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Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street- a vibrant, bustling part of town.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Elements (revised)

6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2011  


I'm in the process of getting ready for several art related events that are taking place this fall. I'm excited about all of them and the first one is already coming up on on September 24th. I have been invited to join 18 other artists and artisans for an art show in the country at Agar's Corner, so I will take my small (6x6") paintings and my portable wall for a day of peddling my wares! All of the work in my Daily Paintworks Gallery will come with me (click on the button on the top right hand side of this blog for a sneak peak). More info. will be posted next week closer to the date.

I am in the process of reworking some small paintings that I feel could be stronger. It's fun! The painting I am showing today was one of them. I was never happy with the bush- it was really in your face before. I also thought the Wolf Willow seemed too white. I'm much happier with the revised version. Underneath is the "before" image.
© Nicki Ault, 2011 

My only goal was to like it more, and I do. Today I played around with two other little paintings and by the time I left the studio I was excited with the results. One of the paintings has changed so drastically it is unrecognizable from the original. Wheeee! I'll show it next time, so be sure to check back.


Judy Adamson said...

I agree - the new version all hangs together better :)

Kim said...

I agree! The top one has beautiful colour and vibrancy. Gorgeous! I also really like the dabs of light on the side of the bush. Absolutely pleasing and lovely : )

Nicki said...

Thanks Judy, I like being agreed with !
:o) Nicki

Hi Kim,
Yes, I feel like the top one is much more alive. I am so happy you appreciate those "dabs of light" on the bush. I thought they added the extra layer of dimension that was missing in the first version.

I love your book! I've already been through it many times and I have only had it for about 12 hours!

suzanneberry said...

count me in! the gold added to the big bush is great, i love looking at the before and after! good luck!

Nicki said...

Thanks for weighing in Suzanne. ;)

I'm lovin' the gold on the bush, too. I'm hoping it will be a perfect fall afternoon and that lots of people will drive out for a beautiful day in the country.

-Don said...

I like the updated version much better, Nicki. I especially like that you have scaled down the size of the brushstrokes as they move back, giving a better sense of depth to the entire piece. Perfect.


Nicki said...

Hi Don,
Awesome! I always trust your eye, so thanks for leaving a comment on this one. I think that you are right, the size of the brushstrokes is another change that made a big difference.