July - September, 2018: A selection of my artwork is now available for the summer season at Evrgreen, a charming coffee shop in the townsite of Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park!

Representation: I am honoured to have my work represented by these well-respected professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street- a vibrant, bustling part of town.

November 10, 2016: I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!

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.