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New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

December 4th, 2017
SOLD • “Dappled Light,” New Orleans ©2017 Niki Gulley • 9″ x 12″ oil painting 
 
New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 1: Fabourg Marigny
 
Just Sold! On the first day or our New Orleans Art Trek, I took the painters to the far end of the French Quarter to capture some of the beautiful architecture and wrought iron balconies so typical of the city while Scott led the photographers throughout the Quarter looking for the perfect shot. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. The weather was a perfect sunny 70 degrees with barely a breeze – ideal painting conditions! We breaked for lunch on delicious crab cakes, salads and sandwiches and returned that afternoon to our morning location to finish our work.

 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. 
Spaces are filling up quickly, so don’t wait!
 
 
Tuscany – Sept. 2017
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 2017
New England Fall Foliage – Oct. 2017
 Spain – May 2018
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 

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New “Dreams Ahead” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

November 29th, 2017
“Dreams Ahead” ©2017 by Niki Gulley
 30″ x 40″ original textured oil painting

Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our backs, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

 
 

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New “Fall Jamboree” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

November 27th, 2017
“Fall Jamboree” ©2017 by Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 24″ original textured oil painting

Just Sold! Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our backs, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.

 
To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

 
 

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Painting and Photographing Sunset in Santorini with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

November 15th, 2017
“Oia Sunset” © 2017 Niki  Gulley • Greece Art Trek:  Oia, Santorini
SOLD • 7″ x 5″ oil painting by Niki Gulley
 
Just Sold! I painted this small oil on location in Santorini during our Greece Art Trek. Since we only had about 15 minutes to capture the actual sun setting, we had to sketch the scene in advance, anticipate how the light might look, and pre-mix our golden colors. Then as the sun was dropping, we quickly had to paint those warm reflected lights on the buildings and the water and the golden glow in the sky. While challenging, it was a lot of fun and such a beautiful setting to paint! Capping the evening off, we had a delicious dinner in town at the most picturesque garden restaurant and relived the highlights of the day.
 
Our photographers staking out their spots to shoot sunset.
 
Dinner that night.
 
If you’d like to join us on one of our upcoming Art Treks, check out ArtTreks.org for details.
 
Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionistic paintings.

 
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New “Aqua Rhythms” Palette Knife Seashore painting by Niki Gulley

November 13th, 2017
“Aqua Rhythms” ©2017 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

I wanted this painting to be about the power of water to uplift your spirits. Painted on location, I hope you can feel the tides lapping on the shore and hear the rhythmic, soothing sounds of the waves cresting and falling. Whenever I visit the seashore I always feel rejuvenated, and I hope I’ve translated that onto the canvas for you to experience it, too. 

Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
Or e-mail me for more information at Niki@NikiGulley.com.

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New “Rhythmic Waters II” Palette Knife Ocean painting by Niki Gulley

November 9th, 2017
“Rhythmic Waters” ©2017 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

I wanted this painting to be about the power of the ocean to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, I was hoping you could feel the ocean tides lapping on the shore and hear the rhythmic, soothing sounds of the waves cresting and falling like I was experiencing while painting it. Whenever I visit the beach I always feel rejuvenated, and I hope I’ve translated that onto the canvas for you to experience it, too.

 
Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
Or e-mail me for more information at Niki@NikiGulley.com.

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“Paris in June” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

November 6th, 2017
“Paris in June” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ oil painting

Just Sold! On the first day of our Paris Art Trek, the sun was shining and it was a lovely 80 degrees. A perfect way to start our trip! In the morning, we went up in the Eiffel Tower and enjoyed the amazing views of the city. That afternoon, we painted in a quiet park next to the tower while the photographers shot around the city, and we all convened that night for a delicious Parisian dinner.

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

Please visit nikigulley.com to see more of my impressionistic plein air oil paintings.
 
 

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“Room with a View” Palette Knife Ocean Painting by Niki Gulley

November 3rd, 2017
“Room with a View” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Just Sold! Painting this piece on location, I wanted to capture the beauty of the Mediterranean out our balcony window. Colorful houses and hotels dot the hilly landscape while the soothing ocean sounds lap in the distance. Hibiscus in full bloom frame the foreground, adding to the feeling of this tropical paradise.Whenever I visit the seashore I always feel rejuvenated, and I hope I’ve translated that onto the canvas for you to experience it, too. 

Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
Or e-mail me for more information at Niki@NikiGulley.com.

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New “Rhythmic Waters” Palette Knife Seashore painting by Niki Gulley

November 1st, 2017
“Rhythmic Waters” ©2017 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

I wanted this painting to be about the power of the ocean to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, I was hoping you could feel the ocean tides lapping on the shore and hear the rhythmic, soothing sounds of the waves cresting and falling like I was experiencing while painting it. Whenever I visit the seashore I always feel rejuvenated, and I hope I’ve translated that onto the canvas for you to experience it, too.

Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
Or e-mail me for more information at Niki@NikiGulley.com.

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“Fall Carnival” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

October 25th, 2017
Fall Carnival ©2017 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Painted with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives so that this canvas is loaded with texture and bursting with color, flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this landscape to be filled with movement and vivacity, so I incorporated a lot of diagonal and curving shapes in the design to suggest that feeling. Contrasting short staccato strokes against blended passages with my palette knives, also increase that sense of motion. One zig zag passage of crimson foliage creates a focal point in the tangle of leaves and turnks while adding energy to the scene. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of walking through the woods on a beautiful fall day, letting your cares slip away and your spirit being invigorated.

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

  

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