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New “Make a Wish” Palette Knife Autumn Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

June 30th, 2014
“Make a Wish” ©2013 Niki Gulley
20” x 16” textured oil painting
Reaching to the heavens above, this wishbone shaped aspen tree stretches tall, inviting you to stare in wonderment like a kid again, wishing on a dream. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with texture, color, energy and movement!
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings.

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New Aspen Trunks Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

June 25th, 2014
“United” ©2014 Niki Gulley
20” x 16” textured oil painting
Shimmering in golden light, this backlit grove of aspen trees stands tall, united. Painted with extremely thick paint and palette knife, the resulting image is full of texture, color and movement!
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings.

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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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E-mail – Niki Gulley

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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 “Resolute” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

December 9th, 2013
“Resolute” ©2013 Niki Gulley
24” x 18” textured oil painting
From our travels, I have become fascinated with the textures, hues and extreme variety we encounter in different terrains. I was intrigued by this one lone tree thriving in this rocky narrow canyon while only  receiving a few hours of sunshine a day. The unique striations and colors in the cliffs were amazing, too. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with dimension, color and energy!
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.
Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her available palette knife paintings.

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New “Make a Wish” Palette Knife Autumn Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

November 29th, 2013
“Make a Wish” ©2013 Niki Gulley
20” x 16” textured oil painting
Reaching to the heavens above, this wishbone shaped aspen tree stretches tall, inviting you to stare in wonderment like a kid again, wishing on a dream. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with texture, color, energy and movement!
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings.

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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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“Paved by Sunlight” Textured Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

August 2nd, 2013
“Paved by Sunlight” ©2013 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 40″ textured oil on canvas
Just Sold! I wanted you to feel the joy and peacefulness of walking through an aspen forest on a beautiful summer day in Colorado. With soft light illuminating the walkway and the distance sparkling in golden light, the only sounds to be heard are a slight breeze flickering the leaves overhead and the serenity of being immersed in nature. What lies ahead? The mysterious glow from beyond beckons you forward.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured aspen and birch oil paintings.

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“Heightened Awareness” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

May 15th, 2013
Heightened
Awareness III ©2013 Niki Gulley
48″ x 36″ • Textured mixed media on canvas

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. I chose vibrant, cheerful yellows contrasted against a violet blue sky filled with big, puffy clouds. And, by arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery are enhanced.

If you’d like more information on my textured aspen and birch tree paintings, e-mail Niki Gulley.

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“Ivory Refrain” textured aspen oil painting

November 28th, 2011

“Ivory Refrain” ©2011 Niki Gulley
24” x 30” textured oil on canvas

Scrolling bark peels back like white washed parchment revealing secrets in the deeply textured wood below. A painting of grace and beauty, it’s verticality offset by embracing branches wound round as a sheltering arm. Each stroke is crisp, vivid, defined by thick textured oil, rich colors strike a reververberating chord – purple and the compliment of gold create a visual vibration that resonates in an optical song.

To see more of my aspen and birch tree oil paintings, please visit my website at nikigulley.com/?page_id=1343.

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