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.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ablaze (Painting Makeover)

16 x 16"
oil on cradled panel
© Nicki Ault, 2017

As I mentioned the other day when I posted the painting makeover of "Spring Fever", I have several pieces at the studio that I have come to severely dislike. They are paintings I don't feel good enough about to sell, but at the same time I feel there is something salvageable contained in them. Even if it is just a hint of their former selves.

"Ablaze" is my most recent painting makeover. It is quite the transformation from what it was before. In fact, it has two former versions...  this one which is under the above image where the intense reds and oranges show through in the sunset.

And this one which is under the red and orange "Ablaze".

A crazy evolution! This painting has been on a roller coaster, but I love where it ended up... and so did someone else because it is on hold! I posted it on Instagram and it was put on hold quite quickly. I am posting my painting makeovers on Instagram on Mondays (I'm calling it Makeover Monday), but my blog is not synced up to that yet. Next week I should be. Please check out my Instagram if you haven't yet. I am nicki.ault.studio or you can click on the link at the top right-hand side of this blog which will take you to my page. It is fun over there! I find I post more spontaneous studio things on that site. As always, thank you for checking in here, on Facebook and hopefully on "Insta".

You da best!!!


Marcela Strasdas said...

Great makeover Nicki!! And I love your idea of makeover Mondays..... I have a big pile that need makeovers....

Nicki said...

Hi Marcela, Thanks! It is fun to look at the transformation it went through. I am slowly picking away the pile of work that need make-overs.