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, February 3, 2017

The Long Day Is Over

The Long Day Is Over
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2017
sold

I have been plugging away at my big commission. Unfortunately the wheels fell off last weekend. I have been painting and wiping and painting and wiping ever since. The water has been extraordinarily difficult for some reason. At the end of today's session I wiped it all off again and decided that I need to simplify. Forget what my resource photo looks like, forget what my studies look like- just make this painting work. Today I know I will settle this thing once and for all!

In the meantime, yesterday I painted this little sunset reflection. Hope you enjoy!

2 comments:

Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Hi, I love love your paintings! I found your blog a couple of weeks ago through Barbara Muir's blog (while I was sick in bed blog surfing was all I could do!) I was astonished to fibd another artist who loves to paint the sky and clouds as you do. Evelyn ;)

Nicki said...

Hi Evelyn,

Sorry to hear you were sick, but so glad you found me!

I do love to paint the sky and clouds... Saskatchewan, the province where I live, is known as the "Land Of The Living Skies"!

Nicki