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Day 1, Greece Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

August 7th, 2015
Day 1, Greece Art Trek:  The Acropolis, Athens
9″ x 12″ oil painting by Niki Gulley

On the first full day of our plein air painting and photography workshop in Greece, we visited the Acropolis in Athens along with several other ancient sites. It was truly awe inspiring to see a part of history from the fifth century BC and to imagine what life must have been like as democracy was beginning. In the afternoon, the painters set up their easels on top of the beautiful balcony at our hotel to paint this beautiful view of the Parthenon while the photographers continued touring the city. In this oil painting, I wanted to capture a sense of scale with the Acropolis, and suggest how it rises above the city on this massive mound, towering majestically over the city, kissed by the clouds above.

Breakfast from the terrace of our hotel. What a view of the Acropolis!

Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Spain and the following year we will be headed to Tuscany, England and Ireland, so if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trip! Details will be coming soon on nikigulley.com/artreks.

Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.Or, if you are in the Madison, WI area this weekend, I will be exhibiting at Art Fair on the Square.

Art Fair on the Square 
Saturday, July 11 • 9am – 6pm
Sunday, July 12 • 10am – 5pm
Madison, WI • Capital Square
mmoca.org/art-fair

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Just Sold – “Texas Two Step” Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

July 3rd, 2015
“Texas Two Step” ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our vibrant Texas wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of the berms in the Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature, Texas Two Step is loaded with texture and color, and almost dances to life. Repeating patterns, shapes and hues unite foreground and background while two lone trees touch limbs and create a focal point in the distance.

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

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New “Song of the Woods” Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

June 24th, 2015
“Song of the Woods”  ©2015 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen and Oak trees quiver, their light graceful leaves tremble and quake, silver and gold, scarlet and tangerine, with each light breeze. There is the quiet energy of change coming and vibrant color charges the woods. Crisp fall mountain air, a band of slender trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors. Staccato strokes and shimmering hues add to the feeling of change in the air and suggest the breeze whistling through the foliage.

“Song of the Woods” along with a few of my textured oils will be on display at Davis and Company Fine Art Gallery north of Houston, TX. If you’d like more details, please follow the link below.

Davis and Co. Fine Art Gallery
200 Main St.
Old Town Spring, TX
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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New “Grove of Sunshine” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

June 10th, 2015
“Grove of Sunshine” ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD 36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

JUST SOLD! This Colorado aspen forest was so dense and beautiful. I loved the pops of vibrant fall colors peeking through the tangled web of white textured trunks. Ruby reds grab your attention while staccato strokes of rich jewel tones cause the foliage to shimmer and long sweeping passages of chartreuse lead your eye across the canvas. I hope you can feel the energy found in nature and its power to invigorate your spirit.

If you’re in the Columbus, OH area this weekend and you’d like to see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, please stop by my booth at the Columbus Art Festival.

Columbus Art Festival
June 12th and 13th • 11am – 10:30pm
Sun. June 14th • 11am – 5pm
Booth #217M
 Downtown Riverfront, Columbus, OH
ColumbusArtsFestival.org

For more information on textured aspen and birch tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.

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New Palette Knife Tuscany Poppy Field Painting by Niki Gulley

June 5th, 2015
“Popping Color,” Tuscany ©2015 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Inspired from a wonderful trip to Tuscany, I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a clear azure blue 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.
If you’re in the Chicago area this weekend and you’d like to see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, please stop by my booth at the 57th Street Art Fair.

57th Street Art Fair 
Sat. June 6 • 11am – 6pm
Sun. June 7 • 10am – 5pm
Chicago, IL • on 57th St., between Kenwood and Kimbark Ave.
57thStreetArtFair.org

For more information on my plein air paintings and workshops in Italy and France, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.

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New Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

May 27th, 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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“Reaching for the Heavens” Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

May 20th, 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 Indian Paintbrush Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

May 18th, 2015
“Spring Forth II,” Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

I wanted this Texas wildflower painting to be filled with color and joy! Using thick oil paint and palette knives, I arranged the bluebonnets and winecups diagnonally to create an energy and movement, keeping your eye traveling from blossom to blossom. Choosing a vivid gold background to add warmth and contrast to the scene, also illumintes the petals and grasses from behind causing them to glow. Hung alone or with Spring Forth II, these Texas wildflowers are sure to lift your spirits and brighten up your home.

“Spring Forth II” along with several of my new palette knife paintings are on exhibit at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. If interested in more information on pricing or purchasing this palette knife bluebonnet painting, please contact goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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

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New Texas Bluebonnet Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

May 15th, 2015
“Spring Forth,” Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

I wanted this Texas wildflower painting to be filled with color and joy! Using thick oil paint and palette knives, I arranged the bluebonnets and winecups diagnonally to create an energy and movement, keeping your eye traveling from blossom to blossom. Choosing a vivid gold background to add warmth and contrast to the scene, also illumintes the petals and grasses from behind causing them to glow. Hung alone or with Spring Forth II, these Texas wildflowers are sure to lift your spirits and brighten up your home.

“Spring Forth” along with several of my new palette knife paintings are on exhibit at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. If interested in more information on pricing or purchasing this palette knife bluebonnet painting, please contact goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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

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New “Leading the Way,” Tuscany – Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

May 13th, 2015
“Leading the Way,” Tuscany ©2015 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the rolling landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany. Arranging the trees in diagonal patterns, they beckon you to travel down the path they line while softly drifting clouds repeat the shape of the dirt road and create a harmony, leading you into the distance where something amazing may lie. You only need to venture forth to find out!

“Leading the Way” along with several of my new palette knife paintings are on exhibit at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. If interested in more information on pricing or purchasing this palette knife poppy painting, please contact goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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

 

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