July 2015- September 3, 2016:
currently you can find my three large floral still life paintings at Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery. Please check out this beautiful art and design boutique on 21st Street (across from Lululemon) in Saskatoon.

On Now: May- September 2, 2016 I have a show of large work at the University Club (formerly called the Faculty Club) on campus at the University of Saskatchewan.

Friday, September 16:
A Square Affair, 13th Street Winery, St. Catharines, Ontario: five of my original 12" x 12" oil paintings will be on display and available for sale at this unique show for one night only.

Until September 3:
Lifestyles is closing. My 8x8" original oil paintings are exclusively available at Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery on 21st Street in Saskatoon until September 3.

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, 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

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.


-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...


Nicki said...

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