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.

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.