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.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Feelin' Sketchy Saturday and Auction Tomorrow

10 minute sketch
pencil on paper
© Nicki Ault, 2013

 15 minute sketch
pencil on paper
© Nicki Ault, 2013

Two weeks in a row! The Saturday drop-in drawing session was excellent today. The model was fantastic; she was a veteran and what a difference that makes. I so wish I got her eyes right in the second sketch. Dang. I loved the lines of her neck and shoulders in that pose. I may go back and tamper with it a bit... try to get those eyes better.

My nerves are starting to kick in because tomorrow I have three paintings in a curated auction raising money for the Sexual Health Centre. It is a biannual auction and I was in it for the first time two years ago. The curators go around to various studios in town and hand select the work for the auction. I am extremely pleased that they wanted me to participate again. They chose two of my 6x6" paintings which will go as a set and then a 36 x 36" painting... here they are:

The Day The Lake Became The Sea
6x6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault
sold

Hover
6x6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault
sold

In The Thick of The Thicket
36x36"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault
sold

I framed them all and my fingers are crossed the crickets won't be chirping when they come up for bid! The auction is being held at the Albert Community Centre on Clarence Ave. in Saskatoon and is open to the public, and I do believe there is a charge at the door. Viewing of the artwork is from 2:00-3:00 and the auction then goes from about 3:00-5:00. I hope to go, but I need to sort out a date because this is the type of nerve-wracking thing a gal needs support for!

Update: the auction went well and my paintings have new homes!

4 comments:

Judy Adamson said...

Good luck with the auction, Nicki!

I had a painting in a charity auction (that I couldn't go to, luckily!) and nobody bought it. But then someone came along and bought it for quite a good price afterwards so that was OK.

Nicki said...

Thank you Judy, it went well!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Your drawings are great, and I hope the auction went well. You are brave, and your paintings are wonderful.

XO Barbara

Lil's Garden said...

Your work is so beautiful! I haven't painted in years but looking at your work gives me the itch to take up the brush again :)

Thank you, Lil