July and August 2017: A small selection of my work, courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus) throughout the summer months.

November 10, 2016:
I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. For a limited time several of my large oil paintings are also available at
their new street front gallery on 21st Street (formally Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery).

Ongoing: a selection of my larger work is available at The Black Spruce Gallery at Northside on Highway 2 just before the turn to Christopher Lake.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Charcoal Drawing and Thank You

Monday, the kick off to another week. And it looks like it is going to be a busy one.

I am switching it up and just for fun posting a charcoal drawing I did a few years ago. I love drawing, but really haven't stretched those muscles in awhile. This is hanging in my bathroom and it maybe measures 16x20.

When I look at yesterdays post I realize how wordy I was! Whew! Thanks to everyone who bothered to read it. The kids are at school and I am really tired so I think I will keep it brief for today and then go rest. However,   I did want to thank those of you who have decided to follow my blog... it means a lot... especially when I know I haven't gotten off my butt to do any following yet... this whole time I have been bookmarking my favorites! I actually didn't even fully understand what following meant, but I just read a Blogger article on it and it is more clear. Anyway, thank you to my 12 Followers! And also thanks to those that have taken the time to leave comments for me- they are a treat to read each time I find a new message. Hopefully new readers will find your blogs (those that have one) through mine.


Janie B said...

This is beautiful, Nicki. Love it! You are amazing.

Janie B said...

By the way... I have an award for you on my blog. Come get it!

Deborah Ross said...

I think this is my most favorite of your paintings, though I really like all of them. You have such bold color choices and your brushwork is so confident.

I keep thinking of what you said about focusing on what interests you, that you don't have to include everything that's there. How true.

I'm a reader too, so of course I ordered the book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Nicki said...

Thank you so much Janie! Oh my, an award to come and get! I don't know how I do that (I'm so not computer savvy, but I will try! Thanks again!

Hi Deborah,
Nice to hear from you again and thanks, I'm glad you like this one. I hope you got your uploading issues resolved on your blog.

Yes, the issue of what to include in your painting is huge. It is especially difficult when you are painting en Plein air, as I was with this painting because the forest can be overwhelming with trees, bushes, branches, creatures, sky, clouds. It's almost too much. Maybe I will write a post about the lesson my mentor gives on this topic. She is such an interesting person. Stay tuned...