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.

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!

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Break In The Clouds- TMC

A Break In The Clouds
oil on canvas

Here is the painting I did yesterday for the Twenty Minute Challenge blog. I was painting in the backyard using a photo I took a few weeks ago. In fact it was still on my camera, so I was looking at it on the camera's little screen. It is not finished. I would like to add in more light/white clouds somewhere in the middle section. I didn't want this painting to be quite as stormy as some of the others I have done. It is on it's way; I think I will like it when it is finished. (NOTE: I changed the name- on the TMC blog it is titled "Windows").

Painting with oil is quite enjoyable, but the transition from acrylics has not been completely smooth. I really don't get this "medium" thing. I bought some turpenoid, but I keep wanting to use it like I do water with my acrylics! And my brush keeps getting thick with paint, partly because I like the rich, buttery feel of oils, but also because I am too cheap to wipe the brush off and waste the product! I'm still at the base of the learning curve and might be there for awhile.

My blues lifted a bit today. The kids both have coughs so we stayed at home and took it easy. I got loads of organizing done and installed some new blinds in our master bedroom. I kept busy and didn't even crack open "Eclipse" once!


TJ Lynde said...

Your strokes, so deliberate, are exciting to see in these paintings, and i wish to add that "This Day" is a beautiful as well! Thanks for these.

Linda Popple said...

Twenty minutes? Fantastic!

Nicki said...

Thank you TJ. Nice to hear from you. And it is always a thrill for me to get positive feedback from talented and accomplished artists- which you are of course!


Hi Linda... yup, and may I say that 20 minutes goes by quickly!

:) Nicki

suzanneberry said...

Wow! twenty minutes!! I love your bold strokes! Great job.

Nicki said...

Hi Suzanne,

Thanks a bunch! And may I say I love your blue/yellow water painting you did for your group challenge. It is stunning.