June 2015:
for the month of June Bridget Aitken, Jacqueline Faye Miller and myself will have a show of our most current work at Hues Art Supply (the corner of Lorne Ave, and Taylor Street) in Saskatoon. There will be an artists' reception on Saturday, June 20 from 2-4 p.m. Please come if you can!

June 12 and 13:
the fourth annual Art Trek: Studio Discovery Tour takes place on Friday, June 12 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, June 13 from 10-5 p.m. There are nine studios on the tour this year including the Studio On 20th where I paint. Maps can be found at Hues Art Supply, Art Placement, the Francis Morrison Library, Collective Coffee and various other locations. As well, the map is posted to the top of the Art Trek Facebook page.

my 8x8" original oil paintings are exclusively available at Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery on 21st Street in Saskatoon.

Ongoing: a selection of my larger work will be 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.