Sunday, May 14 - Mother's Day Tea Show and Sale: taking place at Studio On 20th from 12-4p.m. Our studio will be open to the public on this afternoon to exhibit the most current work by artists Bridget Aitken, Nicki Ault, Kathy Bradshaw, Jan Corcoran, Ann Donald, Jane Harington, Miranda Jones, Brenda Kennedy, Karen Maguire, Amira Wasfy and Carol Wylie. We are located at 236A 20th Street Between Aves. B and C (door to the left of the Odd Couple restaurant).

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.