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

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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.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Expressing A Point Of View

Expressing A Point of View
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2012

Here is another of the little plein air paintings I did at Waskesiu in September. I drove to a lovely picnic/rest stop just beyond the marina called Point Of View. The beach is very rocky, but it is such a scenic place with great fire-pits and benches. My kids love going there to explore and skip stones, they love finding pieces of driftwood to use as swords and it's fun for me to sit back and listen to them exercise their imaginations. But this time I was by myself... or so I thought...

This funny little chipmunk didn't know what to make of me, but I sure enjoyed him. He was scurrying around like he had just had a serious shot of espresso followed by a huge can of Red Bull! You could practically hear his thoughts, "The storm is coming! RAIN!! It's getting cold! It's mid-September! WHAT?!! I'm not ready! NOT READY!!! I need more nuts! MORE NUTS! Hey, who are you? You got nuts? I NEED NUTS!!!"

my painting "spot"

Nature makes me happy!


Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Hey Nicki,

A wonderful drama field painting!
Love the added photo's too...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


Nicki said...

Hi Jeffrey! What a great surprise to see a comment from you! I hope you are well and now I will be heading over to see what you have been up to these days! More wonderful paintings, I'm guessing! It feels good to get a positive reaction to this little painting from someone who is a master plein air painter! Thank you! And I'm glad you liked my other pictures. :)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!


Barbara Muir said...

Nature makes me happy too. And your paintings make me super happy. What a beauty this is!

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Thanks dear Barbara!

Nicki... hug

Harry Kent said...

Wow, look at those clouds! Plenty of cumulus there, beautifully dynamic. Love reading the character in those brush marks - deft but not slick, searching yet definite, fast but not hasty. Great work, Nicki.

Nicki said...

Hi Harry,

Thank you for your thoughtful, descriptive comment. I always feel a bit proud when one of my paintings gets your attention!

Hope you are well!