"Mood" at Assiniboia Gallery, Regina - June 7-30, 2018: This is my first solo show in a private gallery! Join me for the opening reception on Thursday, June 7th from 5-8 p.m. You can find the Asiniboia Gallery at 2266 Smith Street, Regina.

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, 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!