Posts Tagged ‘Koi Fish’

Dix Baines, Art Auction, koi, koi fish, pond, koi pond, koi painting, original oil painting, miniature art

“NOTES AND BRUSHSTROKES #2” 2015

$200

“Unexpected color. It always amazes me how beautiful they are up close” -DIX BAINES

Koi pond painting, koi pond oil painting, koi fish, pond original paintings, koi ponds, colorado landscape artist

“NOTES AND BRUSHSTROKES #15” 2015

SOLD

“Pond colors in the summer.” – Dix Baines

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

 “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