April 18- May 17 - "reconfigured" - The Studio On 20th at The Gallery at the Frances Morrison Central Library: consider and explore the diverse interpretations of three common subjects by ten individual artists: Bridget Aitken, Nicki Ault, Kathy Bradshaw, Jan Corcoran, Ann Donald, Jane Harington, Brenda Kennedy, Miranda Jones, Karen Maguire and Carol Wylie. Artist reception Thursday, April 19 from 7-9 pm.

Studio On 20th Mother's Day Tea Art Show and Sale:
Sunday, May 13 from 12-4 p.m. our studio will be open to the public and our most current work will be exhibited. Bring your favourite people and enjoy tea, dainties and original art! Located at 236A 20th Street W (door to the left of the Odd Couple Restaurant and up the stairs).

New Representation:
my art is now available at the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina! They are located at 2266 Smith Street, a vibrant, bustling part of town.

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon. As well, some of my large oil paintings are now available in this beautiful local gallery.

November 10, 2016: I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sky Over Canola (Painting Makeover)

Sky Over Canola
(after)
24 x 36"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2017
sold at Darrell Bell Gallery

While I like the idea of the original painting- a bright, sunny, blue sky above a happy canola field - the execution left me a little cold. I was irritated by the cloud shapes in the original as well as the intensity of the blue vs the yellow. I gave it a major overhaul and I am much more pleased with the painting now.

Sky Over Canola
(before)
24 x 36"
oil on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2016

2 comments:

Barbara Muir said...

Love both versions. The only person's opinion that counts of course is yours. I've just done this to a couple of pieces and it feels wonderful doesn't it -- to make the piece make you happy!

XOXOXOXOXO Barbarta

Nicki said...

I am much happier with this version. The original just never sat quite right with me. :)

XXOO
N.