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.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Above The Dugout

Above The Dugout
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2014
Daily Paintworks Gallery

Although my recent paintings have been very Saskatchewan inspired, they have been very northern Saskatchewan inspired, so to switch things up I decided to do a little wide-open prairie scene. For this I used a resource photo of a dugout that I took last year as we drove to the lake. I love the cloud building in the distance and how it looks as it catches the light of the late afternoon setting sun.


Tammy Hext said...

Hi Nicki,
I love the greens you used in this one. I am struggling to mix greens that sing and these do.

Nicki said...

Hi Tammy, thank you! Greens can be tricky. I did a wash of cobalt violet on the whole board before I started and I like how some of that peaks through the greens.

Hope all is well with you and good luck with your show in Ayr!