New Representation: my art is now available at the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina! They are located at 2266 Smith Street, a vibrant, bustling part of town.

November 15 - December 31, 2017: Holiday Salon - Small Works Show at Darrell Bell Gallery (street level ), running through the holidays, Darrell and his team have installed a grid of twenty of my 8x8's as well as a small wall of larger pieces at the front of the gallery. Lots of great gift ideas to be found by the many gallery artists on display.

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon. As well, some of my large oil paintings are now available in this beautiful local gallery.

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

Friday, October 7, 2016

Distant River

Distant River
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2016

My painting dreams are made of elements of this little autumn series I have recently posted. I want to go big with these ideas but I am scared I will get bogged down in the detail; in a scene like this there is A LOT of detail. It's funny how I feel loose and free on a small scale, but feel restricted on a larger surface. You would think the opposite would be true.


Barbara Muir said...

I say do whatever feels good. I love this, and would love it large.
I do love painting on a larger scale, but it takes a lot of paint.
Plus the way you paint changes, so you know you'd be fine, you
would be more concerned with the movement of making it, than
the detail. I so love your work, big or small, I love it all!


Nicki said...

You do love painting big, don't you Barbara?! I always wish I could see your paintings at their full scale rather than on the computer screen, but I will take what I can get.

I hope to experiment with these ideas on a big surface soon. I did today a bit, but only on a 16x16 and I want to go even bigger than that.