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“Soaring Dreams II” by Niki Gulley Juried into Milan Gallery’s Discovery Show

June 19th, 2017
“Soaring Dreams II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 34″ x 34″

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and reds contrasted against a lavender-blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, I’ve arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest. Using diagonal leading lines with the tree trunks and limbs, your eye gazes into the focal point where all of the elements come together. Meanwhile, utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

I’m I’m excited that “Soaring Dreams II” has been juried into Milan Gallery’s Discovery Show!

Juried Discovery Show 
Milan Gallery 
Exhibition continuing from June 15 through July 9
505 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX  76102 • 817-338-4278 
 
To see more of my impressionist palette knife paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.
 
If you have any questions about my aspen and birch tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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“Dappled Light” at Turtle Creek by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

May 29th, 2017
“Dappled Light,” Turtle Creek ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12” x 9” oil painting

Just Sold! Early on a spring morning the sun breaks softly, dreamlike, through leafy branches and casts early autumn’s golden palette across the creek. Silent water is ruffled by a gentle breeze. Arching over, bending into the quiet waters, a tree is mirrored encompassing, embracing –this painting captures the dreamy reflections and tranquil landscape of one of my favorite spots to paint near my home. It is painted in the traditional plein air oil manner, incorporating some heavy texture.

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

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New “Life’s Journey” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

May 17th, 2017
“Life’s Journey” ©2017 Niki Gulley
46” x 44” oil on canvas

Follow the deep wood’s path and wander under a canopy of sheltering leaves, light shifts through each branch and twig. Long, late rays of sunlight pierce the dreaming autumn forest, as you enter shadows dapple your journey. You are walking down a loamy path, filled with color-drenched leaves that invite you into the purple shadows where you may seek your dreams. This oil painting of a tranquil wood’s trail inspires your journey and your dreams with lush colors and rich images of beauty ahead.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
Or visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

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New “Visions of Wildflowers” Palette Knife Bluebonnet Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

May 10th, 2017
“Visions of Wildflowers” ©2017 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. Repeating patterns and waves of colr create a harmony within the painting, while rendering the blooms slightly abstract plays with taking a traditional subject matter and showing it in a contemporary way.
 
For more information on bluebonnet and wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 
Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

 

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

April 12th, 2017
“Kid’s Perspective” ©2017 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 20″ x 30″
In “Kid’s Perspective” I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and soft shades of tangerine contrasted against a blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, I’ve arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest and to direct your eye to the focal point. Utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.
 
To see more of my impressionist palette knife paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com

If you have any questions about my aspen and birch tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 

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New “Along the Shoreline” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

February 15th, 2017
“Along the Shoreline” ©2017 Niki Gulley
14″ x 18” textured oil painting on canvas

Early on a fall morning the sun breaks softly through leafy branches and casts early autumn’s palette across the creek. Silent water is ruffled by a gentle breeze. Arching over, bending into the quiet waters, a tree arches into the scene – encompassing, embracing. This painting captures the dreamy reflections and tranquil landscape of one of my favorite spots to paint on location near my home. It is painted in the traditional plein air oil manner, incorporating some heavy texture with palette knife.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
See NikiGulley.com to view her textured palette knife oil paintings.

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New “Soaring Dreams II” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

February 9th, 2017
“Soaring Dreams II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 34″ x 34″
In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and reds contrasted against a lavender-blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, I’ve arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest. Using diagonal leading lines with the tree trunks and limbs, your eye gazes into the focal point where all of the elements come together. Meanwhile, utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.
 
To see more of my impressionist palette knife paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

If you have any questions about my aspen and birch tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 

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New “Autumn Flow” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

February 6th, 2017
“Autumn Flow” ©2017 Niki Gulley
36″ x 18″ textured oil paint 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 and the rhythmic sounds create a soothing harmony below. Meanwhile autumn’s low light casts long lines through the Aspen trees and glowing verge, illuminating the glorious foliage.


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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New “Looking Up II” Aspen Tree painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

January 20th, 2017
“Looking Up II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas
 
In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. I chose vibrant, cheerful yellows and golds contrasted against a blue sky with the clouds drifting so that as you gaze overhead, you get the feeling of not having a care in the world. One large trunk in the foreground guides you and gives you a sense of size and perspective, while leading your eye upward. Arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, all add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery. 
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured aspen and birch oil paintings. 
 
Visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary impressionistic palette knife landscape paintings.
 

 

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New “Autumn Cascades” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

January 16th, 2017
“Autumn Cascades” ©2017 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, while autumn colors glow as we peer through the tangle of textured Aspen trees.

 
If you have any questions about Autumn Cascades or my palette knife Aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.
 
 

 

 
 

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