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Just Sold – “Balcony with a View” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

August 19th, 2016
Day 3, Greece Art Trek:  Santorini
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ textured oil painting by Niki Gulley

On the third day of our Greece Art Trek, we flew to Santorini and gawked at the amazing view from our hotel overlooking the caldera. Our painters set up their easels right there since the scenery was so beautiful, while the photographers toured through town, shooting the white washed architecture and fantastic views of the ocean below. I chose this vantage of the potted succulent set against the vivid blue water and white stucco balcony. With several clouds in the sky, everything had a nice soft light that created subtle shadows, intense colors and a cool breeze, making it such a pleasant day to paint.

Taking a little time out to enjoy the view and sample the Greek wines, which are quite tasty!
Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Paris and Provence, France so if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing during lavender and sunflower season in France, and following in the footsteps of Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne, please join us for this amazing trip! Details will be coming soon on nikigulley.com/artreks.
Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionistic paintings.

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“Journey in Time” Santa Fe Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

August 15th, 2016
“Journey in Time,” Santa Fe, NM ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 24″ textured oil painting
Just Sold! This church, Canyoncito, near Santa Fe, NM is so charming that I decided to paint it in the setting around it to add to that idyllic feel. I loved how the brilliant white of the stucco and the red roof made the church stand out against all of the greenery and blue sky. Choosing the panorama format helps to set the scene and adding long shadows from the left, leads your eye into the composition and to the focal point.
Painting at Canyoncito.
Visit nikigulley.com/artreks/ for upcoming Art Treks and Workshops.
For more information on Dallas art classes, see nikigulley.com/art-classes.E-mail Niki Gulley for more details her contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings.

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New “Kid’s Perspective” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

July 4th, 2016
“Kid’s Perspective” ©2016 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 20″ x 30″

In “Kid’s Perspective” I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and soft shades of tangerine contrasted against a blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, I’ve arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest and to direct your eye to the focal point. Utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

To see more of my impressionist palette knife paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

If you have any questions about my aspen and birch tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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New “Harmonic Hues” – Aspen Tree oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

June 17th, 2016
“Harmonic Hues” ©2016 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ oil on canvas

I love painting aspen trees and I usually work with a more primary color palette, but in this painting, I wanted to convey a quieter, more peaceful mood. Opting for calming grey greens, soft golds and reds with hints of teal, Harmonic Hues reminds me of the serenity I feel while walking through the forest on a cool autumn day, being totally immersed in nature, not a care in the world. I hope you are transported, too!

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

 Or, visit www.NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

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“Reflective Radiance” textured oil painting of Monet’s Garden by Niki Gulley

June 1st, 2016
“Reflective Radiance” ©2016 Niki Gulley
Two 48″ x 18″ canvases with one 48″ x 30″ canvas in the middle to form a 48″ x 66″ 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.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

March 25th, 2016
“Traveling Together,” Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting

Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day while out for a leisurely drive among the bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy.

The original oil painting of “Traveling Together” 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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New “Tuscan Dreams” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

January 29th, 2016
“Tuscan Dreams” ©2016 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! Space is filling up quickly and there are a few spaces left so that you can experience Tuscany yourself. See nikigulley.com/artreks for details or e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.
For more information on Tuscan Dreams or more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

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“Journey in Time” Santa Fe Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

January 20th, 2016
“Journey in Time,” Santa Fe, NM ©2016 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ textured oil painting
On the final day of our Santa Fe Art Trek, we headed to this quiet dead end road to paint the church at Canyoncito. The only traffic we saw all morning was one car and 2 bicyclists, which allowed us to really concentrate on the scene. The church is so charming that I decided to paint it in the setting around it to add to that idyllic feel. I loved how the brilliant white of the stucco and the red roof made the church stand out against all of the greenery and blue sky. Choosing the panorama format helps to set the scene and adding long shadows from the left, leads your eye into the composition and to the focal point.
Painting at Canyoncito.
Visit nikigulley.com/artreks/ for upcoming Art Treks and Workshops.
For more information on Dallas art classes, see nikigulley.com/art-classes.E-mail Niki Gulley for more details about this New Mexico painting.

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New “Kid’s Perspective” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

January 6th, 2016
“Kid’s Perspective” ©2015 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 20″ x 30″
In “Kid’s Perspective” I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and soft shades of tangerine contrasted against a blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, I’ve arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest and to direct your eye to the focal point. Utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.
To see more of my impressionist palette knife paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.
If you have any questions about my aspen and birch tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

December 28th, 2015
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting •  ©2015 Niki Gulley
Just Sold! I painted these bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers 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!

To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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