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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dreaming Of Spruce River

Dreaming Of Spruce River
48 x 36"
acrylic on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2015

For this one, I revisited an old plein air painting and took inspiration from that. "Dreaming Of Spruce River" is the same but different, and also much larger. I've been puttering around with it for awhile at the studio and finally just decided to call it a day.

The subject is a beautiful, murky, quiet, winding river in northern Saskatchewan. This particular location on Spruce River happens to be a picnic rest stop just inside the old park gates at Waskesiu. It is here that the river curves out of the forest and touches the edge of a small meadow, then retreats back into the shelter of the trees. It is a place that is easy to dream about, especially in the winter.


Barbara Muir said...

Love it to the max. Amazing.


Nicki said...

Thank you! It is better is person, at full scale and when you can see the colour in the dark areas.