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!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Feathery Pine

Feathery Pine
oil on board

My goal at this point in the week was to listen to my instructor's constructive criticism which was that my tree top studies had been a smidge illustrative. She said that pines are feathery and soft, even a bit floppy, so with that in mind I used the same limited palette as before (Cad. Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Titanium White), but tried to soften or gray the colours a bit more. As well, I used a different brush. For the most part I gravitate toward a flat, square brush so in an effort to switch things up I pulled out a "round brush". It was a fun day of experimenting. I did this study and enjoyed it a lot so afterwards I did a larger painting which I will post next time.


-Don said...

I can see why you enjoyed it - so do I. Nice use of the limited palette. That sky is tremendous!


Nicki said...

Hi Don,

It's funny you say that, I think my favorite part of this painting is the sky!


Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

Beautiful painting. I love all of your work.


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Nicki said...

Hi Thais,

Thank you for your visit! I am pleased you enjoyed looking at my work.

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