Sunday, November 27, 11a.m. - 5 p.m.: Our annual Open Studio Show and sale at the Studio On 20th! It is always a fun and busy event with new work by eleven studio artists: Bridget Aitken, Nicki Ault, Kathy Bradshaw, Jan Corcoran, Ann Donald, Jane Harington, Miranda Jones, Brenda Kennedy, Karen Maguire, Amira Wasfy and Carol Wylie. Look for our door to the left of the Odd Couple Restaurant and head up the stairs! (236A 20th Street between Avenues B & C).

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.

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings (formally available at Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery) are now available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Dream Before Sleep

#3 - A Dream Before Sleep
6 x 6"
oil on board
(30 paintings in 30 days - Project II)
© Nicki Ault,2012
sold

In the northern boreal forest, after the sun sets- sometimes as late as 9:30 or 10:00 p.m.- the sky gets dark and very blue, but it is still lighter than the treeline. With the majority of the sun's rays gone, sometimes it is the glowing moon that illuminates the activity in the sky. I find it all very dreamy and I could watch the sky forever... day or night.

2 comments:

-Don said...

You captured the dreaminess beautifully! As with all great cloud formations, my imagination wants to isolate shapes and create a narrative. Interestingly enough, I see a mother rocking a child to sleep while whispering sweet nothings. A Dream Before Sleep, indeed. Goodnight, my friend...

-Don

Nicki said...

Don, I see her! Wow, that is wild! Thank you for such a lovely comment! I hope you slept well.

Nicki