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New “Golden Tangle” Fall Foliage Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 23rd, 2015

“Golden Tangle” ©2015 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas


I painted this golden oak at White Rock Lake last fall. I loved how the canary yellow leaves glowed from the late afternoon sun as it illuminated the foliage from behind. Being backlit, the trunk went an inky velvet black and all of its gnarly limbs popped against that gilded backdrop, which I accented with flecks of crimson. Created with palette knife and a lot of thick oil paint, this canvas is loaded with texture, uplifting color and energy.

If interested in more information on pricing and purchasing this palette knife fall scene, please contact The Good Art Company.

To see more of my textured contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

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New “Marching into Autumn” Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 19th, 2015

“Marching into Autumn” ©2015 Niki Gulley
10″ x 20″ textured oil on canvas


I painted this colorful autumn scene near my home when the fall foliage was first starting to appear. I loved the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the cypress contrasted against the multitude of greens surrounding it. The patterns of the shadows underneath the trees created a sort of rhythm and I played up the angles of the trees and strokes to add to that feeling of a driving beat. I hope you, too, can feel the energy and joy of being surrounded by nature as autumn approaches.

If interested in more information on pricing and purchasing this palette knife fall scene, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of my textured contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

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New “Reaching for the Heavens” Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

January 14th, 2015
“Reaching for the Heavens” ©2015 Niki Gulley
48″ x 36” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the amusement of looking up into the treetops – just like you did when you were a kid. Lying on the ground, not a care in the world, you gaze in wonderment as the clouds drift by. Choosing warm yellows and reds while utilizing thick chunky staccato strokes, add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.

For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

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New Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

January 12th, 2015

“Intertwining Beauty” ©2015 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil on canvas


Intertwining Beauty was inspired by a recent trip to the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The aspen forest was so dense and beautiful. I loved the pops of vibrant fall colors peeking through the tall, tangled, web of white knobby trunks. Ruby reds grab your attention while staccato strokes of emerald, amethyst and topaz lead your eye around the canvas. I hope you can feel the energy found in nature and its power to invigorate your spirit.


I painted these aspen trees with extremely thick paint and palette knife. The resulting canvas is loaded with texture, color and energy! I’ve painted it on 1 and 1/2 inch deep stretcher bars, with the image continuing around the edges so that it can be hung as is frameless for a contemporary look. 

If interested in more information, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of my textured aspen and birch paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

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New Colorado Aspen Tree Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

November 7th, 2014
“Aspen Concerto” ©2014 Niki Gulley
24” x 18” textured oil painting
Colorado’s celebrated quaking aspen trees stand arrow straight in the valleys and
up and down the hills.
Slim white trunks sing out against the forest background and each leaf provides
a sparkling symphony of notes whispering through the mountains.
Flames of yellow leaves flicker against autumn’s burning reds
and the deep, cool blue mountain streaked with early banks of snow.
This painting captures the breathtaking colors of
Colorado in the fall, the Aspens at their most beautiful, the peaceful snow-banked mountain, the rustling murmur and musical sigh of the fluttering leaves.

To purchase “Aspen Concerto,” please contact the Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, TX. http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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

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New “October Reflections” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

November 3rd, 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.

Just Sold

This photo was sold at the Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, TX.   To see more of my pieces at the Good Art Company visit http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/

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

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“Fire and Gold” – Textured Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

October 1st, 2014
“Fire and Gold” ©2014 Niki Gulley
Textured oil on canvas • 36″ x 48″

I love the first signs of fall – the crisp feel in the air, the crunching of leaves underfoot, the beautiful autumn colors, and being totally immersed in nature in the middle of a forest without a care in the world. In Fire and Gold I wanted to recreate that joyful feeling, choosing warm reds and yellows of autumn and using energetic strokes with my paint to heighten that mood. Building up first thin transparent layers and then thick textured layers of oil paint also add to a certain glow and magic in the final piece.

E-mail – Niki Gulley for more information.Or, stop by the Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend if you are in the Dallas area to see more of Niki’s work.

Cottonwood Art Festival
Sat. Oct. 4 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct. 5 • 10am – 5pm
Cottonwood Park (Coit & Beltline) • Richardson, TX
Please visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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“Heightened Awareness” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

July 11th, 2014
Heightened
Awareness III ©2014 Niki Gulley
48″ x 36″ • Textured mixed media on canvas

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. I chose vibrant, cheerful yellows contrasted against a violet blue sky filled with big, puffy clouds. And, by arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery are enhanced.

If you’re in the Madison, WI area this coming weekend and you’d like to see Heightened Awareness and more of my palette knife paintings in person, please stop by my booth at Art Fair on the Square.

Art Fair on the Square
Sat. July 12 • 9am – 6pm
Sun. July 13 • 10am – 5pm
Capitol Square • Madison, WI
Booth #364

To see more of my aspen and birch tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

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New Colorado Aspen Tree Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

June 27th, 2014
“Aspen Concerto” ©2014 Niki Gulley
24” x 18” textured oil painting
Colorado’s celebrated quaking aspen trees stand arrow straight in the valleys and
up and down the hills.
Slim white trunks sing out against the forest background and each leaf provides
a sparkling symphony of notes whispering through the mountains.
Flames of yellow leaves flicker against autumn’s burning reds
and the deep, cool blue mountain streaked with early banks of snow.
This painting captures the breathtaking colors of
Colorado in the fall, the Aspens at their most beautiful, the peaceful snow-banked mountain, the rustling murmur and musical sigh of the fluttering leaves.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.

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“Curves Ahead” Palette Knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

June 9th, 2014
“Curves Ahead” ©2014 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

On this trip, it felt like we were flying up and down these curvy mountain roads almost like we were on an adult roller coaster. So I wanted to have a little fun in my painting and capture that sense of movement and playful excitement. Choosing bright vivid colors an curving my strokes almost in a fish-eye composition, add to the youthful energy and thrill of adventure that I wanted to communicate.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com or if you are in Chicago, IL this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Wells Street Art Festival.

Wells Street Art Fair
June 14th & 15th • 10am – 8pm
Chicago, IL • on N. Wells St.,
between North Ave. and Division
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