Mia Baila Fine Art
Paintings of Ice & Water
My representational (realistic) paintings  begin with a
precise drawing.  If I skimp on the drawing, then without a
doubt, I'll have some trouble with the painting.  I  work
from photos that I've taken myself and once I complete a
drawing, I transfer it to a primed canvas. The drawing on
the right is a preliminary drawing for the painting "Ancient
I build up the surface of the canvas slightly to enhance
the finished painting. Once the foundation is dry, I begin
to apply layer upon layer of acrylic paint interspersed with
acrylic varnish. It can take me several weeks to complete
a painting, so I always work on more than one at a time.
The dream paintings are somewhat abstract, and the
scenes are more nebulous and fleeting,  the images living
more in the viewer's perception than on the actual
canvas. The two types of paintings are, in a way, two
sides of the same coin, and I enjoy doing both types of
art. Which do you prefer?  
Max the Muse (and art

I have a muse, his name
is Max and he is a true
painter's cat. He likes to
stay near me and sleep
while I paint .He's getting
to be an old boy now,
almost 14!
The finished painting,
Ancient Ice"
On another note... I believe that all art
carries energy within it,  and so I place a
positive message on the raw canvas under
the paint.  It's interesting how the messages
find the people that they will best resonate
with, even though they are hidden by paint,
and known only to me (and when
purchased,the buyer). The paintings that I
have now are all charged with good energy
and intention, and sometimes a little Reiki.
Preliminary drawing for my painting,
Ancient Ice
Art is Energy
About my paintings