July - September, 2018: A selection of my artwork is now available for the summer season at Evrgreen, a charming coffee shop in the townsite of Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park!

Representation: I am honoured to have my work represented by these well-respected professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street- a vibrant, bustling part of town.

November 10, 2016: I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day's End, Waskesiu

#22 - Day's End, Waskesiu
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2012
(30 paintings in 30 days- Project II)

All the busyness of the last several weeks has really caught up to me. I have not been feeling great over the last week; every other day I am achy, exhausted and feel flu-y. Well today I allowed myself to do nothing much more than sleep and rest. A two hour sleep this morning after getting the kids to school and then another two hour (or so!) nap this afternoon. And I am still sleepy! But I managed to get this painting done and make a decent supper for my people. 


-Don said...

Day's End is beautiful! I love the transition of the brush strokes as you 'climb' the sky.

Kudos to you for taking some time out for yourself. We all have to take these pauses or our bodies will force them upon us.


Barbara Muir said...

You on a bad day are what everyone else in the world wishes for on a good day. A spectacular painting, and a decent meal for your family. Keep that under wraps girl. When I'm low, or exhausted I sure don't cook.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Hi Don,

I like the description of "climbing the sky". And I just realized I called my newest painting (#23) Transitions which was a word you mentioned in your comment. Ha!

I probably should have listened to my body sooner, but live and learn- even if the learnin' comes a bit late!

:) Nicki

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

Gosh- that is a pretty generous comment! :)

And the meal was decent, but by no means extravagant! It was more than macaroni, but way less than Beef Wellington!