New Representation: my art is now available at the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina! They are located at 2266 Smith Street, a vibrant, bustling part of town.

July - October, 2017: A small selection of my work,
courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus).

Sunday, November 19, 2017: Studio on 20th Open Studio Art Show and Sale. The studio where I paint will be open to the public from 11 am - 5 pm on this one afternoon only. Current work by our eleven artists will be exhibited and available to purchase. Please come and bring a friend! We are located at 236A 20th Street West (door to the left of the Odd Couple restaurant); not wheelchair accessible.

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon. As well, some of my large oil paintings are now available in this beautiful local gallery.

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, April 2, 2014

A Day of Barguing

Bargue #3 continued
graphite on bond paper

Last Thursday was a full day of Barguing (a new verb?). I made some changes for the better to my drawing and now the chest and the hunch/curve of the back are more accurate. I know I will need to make more adjustments even after it is transferred but I wanted it to be in the best shape possible going forward from here. So with that handled I began preparing to transfer by flipping the drawing over and covering all of my lines on the backside of the paper with graphite (I used a light-box to see the lines more clearly). 


I then centered the drawing over the Stonehenge paper and securely taped it at the top edge so that when I transferred the lines I could flip back and forth to make sure it was going well, but not worry about shifting the image. As I traced over the lines of my drawing I had to be careful not to press too hard so as to score the paper, but press hard enough to actually transfer some graphite onto the Stonehenge. In the above photo you can see my drawing flipped back showing the lines covered in graphite and you can see, very faintly, the transferred image on the Stonehenge paper. The plate I am copying of the Belvedere torso is on the left. Voila! 

2 comments:

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

The patience required for this blows me away every time. Good for you.

XOXOXOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

Patience, yes, I guess. Mostly I find it meditative. Thanks Barbara.

Hugs to you,
N.