July - September, 2018: A selection of my artwork is now available for the summer season at Evrgreen, a charming coffee shop in the townsite of Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park!

Representation: I am honoured to have my work represented by these well-respected professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street- a vibrant, bustling part of town.

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

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Beach, Georgian Bay

The Beach, Georgian Bay
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2013
available exclusively at Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery

My trip to Georgian Bay was made in heaven and in the end it was quite inexpensive because we stayed at Bridget's family cottage. I feel extremely fortunate to have had this opportunity, never mind the luck in having a place to stay the entire time away. The cottage was adorable and located about twenty minutes outside of Owen Sound right on the water. We set up a make-shift studio in the garage and constantly had fires burning in the fire pit just outside of the "studio". The cottage was set up on the hill overlooking the Bay and just a short walk down took you to the beach. The painting above is the beach to the left of the family property. Rocks, rocks and more rocks! It was quite fascinating because many of the rocks were sheared off and flat and a large number of them had fossils. That definitely had me missing my boys because I knew they would have loved to explore and find interesting treasures.

I actually painted this scene first with acrylic on a 30 x 30" canvas (as you can see in the middle photo) and I was so happy with it that I wanted to try another version in oil, so I decided to paint a small one for the Lifestyles store. I am really happy with the palette of colours. Hope you like!


monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

I love the red. :) oh I am glad you had such a good time!! How lucky! :) you deserve wonderful things.

suzanneberry said...

Amazing Nicki! I love the palette and the bold brush strokes. Really well done! and what a nice trip! it sounds so relaxing and creative! glad you enjoyed it. your painting certainly reflects a great time.