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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Little Moody

A Little Moody
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2012

This has been such a busy year and after I finished my 30 paintings in 30 days project I seemed to have let the 6x6" paintings lapse. Other commitments prevailed, but two weeks ago when I went to Waskesiu Lake for a bit of quiet time and to help clean-up the cabin for the winter, I did some plein air painting. I ended up with 5 new little paintings and this was one of my favorites. I love the colours- quite different from my other skies. It is simple, but dramatic. Our skies this summer have been tricky for a painter... especially plein air. Why, you ask? Well it seems they were either bright blue skies with not a cloud to be seen, or they were tornado-watch kind of skies which are usually accompanied by a ridiculous level of wind. Either way not optimum for painting!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Something strange going on with commenting. My last comment didn't make it through. Ah well. This is just lovely. True about this summer and the skies. I must say I loved the blue sky days.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

That is strange Barbara. I'm not sure why the comments are glitching. Glad you eventually got through. I loved the blue sky days too... so clear and pure and cool.

I hope all is well with you... you seem to be very busy these days.


Pierre Raby said...

Beautiful! Love its simplicity and unusual earthy palette.

Anonymous said...

I like your paintings. I'm glad you realized your potential. They are very beautiful. I also didn't dare to call myself a photographer or a writer. It's best to listen to yourself instead of other people. I learned that the best comment that matters most is the one inside you. A lot of people claimed my photography wasn't good and that my writing wasn't good, but when I began to get paid for my art and writing it became a habit. Never listen to negative comments. Great success to you.

Nicki said...

Hi Pierre,

What a treat to hear from you! I hope you are well.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment... I am very happy with this little painting and a large part of that is the unusual palette.


Nicki said...

Hi Norma,

Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words. I am grateful that you took a moment of your time to send encouragement my way. I am getting much better at not listening to negative comments... although I do appreciate constructive criticism, which is different.

All the best to you in your creative endeavors.