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, January 11, 2017

Sky Fire II

Sky Fire II
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2017
(photo reference © Bob Racine)

Years ago my dad was really into photography and recently he has been going through many of his old photographs. The other day he popped by my house with an envelope of Waskesiu sunsets that he thought might interest me. I paint almost exclusively from my own reference photos, but I couldn't resist tackling one picture he gave me. It looked like the sky was on fire, but it was just the way the diffused clouds were catching the glowing sunlight. I only had a short time at the studio yesterday so the commission had to wait; I had just enough time to get the thought of this scene off my chest.


Barbara Muir said...

Gorgeous Nicki,

Amazing colour and composition.


Nicki said...

Thanks Barbara... It was fun to mix the right oranges and grays. I think I may try this scene again actually.