July and August 2017: A small selection of my work, courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus) throughout the summer months.

November 10, 2016:
I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!


Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. For a limited time several of my large oil paintings are also available at
their new street front gallery on 21st Street (formally Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery).

Ongoing: a selection of my larger work is available at The Black Spruce Gallery at Northside on Highway 2 just before the turn to Christopher Lake.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dappled Light

Dappled Light
40x30"
acrylic and oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2010 
sold

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.

7 comments:

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.

Nicki


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.

Nicki


Hi Claire,

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

Nicki

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.

XOBarbara

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!

Nicki