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New “Living on the Edge” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting

November 25th, 2013
“Living on the Edge” ©2013 Niki Gulley
20” x 16” textured oil painting
Balancing on the edge of a cliff, this pair of aspen trees stands tall, united against the elements. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting captures the textures of the rocky mountain, fall foliage and its natural surroundings.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings.

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New Colorado Aspen Tree Oil Painting

November 22nd, 2013
“Notes a Flutter” ©2013 Niki Gulley
24” x 18” textured oil painting
Colorado’s celebrated quaking aspen trees stand arrow straight in the valleys and
up and down the hills.
Slim white trunks sing out against the forest background and each leaf provides
a sparkling symphony of notes whispering through the mountains.
Flames of yellow leaves flicker against autumn’s burning reds
and the deep, cool blue mountain streaked with early banks of snow.
This painting captures the breathtaking colors of
Colorado in the fall, the Aspens at their most beautiful, the peaceful snow-banked mountain, the rustling murmur and musical sigh of the fluttering leaves.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.

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“Seasons of Change, Autumn” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

July 6th, 2013
“Seasons of Change, Autumn” ©2013 Niki Gulley
30″ x 30″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
With “Seasons of Change,” I wanted to focus on brilliant color and simple shapes to see if I could communicate the excitement I feel when surrounded by nature. Using energetic diagonal strokes and thick, textured paint, I hope you get a sense of the motion in the leaves and the power of nature to invigorate your spirit. I just love how this piece captured that essence!
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil paintings of aspen and birch trees.

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New Textured Birch Painting by Niki Gulley

May 20th, 2013
“Fire and Gold” ©2013 Niki Gulley
textured oil on canvas • 36″ x 48″

I love the first signs of fall – the crisp feel in the air, the crunching of leaves underfoot, the beautiful autumn colors, and being totally immersed in nature in the middle of a forest without a care in the world. In Fire and Gold I wanted to recreate that joyful feeling, choosing warm reds and yellows of autumn and using energetic strokes with my paint to heighten that mood. Building up first thin transparent layers and then thick textured layers of oil paint also add to a certain glow and magic in the final piece.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.
Or, please visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

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“Fire and Gold” birch tree oil painting

November 29th, 2011

“Fire and Gold” ©2011 Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 36″ x 48″
I used to love it as a kid, growing up in the midwest, when my family would go hiking in the woods – especially in fall. The crisp feel in the air, the crunching of leaves underfoot and the beautiful autumn colors, along with spending time with my mom and dad were special times. 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. Building up thin transparent layers of oil paint also add to a certain glow and magic in the final piece.
E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.

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“Colorful Transformation” textured birch tree painting by Niki Gulley

May 18th, 2011


“Colorful Transformation” ©2011 Niki Gulley

 

36″ x 48″ textured oil on canvas
Rather than create an exact replica of the forest, I wanted to focus on brilliant color and simple shapes to see if I could communicate the excitement I feel when surrounded by nature. Using energetic diagonal strokes and thick, textured paint, I hope you get a sense of the motion in the leaves and the power of nature to invigorate your spirit. I just love how this piece captured that essence! 

To see more of Niki Gulley’s landscape paintings, please stop by her booth at the Broad Ripple Art Fair in Indianapolis, IN this weekend – indplsartcenter.org/braf/.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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Transformation oil painting

March 9th, 2011

“Transformation” ©2011 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 48″ x 60″ oil painting

Rather than create an exact replica of the forest, I wanted to focus on brilliant color and simple shapes to see if I could communicate the excitement I feel when surrounded by nature. Using energetic diagonal strokes and thick, textured paint, I hope you get a sense of the motion in the leaves and the power of nature to invigorate your spirit. I just love how this piece captured that essence!

To see more of my textured oil paintings, go to NikiGulley.com.
Or, e-mail me at Niki Gulley if you would like more information.

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Jeweled Forest aspen oil painting

January 21st, 2011

“Jeweled Forest” ©2011 Niki Gulley
30″ x 30″ oil on canvas • SOLD
Just sold to a new collector in Indianapolis. These aspen trees were painted with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to create heightened color, texture and energy.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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12″ x 12″ Seasonal Birch Tree oil painting series

December 26th, 2010

“Transitional Tones” Series – Fall Birches & Aspen Tree oil paintings
by Niki Gulley • 12″ x 12″
I painted these birch trees with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife. With the painting continuing around the edges of the canvas, they almost look 3-dimensional and are filled with color, texture and energy adding to their joyful feel. My birch and aspen paintings can be hung as is or they look great in a series, too. To see more of my “chunky” oil paintings, check out nikigulley.com/?page_id=229.

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Transitional Tones oil paintings

December 22nd, 2010

Transitional Tones – Fall Birches oil painting
by Niki Gulley • 12″ x 12″
I painted these birch trees with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife. With the painting continuing around the edges of the canvas, they almost look 3-dimensional and are filled with color, texture and energy adding to their joyful feel. My birch and aspen paintings can be hung as is or they look great in a series, too. To see more of my “chunky” oil paintings, check out nikigulley.com/?page_id=229.
Or, e-mail Niki Gulley with any questions.

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