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...


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!


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.