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, May 21, 2011

Flat Bottoms

#23 - Flat Bottoms
(30 paintings in 30 days)
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2011  


As I was driving home after getting a load of groceries, the sky was filled with what I think of as flat bottomed clouds. I'm sure there is a more scientific name for them, and a Google search would probably help me discover what that is, but I can't be bothered! I came home and decided to use my memory of these clouds to create my painting for today. I wanted the overall effect to be very soft and calm with pale, grayed down colours. I used a few of my Gamblin "Radiant" colours which have a beautiful glow about them.

Much to my delight, the boys wanted to paint with me today! They gave me permission to show you their artwork because they are very proud of their accomplishments...

 The Monkey That Swung on the Vine
6 x 6"
water colour on board
Tommy Ault
age 7

6 x 6"
water color on board
Sammy Ault
age 9

I gave them each a little board like I have been painting on for this "30 paintings in 30 days project", so I think they felt very official! And to make it even more official they titled and signed their work. It makes my heart melt. Sammy even brought his stuffed animal out to look at as he worked. It was his "resource".


Momentum Mediaworks said...

I really like all 3 paintings! The first one does seem "glowy". I think "flat bottomed clouds" is the perfect name for them. The second painting is a wonderful interpretation of a monkey swinging on a vine ... painted by a most precious and lovable monkey, I might add. The third painting captures the electricity of the Pikachu character and has terrific detail. The painter is a special little man who is a great thinker. Auntie loves all three artists so very much. Just one question ... where is John's painting?!?!?!?!? Ha ha ha ha!!!

Love you!

Nicki said...

I thought you would like this post! The kids are quite proud to have their art on my blog! They think they should have their own special gallery of work.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

This is a lovely post. Your painting is beautiful and I love the work of your emerging artists. Your post made me nostalgic. I remember when Christopher used to paint, and when Sam was a major painter too. I always loved their work. Every one of these daily paintings is a miracle.