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!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


8 x 8"
oil on board 
© Nicki Ault, 2011 

Here is the second of the paintings I did last week from the reference photos I took a year ago in the country. I really enjoyed  the process of painting last week. I hope this is the beginning of a productive stretch. This painting is very similar to the acrylic painting, Out On Valley Road, which I did en plein air last April. This time I used oil, a smaller support and a reference photo in the studio. Again, I am loving the pool of water reflecting the blue sky right there in the middle of the field. My two favorites are still to come...


Barbara M. said...

This is so great! I love it too. Oh those productive painting times are the best. This is filled with joy and the world needs that.


-Don said...

You're on fire, Nicki! These are quite lovely and if they aren't even your favorites, I can't wait to see what you have in store for us.


Kim said...

Nicki, this is so clean and fresh and feels like the prairies. I love the colours. I've had that feeling too of that startling blue in the skies, reflections in the water - and it makes me shockingly happy : ) Do you have a preference for landscape (oil or acrylic?). I've always done acrylic for large landscape/plein air but am thinking of trying oils... Look forward to tomorrows painting!

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,
Thank you and yes, the world needs joy and to remember the beauty and wonders on our earth. Otherwise it is too easy to get lost in tragedy.

Hi Don,
I'll be posting the other two soon... stay tuned!

Hi Kim,
Me too, shockingly happy is a great way of putting it.

For the most part everything I did was with acrylics until about a year ago when I began dabbling in oils. I love them, but they are a bit messy for plein air painting. I need a better set-up for transporting the finished work and for clean-up when I am outdoors.

Barbara, Don, Kim, thanks for taking the time to comment!!!