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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Patchwork Prairie

#7 - Patchwork Prairie
(30 paintings in 30 days project)
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2011 

After yesterday's painting, "Patchwork Sky" I started thinking about shapes and patterns and how, really, there is nothing more conducive to the patchwork theme than the landscape of the prairies. I decided to play around with that idea for today's painting... and I love the result if I do say so myself! I am extremely happy with this piece. I was actually so excited by the way this went that I did another painting right after! I didn't want to lose the vibe! I'll show it to you tomorrow... this raises another question... how do Daily Painters handle a small backlog? I still plan to paint tomorrow. Hmmm. Maybe I should be showing both paintings today. 


Kim said...

Nicki, I think this is my favourite of your to date. Really love how you saw the prairie. Pleasing sky and tree line... great piece!

Nicki said...

Wow, thanks Kim! What a great compliment! I feel really good about this one, so I'm happy to hear such positive feedback.


Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

I am loving every one of these paintings. This is wonderful. I know what you mean about the boost painting gives you. Good for you. Yes. It's like reminding yourself that you are an artist, by being an artist.


Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I like the last line of your comment. So true. I'm glad you are enjoying these paintings.