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November 10, 2016:
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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.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Before The Valley

Before the Valley
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2013
available exclusively at Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery
sold

The plein air painting day at Wanuskewin offered me a new look at the prairies. It was the way I like it- pretty and untouched (aside from where the archeologists are digging), but the hills and valleys offered a new perspective. It is so close to the city and yet when you are coming and going on the highway you would never know it was there. 

For this painting I was sitting on the edge of the flat prairie in front of one of my favorite things- Wolf Willow. They were growing on the hillside right before it dropped down into the valley. The hill on the other side of the valley was in shadow so the cool dark green really set off the show of colours in front of me. This might be my favorite of the three.

There is talk that we might return in the fall to paint a different season. Fingers crossed!


3 comments:

sherry said...

love it

Nicki said...

Thanks Sherry!

Barbara Muir said...

This is beautiful Nicki, I love it.
I don't get to the internet that much because we're on holiday. But know that I love, love, love your work.

XO Barbara