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Palette Knife Iris Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

September 20th, 2017
“Flowing into Spring III” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas • Lee Park, Dallas

 
Painted on location at Lee Park in Dallas, I loved how the irises signaled that spring was in full bloom. Standing tall, anchoring this corner of the creek these purple blooms lead your eye up through the canvas, along the water’s edge to the stone bridge in the distance. The soft light adds to the peacefulness of this tranquil spot, and I hope all of your cares are transported away while lifting your spirits.

 
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
E-mail – Niki Gulley

 

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New “Into the Woods” Palette Knife Fall Foliage oil painting by Niki Gulley

September 12th, 2017
“Into the Woods” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″” textured oil painting
 
Just Sold!  I painted “Into the Woods” on location when we visited New England last fall during the height of fall foliage. The kaleidoscope of autumn colors was ablaze, and I was attracted to the dappled light sneaking through small gaps in the forested canopy, illuminating the winding path. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this landscape is filled with color, movement and energy!

If you’d like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops in Vermont, Tuscany and Ireland, please let me know. 
For more details, e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to ArtTreks.org.

For more information on my textured contemporary landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.

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“Visions of Azaleas” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

September 6th, 2017
“Visions of Azaleas” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Painted on location, I set up my easel in front of these prolific azalea bushes along Turtle Creek near my home. The vibrant pinks and fuchsia were so full of life set against the cool green leaves, that I wanted to capture not only that vivid spring color but also the elegant sycamore tree in the distance with its speckled white bark.  Contrasting the height of the vertical tree against the horizontal blooms, I chose this vertical panoramic canvas, and repeating shapes throughout creates a harmony to the overall scene. Painted with palette knife and lots of texture, I hope you can feel the beauty and energy of a perfect spring day.

 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
E-mail – Niki Gulley

 

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“April’s Bounty” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

May 1st, 2017
“April’s Bounty”  ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold! Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you to feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy. Using thick oil paint and palette knives, I arranged the bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush diagnonally to create energy and movement, keeping your eye traveling from blossom to blossom. Choosing soft golds and violets for the background creates contrast against the foreground grasses and adds a warmth to the overall scene so that you feel the joy and serenity of being immersed in the Texas hill country.
 
For details on April’s Bounty and more of my Texas landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/. I am honored to be one of their featured artists this month, and I hope you can visit with me at the artist reception tonight, March 4th.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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New “Flowing into Spring” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

April 27th, 2017
“Flowing into Spring” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, Dallas Arboretum
 
I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location a few weeks ago when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I was attracted to this Azalea trail with the vivid fuchsia blossoms tucked away in this cool, shady, peaceful garden. Choosing a vertical panoramic format leads your eye from the azaleas to wander up the trail towards the light and the beautiful dogwood tree in the distance, all while lifting your spirits.

 
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
E-mail – Niki Gulley

 

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New “Visions of Azaleas” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

April 21st, 2017
“Visions of Azaleas” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 

Painted on location, I set up my easel in front of these prolific azalea bushes along Turtle Creek near my home. The vibrant pinks and fuchsia were so full of life set against the cool green leaves, that I wanted to capture not only that vivid spring color but also the elegant sycamore tree in the distance with its speckled white bark.  Contrasting the height of the vertical tree against the horizontal blooms, I chose this vertical panoramic canvas, and repeating shapes throughout creates a harmony to the overall scene. Painted with palette knife and lots of texture, I hope you can feel the beauty and energy of a perfect spring day.

 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
E-mail – Niki Gulley

 

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New “Witnessing Sunset” Palette Knife Bluebonnet painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 8th, 2017
“Witnessing Sunset,” Texas Hill Country  ©2017 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting
 
Inspired by a trip to the Willow City Loop in the Texas hill country, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling landscape and wildflowers in full bloom. Then, to top it off the sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers. I had to capture the magical moment while enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds and rows of bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush in rhythmic waves create a harmonious scene that flows with light, texture and color.
 
For more information on Witnessing Sunset and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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“April’s Bounty” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 6th, 2017
“April’s Bounty”  ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you to feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy. Using thick oil paint and palette knives, I arranged the bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush diagnonally to create energy and movement, keeping your eye traveling from blossom to blossom. Choosing soft golds and violets for the background creates contrast against the foreground grasses and adds a warmth to the overall scene so that you feel the joy and serenity of being immersed in the Texas hill country.
 
For details on April’s Bounty and more of my Texas landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/. I am honored to be one of their featured artists this month, and I hope you can visit with me at the artist reception tonight, March 4th.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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New “Bridge to Yesterday” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

February 17th, 2017
“Bridge to Yesterday” ©2017 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″” textured oil painting
 
I painted “Bridge to Yesterday” on location when we visited New England last October during the height of fall foliage. The kaleidoscope of autumn colors was ablaze, and I was attracted to this brilliant red covered bridge connecting the golden landscape. Choosing this vantage point where you can see some of the river cascading over this rocky edge to the water below, you get a sense of how beautiful the surrounding scenery was on this gorgeous fall morning. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this landscape is filled with color, movement and energy!

If you’d like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops in Vermont, Tuscany and Ireland, please let me know. 
For more details, e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to ArtTreks.org.

For more information on my textured contemporary landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.

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Sold – “Spring Escape” Palette Knife Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

January 23rd, 2017
“Spring Escape” ©2016 Niki Gulley
Sold • 24″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! I wanted you to feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day in Texas while out for a leisurely drive. Beautiful voluminous clouds drift above while bluebonnets and native plants color the landscape. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with dimension, movement and energy.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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