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.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Prairie Work In Progress

Deer Trail Through Wolf Willow
(in progress)
24 x 24" 
© Nicki Ault, 2011  

I am beginning a series of work based on some of the small prairie scenes I did in my "30 Paintings in 30 Days" project. This is the start of one. I don't usually do progress shots of my paintings, partly because I never think to take pictures as I go along and partly because I'm not sure my process/progress is that interesting. Anyhoo, I did take a few pictures as this prairie scene went along. At this first stage I am using acrylics to sort out the placement of things and to get the canvas covered with colour so no white peeks out later when I begin using oils. Really it's an underpainting of sorts.


-Don said...

I'm glad you're showing us your process/progress. I always find it interesting to see how other artists create.

I'm also excited to see that box full of 6x6's, because I know they will soon be new Nick Ault's...

Rock on!


Nicki said...

Hi Don,

I'm not sure my process is worthy of posting, but it is what it is. I'm glad you find it interesting. I do like it when other artists show their steps and stages.

I think you need the nickname "Hawkeye"... how do you see all the details that you do? Yup, those are 6x6 MDF boards I had cut at Home Depot, much to the dismay of the poor employee. I definitely gave him his challenge for the day!