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
“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.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.
“Autumn Splendor” ©2011 Niki Gulley
36” x 48” textured oil on wrap around canvas
Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen trees quiver, their light graceful leaves tremble and quake, silver and gold, silver and gold with each light breeze. There is the quiet energy of change coming and vibrant color charges the woods. Crisp fall mountain air, clean bright skies overhead, a band of slender straight trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling tumble of green, crimson and gold.
You may see this painting and more of my textured oil paintings at my booth this weekend at Art in the Square, Booth #J5, in Southlake, TX. Visit artinthesquare.com/default.aspx for details.
E-mail Niki Gulley
for more information on my aspen and birch tree paintings.
“Skyward Bound” ©2010 Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 30″ x 40″
In “Skyward Bound,” I wanted you to feel like a little kid again looking up into the treetops, enjoying the beautiful sky and colors above. We forget to do that as adults – we’re so focused on straight ahead! Choosing vivid reds, yellows, blues and greens in addition to the perspective from below adds to that playful mood.
If you’d like more information on Skyward Bound, e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com.