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New “Old Soul” White Rock Lake Live Oak Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

December 30th, 2016
“Old Soul” Winfrey Point, White Rock Lake©2017 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16″ oil painting
 
During the Oil Painters of America convention held last spring, artists from around the country gathered one day at White Rock Lake to capture the beautiful surroundings. I was drawn to this magnificent, massive live oak tree at Winfrey Point. Setting up my easel close to its base so that I could see and capture all of its gnarly trunk, roots and limbs, I kept the background softer to help show off its structure. I hope you, too, can feel its energy, wisdom and strength.
 
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New “Morning Glow” oil painting of White Rock Lake by Dallas Artist Niki Gulley

December 21st, 2016
“Morning Glow, White Rock Lake” ©2016 Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 20″ x 16″
 
On a peaceful spring morning, I set up my easel at White Rock Lake to capture the sun rising behind this beautiful, tangled Cottonwood tree. I liked how the warm light showed off the tree’s curves and textured bark, and I chose this vertical composition to show off its size and strength. In the distance, the sun glistens along the water’s surface and I hope this scene lifts your spirits for what the day has to bring.
 
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New “Autumn Serenade” Palette Knife Fall Foliage Painting by Niki Gulley

December 14th, 2016
“Autumn Serenade”  ©2016 Niki Gulley
36″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen, Oak and the forest of trees quiver, their light graceful leaves tremble and quake, silver and gold, scarlet and tangerine, with each light breeze. There is the quiet energy of change coming and vibrant color charges the woods. Crisp fall mountain air, slender trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors. Staccato strokes and shimmering hues add to the feeling of change in the air and suggest the breeze whistling through the foliage.
 
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“Ruby Smiles” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

November 22nd, 2016
“Ruby Smiles” ©2016 Niki Gulley
10″ x 16″ textured oil painting
 
I painted these cheerful poppies with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with uplifting color, energy and movement.

 
To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured floral paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com,
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“Looking Up” New Red Barn oil painting by Niki Gulley

November 14th, 2016
“Looking Up” ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 18″ x 24” textured oil painting

Recently sold! Full of fun and whimsy, I not only wanted to show the personality of this red barn but also make you feel like a kid again, climbing trees, swinging from their branches and returning to a simpler time in your childhood. Hinting that the barn has humanlike features, I feel like it, too, is inviting you to come play inside. Using vivid colors, distorted perspective and energetic thick oil paint strokes, I hope “Looking Up” brings joy to your home and reminds you of the simpler pleasures when you were a kid.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 
Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.
 

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

November 7th, 2016
“Autumn Tapestry” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 48″ textured oil on canvas
 
Just Sold! Autumn is alive with this rich tapestry of golden hues and fiery crimson, all weaving together in a perfect symphony. Colors dance across the canvas as fall breezes gently whistle though the foliage. Created with layers and layers of thick oil paint, nature’s leaves practically leap off the canvas and fill your home with joy and energy!
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured seasonal forests, aspen and birch oil paintings.
 

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New “Fall’s Carnival” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

November 4th, 2016
“Fall’s Carnival” ©2016 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Painted with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives so that this canvas is loaded with texture and bursting with color, flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this landscape to be filled with movement and vivacity, so I incorporated a lot of diagonal and curving shapes in the design to suggest that feeling. Contrasting short staccato strokes against blended passages with my palette knives, also increase that sense of motion. One zig zag passage of crimson foliage creates a focal point in the tangle of leaves and turnks while adding energy to the scene. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of walking through the woods on a beautiful fall day, letting your cares slip away and your spirit being invigorated.

“Fall’s Carnival” along with several of my new palette knife paintings will be exhibiting at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. If interested in more information on pricing or purchasing this palette knife aspen tree painting, please contact The Good Art Company, goodartcompany.com/gac/

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New “October Transitions” oil painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

November 2nd, 2016
“October Transitions” ©2016 Niki Gulley
36″ x 48″ textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

I find being immersed in nature can have such an uplifting effect, and I wanted to share that feeling with you in October Transitions. I chose vibrant warm reds. oranges and golds contrasted against cool mountains in the distance and a calming aqua blue sky to highlight autumn’s kaleidoscope of colors. Filled with layers of oil paint forming three-dimensional texture and utilizing unblended strokes, creates energy and movement throughout the canvas. The final painting is full of uplifting color and brings the beautiful outdoors into your home. 

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

 

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

September 11th, 2016
“Autumn Tapestry” ©2016 Niki Gulley
36″ x 48″ textured oil on canvas
Autumn is alive with this rich tapestry of golden hues and fiery crimson, all weaving together in a perfect symphony. Colors dance across the canvas as fall breezes gently whistle though the foliage. Created with layers and layers of thick oil paint, nature’s leaves practically leap off the canvas and fill your home with joy and energy!
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured seasonal forests, aspen and birch oil paintings.

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SOLD – Dallas Skyline Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

September 6th, 2016
“Golden Moment, White Rock Lake” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 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.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
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