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November 10, 2016:
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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, July 7, 2011

Alone With The Sky


Alone With The Sky
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2011
sold   

After I settled in to my sweet little cabin at the Kenderdine Campus last week I enjoyed an Adirondack chair and some plein air painting down at the beach. Really I couldn't wait to get going, the sounds and smells of the outdoors were calling me and my brush! I had returned to the place where I could let my breath out, step away from it all and feel what it is like to just be me.

 in the distance you can see the chair 
where I sat to paint this sky
© Nicki Ault, 2011  

I watched the sky. I painted it. And I felt alone, but in a good way.

3 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Beautiful Nicki. I'm glad you enjoyed a peaceful art retreat.

The painting is fantastic.

XO Barbara

-Don said...

I cannot imagine painting from an adirondack chair, but you rocked it. I'm glad you had such a great time. I can only imagine how rejuvenating it was.

-Don

Nicki said...

Thank you Barbara... maybe someday you will join me there...?

XO Nicki



Don, it is more comfortable than you might imagine! Especially while working on a 6x6" board which I simply held in my hand with my palette on my lap. And, yes, definitely rejuvenating.

Nicki