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.

Friday, September 16, 2011

As The Night Comes (revised)

As The Night Comes- Moonlight Reveal
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2011  
This is the painting that went under a major re-vamp at the studio this past week. And of course a day later I got an email from a friend saying she saw the the original on my blog and wanted it! Ha! Oh well, I like this one more and as I was making changes I had visions of Gregory Hardy's skies in my mind, so this revised version is an ode to him. Here is what the original looked like:

© Nicki Ault, 2011 

Basically I kept the dark sky at the top, the very bottom horizon line and the puffs at the tops of the clouds- these are (in my mind) what the moon is revealing under it's glowing light. There is actually purple in the darkest colour at the top, but I just can't get a good photo.

So I am off on a solo painting retreat! I am driving to Waskesiu right away partly to clean and close my parent's cabin down for the season and partly to paint, paint, paint! I am also going to read and watch movies. I zipped into the Blockbuster end-of-business blow-out sale and grabbed an eclectic mix of movies to watch for the next two nights: Eclipse, The Polar Express, and Georgia O'Keefe. That assortment cracks me up!

Anyway, I hope to have some good things to show when I return.


suzanneberry said...

love them both nicki! have a wonderful time and enjoy. looking forward to what you bring back!

Nicki said...

Hi Suzanne,
I'm back now and I had so much fun... even though I was alone. I'll write about it soon,