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Representation: My work can be found at these professional galleries:
Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon, the Canada Building on 21st Street
Assiniboia Gallery in Regina, 2266 Smith Street
Webster Galleries in Calgary, Unit 2 625-77th Ave. SE
Woodlands Gallery in Winnipeg, 535 Academy Road

November 18, 2020: I did a Q & A with Greg Torwalt for Tourism Saskatoon (online) on being an artist living in the city. Read the article here.

March 21, 2019: I was interviewed by Galleries West Magazine. Read the article here.

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, January 22, 2018

Ombre Sky

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

In fashion, they call the look of a colour fading in shade from more intense to less intense, Ombre. You see it in clothing and hair styles among other things. In French, Ombre means shaded. Well, this is my Ombre night sky. I struggled with the little tree. On the one hand I really like it and on the other hand I find it irritating. Once I put the tiny shadow in there it felt less irritating, so I decided to keep it.


Unknown said...

I like the tree :)

Fay Thompson said...

I love the tree

Nicki said...

Great! Thanks Kim!

Nicki said...

I'm glad, thanks Fay!

Trevor Campbell said...

I've never found trees to be irritating. In fact, I irrigate them irrespective of what type they are. I'm always a bit sad when they are cut down, irregardless of where they are growing. Irrational, you say? Never, trees are our friends.

Nicki said...

Trevor, I would tend to agree with you. I love trees, I have had many a favourite tree and I am always so sad when they die or go down, naturally or not. I guess, really, since I made this scene up, I was doubting whether I made it look like a believable little tree. Once I dropped the tiny shadow in, all felt right with the world.

Trevor Campbell said...

The tree makes the picture, for sure (for me). It is often the little details (like the shadow or the horizontal lines in the water) that are almost subconscious that turn a painting that I would create into something that people with true talent (like you) can make. Anyway, the owner is a lucky person. I can see it on line but your paintings are much better "live" or IRL as the kids say.

Nicki said...

Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments Trev, I do appreciate your thoughts. I agree that paintings always look better IRL.