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“Curves Ahead” Palette Knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

June 9th, 2014
“Curves Ahead” ©2014 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

On this trip, it felt like we were flying up and down these curvy mountain roads almost like we were on an adult roller coaster. So I wanted to have a little fun in my painting and capture that sense of movement and playful excitement. Choosing bright vivid colors an curving my strokes almost in a fish-eye composition, add to the youthful energy and thrill of adventure that I wanted to communicate.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com or if you are in Chicago, IL this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Wells Street Art Festival.

Wells Street Art Fair
June 14th & 15th • 10am – 8pm
Chicago, IL • on N. Wells St.,
between North Ave. and Division
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New “Scenic Route” Palette Knife Autumn oil painting by Niki Gulley

June 6th, 2014
“Scenic Route” ©2014 Niki Gulley
Textured Oil Painting on wrap around canvas • 20” x 60”

My husband and I love exploring the back roads whenever we’re en route somewhere. We always discover such interesting places, and the scenery is so much more picturesque than along the highway. It’s fun to slow down and enjoy the journey with no agenda, which is what I had in mind when I painted “Scenic Route,” a beautiful autumn drive through the winding fall foliage.


To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com or if you are in Chicago, IL this weekend, please stop by my booth at the 57th Street Art Fair.

57th Street Art Fair

Sat. June 7 • 11am – 6pm
Sun. June 8 • 10am – 5pm
Booth #706
Chicago, IL • on 57th St.,
between Kenwood and Kimbark Ave.
57thStreetArtFair.org

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New Autumn Aspen Trees Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

November 8th, 2013
“Embracing the Moment” ©2013 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

I wanted this painting to be about the power and energy in nature to invigorate your spirit, so I chose to use warm vivid colors and thick staccato strokes to add to that feeling. I placed the fall foliage in diagonal sweeping shapes to create a sense of movement, so that you can feel the wind gently rustling the leaves and causing them to dance on a beautiful fall day.
To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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“Curves Ahead” New Textured Palette Knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

August 5th, 2013
“Curves Ahead” ©2013 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

On this trip, it felt like we were flying up and down these curvy mountain roads almost like we were on an adult roller coaster. So I wanted to have a little fun in my painting and capture that sense of movement and playful excitement. Choosing bright vivid colors an curving my strokes almost in a fish-eye composition, add to the youthful energy and thrill of adventure that I wanted to communicate.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

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“Reclining Thoughts” Palette Knife Aspen Tree painting by Niki Gulley

July 29th, 2013
“Reclining Thoughts” ©2013 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 48″ x 36” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Just Sold! In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the wonderment of looking up into the treetops – just like you did when you were a kid. Lying on the ground, not a care in the world, you gaze in wonderment as the clouds drift by. Choosing playful colors and thick chunky staccato strokes add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.
For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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“Symphony of Colors” New Textured Aspen Tree oil painting

January 28th, 2013
“Symphony of Colors” ©2013 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen and Oak trees quiver, their light graceful leaves tremble and quake, silver and gold, scarlet and tangerine, with each light breeze. There is the quiet energy of change coming and vibrant color charges the woods. Crisp fall mountain air, a band of slender straight trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling tumble of amber and crimson. Staccato strokes and shimmering hues add to the feeling of change in the air and suggest the wind whistling through the foliage.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings, please check out American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas, americanfineart.com, or the Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, TX, goodartcompany.com/gac/.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil paintings of aspen and birch trees.

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“Kaleidoscope of Dreams” by Niki Gulley

October 20th, 2012
“Kaleidoscope of Dreams” ©2012 by Niki Gulley
Four 36″ x 36″ canvases to form a 72″ x 72″ quadriptych • original textured oil painting
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Enhanced Canvas Prints – four 20″ x 20″ canvases to form a 40″ x 40″ quadriptych

In this painting, I wanted you to feel like a little kid again – laying on the ground and staring up into the treetops without a care in the world. I hope you experience the joy of being surrounded by nature and the beauty in this autumn kaleidoscope of colors.

I have received so many requests that I am now offering canvas prints of “Kaleidoscope of Dreams.” Four 20″ x 20″ canvases are stretched on 3/4 inch stretcher bars with the image continuing around the edges to form a 40″ x 40″ quadriptych that does not need to be framed, just like the original . I have also added thick paint in some of the leaves and trunks to add even more texture and making each print one of a kind. Finally, I have coated the canvases with a UV varnish to protect the paintings. The canvases can be hung right up next to each other or spread apart by a few inches to come out to a maximum of 45″ x 45″, for only $895. I can also make other sizes or stretch Kaleidoscope of Dreams on deep 1 and 1/2 inch stretcher bars for an additional fee. Please contact me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information or to order “Kaleidoscope of Dreams.”

Close up detail of the canvas prints with thick paint added to some of the leaves and trunks.

One of the canvases in the set of four showing the painting wrapping around the edges so that it can be hung as is without a frame.


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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.



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“Muted Hues” – Aspen Tree oil painting by Niki Gulley

August 3rd, 2012

“Muted Hues” ©2012 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ oil on canvas

I love painting aspen trees and I usually work with a bold color palette, but in this painting, I wanted to convey a quieter, more peaceful mood. Opting for more pastel shades, and incorporating calming blues and greens, Muted Hues reminds me of the serenity I feel while walking through the forest on a cool autumn day, being totally immersed in nature, not a care in the world. I hope you are transported, too!

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my birch and aspen tree oil paintings.

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If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this month’s copy of visual language for more inspirational artwork http://issuu.com/cfai.co/docs/visual_language_vol_1_no__6_ll/1.

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Frisco Arts in the Square this weekend

March 26th, 2012

“Autumn Gems” ©2012 Niki Gulley

36” x 60” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

I wanted this painting to be about the power and energy in nature to invigorate your spirit, so I chose to use warm vivid colors and thick staccato strokes to add to that feeling. I placed the foliage in diagonal sweeping shapes to create a sense of movement, and so that you can feel the wind gently rustling the leaves and causing them to dance.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil paintings of aspen and birch trees.
If you’re in the Dallas area this weekend, stop by Arts in the Square to see more of Niki Gulley’s paintings.
Arts in the Square
Sat. March 31 • 11am – 6pm
Sun. April 1 • 11am – 6pm
Frisco, TX • Frisco Square
Dallas Tollway and Main St.
Or, to see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary textured landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.

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“Carnival” – New autumn aspen oil painting by Niki Gulley

March 5th, 2012
“Carnival” ©2012 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Painted with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives so that this canvas is loaded with texture and bursting with color, flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this scene to be filled with movement and energy, so I incorporated a lot of diagonal and curving shapes in the design to suggest that feeling. Combining short staccato strokes along with long sweeping passes with my palette knives, also increase that sense of motion. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of walking through the woods on a beautiful fall day, letting your cares slip away and your spirit being invigorated.

Email me for more information on this aspen tree painting.

Or, visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary oil paintings.

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