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.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Pea Soup Swamp

Pea Soup Swamp
6 x 6"
oil on board

I spent a decent chunk of time at the studio today. I painted two 6x6's, prepped some boards, and painted some edges. My big canvas remains untouched. It is as white as white can be and loomed over me all the while I painted my little boards. It seemed daunting and, although I studied the resource photo for awhile, I felt a bit of stage fright and couldn't quite commit to putting paint to canvas.

I will get there.


Now for a bit of business. Apparently as of January 11, 2016 there will be some changes made to streamline things in Google. From what I gather you will now need a Google account to sign into Google Friend Connect and to follow Blogger blogs. Up until now you could sign in and follow with other accounts (i.e. Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut, OpenID, non-Google accounts), but that will be no more. Basically if you use a non-Google account to follow my blog you will now need to sign up for a Google account and then re-follow my blog and any of your other favourite Blogger blogs. It's a bit of a hassle, but hopefully not so much so that you won't do it. There is a link to make a Google account here.

As another option, if you are on Facebook and have not yet liked my art page, you can do so here: www.facebook.com/Nicki.Ault.Studio. My blog posts are automatically shared onto this page so you won't miss a thing. Or you can sign up your email on the top right-hand side of this blog and get my new  posts sent to you that way.

These change are out of my control, so I hope you understand.

Thanks for making the effort to stay in touch!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Wow that's a bummer. Do you mean you can't sign in as anonymous anymore
with no blog, or account? We should write Google about that
rule. Dumb. More traffic = more business -- all round.

Love the painting. Happy, Happy New Year,


Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

Yes, I don't fully understand, but it has to do with how people can "follow" the blogs. I sent you an email with the full notice I found. Maybe that will make it more clear.

Glad you like the painting!

XOXO Nicki