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!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Heat (Painting Makeover)

Heat
(after)
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2017
sold

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.

Heat
(before)
6 x 6"
oil on baord
© Nicki Ault, 2013

I like the makeover approximately one thousand times more!

2 comments:

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.

XOXOXOXOXOXO Barbara

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!
N.