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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sketchbook Sketch

Margot- Sketchbook Sketch
vine charcoal
© Nicki Ault, 2011  

This is the last drawing I have to share from my two day class. On the last evening the model offered to pose for an hour of her own time. She had fulfilled the obligations of her contract, but wanted to continue for anyone still wanting to draw! She was a good egg! I decided to do a quick portrait... well, only after I ditched my first effort which was a foot study. I had to crop this one because I really misjudged the placement of her head on the paper.

I'm no Barbara Muir, Suzanne Berry or Rahina Q. yet, but I'm not giving up and I'll get there someday! Thank you for watching me on my journey.

7 comments:

suzanneberry said...

nicki, what a great sketch! and what a wonderful model to stay and proved more time for you!!! and imagine my great surprise and warm gratitude when you referenced my name and supplied a link!! you are too kind, thank you very, very so much! happy creating my friend!

Nicki said...

Hi Suzanne,

Yes, she was wonderful and I think she really enjoyed the group as well as the little getaway this job provided for her. In the evenings she would often be on the beach reading a book and watching the surroundings.

You are welcome for the link back, etc.! Someday I hope to be as skilled as you are with figures and portraits.

Nicki

rahina q.h. said...

hey Nicki... i was looking at another blogger who is a landscape artist in Scotland
http://simmill-arts.blogspot.com/
her name is Caroline and she is experimenting with portraits too!
you both are excellent landscape artists and it is wonderful to see the determination to try other subjects. keep going girl, it's wonderful what you are doing!

Nicki said...

Rahina, thank you for your encouraging words. I really appreciate it. I do feel pretty determined, I just need to continue practicing, experimenting and learning.

Thanks for the link!

Nicki

rahina q.h. said...

Nicki i forgot to say, thank you for the shout on your blog... appreciate your kindness:)

Nicki said...

No problemo!

N.

cohen labelle said...

Hi Nicki
This is a great sketchbook sketch, beautifully seen and felt! Thank you for sharing - I'm hoping you'll do a zillion, million more!
Marcia