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Friday, June 3, 2011

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect
18 x 24"
acrylic on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2011
sold  

I was at the studio all day yesterday for some much needed art therapy. I even sent lunch to school with the kids so I could stay focused and "zoned'. I painted a small 6 x 6" prairie which I will show you next time, but I am so excited to finally show you a larger painting that I had to put this one on the blog first.

For those that have kept tabs on my blog from the beginning you might recall that I love to do what I call abstract reflections and lately I have been in the mood to do more. You can see a set of them if you look on my Flickr Photostream (find the link under the slide-show on the right hand column of my blog). During the past month as I worked on the "30 paintings in 30 days project" I began two larger paintings of this sort. This is one of them and I completed it yesterday. The second is much larger (30 x 40") and is from the same resource photo, but the colouring will be different. I am really happy with how "Ripple Effect" turned out. The finishing touches I added yesterday were exactly what it needed and I love it more and more each time I look at it.

7 comments:

Harry Kent said...

This is fantastic, Nicki. How do you do it? I can't for the life of me get a sense of movement in water like this, with so much energy. Love it.

Nicki said...

Thank you so much, Harry! It is lots of layers, glazing and playing. Glad you think it turned out!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Nicki

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,
I love this! You know I think you are the reigning Queen of water -- this proves it!

XOBarbara

Pam Holnback said...

Loved flipping through your Photostream!

-Don said...

You ROCK! It's no wonder you were so excited to share this beauty, and I'm glad you did. I'm going to second Barbara's comment, you ARE the reigning Queen of water.

-Don

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I thought of you as I painted it because I knew you loved these reflections. Thanks and I hope you are feeling much better now.

Nicki


Great! Thanks Pam!

Nicki



Hi Don,

Yes, I was happy with how this turned out and glad to have a piece finished that was larger than 6x6. Fingers crossed I will be as happy with my even larger abstract reflection that is still on the go.

Nicki

suzanneberry said...

fabulous nicki!! love this!