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.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Heat (Painting Makeover)

6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2017

I have been doing some paining makeovers over the last several weeks. I have some work at the studio that I am seriously not happy with, so what do I do? Store them indefinitely? Throw them out? Burn them? Or rework them and hopefully salvage the situation? Honestly, some are getting filed under "G" for garbage, but there are others I am trying to resurrect. This is one.

6 x 6"
oil on baord
© Nicki Ault, 2013

I like the makeover approximately one thousand times more!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

I don't think of it as a makeover. I think of it as revising, or continuing. If a painting stays in my possession, there's a very good chance the work will continue. I love where this has gone. Beautiful.


Nicki said...

Yes, I see your point. In my mind I think of it as a makeover because the original felt like a finished piece which I posted as such. Now, seeing the painting still in my possession with fresh eyes, I am no longer happy and want to remake it. Or revise it. Or continue it. This could be a case of you say po-tay-to, I say po-tah-to!

Love you!