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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.

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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.
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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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“Blue Valley” New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

December 25th, 2015
“Blue Valley” ©2015 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting
I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush 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 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 Texas wildflowers 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 Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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“Welcoming Wildflowers III” New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

December 16th, 2015
“Welcoming Wildflowers III” ©2015 Niki Gulley
7″ x 5″ textured oil painting
I painted these Texas bluebonnets 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 framed the paintings in 5″ espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!
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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“Embrace” textured birch oil painting by Niki Gulley

November 20th, 2015
“Embrace” ©2015 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting • 36″ x 36″ on wrap around canvas
I like to play with blurring the lines between realism and abstraction so that some things are left up to the viewer’s imagination. In the case of “Embrace,” I chose this unusual, asymmetrical heart-shaped composition and teased your eye with foreground and background emerging and disappearing to create a more abstract scene. Choosing fiery reds contrasted against turquoise blues cause the colors to dance and vibrate. While diagonal strokes and a circular composition combined with the vibrant hues, create a sense of energy, movement and harmony. Using all of these elements, I wanted to create an uplifting, whimsical, passionate painting filled with youthful hope and discovery.

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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Just Sold – Ireland palette knife oil painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

October 28th, 2015
“Ring of Kerry,” Ireland ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 24″ oil painting
This painting is inspired from our trip to the UK a couple of years ago. Unfortunately it rained non-stop for 27 of our 30 days abroad – and that was their “dry” season! We finally got a moment of reprieve on our drive around the Ring of Kerry in Ireland, when we came across this beautiful vantage point. The drizzle eased up for a few minutes and we could enjoy this panoramic view of the bay. I loved the multi-colored hydrangeas in the foreground adding a punch of color to all of the greens and grays. The sun breaking through the cloud cover added a touch of dramatic lighting to make everything come to life and sparkle.
To see more of my contemporary landscape painting, please visit NikiGulley.com.

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

October 26th, 2015
“Harmonic Hues” ©2015 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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Day 2, Greece Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

October 7th, 2015
Day 2, Greece Art Trek:  Santorini
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting by Niki Gulley

On the second full 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!

View of Fira, Santorini
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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