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!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dappled Light

Dappled Light
acrylic and oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2010 

This painting is at Moka right now. It is hanging near some tables right by the front window and let me tell you, looking at this painting is the polar opposite of what you see when you look out that shop window... It is cold here!!! And the snow! Brrrrr!

As I worked on it, this painting took on many forms. It began as an acrylic painting, the horizon line was lower, at one time there was a birch tree near the middle and a few more small dead trees cutting into the open space, the top left corner had no branches so it felt wide open, the grass at the shoreline was taller and more straight across, and the colouring of the entire painting was completely different! There were many smaller changes made besides the larger ones just mentioned--- this one was a work in progress for a very long time! It feels great to have it at a place I am happy with... it was a long time coming and I wasn't entirely sure I would get it there.

My opening is tomorrow evening and I am looking forward to visiting with some friends that said they planned to attend. I'm not expecting much in the way of sales as the pieces are quite large and there are only seven of them, but I am happy to have my work in a place that can be viewed and enjoyed (I hope) by many.


Joanne said...

Your paintings are stunning. Good luck.

Janie B said...

Love the light play. Just beautiful, as usual.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

What a beautiful, and distinctively unique style. I just saw your work on the Twenty Minute Challenge, and am so glad I decided to check out your blog. Fantastic work!

Nicki said...

Hi Joanne,

Thank you so much! I appreciate that you took the time to leave me a message and I hope you will find more to enjoy here in the future.


Hi Janie,

Nice to hear from you. I'm glad you like it- it took some work to get the light to this point. I'm happy with it now.


Hi Claire,

Nice to meet you. I'm so pleased you came over from the Twenty Minute Challenge! Thank you for your kind words.


Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

It is just superb. I'm glad that you sometimes have works in progress for a long time. That's encouraging to me.

Good luck with all of it. I'm know you'll have a great time.


suzanneberry said...

this is incredible nicki! i can smell the lush vegetation and feel the dappled sunlight on my feet. a wonderful respite for visitors coming in from the cold. best of luck, i hope everything sells, your work is stunning!

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

Thank you and I definitely have pieces that sit for a long time- or never even get finished.

The opening was wonderful and I enjoyed visiting with friends and family.

Nicki XO

Suzanne, thank you for such generous words!