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.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Feelin' Sketchy

 20 minute study  

               20 minute study             

It finally happened! I went to a live model drawing session! An artist I met at the drawing class this summer (at Emma Lake) met me for coffee then we went together. He had been before and was gracious enough to offer to meet me when I was ready to go for the first time. Today was the day! Yippee! Of course I was rusty, but I really enjoyed it and plan to mark it on the calendar semi-regularly. If I can make this happen then I expect I will get better and better. It's bound to happen, right? This is a sampling of what I did today. Not sure the proportions are right, but it just felt good to knock the cobwebs off my pencils and make marks.


Barbara M. said...

Great work. Both are beautiful and I love the hands on the second one.

Viva the sketch!

XO Barbara

suzanneberry said...

sensitive and beautiful studies nicki! lovely line quality. bravo!

Nicki said...

Thank you, Barbara. I am determined to improve my drawing skills. Maybe I should look into a class after Christmas. I am growing more and more intrigued with the portrait and figure as a subject, but lack the confidence in execution.

XO Nicki

Suzanne, I appreciate your comment about the line quality. That is what I worked on with both of these- especially the second one. It wasn't so much about shading. I will focus on that another Saturday.