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!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Waskesiu Lake at Dusk

Waskesiu Lake at Dusk
30 x 36"
oil on canvas

This one really busted my chops. I put in some serious time at the studio over a period of three (non-consecutive) days. This is where it ended off today. It could be done. Maybe. I think.

As I painted it, especially today as I was winding down, I kept thinking of the advice Degen Lindner gives her students about the way they paint their subjects. She often says, "It has to be more than what it is". I get that. I am just not sure I always reach that goal. Tomorrow I will show you some details of this painting that I do believe are areas that "are more than what it is"... I'm just not sure that the whole is greater than (or even equal to) the sum of it's parts. Today I also rediscovered a quote that relates to this idea and I'll share it with you tomorrow (because I forgot the book at the studio).

Stay tuned...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

what an energy Nicki! well done on this dramatic yet sensitive piece!

-Don said...

Damn, girl!!! Now my jaw is bruised from hitting my desk when my mouth dropped open upon seeing this magnificent piece of art. Thanks alot!

-Don

Nicki said...

Thank you Rahina. There is a quiet strength in this one. Thank you for seeing it.

Nicki said...

Don, you made me smile! Thanks and sorry about the bruising... who said viewing art was a passive activity?! I'm about to post some details of areas I'm especially happy with.

Cheers,
Nicki