July - September, 2018: A selection of my artwork is now available for the summer season at Evrgreen, a charming coffee shop in the townsite of Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park!

Representation: I am honoured to have my work represented by these well-respected professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street- a vibrant, bustling part of town.

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

Monday, June 28, 2010

Painting Number Three of Three

Hugh's Pond
acrylic on canvas

It's been awhile since I posted. Last week I was at the studio three afternoons working on this painting and it was also the last week of school so things were quite busy. Then I had organized a Block Party for our street which we had on Saturday- super fun for all the kids! I think they especially love the freedom of running across the road with no concern of traffic. By Sunday (yesterday) I was too tired to do much of anything. So I didn't!

This is the last of the three paintings of the pond commission. I wanted to do a pulled back view of the pond as opposed to another close-up detail. This one was quite possibly the most difficult. It did have rocks at the bottom left, but visually it just didn't look right. As soon as I took them out and continued the water, it just felt so much better. The colour of the rocks changed from where I started as did the foliage up in the top right corner. At the last minute I added the fish because on it's own the lily didn't seem like a strong enough focal point. Whew! I have one more concern which quite possibly could be in my head and I won't say what it is (in this post anyway) because I don't want to influence your thoughts!

I tweaked the water lily painting ever so slightly and want to take a better picture of it. Once I do, I will post all three paintings together.


Melanie Rawlings said...

Very nice Nicki. I like your waterlily.

-Don said...

Nice job, Nicki! I think the addition of the fish is an excellent idea, especially since it now ties all three paintings together perfectly. I know this trio is going to go over well. Congrats on a job well done.


Nicki said...

Hi Melanie,

Thanks, I'm glad you like that one. The water lily was not easy with all of it's petals.


Hi Don,

I'm so glad you think the addition of the fish was a good one and you are right, it likely helps to tie all the paintings together. My neighbor dropped by late this afternoon and she is thrilled!



Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

I love this! The fish absolutely adds depth and life to the painting.


Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I'm glad you think so... you know I value your opinion. It seemed better once the fish were added.

Take care,
Nicki XO