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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Path To The Beach, McPhee

Path To The Beach, McPhee
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2015

I haven't had any time to create in the last week. That is until yesterday. In fact, it looks like I will be able to paint every day this week while the kids are in day camps. I spent the day organizing, prepping a large board for a commission, painting two 6 x 6's and having a visit with my studio mate, Bridget Aitken. It felt great to accomplish a list of things.

Above is one of the results of yesterday's efforts. I really like it! I was not sure I could pull off the effect of the shadow side of the path against the light side, but I think it worked fairly well.

I am anxious to paint on a larger scale, and I will soon, but I also have to get a bunch of 6 x 6's ready for the booth I will have at Solar Gardens in September. I did the one day show last year, but this year it will be both Saturday and Sunday. There is always the fear of no sales. When you commit time and money to these things you want to feel like it was worth your while and one of the best measures of that is sales. In the end, however, all you can do is be prepared and ready to talk to the wonderful people who attend. I've just ordered new business cards from Vistaprint, so if nothing else I will hand a bunch of them out!

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