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Last Day, Greece Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

July 27th, 2015
Last Day, Greece Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
7″ x 5″ oil painting by Niki Gulley
On the last day of our Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Greece, some folks shopped, some relaxed by the pool, others continued photographing. I couldn’t miss one last opportunity to paint our gorgeous Santorini view from our hotel balcony. Everyone had a lovely, rejuvenating afternoon!
Later that day we all gathered to share what we had painted and photographed during the trip, and sample some of the local wines and cheeses while we discussed the art. To cap off the evening, we treated ourselves to a delicious seafood dinner with another gorgeous view of the ocean, catching up with new friends and savoring our last night. A perfect ending to a perfect trip!
Dinner with an amazing view on our last night.
Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Spain and the following year we will be headed to Tuscany, England and Ireland, so if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trip! Details will be coming soon on nikigulley.com/artreks.
Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.

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New “Scenic Route” Palette Knife Autumn oil painting by Niki Gulley

May 1st, 2015
“Scenic Route” ©2015 Niki Gulley
Textured Oil Painting on wrap around canvas • 20” x 60”

My husband and I love exploring the back roads whenever we’re en route somewhere. We always discover such interesting places, and the scenery is so much more picturesque than along the highway. It’s fun to slow down and enjoy the journey with no agenda, which is what I had in mind when I painted “Scenic Route,” a beautiful autumn drive through the winding fall foliage.

If you’re in the Dallas area this coming weekend and you’d like to see Autumn Reflections and more of my palette knife paintings in person, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Cottonwood Art Festival
Sat. May 2 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. May 3 • 10am – 5pm
Richardson, TX
Cottonwood Park at Coit and Beltline
If you have any questions, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.

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“Flowing Symmetry” Palette Knife Tulip Painting by Niki Gulley

March 6th, 2015
“Flowing Symmetry” ©2015 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16″ textured oil painting

I painted these flowing tulips with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, energy and movement.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured floral paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com,

Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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“Cascading Rhythms” Palette knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

October 31st, 2014

“Cascading Rhythms” ©2014 Niki Gulley
12” x 24” textured oil on canvas

Water pounds its way down the falls: cascading, rushing, charging into the riverbed — flowing over rocks, swiftly moving forward. Untamed, the surge finds its way over, under, around the boulder-strewn river. Tumbling waters drive up mists above the falls, the rhythmic sounds create a soothing harmony below. Autumn’s low light casts long lines through the Aspen trees and glowing verge.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.
Please visit NikiGulley.com.

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Niki Gulley Featured in the Dallas Morning News

October 15th, 2014
I’m so excited to have been featured in the Dallas Morning News Oct. 3rd edition! Above is a link to the photo that ran.

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

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“Golden Moment” pastel by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

September 1st, 2014
“Golden Moment” ©2012 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ pastel
I painted this pastel at the Dallas Arboretum last fall to capture the gorgeous fall colors, and the mysterious long shadows cast by the sun as it was nearing sunset. I loved the vivid reds and oranges of the foliage, and the way the sun was causing those colors to glow along with the highlights on the path.
 
For more information on “Golden Moment,” please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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New Whimsical Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 2nd, 2014

“Soaring on a Dream,” ©2014 Niki Gulley

18″ x 24″ textured oil painting
 
I wanted this painting to be full of joy and energy, reminiscent of a simpler time. Working with palette knife, I moved thick oil paint around in long sweeping circular strokes to add to that feeling of movement and excitment, while choosing vivid primary colors to communicate a time of youth, innocence and freedom.

 

 

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“Cascading Rhythms” Palette knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

June 23rd, 2014

“Cascading Rhythms” ©2014 Niki Gulley
12” x 24” textured oil on canvas

Water pounds its way down the falls: cascading, rushing, charging into the riverbed — flowing over rocks, swiftly moving forward. Untamed, the surge finds its way over, under, around the boulder-strewn river. Tumbling waters drive up mists above the falls, the rhythmic sounds create a soothing harmony below. Autumn’s low light casts long lines through the Aspen trees and glowing verge.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.

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New “45mph” Winter Landscape Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

June 11th, 2014
“45 mph” ©2013 Niki Gulley
18” x 24” textured oil painting

On one of our first trips together, my husband and I drove to Colorado to capture the fall foliage, and were greeted by one of the earliest snowfalls on record. While not the golden aspen glory we expected, the pristine white of that first dusting was beautiful. I loved this scenic overlook as we rounded the corner, and as you can see there was no shoulder to pull over on to capture the scene. So quickly grabbing my camera, I snapped away as we whizzed past. In this shot, I particularly liked a sliver of the school-bus-yellow 45mph sign contrasting against the vivid azure sky and framing the right side of the composition to lead your eye back into the breathtaking drive.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com or if you are in Chicago, IL this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Wells Street Art Festival.
Wells Street Art Fair

June 14th and 15th • 10am – 8pm

Chicago, IL • on N. Wells St.,

between North Ave. and Division

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New Spring Aspen Tree Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

February 24th, 2014
“Coming Together” ©2014 Niki Gulley
Textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas • 40″ x 30″
In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. Choosing calming greens against a lavender-blue peaceful sky and arranging the two main aspens so that they meet in the middle, suggests a feeling of togetherness. While organizing the outlying trees in a circular pattern and using thick, curving, bold orange brushstrokes, creates a joyful, playful mood.
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.To see more of my contemporary landscapes, visit NikiGulley.com.

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