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, November 12, 2011

Feelin' Sketchy Saturday

 10 minute charcoal study

10 minute pencil study

 and for your amusement...
a 10 minute contour drawing
(I tried very hard not to look at the paper)

I can't believe it is already Saturday! Where did that week go? I went to the drop-in life drawing class this morning and we had another lovely model. She had beautiful hair- long, wavy and dark.. with the ends dyed green! I also did several gesture drawings which are always fun for loosening up. I didn't stay for the entire time because I had a to-do list that was weighing on my mind.

On Monday I am dropping off five paintings that will be hung in a juried show next weekend. It is the second year for this art show, "Little Gems", which is all about small work (16" or less). Last year artists were able to enter three pieces and this year they upped it to five. I think there should be loads of great work there. The opening reception is Friday, November 18 from 4-9 p.m. and it is a fundraiser for the Saskatoon Food Bank. The show will be at The Mix Artist Collective Studio, 539 24th Street East and runs all weekend.


My Sweet Prairie said...

Oh lovely! I have a few drawing where i didn't look from way back in highsschool still! They turn out so awesome! I wanted to ask more about the small works - would you email me directly? I'm not sure if it's an open group, or open show or?? My pieces reange from 3 inches to 8 inches. : )
mysweetprairie at gmail dot com


Nicki said...

Contour drawings are fun.

I just emailed you with some details...


Barbara M. said...

Love the drawings. The contour is great. So lyrical. I can't imagine getting up to draw on Saturday morning, and I'm proud of you.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

Thanks. It isn't hard to be up because everyone else is anyway. I am so excited to be continuing this journey and I really want to get the practice, so it is no chore.

I hope you have recovered from your exciting opening.

Nicki XO

Kim said...

I love these figure sketches. So important yet I rarely do them anymore. We're going to have a model on Monday so that should be interesting. It's been years sine I did a life drawing : O Your contour drawings are like a breath of fresh air : )

Nicki said...

Great Kim, have fun with your drawing session. I am so rusty, but hopefully I will get feeling more and more comfortable. The drawing sessions I have been going to are great, but they rarely get the model to do long poses, so it is hard to delve into the details. I am going to try to do at least one contour drawing each time because I think they really help you "see" and they usually have such fantastic energy.