Sunday, May 14 - Mother's Day Tea Show and Sale: taking place at Studio On 20th from 12-4p.m. Our studio will be open to the public on this afternoon to exhibit the most current work by artists Bridget Aitken, Nicki Ault, Kathy Bradshaw, Jan Corcoran, Ann Donald, Jane Harington, Miranda Jones, Brenda Kennedy, Karen Maguire, Amira Wasfy and Carol Wylie. We are located at 236A 20th Street Between Aves. B and C (door to the left of the Odd Couple restaurant).

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! ;)