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, August 18, 2016

Clouds Rising Over Flax And Canola

Clouds Rising Over Flax And Canola
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2016

This painting is a bit made-up, although inspired by my trip out to Aberdeen last month to check out the fields of canola and flax. I love the lone tree that sits on the border of the two fields.

As usual I am having trouble getting an accurate photo of the colour of the purpley-blue field of flax. I think it is time to investigate getting a new camera. I love how compact my little point-and-shoot Canon Powershot Elph 100 HS is, and it has served me well, but I am wondering if I could be getting truer images with a more professional camera. I don't want to break the bank, however. Any thoughts and suggestions would be most welcome. I have heard lots of great things about Canon Rebels (I am a bit of a Canon fan), but really have not been keeping up with the newest cameras out there. Several artists at the studio where I paint have a photographer who comes in every few months to take pictures of their work, but I post on my blog frequently enough that it is not a practical option for me. I would love to know, if you are an artist what kind of camera do you use to get great photos of your work?


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

I am using a Canon S120, but a friend in Europe was using a very pro camera -- but small.
She photographs her work once a week. Love this.


Nicki said...

Thanks Barbara, I will have to look into the Canon S120. Glad you like this painting!

Marcela Strasdas said...

I am on the same boat you are, looking for a new camera that gives me true colours.... Curious to know if you have found anything?

Nicki said...

Hi Marcela, I haven't found anything yet, although yet another person has suggested that I get a Canon Rebel. I have to do some research this fall.