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New Palette Knife Iris Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 22nd, 2016
“Flowing into Spring III” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas • Lee Park, Dallas

Painted on location at Lee Park in Dallas, I loved how the irises signaled that spring was in full bloom. Standing tall, anchoring this corner of the creek these purple blooms lead your eye up through the canvas, along the water’s edge to the stone bridge in the distance. The soft light adds to the peacefulness of this tranquil spot, and I hope all of your cares are transported away while lifting your spirits.

If you’re in the DFW 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 22 – Members-only Preview Event 5:30pm – 8pm
April 23 & April 24 • 9am – 5pm
Open to the public with paid garden admission & parking
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.
DallasArboretum.org
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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New Palette Knife Painting from the Dallas Arboretum by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 20th, 2016
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, Dallas Arboretum
©2016 Niki Gulley

I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location a few weeks ago when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I was attracted to this Azalea trail with the vivid fuchsia blossoms tucked away from the crowds in this cool, shady, peaceful garden. Choosing a  vertical panoramic format leads your eye from the azaleas to wander up the trail towards the light and the beautiful dogwood tree in the distance, all while lifting your spirits.

If you’re in the DFW 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 22 – Members-only Preview Event 5:30pm – 8pm
April 23 & April 24 • 9am – 5pm
Open to the public with paid garden admission & parking
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.
DallasArboretum.org
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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New Palette Knife Painting from the Dallas Arboretum by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 18th, 2016
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, Dallas Arboretum
©2016 Niki Gulley

I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location a few weeks ago when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I love tulips being one of the first flowers to announce that winter has officially ended, so I focused on these colorful red and white striped ones in the foreground, which contrast so well against the complimentary green leaves and grasses. I also liked how their height leads you back into the distant flower beds and onto the Degolyer house in the background, so I chose this vertical panorama format to accentuate that feeling. Loaded with thick oil paint, texture and movement, I hope you can feel the joy that spring is in the air!

If you’re in the DFW next 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 22 – Members-only Preview Event 5:30pm – 8pm
April 23 & April 24 • 9am – 5pm
Open to the public with paid garden admission & parking
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.
DallasArboretum.org
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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New Turtle Creek Azalea Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 16th, 2016
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, Turtle Creek
©2016 Niki Gulley

Painted on location a couple of weeks ago, I set up my easel in front of these prolific azalea bushes along Turtle Creek. The vibrant pinks and fuchsia were so full of life set against the cool green leaves, that I wanted to capture not only that vivid spring color but also the elegant sycamore tree in the distance with its speckled white bark.  Contrasting the height of the vertical tree against the horizontal blooms, I chose this vertical panoramic canvas, and repeating shapes throughout creates a harmony to the overall scene. Painted with palette knife and lots of texture, I hope you can feel the beauty and energy of a spring day in Texas.

If you’re in the DFW area next 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 22 – Members-only Preview Event 5:30pm – 8pm
April 23 & April 24 • 9am – 5pm
Open to the public with paid garden admission & parking
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.
DallasArboretum.org
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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Just Sold – “Texas Splendor” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

March 21st, 2016
“Texas Splendor”  ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 48″ textured oil pai. on wrap around canvas

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! Inspired by a trip to the Texas Hill Country, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling landscape and wildflowers in full bloom. Then, to top it off the sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers. I had to capture the magical moment, enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds, the road and rows of bluebonnets in rhythmic sweeping shapes create a harmonious scene that flows with light, texture and color.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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Portland Head Lighthouse palette knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

March 7th, 2016
Portland Head Lighthouse  ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted this picturesque Maine lighthouse on location last October. The sun was starting to set and I wanted to capture the glow on the building and the sunset colors forming in the sky, so I had to work quickly before it was too late! Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, the resulting image is full of color and texture.

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New “April’s Bounty” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 4th, 2016
“April’s Bounty”  ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you to feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day. 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. Using thick oil paint and palette knives, I arranged the bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush diagnonally to create energy and movement, keeping your eye traveling from blossom to blossom. Choosing soft golds and violets for the background creates contrast against the foreground grasses and adds a warmth to the overall scene so that you feel the joy and serenity of being immersed in the Texas hill country.

For details on April’s Bounty and more of my Texas landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/. I am honored to be one of their featured artists this month, and I hope you can visit with me at the artist reception tonight, March 4th.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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New “Texas Splendor” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley at the Good Art Company

March 3rd, 2016
“Texas Splendor”  ©2016 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil pai. on wrap around canvas

Inspired by a trip to the Texas Hill Country, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling landscape and wildflowers in full bloom. Then, to top it off the sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers. I had to capture the magical moment, enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds, the road and rows of bluebonnets in rhythmic sweeping shapes create a harmonious scene that flows with light, texture and color,.
For more information on Texas Glory and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/. I am honored to be one of their featured artists this month, and I hope you can visit with me at the artist reception on March 4th.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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

February 17th, 2016
“Kid’s Perspective II” ©2016 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ 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.

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

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Niki Gulley Exhibiting at Davis and Company Fine Art Gallery

July 29th, 2015
“April Rhythms II,” Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Just sold through Davis and Company Fine Art Gallery! In April Rhythms II, 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.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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