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.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Mossy Bank - Sulphide Lake

Mossy Bank, Sulphide Lake
36 x 48"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2016

I guess I took an unintentional hiatus from the blog. I have been painting a bit, but with two large paintings on the go and nothing finished, there was nothing to post. Plus with the kids out of school this week I got my days mixed up and forgot yesterday was Thursday, so no TBT post. Anyway, I finally went to the studio for about one hour last night which felt great! "Mossy Bank" was dry enough to transport home to photograph and I actually took some time to work on the other large painting- a colourful prairie. It very well may be done now, too. I will look at it with fresh eyes this weekend and make the call.

Speaking of this weekend, I am excited for Sunday! I have to drive to Prince Albert to pick up the paintings from The Mann Art Gallery since the Winter Festival show is now done. I think I am going to go early and drive all the way to Waskesiu for a photo excursion. I am not sure yet if I will try to paint en plein air, but it is a possibility. It will depend on time. Road trip! Yay!


Barbara Muir said...

Wow! These breaks from the blog happen, not because we want to,
but because eventually every person, even an artist, has to sleep.

And sleep matters.

Love this painting, and am delighted every time you come back to the blog.


Nicki said...

Yes, sleep is good! And blog breaks are good. I am glad you like this painting and I am happy you check in to see what is happening.

XO Nicki