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New “October Reflections” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

April 16th, 2014
“October Reflections” ©2014 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Living in Dallas we are surrounded by concrete, but I have a couple of favorite spots that I go to when I want to be immersed in nature. This pond is always filled with lily pads that I enjoy painting in the spring, but I wanted to paint them in the autumn this time surrounded by the beautiful fall colors. I loved the contrast of the bright azure sky being reflected an inky blue in the water against the fiery reds in the foliage. Arranging the composition in a circular pattern to suggest harmony and tranquility, I hope you feel energized and rejuvenated gazing upon this peaceful oasis.

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

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New “Snake Crossing” Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 7th, 2014
“Snake Crossing” ©2014 Niki Gulley
20″ x 24″ • textured oil on canvas
We spend a lot of time in the car, between driving across country for art shows, exploring new places for inspiration, and traveling while teaching painting and photography workshops, so in this new series I’ve felt compelled to capture my views from the passenger seat. This particular painting was inspired by one of our trips out west. Not only do I love the various rock formations in the distance and the dramatic sunset, but I relish the sense of open space after living in a city. Looking out on the expansive horizon, I get the feeling that anything is possible and a new discovery is just ahead. All lines are designed to beckon you into the distance, and an upcoming snake crossing road sign hints that you have escaped city life and are immersed in a vast unspoiled landscape. This low angle of the road combined with energetic diagonal strokes is designed to give you the feeling of freedom while driving cross country in search for whatever your journey holds next.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com or if you are in the Austin, TX area this weekend, please stop by my booth at Art City Austin.
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“Aqua Dreams” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

February 26th, 2014

“Aqua Dreams” ©2014 Niki Gulley
36” x 60” textured oil on canvas

When we arrived at this tranquil spot, the early morning light was very cool in color, but as the sun began to rise from the horizon, it shone this beautiful warm light that shimmered on the water’s surface and cast its hope of what was to come from the brand new day. I remember the peacefulness I felt in that moment, and a sense that anything was possible. In Aqua Dreams, by showing the contrast in the cool aqua/blues in the foreground waters against the warm golden glow on the distant pond’s edge, I wanted to share that feeling of hope and promise communicated by nature.

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

For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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“Natural Textures” Abstracted Aspen Tree palette knife painting by Niki Gulley

February 21st, 2014
“Natural Textures III” ©2014 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Natural Textures III is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension and depth. Hang it alone, or combine it with Natural Textures I and II to form a triptych, as pictured below.

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New Sunflower Field palette knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

February 17th, 2014
“Sun Filled Memories” ©2014 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.

“Sun Filled Memories” and several of my contemporary impressionistic landscapes are also on display at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more information, please contact http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/.

Or, to see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on my plein air paintings and workshops in Italy and France, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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Just Sold! Abstracted Aspen Tree oil paintings by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

February 7th, 2014
“Natural Textures” series ©2014 Niki Gulley
SOLD • Two 24″ x 24″ textured oil paintings on wrap around canvas

Just Sold and Hung! Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, this Natural Textures series is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension and depth.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings or

visit NikiGulley.com to see more of textured aspen and birch tree paintings.

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Autumn Aspens Palette Knife Oil Painting Just Sold by Niki Gulley

January 31st, 2014
“Colorful Transformation” ©2014 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

JUST SOLD! With “Colorful Transformation,” 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 contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 

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Winter Aspen Tree Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

January 13th, 2014

“Climbing Trees” ©2013 Niki Gulley
40” x 30” oil on canvas

Growing up in the midwest, I loved the first snowfall of the year when everything would get a beautiful dusting of pristine white powder, including even the tiniest of branches in the treetops above. If you caught that moment early enough in the morning before anything had disturbed the intricate frosted web, it was just magical. Then the sun would start rising and peeking through the limbs, and everything would sparkle like diamonds. In Climbing Trees, I wanted to capture that beautiful moment when the sunlight dances through the icing on the treetops and you can feel yourself looking up in wonderment just like you did when you were a kid.

“Climbing Trees” and several of my contemporary palette knife landscapes are also on display at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more information, please contact http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/.
Or, you may visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary birch and aspen tree oil paintings.

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New Tuscany Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

December 30th, 2013
“Spring’s Escape,” Tuscany ©2013 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Perched on a hilltop with its long curving driveway, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Rows of soft wheat sway in the breeze and draw your eye back to the rolling hills and beautiful billowing clouds. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this canvas is loaded with movement, color and dimension.
“Spring’s Escape” and several of my contemporary impressionistic landscapes are also on display at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more information, please contact http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/.
Or, to see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on my plein air paintings and workshops in Italy and France, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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New Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

December 27th, 2013
“Surrounded by Sunshine” ©2013 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.

“Surrounded by Sunshine” and several of my contemporary impressionistic landscapes are also on display at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more information, please contact http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/.

Or, to see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on my plein air paintings and workshops in Italy and France, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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