“Coming Together” ©2012 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting • 40″ x 30″
In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. Choosing calming greens against a lavender-blue peaceful sky and arranging the two main aspens so that they meet in the middle, suggests a feeling of togetherness. While organizing the outlying trees in a circular pattern and using thick, curving, bold orange brushstrokes, creates a joyful, playful mood.
To see this aspen tree painting in person, please join Dallas artists, Niki Gulley and Elizabeth Padgett, for an exciting Two Woman Show. “Opposites Attract” will feature their paintings from two different perspectives – realism and abstraction.
Artist Reception is Sun. Feb. 5 from 2 to 4 pm at the Jaycee Center for the Arts -
1975 Puritan Dr. between Story Rd. and MacArthur in Irving, TX.
Exhibit runs Jan. 29 – Feb 23, 2012.
To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com
“Scenic Route” ©2011 Niki Gulley
Oil on 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 fall drive through the winding hills far from the city.
If interested in purchasing this painting, e-mail me at Niki Gulley
“Jeweled Forest” ©2010 Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 30″ x 30″
In “Jeweled Forest,” I wanted you to feel like you were deep in the middle of the woods surrounding by nature in all of its beautiful autumn glory. I painted these aspen trees with extremely thick oil paint so that the texture and colors leap off the canvas. For more information on “Jeweled Forest,” e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com
“Scenic Route” ©2010 Niki Gulley
Oil on 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 leisurely drive down memory lane.
If interested in purchasing this painting, e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com
If you’d like to learn how to paint and draw, join me this fall in my adult art classes, “Playing with Color.” Most of the spaces are full, but I still have room for a couple more in the Wednesday 12:30-2:30 class starting Oct. 13th. Visit nikigulley.com/?page_id=13 for more information.
“Fire and Gold” ©2010 Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 36″ x 48″
I used to love it as a kid when my parents would take me to the forest preserves near our home outside of Chicago. We would spend the whole day bike riding, picnicking and being immersed in nature and I relished this time with my family. In Fire and Gold I wanted to recreate those warm memories, choosing reds and yellows of autumn to heighten those happy feelings and using energetic strokes with my paint reminiscent of a carefree, simpler time.
“Autumn’s Pulse” ©2010 Niki Gulley
11” x 14” oil on board
I created this autumn scene with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint to achieve texture and suggest the energy found in nature. Can you feel the breeze blowing through the leaves?
If you’d like to learn how to create loose, vibrant paintings join us this fall in my adult art classes in Dallas. I am beginning registration and classes fill up quickly, so visit nikigulley.com/?page_id=13
or e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.