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New Aspen Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

April 22nd, 2015
“Reaching for the Heavens II” ©2015 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 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.

If you’re in the DFW area this weekend and you’d like to see more of my textured landscape oil paintings, please stop by my display at the Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape.

Artscape
Fri. April 24 – Members-only Preview Event 6pm – 8pm
April 25 and April 26 • 9am – 5pm
Booth #21
Open to the public with paid garden admission and parking.
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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Texas Artist Niki Gulley Showing at the Dallas Arboretum this Weekend

April 20th, 2015
“Spring Forth III,” Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of the berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature, Spring Forth s is loaded with texture, color and movement. Repeating patterns, shapes and hues unite foreground and background while arranging the bluebonnets and distant clouds vertically are designed to lift your spirits and add joy to your home.

If you’re in the DFW area this weekend and you’d like to see more of my textured landscape oil paintings, please stop by my display at the Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape.

Artscape
Fri. April 24 – Members-only Preview Event 6pm – 8pm
April 25 and April 26 • 9am – 5pm
Booth #21
Open to the public with paid garden admission and parking.
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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New Indian Paintbrush Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 17th, 2015
“April Rhythms,” Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our Indian Paintbrush, bluebonnets and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of the berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature, April Rhythms is loaded with texture, color and movement. Repeating patterns, shapes and hues in the blooms, sky and distant mesquite trees unite foreground and background and add to the harmony of spring’s symphony.

Hung alone or with April Rhythms I shown below, these Texas Wildflowers are sure to lift your spirits and brighten up your home.

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

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New Bluebonnet Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 15th, 2015
“April Rhythms,” Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of our berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature, April Rhythms is loaded with texture, color and movement. Repeating patterns, shapes and hues in the blooms, sky and distant mesquite trees unite foreground and background and add to the harmony of spring’s symphony.

Hung alone or with April Rhythms II shown below, these Texas Wildflowers are sure to lift your spirits and brighten up your home.

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

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New Bluebonnet Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

January 23rd, 2015
“April Rhythms,” Texas Hill Country ©2014 Niki Gulley
36″ x 35″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of our berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature, April Rhythms is loaded with texture, color and movement. Repeating patterns, shapes and hues in the blooms, sky and distant mesquite trees unite foreground and background and add to the harmony of spring’s symphony.

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

E-mail – Niki Gulley

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“October Blaze” Textured Birch Trees Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 23rd, 2014
“October Blaze” ©2014 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Just Sold! With “October Blaze,” I wanted to focus on brilliant color and simple shapes to see if I could communicate the excitement I feel when surrounded by nature. Using energetic diagonal strokes and thick, textured paint, I hope you get a sense of the motion in the leaves and the power of nature to invigorate your spirit. I just love how this piece captured that essence!
For more information on palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 

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New Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

May 5th, 2014

“Spring’s Approach,” Texas Hill Country ©2014 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Pictured in espresso floater frame

These Texas bluebonnets were inspired from a trip to the Willow City Loop outside of Fredericksburg one spring when the fields were particularly colorful and beautiful. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, the finished painting is loaded with color, texture and energy!

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

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

Allen Arts Festival
May 9 – 4pm – 8pm
May 10 – 10am – 8pm
May 11 – Noon – 7pm
Watters Creek • 970 Garden Park Dr., Allen, TX
allenartsalliance.org


E-mail – Niki Gulley

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“Road to Abiquiu” New Palette Knife Painting

February 11th, 2013
“Road to Abiquiu” ©2013 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

The first time we went to Santa Fe and headed north to Ghost Ranch, I was awestruck by the incredible scenery. The terrain starts to change as you near Abiquiu with the rock formations becoming more colorful, jagged and varied, and the light seemed to become purer, too. In order to capture the sense of the vast open landscape and magnificent skies found here, I chose a panorama format for this painting. I not only wanted to capture the rugged beauty of New Mexico, but also the excitement of discovery and the anticipation of what’s to come.
For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

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LAST DAY to Register for Santa Fe Painting / Photo Workshop

June 3rd, 2011

“Outskirts of Santa Fe” ©2011 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 8” x 16” oil on board

Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives, I wanted to capture the craggy mountains and dense sage brush indicative of the unique New Mexico landscape.

Santa Fe is the muse of many famous artists and photographers, and that could be you, too! Join us for our Plein-Air Painting and Photography Workshop this August in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You will work at different picturesque locations, painting and (or) photographing scenes that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. Santa Fe offers breathtaking vistas; sunny, dry weather, world class restaurants, galleries and shopping ensconced in a charming, 400 year old Spanish Colonial city that welcomes the new and exciting and never grows old.
This is a not to be missed workshop in “The Land of Enchantment.”

Plein-Air Painting & Photo Workshop
Taught by Scott Williams & Niki Gulley
Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 7 -13 / 2011
Reservation deadline: June 4th
See nikigulley.com/?page_id=13 for more details and to register.


To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary landscape paintings in person, please stop by her booth at the 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago this weekend. Visit 57thstreetartfair.org for more information.

E-mail Niki Gulley with any questions or visit her website at

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New Texas Hill Country oil painting at Art in the Square

April 13th, 2011

“Blue Horizon” Painting of the Texas Hill Country ©2011 Niki Gulley
Textured Oil on Wrap Around Canvas, 30” by 48”

Vivid indigo: when thick clusters of bright blue cover the rolling bluffs of our Texas Hill Country – you know spring is here! Texas Bluebonnets splash across the fields interspersed with fiery Indian Paintbrush and bright yellow Coreopsis. Wildflowers, winding paths and wind-tested live oaks fill this canvas with the joy of a clear spring day in the hill country.

This bluebonnet painting and many others will be available for you to see this weekend at Art in the Square in Southlake, TX, Booth #J5. Visit artinthesquare.com/default.aspx for details.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on Texas-inspired paintings.

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