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, May 2, 2016

Operation White Shadowboxes

tower of sanded and prepped boxes
© Nicki Ault, 2016

calm night spray station
© Nicki Ault, 2016

gloves woulda been smart
© Nicki Ault, 2016

I decided recently that I would make some shadowboxes for my 6x6 inch paintings. I have made them in the past and they are a bit of a pain. They take a lot of time to prep and it is not always easy to get a couple of super calm days in a row so I can spray. However, I really want to have a grid of my little paintings on display for the studio's Mother's Day Tea on May 8th, so with the great weather forecast for this week I thought I might have a window of opportunity. I began on Sunday night and "operation white shadowboxes" is well underway.

3 comments:

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

I enjoy visiting your blog from time to time and love your paintings. Your idea of placing small works in shadow boxes is interesting. I am curious about how you keep them from falling out. How do you anchor them? Thanks.

Nicki said...

Hi Jean, thank you for stopping in once in awhile! Well... dare I reveal my very high-tech secret? :) Yes! I actually anchor them with velcro! It works really well and this way they are completely and easily removable.

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

Thanks, Nicki. Genius. Velcro makes a lot of sense. And your secret is safe with me! ;)