Springtime Reflections ©2011 Niki Gulley
18” x 48” traditional oil on wrap around canvas
Pink, white and purple plump rhododendrons line the paths at the lake’s margin. Heavy blooms drowse along the peaceful pond, its still waters broken only by a swan sailing past. Lush bushes, Arcadian landscape, a rock bridge and a classical Greek temple are serene and silent under the overcast sky. Sunlight starts to peek through the cloud-cast and sparkles across the pond. Painted in traditional oils on a panorama canvas using soft edges and dreamy colors, this is a painting of tranquility and a tribute to the classic English landscape.
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“Aqua Dreams” ©2011 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.
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