the past 18 years, I can say with certainty, that being an artist is a great deal more than that. Stop by for a cup of hot cider, MEET THE ARTIST, PURCHASE HOLIDAY GIFTS for the “artistic soul” (yours included), and learn more about just what it is that DIX BAINES does all day at:

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.

MEET THE ARTIST

Visit the Studio, see what is on the easel and learn more about the art process.

DIX BAINES and STUDIO PUP EVIE


"SUBTLE RISE"

SOLD

“On a recent fishing trip to the Green River, we were treated to many big and beautiful fish.”  – DIX BAINES

In 1996 Dix Baines was accepted into the long running “Arts for the Parks” art competition. This invitational art show was founded to celebrate the United States National Parks through the arts.  Each year 200 paintings were selected out thousands of entries.  The top 100 were sent on a year long exhibit through the US.  The second 200 were exhibited during the week of the “Arts for the Parks” show in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Dix Baines had previously had a painting in the second 200 exhibit, but in 1996 his painting “Yellowstone Cutthroat” was selected as one of the top 100 paintings.  In addition, the painting was one of two that received the Yellowstone National Park Purchase award and is now part of the Park’s permanent art collection.  As the National Parks are as much about their resources as their beautiful vistas, the park superintendent felt that this painting spoke of one of their  most valuable resources .  The  native Yellowstone Cuttroat or “Golden” trout has been threatened due to the introduction of non-native species into Yellowstone Lake (http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/upload/laketrout2.pdf).

As we were fortunate to attend the show and awards ceremony where Dix accepted his award for his painting and as we watched the remaining paintings being auctioned off (just visualize a group of kids swapping baseball cards and that is about what the event was like-intense), it dawned on me that the art world and being an artist was actually a viable job.  Having grown up in a very traditional family, I had no idea that painting and selling those same paintings was something people did for a living.  I always thought it was something one did in old age when one retired!  I told Dix that night that he needed to quit his job as an Interior Design Project Director and paint full time.  The design world was not a lucrative business and so we had no savings, no 401 K, not retirement plan, no second home to sell….nothing.  Just two people….one who actually could paint….both willing to work hard and three small children to support. For the entire 10 hour trip back to Denver, we talked about how in the world we were going to make this “Leap of Faith.”  For us it was a very calculated risk.  We knew that we really only had to sell one painting a month and we would equal what Dix’s job brought him. And so we began planning…….

"Yellowstone Cutthroat" 16x20 **SOLD**

 

Dix Baines’ passion for painting did not become satisfied with painting an hour a day. Instead that hour pushed him to want to paint more and more.  Upon returning home after a full day at his “real” job, he would eat dinner and after the kiddos were in bed head to the “Studio” (such as it was in those days….just a basement room with cement floors and an easel) to paint.  After a couple hours of painting, he would fall into bed and then start all over again when the alarm went off the next morning at 6:00 AM. Often when he headed out the door in those early morning departures, his paints and easel would go with him. His lunch hours became about an hour more to paint, rather than actually taking a break and eating.   He often still made the trek downtown to the “Art Students League” to continue his instruction as well. It became an exhausting schedule and one that he continued until his “Leap  of Faith” in 1997.

"TWO OF ONE HEART" 16x20 oil **SOLD**

Prints are available of the above image.  Currently we are offering 15% off all prints. Visit http://dixbaines.com/artwork/giclees/ to preview all available prints and call the Studio at 720.353.2670 to order.

 

"River Light" 48x48 SOLD

More often than not, paintings involve stories.  As I was updating the Dix Baines’ website today, I came across this painting, “River Walk” a 48″x48″ commission, and remembered that Dix had to drive to Ft. Collins, Colorado from Denver, to pick up the frame from our framer.  Not a big deal, we did it all the time. The amusing part came when he found that the frame made the painting too big to fit in the Ford Expedition, which meant he had to tie the painting to the top of the car in order to transport it 15 miles away to the shipper, who was located in Loveland, Colorado. Keep in mind, this was a very expensive commission that took quite a bit of time to complete, not to mention an expensive frame.   One scratch, one bump and Dix might have found himself repainting the painting and paying for a new frame. Adding to an already difficult, all be it funny, situation was the fact that  it was a blustery day. With one hand out the window holding the painting, the other clutching the steering wheel, Dix inched his way south from Ft. Collins towards Loveland, at a speed demon’s pace of about 10 to 15 miles an hour, finally arriving at his destination well over an hour later.  The painting shipped, the client loved it and unless he is reading this blog, no more the wiser.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhh…..the life of an artist!

–Kathlyn Gogarty-Baines