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New “A Spot in the Woods” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

May 22nd, 2017

“A Spot in the Woods” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ textured oil painting

Just Sold! This summer we visited Colorado to escape our Texas heat and soak in the natural beauty of the mountains. We stayed at this peaceful, tucked away b and b surrounded by a massive aspen grove. I wanted to capture the texture of the trees’ knotted bark and also the peaceful feeling of being immersed in nature. Arching the trunks around the focal point, creates a feeling of protection and also helps frame the subject. Their old red barn sets in the distance, creating contrast against the cool greens and greys surrounding it and addintg an exciting pop of color.

 
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 Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

May 19th, 2017

“Intertwining Beauty” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 60″ textured oil on canvas
Just Sold! 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 “Springtime in Tuscany” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

April 26th, 2017
“Springtime in Tuscany” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a colorful sky on a beautiful day in springtime with the poppies and wildflowers in full bloom, I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene. 

In this vertical wildflower series, I’ve framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These poppies look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

 
To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.
 
 
 
For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Tuscany, Ireland and Vermont next year, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley. 
 

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New “Popping Color II” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

April 24th, 2017
“Popping Color II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a colorful sky on a beautiful day in springtime with the poppies and wildflowers in full bloom, I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene. 

In this vertical wildflower series, I’ve framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These poppies look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings. 
 
 
For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, Ireland,  and Vermont, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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New “Party of One” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

April 14th, 2017
“Party of One” ©2017 Niki Gulley
20” x 30” textured oil painting
 
This sturdy trunk and agile tree limbs reach to the heavens above and invite you to gaze in wonderment like a kid again at the kaleidoscope of fall spectrum above. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with texture, color, energy and movement!
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings. 
 

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New “Tuscan Dreams” Palette Knife Poppy Field Painting by Niki Gulley

April 7th, 2017
“Tuscan Dreams” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Inspired from a wonderful trip to Tuscany, I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of joy and energy. Set beneath a colorful sky with a few clouds drifting by on a beautiful day in springtime, the poppies and wildflowers are in full bloom. Using broken impressionistic strokes in surprising hues, causes the landscape to dance and flow, and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.
 
You can paint and photograph these very views if you join us for our Tuscany Workshop in 2017. Don’t miss out on an amazing trip! There are just a two spaces left. See art treks.org for details or e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.
 
To view more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, check out nikigulley.com.

 
 

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Palette Knife Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 27th, 2017
“Texas Pride II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ textured oil painting on canvas • SOLD
 
I painted these Texas bluebonnets and with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I’ve painted the scene around the edges of the canvas on 1 and 1/2″ deep stretcher bars so that the painting can be hung without a frame for a contemporary look. Or, I also have a beautiful espresso floater frame where you can still see the painted edges of the canvas if you prefer framed artwork. 

The original oil painting of “Texas Pride II” is sold, but canvas prints are available. Please e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com for pricing and ordering information.

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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SOLD – “What Dreams Are Made Of” Print on Canvas by Niki Gulley

February 24th, 2017
JUST SOLD • “What Dreams Are Made Of” ©2017 by Niki Gulley
Four 24″ x 24″ canvases to form a 48″ x 48″ quadriptych • artist-embellished print on canvas

In this painting, I wanted you to feel like a little kid again – laying on the ground and staring up into the treetops without a care in the world. I hope you experience the joy of being surrounded by nature and the beauty in this autumn kaleidoscope of colors.

 

Here is the artist-embellished print on canvas, “What Dreams Are Made Of,” hanging in its new home!
 

Canvas Prints now Available:  Four 24″ x 24″ canvases are stretched on 3/4 inch stretcher bars with the image continuing around the edges to form a 48″ x 48″ quadriptych that does not need to be framed, just like the original . I have also added thick paint in some of the leaves and trunks to add even more texture and making each print one of a kind. Finally, I have coated the canvases with a UV varnish to protect the paintings. The canvases can be hung right up next to each other or spread apart by a few inches to come out to a maximum of 53″ x 53″. I can also make other sizes or stretch “What Dreams Are Made Of” on deep 1 and 1/2 inch stretcher bars for an additional fee. Please contact me at Niki Gulley for more information on the original painting or canvas prints.

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my available palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings.

 
 

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New “Oak Alley” Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

February 13th, 2017
“Oak Alley” ©2017 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
I painted this colorful oak lined alleyway a couple of weeks ago on location at the Fort Worth Stock Yards. I was attracted to the contrast of light and shadows and the way the oaks lined up to lead you down this dappled path into the background Spanish archway, which was illuminated in glowing whites and yellows by the sun. The colors were duller than this and I wanted a warmer feeling to the scene since it was a chilly morning, so I enhanced the hues to create an uplifting backdrop full of color and energy. Utilizing thick paint and palette knife, I also created a lot of texture and movement with my strokes to add to the joyful feeling of painting on this beautiful morning.
 
For more information on my textured contemporary landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.

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New “Marching into Autumn II” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

February 10th, 2017
“Marching into Autumn II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ textured oil on canvas

I loved this brilliant aspen forest with its bright white aspen trunks slicing through all of the vibrant red and yellow foliage, contrasted against the multitude of greens surrounding it. The patterns of the trees created a sort of rhythm and I focused on the placement of the ivory sentinels and strokes in the leaves 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 is in full swing.

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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