“Luminescent Radiance” ©2013 Niki Gulley
Two 48″ x 24″ canvases with one 48″ x 30″ canvas in the middle to form a 48″ x 78″ triptych
Textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
I decided it would be a fun challenge to create an extremely large painting, and I wanted the final piece to be very uplifting, colorful and full of energy. Opting for warm colors and working with extremely thick paint and palette knives, I chose this lily pond reference from our visit to Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, France. The grounds were breathtaking and I could actually see his paintings come to life. I was drawn to the energetic flow and yet calming serenity in this view, and I positioned the water lilies and my paint strokes in a curving pattern to add to that mood. The morning light peeking through the distant foliage added to a sense of mystery and promise that I wanted to capture in paint, and share with you that feeling of hope.
If you would like join us on our next Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshop to Paris June 19-27, 2014
where we will be visiting Monet’s Gardens, please check out nikigulley.com/artreks
for more information. Register by Sept. 28th for a $600 savings!
Other upcoming Art Treks include:
Paris, France – June 19-27, 2014
Provence, France – June 26 – July 4, 2014
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014
Cinque Terre & Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014
Or, if you would like more information on “Luminescent Radiance” please contact my Dallas gallery, American Fine Art, americanfineart.com.
Or, visit NikiGulley.com
to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.
“Transformation” ©2011 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 48″ x 60″ oil painting
Rather than create an exact replica of the forest, 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!
Or, e-mail me at Niki Gulley
if you would like more information.