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!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Patchwork Sky

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

Paintings 2 through 6 have all been done using the resource photos I took on a spontaneous drive out of town at dusk. The sun was beginning to set and the clouds in the west were glowing with these gorgeous reflected colours. I've been using the little screen on my digital camera to work from and it has allowed me to be a bit more loose and not so hung up on details. While working on this one I kept thinking about the patchwork nature of the colours; quite abstract and collage-like in my mind.


Painting Tips and Tricks said...

Your painting "patch work sky" is great! I like it! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

Nicki said...

Thanks Daniel. Nice to hear from you again.


Judy Adamson said...

Beautiful painting!

And I think it's good to look at what you're painting as a 'patchwork of shapes and colours, rather than thinking about what each thing is - if you know what I mean!!!

Nicki said...

Hi Judy,

Yes, I know what you mean and yes, that is what I was thinking with this painting and also as I painted "Patchwork Prairie". It's a good way to keep things loose and a bit more abstract.

I'm glad you like it.