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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Clearing Sky

Clearing Sky
8x8"
oil on cradled panel

This is the second sky I did from my spot at the end of the dock. As the morning progressed the clouds began to clear and blue sky increasingly took over. That is the tricky thing about plein air painting; the light changes so quickly, as do the clouds. However, when the sky is my subject the reality of that helps me to work in a more quick and loose manner.

I have to make a correction... this is the cradled panel that I used my GAC-100 to seal, not the one in the previous post. The Naples Yellow I used in the palette for this painting was an exact match to the colour of the sealed surface. The painting "Gray" in my previous post was gessoed then given a Quinaquidone Nickel Azo ground. Ahhh, the memory ain't what it used to be!


Here is the little cabin I stayed in during my week at the camp... Cabin #10... a sweet little place to hang my hat .... and my ant infested painting pants (read here to see what I am talking about)...at the end of the day. It was made even better by my room mate, Deb. We had never roomed before even though we had been in classes together in the past, so it was a real treat this time. Lots of catching up and giggles in the dark. One morning we woke to the sound of Aboriginal singing and drumming. It was powerful and emotional. So much better to wake up to than my beeping (or should I say bleepin') alarm clock! The drummer was with another group sharing the campus with us and he had gone to the outdoor (but covered) sculpture/welding pad where he chanted/sang to welcome the day. It was fabulous.

2 comments:

Barbara M. said...

I love this painting and this post. What a superb looking cabin that is. It sounds like the most fun in the world with your friend and the
Aboriginal singing.

Your painting is like a song to that landscape. (I'm into this now -- the music of art).

XOBarbara

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

You are so sweet... and how I wish I could have visited your studio during Art Walk. Someday...

Nicki