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Abstracted Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

July 10th, 2013
“Natural Textures II” ©2013 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Natural Textures is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension and depth.
 Hang it alone, pair it with Natural Textures II to create a diptych,
or for a larger space, hang it with Natural Textures III to form a rhythmic triptych.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.

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New Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley – Just Sold

April 24th, 2013
“Destination Unknown” ©2013 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 48” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Just Sold to Prime Lending in North Dallas. On one of our plein air painting trips we led, we happened upon this gorgeous aspen grove. Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our backs, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery in this piece. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks towards the sky add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.
For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
Or if you’re in the Dallas / Fort Worth area this weekend and would like to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please stop by my booth, #J-5, at Southlake’s Art in the Square. 
 Art in the Square
 Fri. Apr. 26 • 4pm – 9pm 
 Sat. Apr. 27 • 10am – 9pm 
 Sun. Apr. 28 • 11am – 5pm 
Southlake, TX • Southlake Town Square • 234 State St. 
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“Reclining Thoughts” New Textured Aspen oil painting

February 6th, 2013
“Reclining Thoughts” ©2013 Niki Gulley
48″ x 36” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the wonderment 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 playful colors and 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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“Symphony of Colors” New Textured Aspen Tree oil painting

January 28th, 2013
“Symphony of Colors” ©2013 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ 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 straight trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling tumble of amber and crimson. Staccato strokes and shimmering hues add to the feeling of change in the air and suggest the wind whistling through the foliage.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings, please check out American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas, americanfineart.com, or the Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, TX, goodartcompany.com/gac/.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil paintings of aspen and birch trees.

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Textured Aspen Paintings series

December 17th, 2012

“Seasonal Shifts, Autumn” ©2012 Niki Gulley
12″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas


I painted this aspen grove with extremely thick oil 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 image looks great hung alone to brighten up a little spot, or in a grouping with some of the other seasons I’ve painted to fill a larger space. Take a look at nikigulley.com/the-art/textured-oils/ to find complimentary companion pieces.


If interested in more information on pricing and purchasing, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of my textured aspen and birch tree paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

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Autumn Aspen Painting available as Canvas Prints by Niki Gulley

October 26th, 2012

“Emergence” ©2012 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ or 28″ x 40″ Embellished Canvas Print

I wanted this painting to be about the power and energy in nature to invigorate your spirit more so than an exact replica of the forest, so I chose to use warm vivid colors and thick staccato strokes to add to that feeling. I placed the foliage in diagonal sweeping shapes to create a sense of movement, so that you can feel the wind gently rustling the leaves and causing them to dance.

Emergence is now available as a stretched canvas print. 
I have added thick paint to the prints so they are loaded with texture. 
They are UV coated and are stretched with the painting continuing around the edges on 3/4″ stretcher bars so that they can be hung as is without a frame, or if you prefer a traditional look, they can be framed also. 
Please e-mail me for frame sample and prices or if you would prefer the print on deeper stretcher bars, e-mail me for a quote. 
20″ x 30″ for $295 • 28″ x 40″ for $495
A close up detail of the added thick paint in the leaves and the trunks.
Print wrapped around 3/4″ stretcher bars.
E-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com with questions or to order.

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Niki Gulley Now Showing at the Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, Texas

April 2nd, 2012
“Heightened Awareness” ©2012 Niki Gulley
48” x 36” textured oil on canvas

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. Choosing vibrant, cheerful yellows contrasted against a crystal blue sky and arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, both add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

To see Heightened Awareness and more of Niki Gulley’s textured aspen and birch oil paintings, visit the Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.

Niki will also be exhibiting her textured oil paintings at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival in Dallas this weekend.
Fri. April 6 • 5pm – 8pm
Sat. April 7 • 11am – 8pm
Sun. April 8 • 11am – 7pm
Dallas, TX • booth #128-B on Main St. between Crowdus & Malcolm X
meifestivals.com/deepspr.html

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“Carnival” – New autumn aspen oil painting by Niki Gulley

March 5th, 2012
“Carnival” ©2012 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Painted with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives so that this canvas is loaded with texture and bursting with color, flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this scene to be filled with movement and energy, so I incorporated a lot of diagonal and curving shapes in the design to suggest that feeling. Combining short staccato strokes along with long sweeping passes with my palette knives, also increase that sense of motion. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of walking through the woods on a beautiful fall day, letting your cares slip away and your spirit being invigorated.

Email me for more information on this aspen tree painting.

Or, visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary oil paintings.

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