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!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Bargue" Drawing - Stage Five

Bargue drawing - stage 5

The light wasn't great in the room when I took this photo, but hopefully you get the overall effect. This is the fifth stage of the drawing, or the big form modelling stage. I was anxious to begin working on this stage, I really wanted to tackle the details and subtleties of the shadow areas to make it come alive (in-so-much as a drawing of a statue can come alive!) Many hours have been invested in this stage and I know there is still more work to do. When I look at the Bargue drawing of this same plate by instructor, Craig Berry, I am amazed at how smooth and fine his work is. None of the texture from the paper shows through his graphite work, it almost seems impossible that it could be a pencil drawing. I do wonder if I will ever be that refined in my work. I'm looking forward to my class tomorrow night to learn how to get such a soft, buttery effect and how to bring this drawing to a high-end finish. Once it is officially complete I will be sure to get a really good photo to show.


suzanneberry said...

WOW!! Nicki this is incredible!! I've missed so much. Reading about these classes is so exciting and seeing the results is so satisfying! This is so inspiring, I would love to try this. Beautiful work, thanks so much for sharing this process!

And i've been looking through all the work I've missed and love it!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

This is beautiful. I love texture and lines in drawing, and I love that you are teaching me the value of the opposite.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Suzanne... you can already do this kind of work in your sleep! :) It has been such a great learning experience so far and I just want to absorb more and more. I think it will really create a solid foundation to other things I want to try in the future. He is teaching a colour theory class in the fall that I can't wait to take.

Thanks for swinging by!