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.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Clear Blue Sky

Clear Blue Sky
8 x 8"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2015
available exclusively at Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery
sold

Here is the last of the seven newest paintings you can now find at Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery. I love the simple statement it makes about our beautiful prairie landscape. A clear blue sky that goes on forever over a ripe yellow field. Iconic Saskatchewan.

Well friends, last night reality started to settle in. I took my son to a "pre-Collegiate night" to learn about the upcoming processes and decisions around high school registration. When I began this blog he, my oldest, was in Grade Two... and now here I am with a teenager and high school looming. I think I am feeling a bit shell-shocked. Where has the time gone? Everyone warned me that it would go fast, but you just don't realize it until it has happened. Granted we still have a ways to go before he is independent, but this milestone is making me so very aware of the others that are coming: his driver's licence, his first job, a girlfriend, then suddenly it will be Grade Twelve graduation. My head spins. It is all going too fast.

I love my boy...


4 comments:

Barbara Muir said...

Beautiful painting, and as with everything else in life, one day
at a time. Woah! He's just starting high school. Get him into band. That saved both of my sons in highschool. I paid for private trumpet lessons in grade nine, so Sam could be in band. Band is great because everyone is accepted and kind to one another. And it takes a lot of time.

Meanwhile one day at a time. He's still your baby boy.

XOXOXOXOXOXO Barbara Lovely drawing too.

Marcela Strasdas said...

Time does fly! My daughter graduated last June and I can swear it was yesterday when she was just starting high school. Do enjoy these few years coming up.... I haven't been to the prairies yet but will one day, In the meantime I enjoy seeing them through your paintings!

Nicki said...

Thanks Barbara... yes, I am getting ahead of myself, but I am very aware of how quickly time is going by. I guess that is good in one way because I will be sure to appreciate these milestones and the small things in between.

Nicki said...

I certainly will enjoy the days coming up. Thanks Marcela. The prairies are beautiful- I hope you do get here someday.