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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dusk Above Main Beach, Waskesiu

Dusk Above Main Beach, Waskesiu
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2016

Well, this one presented some challenges! How do you paint the edge of water on the shore? How do you paint the wet, smooth sand that remains after the water recedes? How do you paint dry sand that is churned up by footprints? How do you balance this particular viewpoint in a composition? How do you capture the feel of dusk? How do you resist the urge to wipe the board clean when you feel like giving up?! These answers and more to be found on another day!


Barbara Muir said...

Beautifully, -- that's how you do all of it. Funny how talent reigns supreme over all
of these difficulties, and strange how beautiful landscapes are anything but easy to
produce. But when they are done by Nicki Ault! Stand back world, and stand in awe!


Nicki said...

Thanks Barbara, you are always such a great support to me. Landscapes are not easy, it is true.