Funky, Fresh and Full of Spice: a group show of work that is a step outside of what we might do normally. Two days only... Friday, June 23 from 6-9 pm and Saturday, June 24 from 1-5 pm at Paved Arts in Saskatoon (424 20th Street W). Featuring work by Cynthia Blanchette, Robert Remando, Levi, Monika Kinner-Whalen, Angela Storry, Michael G. Remando, Laura Hosaluk, Emily M. Kohlert, Nicki Ault and Brandi Hofer. Please come!

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.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Jack Pine on Lynx Lake, La Ronge

Jack Pine on Lynx Lake, La Ronge
48 x 30"
acrylic on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2014
sold

I still find myself inspired by my canoe trip experience from summer 2013. I've been thinking about this Jack Pine for months and finally decided to take a stab at painting it. We came across this rocky point on our last day and we felt it was the perfect place to stop for lunch. This tree really made me catch my breath, it was so beautiful. My canoeing partner, Erica, and I took loads of photos of it and the reference picture I chose to work from was hers, I think, so thank you Erica!

I recently saw Cliff Speer from CanoeSki Discovery Company and it sounds like he is planning to run a third annual "Canoeing and Painting in the Wild" trip for summer 2015. If it sounds like something you might enjoy, start thinking about it and check out the highlighted links for more information.

Update: The studio where I paint has decided on a date for our first annual "Open Studio". Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 23 from 12-5, it should be a great afternoon! See details at the top of this blog.

2 comments:

Barbara Muir said...

I keep thinking I've written about something, and then see I haven't. Well I love this. The trees and the glorious work on the rocks and water!
Stunning!

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

Thank you Barbara, I am glad you like this one. It was a bit of a struggle.

XO Nicki