“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.
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“Soaring Dreams” ©2017by Niki Gulley
Four 36″ x 36″ canvases to form a 72″ x 72″ quadriptych • textured oil painting
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.
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“Chit Chat” ©2017 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting
Shimmering in golden light, this backlit grove of aspen trees reaches tall, leaning left and then right towards the sun as it grew. The peeling trunks almost seem to move, even chatting with one another. A few trees weren’t so lucky and lay fallen at their feet, while the whole scene is filled with color, texture and movement to suggest the power of nature and its ability to enhance your spirit.
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“Autumn Serenade” ©2016 Niki Gulley
36″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen, Oak and the forest of 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, 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.
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“Springtime in Tuscany” ©2016 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!
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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.
12″ x 12″ Red Roses by Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas
I painted these roses from the still life 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.
This floral looks great hung alone to brighten up a little spot, or in a grouping with some of my other contemporary flower paintings. Hang them horizontally, vertically, on a diagonal or stacked.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on this piece or to find out about complimentary companion paintings.
To see more of my textured palette knife oil paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com
“Looking Up” ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 18″ x 24” textured oil painting
Recently sold! Full of fun and whimsy, I not only wanted to show the personality of this red barn but also make you feel like a kid again, climbing trees, swinging from their branches and returning to a simpler time in your childhood. Hinting that the barn has humanlike features, I feel like it, too, is inviting you to come play inside. Using vivid colors, distorted perspective and energetic thick oil paint strokes, I hope “Looking Up” brings joy to your home and reminds you of the simpler pleasures when you were a kid.
For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
Or, please visit my website at NikiGulley.com
to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.