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!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Soft Day

Soft Day
oil on canvas

I've spent some time working on the large canvas at the studio and, although I have made some progress, there is still an area that I can't seem to get the way I envision in my head. A bit frustrating. I went to the studio on Friday afternoon and stared at it for about 10 minutes after which time I promptly packed up my supplies and headed out to paint en plein air! The day was finally sans rain, so again, let's say I was seizing the moment rather than procrastinating. This was my first ever excursion taking oil paint outdoors and may I just say... what a mess!!! Acrylics likely would have been just fine because even though it was hot, it was extremely humid and the clean up would have been much easier. Also, at this point I kind of get what acrylics are going to do for me when I start painting; oils not so much! Here is what I learned that afternoon: 1) I am quite adept at making mud, 2) I can now scrape and wipe paint off with the best of them, 3) Sammy's hat doesn't fit me, 4) spur of the moment plans often cause me to forget important things (i.e. palette) and most significantly... 5) who cares? I was outside sitting smack dab on the learning curve and lovin' every minute of it!


jdr said...

Nicki, I love this one. Let me tell you what my reaction was when I clicked on my link to your blog and this little gem popped up ... I honestly said out loud "Awww ..." as if I had just taken a breath of the fresh air in the painting. I love the greens ... love them.
And I love you.

Nicki said...

Thanks Girlie!

XO Nicki