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“Seasons of Change, Autumn” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

July 6th, 2013
“Seasons of Change, Autumn” ©2013 Niki Gulley
30″ x 30″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
With “Seasons of Change,” 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!
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil paintings of aspen and birch trees.

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“Seasons of Change, Summer” Textured Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

July 3rd, 2013
“Seasons of Change, Summer” ©2013 Niki Gulley
30″ x 30″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

With “Seasons of Change,” 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!

This image looks great hung alone or with its companion piece pictured below.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil paintings of aspen and birch trees.

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“Golden Transitions” textured aspen painting by Niki Gulley

November 21st, 2012
“Golden Transitions” ©2012 Niki Gulley
textured oil on canvas • 36″ x 60″
In “Golden Transitions,” I wanted you to feel like you were deep in the middle of the woods surrounded by nature in all of its beautiful autumn glory. I painted these aspen trees with extremely thick oil paint so that the texture and colors leap off the canvas.


To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

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New Painting Workshop, “Coloring Outside the Lines” with Niki Gulley

September 17th, 2012
“Colorful Transformation” ©2012 Niki Gulley
36″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

With “Colorful Transformation,” 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!

I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching a 3 day workshop, “Coloring Outside the Lines” at my gallery in Fredericksburg, TX Nov. 2-4. So if you would like to learn how to paint with more freedom and color, please join me for this fun-filled workshop!
“Coloring Outside the Lines”
Painting workshop with Niki Gulley
9am to 4 pm daily • Nov. 2, 3, 4
The Good Art Company • Fredericksburg, TX
Registration Deadline • Oct. 16th
Contact niki@nikigulley.com for more details on her workshops 
or for more information on her birch painting, “Colorful Transformation.”

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“Passage of Illumination” large textured oil painting by Niki Gulley

July 11th, 2012

“Passage of Illumination” ©2012 Niki Gulley
48” x 60” textured oil on canvas

Wander down this path that beckons you and lift your eyes heavenward to that cobalt vault lined by a rainbow of vivid greens and golds and gleaming crimson, purposely choosing these warm vibrant colors to suggest a hopeful future. Like an ancient chorus these joyful trees sing with dazzling colors, a call and respond to each other across the enticing path that traces verses of light and dark, hue and color, an alluring siren song leading you into the depths of this radiant, vanishing horizon. A painting rich in color and light, joy and energy its double bowed composition gently leads gently you into this magical, blissful destination.

If you are in Madison, WI this weekend, please stop by my booth at Art Fair on the Square to see more of my textured oil paintings.

Art Fair on the Square
Sat. July 14 • 9am – 6pm
Sun. July 15 • 10am – 5pm

 

Madison, WI • 227 State. St.


Booth # 826, 828
on Mifflin St. between State St. & Wisconsin Ave.

 

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Textured birch oil painting

May 16th, 2012

“Passionate Embrace” ©2012 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting • 36″ x 36″
I wanted this birch painting to be very colorful and whimsical, like through the eyes of a child looking into the treetops with fascination. Painted with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives, the resulting painting is loaded with color, energy, movement and texture.

This painting, along with several more of my textured aspen and birch tree paintings are hanging at the Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, TX. Visit goodartcompany.com/gac/ for more details.
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“Kaleidoscope of Dreams” large scale oil painting

May 11th, 2012

“Kaleidoscope of Dreams” ©2012 by Niki Gulley

textured oil painting
Four 36″ x 36″ canvases to form a 72″ x 72″ quadriptych

In this painting, I wanted you to feel like a little kid again – laying on the ground and staring up into the treetops without a care in the world. I hope you experience the joy of being surrounded by nature and the beauty in this autumn kaleidoscope of colors.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary landscape paintings, check out American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas, americanfineart.com, or the Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, TX, goodartcompany.com/gac/.
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Frisco Arts in the Square this weekend

March 26th, 2012

“Autumn Gems” ©2012 Niki Gulley

36” x 60” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

I wanted this painting to be about the power and energy in nature to invigorate your spirit, 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, and so that you can feel the wind gently rustling the leaves and causing them to dance.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil paintings of aspen and birch trees.
If you’re in the Dallas area this weekend, stop by Arts in the Square to see more of Niki Gulley’s paintings.
Arts in the Square
Sat. March 31 • 11am – 6pm
Sun. April 1 • 11am – 6pm
Frisco, TX • Frisco Square
Dallas Tollway and Main St.
Or, to see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary textured landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.

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Aspen Oil Painting commission

March 23rd, 2012
“Autumn Splendor” ©2012 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 48″ textured oil on canvas
This commissioned painting was based on an earlier painting that I’d created of this aspen forest, but my new collectors needed a larger, narrower painting to fit their space. They fell in love with the thick texture of the aspen bark and the vibrant color in the fall foliage that I recreated with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives. The completed painting shimmers with gentle autumn breezes and a quiet energy of change coming. Crisp fall mountain air, clean bright skies overhead, a band of slender straight trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling tumble of green, crimson and gold.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured aspen and birch oil paintings.

Or, to see more of her work, stop by Art@the Domain in Austin, TX this weekend.

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Copper Tree commissioned oil painting

March 14th, 2012
“Copper Tree” ©2012 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 48″ x 36″ textured oil on canvas

Just shipped last week! This commission was for a couple of my collectors who had seen this gorgeous copper tree on a trip to Alaska. The bark actually sparkled in the sunlight like a copper penny, and they asked me to recreate that shimmer in my sculptural oil technique from a child’s like perspective of looking up into the treetops. The final painting is full of texture, color and whimsy, and looks great in the pictures they shared with me of it hung in their beautiful Colorado home.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured landscape oil paintings.
Or, to see her work in person this weekend, stop by Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum.
Fri. March 16th • 9am – 5pm
 Sat. March 17th • 9am – 5pm
 Sun. March 18th • 9am – 5pm
 Dallas Arboretum • 8617 Garland Rd.
http://www.dallasarboretum.org/artscape

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