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Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum – this weekend

March 19th, 2011

“Spring Blooms II,” Dallas Arboretum ©2011 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ oil painting

To see more of my paintings, stop by my booth at Artscape, an outdoor art show at the Dallas Arboretum this weekend, http://www.dallasarboretum.org/artscape/index.htm.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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Texas Bluebonnets & Indian Paintbrush painting at Artscape

March 16th, 2011

“Rhapsody in Blue” ©2011 Niki Gulley
Oil on canvas • 30” x 40”

When I was a teenager my grandparents moved to Texas and I loved coming down from Chicago to visit them. I remember the first time I saw a massive field of bluebonnets and I was awestruck by the expanse of color. It was amazing that such tiny flowers when planted in mass could form a solid sea of blue. I wanted to relive those fond family memories by recreating those exciting bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush displays I remember seeing for the first time in “Rhapsody in Blue.” Using this interesting weathered farm house in Marble Falls and painting it engulfed in one of our prolific bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush displays perfectly captures those memories.

To see more of my Texas wildflower paintings, stop by my booth at Artscape, an outdoor art show at the Dallas Arboretum this weekend http://www.dallasarboretum.org/artscape/index.htm.

To see more of my textured oil paintings, visit my website at NikiGulley.com/?page_id=33 or
e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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Bluebonnet & Texas Wildflower oil paintings

March 14th, 2011

“Texas Treats IV” ©2011 Niki Gulley
12″ x 12″ oil painting on canvas
I painted these Texas bluebonnets & Indian Blanket with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture so that the image comes to life and leaps off the canvas! In this wildflower painting series, I’ve painted the scene around the edges of the canvas on 1 1/2″ deep stretcher bars so that the paintings can be hung without a frame for a unique sculptural effect.
To see companion pieces for “Texas Treats IV,” visit NikiGulley.com /?page_id=229, or please stop by my booth at the
Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape art show this weekend (March 18-20), dallasarboretum.org/artscape/index.htm, where I will be exhibiting this bluebonnet painting along with several of my other new palette knife paintings.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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What Dreams May Come – poppy oil painting at the Dallas Arboretum Artscape

March 12th, 2011

“What Dreams May Come” ©2011 Niki Gulley
36″ x 48″ oil on canvas
In this painting I wanted to create a dream-like feel using one of my favorite flowers, the poppy, so I chose to paint this landscape at dusk as the sun is starting to set over the distant hills to add to that mood. I love the wildflower masses in the foreground creating waves of color, and the curving shapes adding to the sense of tranquility. I was mesmerized watching the cinematography in the movie “What Dreams May Come” and my painting reminded me a little of those magical graphics, so I decided to title my piece the same.
Please stop by my booth at the Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape art show next weekend, (March 18-20), dallasarboretum.org/artscape/index.htm, where I will be exhibiting ”What Dreams May Come” along with several of my other new palette knife paintings.
E-mail me at Niki Gulley if you would like more information.

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