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“Sunny Skies” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

June 26th, 2017
“Sunny Skies” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 48″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold! Festive, sun-filled blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling the field with sweet fragrance. This textured painting captures a carefree summer morning with sunflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the field with joy under sunny skies as voluminous clouds drift by overhead.
 
For more information on textured sunflower and poppy paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 
Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.

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

June 23rd, 2017
“October Transitions” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 48″ textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Just Sold! 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.

 

 E-mail Niki Gulley for more details on my aspen and birch tree palette knife oil paintings.

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“Autumn Serenade II” by Niki Gulley Wins First Place at Milan Gallery’s Discovery Show

June 21st, 2017
“Autumn Serenade II” ©2017 by Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ original textured oil painting

Flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this scene to be filled with movement and energy, 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. 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.

I’m excited that “Autumn Serenade II” has been juried into Milan Gallery’s Discovery Show and received first place from the jurors! With that award, comes 6 months of representation at the gallery. If you’re in the Fort Worth area, I hope you can check out my latest paintings at the gallery.

Juried Discovery Show 
Milan Gallery 
Group Exhibition continuing from June 15 through July 9
505 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX  76102 • 817-338-42786 month showing of Niki Gulley’s paintings continuing through December.

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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her aspen and birch tree palette knife paintings.

 
 

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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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New “Tuscan Dreams” Palette Knife Poppy Field Painting by Niki Gulley

June 16th, 2017
“Tuscan Dreams” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 24″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold!  Inspired from a wonderful trip to Tuscany, I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of joy and energy. Set beneath a colorful sky with a few clouds drifting by on a beautiful day in springtime, the poppies and wildflowers are in full bloom. Using broken impressionistic strokes in surprising hues, causes the landscape to dance and flow, and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.
 
You can paint and photograph these very views if you join us for our Tuscany Workshop in September of 2018. Don’t miss out on an amazing trip! See art treks.org for details or e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.
 
To view more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, check out nikigulley.com.

 
 

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New “Texas Treasures III” Bluebonnet oil painting series by Niki Gulley

June 14th, 2017
“Texas Treasures III” ©2017 Niki Gulley
7″ x 5″ textured oil painting
 
I painted these bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I’ve framed the paintings in 6″ espresso frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!
 
 
For more information on my “Texas Treasures” series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.
 
To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

 

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“Afternoon Laundry” from Burano, Italy by Niki Gulley

June 12th, 2017

 

“Afternoon Laundry,” Burano, Italy
SOLD • 7″ x 5″ • textured oil painting by Niki Gulley
 
Just sold! On the second day of our Venice Art Trek, we headed to the islands of Murano and Burano. First Murano, famous for its beautiful glass, to see a glass blowing demonstration and tour the museum. Then, onto Burano which is known as a fishing community (and for the homemade lace that they make there), and to help the fisherman find their houses while coming back from sea, they painted their homes every color of the rainbow. With the picturesque canals and so many great colored buildings to choose from, it’s hard to pick a single subject matter! We were drawn to this quiet location, however, and the vibrant blue stucco wall with that morning’s laundry being hung out to dry screamed to be painted. Today I chose to work with thick oil paint and palette knife to capture the rough surface of the walls, resulting in a final painting which is loaded with texture and color.
 
 
Painting and photographing in Burano.
 
If you’d like to join us on one of our upcoming Art Treks, please let me know. For more details, E-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.

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Just Sold – “Italian Puzzle” Plein Air pastel painting from Cinque Terre, Italy by Niki Gulley

June 9th, 2017
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ pastel by Niki Gulley
 
Day 3, Manarola:  CINQUE TERRE / LAKE COMO ART TREK
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 
On our third day in the Cinque Terre, us painters set up our easels from the hiking trail to look back at the town of Manarola while the photographers hiked around the town of Cornelia in the morning and joined us in Manarola in the afternoon. Since we had more time today, we all decide to paint the intricate stacked buildings in front of us and once again, listen to the sound of the waves crashing below us.
 
 
For dinner, we dined al fresco along the waterfront with a fantastic meal of fresh seafood and grilled fish and a little red wine to wash it down! A perfect ending to our Cinque Terre portion of our Art Trek.
 
If you’d like to join us in Cinque Terre / Lake Como for our next Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Sept. 2018, please let me know. For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.
 
E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information. 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings and plein air oil paintings, please visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

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New “Texas Treasures II” Bluebonnet oil painting series by Niki Gulley

June 7th, 2017
“Texas Treasures II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
7″ x 5″ textured oil painting
 
I painted these Texas bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I’ve framed the paintings in 6″ espresso frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!
 
 
For more information on my “Texas Treasures” series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.
 
To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

 

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“Morning Light” from Les Baux, France by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

June 5th, 2017
“Morning Light,” Les Baux, France ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 7″ x 5″ textured oil painting

Just Sold! On the second day of our Provence Art Trek, we visited the picturesque town of Les Baux, perched atop its rocky outcropping with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside below. Some folks visited the castle, galleries and shops while the painters set up in this quiet plaza capturing the unique stone residences, medieval cathedral or picturesque courtyard.

In the afternoon we went to one of the most renowned wine towns in the world and sampled some amazing Chateaunef du Pape wines. 

Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Croatia and Slovenia and Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy, 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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