July and August 2017: A small selection of my work, courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus) throughout the summer months.

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

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. For a limited time several of my large oil paintings are also available at
their new street front gallery on 21st Street (formally Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery).

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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bright Prairie

Bright Prairie
30 x 40"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2012

I just remembered that I hadn't posted this painting- it was displayed in the show at Calories restaurant last month. I have to say, the sky really busted my chops! It changed many, many times before I felt it actually was part of the painting and not an entity of it's own. The photo reference I used was one I took at the Saskatoon Natural Grasslands in the Silverspring area of Saskatoon. I took a bit of artistic license and edited out the roofs that could also be seen in the distant treeline. Today this scene would have to be painted with heavy, wet, slushy snow!


Barbara Muir said...

Beautiful. No!!! I am not ready for snow. Artistic license is what we have full time I figure. Wonderful

XO Barbara

rahina q.h. said...

this is beautiful Nicki!

Nicki said...

Thanks Barbara. We really got a dump of snow on Nov. 2. I am not happy about it... we could still get some beautiful weather yet, so hopefully it isn't here to stay.


Nicki said...

Thanks Rahina!