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“Morning Light” from Les Baux, France by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

June 5th, 2017
“Morning Light,” Les Baux, France ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 7″ x 5″ textured oil painting

Just Sold! On the second day of our Provence Art Trek, we visited the picturesque town of Les Baux, perched atop its rocky outcropping with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside below. Some folks visited the castle, galleries and shops while the painters set up in this quiet plaza capturing the unique stone residences, medieval cathedral or picturesque courtyard.

In the afternoon we went to one of the most renowned wine towns in the world and sampled some amazing Chateaunef du Pape wines. 

Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Croatia and Slovenia and Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy, so if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trip! Details will be coming soon on nikigulley.com/artreks.

Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.

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Just Sold “Morning Shadows” from Santa Fe by Niki Gulley

June 2nd, 2017
“Morning Shadows,” Santa Fe • SOLD
9″ x 12″ textured oil by Niki Gulley
 
Just Sold!  During our Santa Fe Art Trek, we visited this peaceful little street where each home is postcard perfect. Between the unique adobe architecture, the dramatic morning light, and the beautiful plantings surrounding each home, it was hard to choose what to paint! Each student found something different that excited them, and I became fascinated with this window and rain spout, and the deep shadows they were casting. I also loved the glowing Russian sage against the golden terra cotta wall and the beautiful plum tree in the distance.
 
Above: Painting in Santa Fe.
 
Visit nikigulley.com/artreks/ for upcoming Art Treks and Workshops or 
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“Hill Country Retreat” Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

May 15th, 2017
“Hill Country Retreat” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
Just sold! I painted these Texas bluebonnets at a plein air painting workshop I was leading in Fredericksburg, TX. I loved the pop of red on the flag flying off this cabin’s back porch in contrast to the vibrant cobalt bluebonnets. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this Texas landscape is loaded with texture, color and movement!
 
To see more of Gulley’s palette knife landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com.To find out more about upcoming Plein Air Painting Classes and Art Treks, visit nikigulley.com/artreks.

For more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 

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“Lone Star Escape” Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

December 19th, 2016
“Lone Star Escape” ©2016 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
I painted these Texas bluebonnets at a plein air painting workshop I was leading in Fredericksburg, TX. I loved the pop of color on the flag flying off this cabin’s back porch in contrast to the vibrant cobalt bluebonnets. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this Texas landscape is loaded with texture, color and movement!
 
To see more of Gulley’s palette knife landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com.To find out more about upcoming Plein Air Painting Classes and Art Treks, visit nikigulley.com/artreks.

For more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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Andalusia, Spain Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

August 12th, 2016
Day 7 • Sevilla, Spain: Andalusia Art Trek
9″ x 12″ oil painting by Niki Gulley
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Led by Niki aGulley and Scott Williams
On the last day of our Spain Art Trek, we visited Plaza de España, a Moorish paradisiacal gathering place with a half mile of tiled fountains, pavilions, ponds and lush plantings. Some of my painters captured the river and bridges flowing through the center of the park, while others focused more on the unusual architectural elements. After shooting the area, the photographers and tourists continued on to visit more of the city, and we met up that evening to catch a Flamenco concert. Filled with haunting refrains from the Spanish guitar while dancers entertained with rapid, energetic footwork, sweeping movements and mesmerizing gestures, we were so wrapped up in the performance, an hour felt like minutes. For our final night, we treated ourselves to dining outside on a delicious meal with new friends and wonderful memories.
Breakfast from our hotel rooftop in Sevilla
 
Next summer we will be leading three different Art Treks to Tuscany, England and Ireland. So if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trips! See details at ArtTreks.org.
Please check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist landscape oil paintings.

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Andalusia, Spain Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

August 10th, 2016
Day 6 • Sevilla, Spain: Andalusia Art Trek
Mini orange tree, Sevilla • 12″ x 9″ oil painting by Niki Gulley
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
On our first full day in Sevilla, we visited the exotic Alcazar Palace and Gardens in the morning, stopping for lunch on the way back to the hotel, and then we split up in the afternoon. The rooftop deck from our hotel had such incredible 360 degree views of the city with its interesting mix of modern and medieval architecture, from Moorish minarets and gothic cathedrals to newer residences, that we decided to paint right there. The photographers continued to explore the city while some tourists shopped and others visited the Cathedral, which is the third largest Gothic church in the world. That night we dined on an incredible authentic Andalusian dinner washed down with some tasty local wines – delicious!
Part of our Art Trek group in front of Sevilla’s town square • Photo by budding photographer and Art Trek participant Ken Strange
 
Next summer we will be leading three different Art Treks to Tuscany, England and Ireland. So if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trips! See details at ArtTreks.org.
Please check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist landscape oil paintings.

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Painting, Photographing, and Touring Sevilla, Spain with Scott Williams

August 8th, 2016
Sevilla, Spain: Andalusia Art Trek
Mini orange tree, Sevilla • 12″ x 9″ oil painting by Niki Gulley
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
After enjoying Granada, Spain, our Art Trek group continued onto the Moorish city of Sevilla. Full of energy and history, we savored all that the Andalusian capital has to offer, starting with a horse-drawn carriage  ride around the old city, then onto a fabulous dinner, and ending with photographing and viewing the romantic cathedral and city at night.
Carriage rides around Sevilla
 
Next summer we will be leading three different Art Treks to Tuscany, England and Ireland. So if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trips! See details at ArtTreks.org.
Please check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist landscape oil paintings.

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Spain Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

August 7th, 2016
Day 3 – Granada, Spain: Andalusia Art Trek
7″ x 5″ oil painting by Niki Gulley
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
After visiting the Alhambra grounds during the day, we went for an early dinner of Spanish tapas that evening so that we could experience sunset over the Alhambra palace. What a beautiful sight and a perfect ending to the day!
Sunset over the Alhambra Palace
 
Next summer we will be leading three different Art Treks to Tuscany, England and Ireland. So if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trips! See details at ArtTreks.org.
Please check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist landscape oil paintings.

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Visiting the Alhambra Palace with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

August 5th, 2016
Day 3 – Granada, Spain: Andalusia Art Trek
12″ x 9″ oil painting by Niki Gulley
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the third day of our Spain Art Trek, we visited the Alhambra palace, one of the world’s true architectural marvels and the seat of power from Moorish to Christian rule, dating back to the 14th century. This stunning fortress is the culmination of Moorish design and has some of the best maintained late-Medieval gardens. The Generalife grounds were so gorgeous, bursting with cascading roses and dramatically lit pathways that we set up our easels there to paint while the photographers and tourists toured more of the grounds. Later that day, we met for lunch and continued our tour of the Alcazar.

Part of our Art Trek group in front of the Alhambra Palace.
 
Next summer we will be leading three different Art Treks to Tuscany, England
and Ireland. So if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and
sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trips!
See details at ArtTreks.org.
Please check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist landscape oil paintings.

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Painting and Photographing Don Quixote’s Windmills with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

August 1st, 2016
Day 2 – La Mancha, Spain: Andalusia Art Trek
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting by Niki Gulley
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
After a day and half in Toledo, we headed to La Mancha, following in Don Quixote’s footsteps. Larger than life and perched on this steep cliff overlooking the surrounding farmland, everyone had a great time trying to capture the giants on canvas or film. After finishing, we drove onto our next destination, Granada, and checked into our hotel. That evening we dined on an 18 course authentic Andalusian dinner while our host taught us all about Spanish foods, customs, wines and sherries. Another fun-filled day and a great way to end the evening!
Painting windmills in La Mancha

Next summer we will be leading three different Art Treks to Tuscany, England and Ireland. So if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trips! See details at ArtTreks.org.

Please check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist landscape oil paintings.

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