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Just Sold – “Song of the Woods” Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

June 24th, 2016
“Song of the Woods”  ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 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.

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

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“Reclining Thoughts II” Textured Aspen Tree painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

June 15th, 2016

“Reclining Thoughts II” ©2016 Niki Gulley

40″ x 30” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the joy 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, reds and greens and 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 “A Touch of Gold” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

June 10th, 2016
“A Touch of Gold” ©2016 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured oil on canvas
Scrolling bark peels back like white washed parchment revealing secrets in the deeply textured wood below. A painting of grace and beauty, its verticality offset by embracing branches wound round as a sheltering arm. Each stroke is crisp, vivid, defined by thick textured oil, rich colors contrasted against subtle ivories strike a reververberating chord and creating a visual vibration that resonates in an optical song.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured aspen and birch oil paintings.

Or, if you are in the Ohio area, please stop by my booth at the Columbus Arts Festival this weekend.

Columbus Arts Festival 
Fri. June 10 • 11am – 10:30pm 
Sat. June 11 • 11am – 10:30pm 
Sun. June 12 • 11am – 5pm 
Downtown Riverfront • Columbus, OH 
Booth #218M – on Main St. between the bridge and Civic Center Dr. 

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New Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

May 27th, 2016

“Intertwining Beauty” ©2016 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 “What Dreams Are Made Of” Quadriptych Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

May 23rd, 2016
“What Dreams Are Made Of” ©2016 by 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.

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 Palette Knife Treetop Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

May 16th, 2016
“What Dreams Are Made Of II” ©2016 by Niki Gulley
48″ x 36″ 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.

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 Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

May 4th, 2016
“Carpet of Crimson II” ©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 vibrant 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.

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 contemporary poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.


For more information on our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, England and Ireland, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

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New “Carpet of Crimson” Tuscany Painting by Niki Gulley

May 2nd, 2016
“Carpet of Crimson” ©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 multi-hued 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 contemporary poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.


For more information on our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, England and Ireland, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

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Just Sold – “Popping Spring” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

April 6th, 2016
“Popping Spring” ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery. I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath an azure 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.

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

April 4th, 2016

“Marching into Autumn” ©2016 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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