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New Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 22nd, 2016
“Fragrant Convergence” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

The
lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows
and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. I wanted
to try something different in this painting, arranging the purple waves
vertically to draw your eye up to the lone tree in the distance. One
puffy cloud mirrors its shape as the lavender columns create a flowing
rhythm. Perspective lines all converge, leading you to this joyful spot
and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted
while gazing into this scene!
To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

If
you’re near Ann Arbor, MI, please stop by my booth at the State Street Art Fair this Thurs. – Sun.

State Street Area Art Fair
Thurs. July 21 • 10am – 9pm
Fri. July 22 • 10am – 9pm
Sat. July 23 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. July 24 • 10am – 6pm
Ann Arbor, MI • on N. University between Thayer & State St.

Booth #2014B – 2015B

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For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org.

E-mail – Niki Gulley



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New Palette Knife Iris Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 20th, 2016
“Flowing into Spring III” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas • Lee Park, Dallas

Painted on location at Lee Park in Dallas, I loved how the irises signaled that spring was in full bloom. Standing tall, anchoring this corner of the creek these purple blooms lead your eye up through the canvas, along the water’s edge to the stone bridge in the distance. The soft light adds to the peacefulness of this tranquil spot, and I hope all of your cares are transported away while lifting your spirits.

If
you’re near Ann Arbor, MI, please stop by my booth at the State Street Art Fair this Thurs. – Sun.

State Street Area Art Fair
Thurs. July 21 • 10am – 9pm
Fri. July 22 • 10am – 9pm
Sat. July 23 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. July 24 • 10am – 6pm
Ann Arbor, MI • on N. University between Thayer & State St.

Booth #2014B – 2015B

a2StateStreetAreaArtFair.com
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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New “Flowing into Spring II” Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

July 18th, 2016
“Flowing into Spring II” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

I
painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location a few weeks
ago when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full
bloom. I love tulips being one of the first flowers to announce that
winter has officially ended, so I focused on these colorful red and
white striped ones in the foreground, which contrast so well against the
complimentary green leaves and grasses. I also liked how their height
leads you back into the distant flower beds and onto the Degolyer house
in the background, so I chose this vertical panorama format to
accentuate that feeling. Loaded with thick oil paint, texture and
movement, I hope you can feel the joy that spring is in the air!

If
you’re near Ann Arbor, MI, please stop by my booth at the State Street Art Fair this Thurs. – Sun.

State Street Area Art Fair
Thurs. July 21 • 10am – 9pm
Fri. July 22 • 10am – 9pm
Sat. July 23 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. July 24 • 10am – 6pm
Ann Arbor, MI • on N. University between Thayer & State St.

Booth #2014B – 2015B

a2StateStreetAreaArtFair.com
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 15th, 2016
“Carpet of Crimson II” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Just Sold! I
wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set
beneath a vibrant blue sky on a beautiful day in springtime with the
poppies and wildflowers in full bloom, I hope all of your cares drift
away while gazing into this cheerful scene.

In
this vertical wildflower series, I’ve framed the paintings in espresso
floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint
continuing around the edges of the canvas. These poppies look great hung
alone or in a grouping, too!

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

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.

For
more information on our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Art
Trek Workshops in Italy, England and Ireland, please visit 
www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

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New “Flowing into Spring” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 13th, 2016
“Flowing into Spring” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, Dallas Arboretum

I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location a few weeks ago when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I was attracted to this Azalea trail with the vivid fuchsia blossoms tucked away in this cool, shady, peaceful garden. Choosing a vertical panoramic format leads your eye from the azaleas to wander up the trail towards the light and the beautiful dogwood tree in the distance, all while lifting your spirits.

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

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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

July 11th, 2016
“Visions of Azaleas” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Painted on location, I set up my easel in front of these prolific azalea bushes along Turtle Creek near my home. The vibrant pinks and fuchsia were so full of life set against the cool green leaves, that I wanted to capture not only that vivid spring color but also the elegant sycamore tree in the distance with its speckled white bark.  Contrasting the height of the vertical tree against the horizontal blooms, I chose this vertical panoramic canvas, and repeating shapes throughout creates a harmony to the overall scene. Painted with palette knife and lots of texture, I hope you can feel the beauty and energy of a perfect spring day.

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

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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Just Sold – “Carpet of Crimson” Tuscany Painting by Niki Gulley

July 8th, 2016
“Carpet of Crimson” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting

I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a multi-hued sky on a beautiful day in springtime with the poppies and wildflowers in full bloom, I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.

In this vertical wildflower series, I’ve framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These poppies look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

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

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.


For more information on our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, England and Ireland, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

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Just Sold – “Carpet of Crimson” Tuscany Painting by Niki Gulley

July 8th, 2016
“Carpet of Crimson” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting

I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a multi-hued sky on a beautiful day in springtime with the poppies and wildflowers in full bloom, I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.

In this vertical wildflower series, I’ve framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These poppies look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

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

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.


For more information on our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, England and Ireland, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

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“Bend Ahead” – New Colorado Aspen Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 6th, 2016
“Bend Ahead” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24” x 18″ textured oil painting

Inspired by a trip to Colorado in the fall, trying to catch the beautiful autumn aspens leaves before they dropped, we just caught the last glimpse of color before an early snowfall hit. The combination of golden leaves set against the vivid blue sky, and the cool snow shadows contrasted against glowing light highlights as the sun cast its warming rays, was a symphony to the eye! I hope you, too, can slow down and enjoy the beautiful scenery on this winding journey.

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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“Bend Ahead” – New Colorado Aspen Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 6th, 2016
“Bend Ahead” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24” x 18″ textured oil painting

Inspired by a trip to Colorado in the fall, trying to catch the beautiful autumn aspens leaves before they dropped, we just caught the last glimpse of color before an early snowfall hit. The combination of golden leaves set against the vivid blue sky, and the cool snow shadows contrasted against glowing light highlights as the sun cast its warming rays, was a symphony to the eye! I hope you, too, can slow down and enjoy the beautiful scenery on this winding journey.

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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