September 20, 21, 22 and 23 2018: Art Now - Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair- The third annual installment of THE signature fine art event in the prairie provinces is back in Saskatoon this year at Prairieland Park. Bigger than ever before, Art Now will feature art galleries from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba filling more than 16,000 square feet of exhibition space with new and never-before-exibited works and interactive installations. My art will be represented by Assiniboia Gallery and the Sask Craft Council, so please stop by those booths if you go! Opening Reception - Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7-10 pm - get tickets here. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are free!

July - September, 2018: A selection of my artwork is now available for the summer season at Evrgreen, a charming coffee shop in the townsite of Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park!

Representation: I am honoured to have my work represented by these well-respected professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street- a vibrant, bustling part of town.

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, February 12, 2018

Sky Fire II - Makeover Monday!

Sky Fire II
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2018

I painted the original version of "Sky Fire II" a year ago. It looked like a forest fire then and it still does now, even though it is actually a sunset. When I decided to make it over, I was very tempted to revamp it to look more like a sunset, but in the end I decided to stay true to the feel of the original in that regard.

The makeover is much more refined; so much better, from the softer clouds to the light reflected on the water and filtering through the trees on the grass. Also, two trees now are rooted to the ground rather than floating miraculously above. Can you see them? How did I miss that detail? I actually can't believe I considered the original finished. I'd be curious to know what you think.

Sky Fire II
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2017


Barbara Muir said...

Love it. Amazing light. Beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!


Nicki said...

Happy belated heart day!