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, April 14, 2016

Throwback Thursday

Joy
7 x 7"
acrylic on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2010
sold

This is a commission I received six years ago from my neighbor. Her husband spends many hours carefully planning and tending a beautiful pond in their backyard; it has been his "pride and joy" (although now that he is a grandpa I am sure his grandchildren have taken over that title). She wanted to surprise him for his birthday and asked me to create a painting for him. It was a bit tricky because every view of the pond had either the garage or fence in it, so visually I was having trouble getting inspired to paint it even though the elements of the pond itself were lovely. I decided to suggest to her that I do three small paintings rather than one large one. This way I could focus on what her husband truly loved. And so that is how we proceeded.

Hugh's Pond
7 x7"
acrylic on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2010
sold

Pride
7 x 7"
acrylic on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2010
sold

3 comments:

Marcela Strasdas said...

Nice Nicki! I really like them! I specially like the fluid lines of the one with just fish :)

Nicki said...

Thank you Marcela- I think that is my favourite one too.

Garima said...

great