New Representation: my art is now available at the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina! They are located at 2266 Smith Street, a vibrant, bustling part of town.

July - October, 2017: A small selection of my work,
courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus).

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon. As well, some of my large oil paintings are now available in this beautiful local gallery.

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

Friday, January 8, 2010

Back in the Saddle

Peace and Quiet
7x7"
acrylic on canvas
sold

This is the first painting I have done since the accident in November. It felt great to do a bit of work and attempt to shake off my "block". I decided to start back with a subject that I am relatively comfortable with and one that makes me feel peaceful and content (look at this post to see another larger piece I did from the same photo). This was a small canvas so it wasn't intimidating- and because I had painted from this photo before I had a sense of "I can do this" which helped. I just relaxed and began building my layers and it felt great. I finished it at the studio on Tuesday and brought it home to photograph, so I could share it with those that visit my blog. I am hoping to start something new next week and look froward to getting back into a regular studio routine. My back is still giving me trouble, but I need to get on with things so that is what I am going to do.

I hope that this is the start of me sharing new work with you rather than digging up older work just so I have something to post... and hopefully no more silly sketches! It is all business from here on out... serious and professional... or is it???   

9 comments:

Janie B said...

It's beautiful, Nicki. I'm glad you are getting back to business and that you are feeling better.

-Don said...

Nicki, It's like riding a bicycle. Your body and mind remember how to do it once you just jump on and start peddling. Great job with this first new trip around the block. I love the red-oranges peaking out throughout the greens. -Don

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Lovely job here Nicki...glad your back at it! Keep it goin' girl!!!!

Jeffrey

Nicki said...

Hi Janie,
Nice to hear from you. It feels good to be feeling better.

Hi Don,
Thanks... it did kind of come back to me, but I was working with something familiar. It will be interesting when I attack something new. Baby steps...

Hi Jeffrey,
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words.

Sheila said...

What a beautiful way to ease in back to your art. Even the image seems to represent the precarious path you must take to complete recovery. Looking forward to much more as you get better!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

This is beautiful. Good for you! I wrote about you on my blog today. I actually started writing about people who influence me because you did, and my problem turned out to be order. So thank you for everything.
You have really made my day every time I open your blog since you started it. I was so sad about the accident, and I'm so happy that you're starting to feel better.

XOBarbara

Nicki said...

Hi Sheila,
Thank you. I hadn't thought of that comparison myself... interesting observation. I truly appreciate that you take the time to stop in to see what has been going on in my world.

Barbara,
I'm so glad you like this painting. It felt good to get back at it.

I am overwhelmed that you wrote about me on your blog and included me in such a fine list of artists. I'm still shaking my head in disbelief that I could have possibly influenced you... what an honour to hear those words.

I look forward to the day that we meet. I know it will happen.

Nicki XO

Christine Robinson said...

Wow! That's really beautiful!

Nicki said...

Hi Christine,
Thanks for taking time to make a comment. I truly appreciate it. I hope you will like more of what I post in the future!
Nicki