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, July 14, 2011

Margot- A Sketch

pencil sketch
© Nicki Ault, 2011  

Nearing the end of the first day of class I did this pencil portrait of our model, Margot. I didn't have time to finish or refine it, but the point was really to be practicing and getting the feel of drawing again. The cobwebs are slow to come off after 11 years!

On a completely different note... it is so humid here! What is up? I am in the middle of the prairies with no significant large body of water anywhere to be found and yet the air honestly feels like the tropics. My skin is lovin' it, my curls/frizz... not so much!


Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

Great sketch. I think you're getting
our weather. The air feels like a hot sponge, but it doesn't rain.

Someone in my studio complimented your
painting the other day. I hope you felt proud. I was for you.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

We are just not used to humid weather in these parts! It felt about ten degrees warmer than the thermostat said.

Thank you for letting me know that someone enjoyed my little painting. I'm smiling!

XO Nicki