New Representation: my art is now available at the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina! They are located at 2266 Smith Street, a vibrant, bustling part of town.

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon. As well, some of my large oil paintings are now available in this beautiful local gallery.

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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Reimagined Sky

Reimagined Sky
36 x 36"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2015
This painting was finally dry enough to transport out of the studio so I could take a photo. It's a sky I have painted before on a much smaller scale. I've always wanted to try it on a large canvas and while I am in a bit of an inspiration limbo, it seemed like a good time to try. I recently read that when an artist is stuck or blocked a good way to deal with the rut is to reimagine something you have done before; to try it in a different way. For this painting I decided I would go big and avoid blue sky at all costs. It isn't coming through well on my monitor, but there is actually quite a bit of soft pink in the sky surrounding the main cloud.
Anyway, I hope you like it. Next up is reimagining a birch tree I painted about four or five years ago.


Barbara Muir said...

I love it, and love those high, singing clouds. The best!


Nicki said...

Much appreciation! Thanks dear Barbara.