“Golden Moment, White Rock Lake” ©2012 Niki Gulley
Textured oil on canvas • 12″ x 24″
On a peaceful autumn day last fall, I went out with my camera to White Rock Lake and captured this beautiful sunset behind the Dallas skyline. I liked how the pampas grass and various plants in the foreground were back lit by the setting sun and how the water’s surface was shimmering from the low light, adding to a sense of mystery and tranquility in that golden moment.
“Flowing Radiance” ©2011 Niki Gulley
12” x 24” textured oil on wrap around canvas
My initial study for a 48″ x 90″ triptych, but I love how this small oil turned out, too! Inspired by Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, France, I wanted to paint a contemporary rendition of his lily pond, which would be flowing with color, light, warmth and energy.
I’ll have this textured oil painting in addition to many more at the Cottonwood Art Festival, CottonwoodArtFestival.com,
next weekend, Oct. 1st & 2nd
from 9am – 6pm in Richardson, TX. Please stop by my booth to see them in person.
Or, if you would like to join us in May for our next ArtTrek to Paris, France,
and paint Monet’s Gardens in person, visit nikigulley.com/?page_id=1420
, which goes into detail about our upcoming Plein Air Painting & Photography Workshops. Early registration deadline for a $500 savings is quickly approaching!