One Woman Show Featuring Niki Gulley at the Good Art Company Gallery

March 27th, 2015
“October Rhythms” ©2015 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 Rhythms. I chose pure, intense reds and yellows contrasted against autumn golds and chocolates to create an fall forest that vibrates with color, energy and sound. The repetition in the aspen trunks and foliage patterns, combined with the flickering tones of the breeze rustling the leaves reminded me of a symphony in the forest so I titled this painting October Rhythms.

“October Rhythms” along with several of my new palette knife paintings will be featured in my One Woman Show, hosted 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.

The Good Art Company Gallery
Niki Gulley – One Woman Show
Opening Reception / Meet the Artist – April 3rd, 5pm – 9pm
Show continuing through April
218 West Main St.
Fredericksburg, TX
For more information on upcoming Plein-Air Painting and Photography Art Treks workshops, please visit http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks.
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley

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New Orleans Garden District Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 25th, 2015
“Oak Beauties,” New Orleans  ©2015 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ palette knife oil painting

On our plein air painting and photography workshop my husband and I taught in New Orleans this fall, we rode the trolley to the Garden District and set out to capture the beautiful architecture so distinctive of the area. I was attracted to this grand pink house, and in particular I loved the huge old oak tree framing it. The dappled light hitting the trunk was so striking that I decided to accentuate that in my painting with a multitude of colors and values while making the background soft to keep the composition from becoming too cluttered. The sheer size and age of the trees in New Orleans is incredible, which I set out to show juxtaposing the massive oak against the smaller two-story homes in the distance. Created with palette knife and a lot of oil paint, this canvas is loaded with texture and uplifting colors so that you feel the joy and energy of hanging out in New Orleans.

“Oak Beauties” along with several of my new palette knife paintings will be featured in my One Woman Show, hosted at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. If interested in more information on pricing or purchasing this palette knife New Orleans painting, please contact The Good Art Company.

The Good Art Company Gallery
Niki Gulley – One Woman Show
Opening Reception / Meet the Artist – April 3rd, 5pm – 9pm
Show continuing through April
218 West Main St.
Fredericksburg, TX
For more information on upcoming Plein-Air Painting and Photography Art Treks workshops, please visit http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks.
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley

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New “Golden Tangle” Fall Foliage Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 23rd, 2015

“Golden Tangle” ©2015 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas


I painted this golden oak at White Rock Lake last fall. I loved how the canary yellow leaves glowed from the late afternoon sun as it illuminated the foliage from behind. Being backlit, the trunk went an inky velvet black and all of its gnarly limbs popped against that gilded backdrop, which I accented with flecks of crimson. Created with palette knife and a lot of thick oil paint, this canvas is loaded with texture, uplifting color and energy.

If interested in more information on pricing and purchasing this palette knife fall scene, please contact The Good Art Company.

To see more of my textured contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

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New “Marching into Autumn” Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 19th, 2015

“Marching into Autumn” ©2015 Niki Gulley
10″ x 20″ textured oil on canvas


I painted this colorful autumn scene near my home when the fall foliage was first starting to appear. I loved the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the cypress contrasted against the multitude of greens surrounding it. The patterns of the shadows underneath the trees created a sort of rhythm and I played up the angles of the trees and strokes to add to that feeling of a driving beat. I hope you, too, can feel the energy and joy of being surrounded by nature as autumn approaches.

If interested in more information on pricing and purchasing this palette knife fall scene, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of my textured contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

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“Resolute” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 16th, 2015
“Resolute” ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24” x 18” textured oil painting
Just Sold! From our travels, I have become fascinated with the textures, hues and extreme variety we encounter in different terrains. I was intrigued by this one lone tree thriving in this rocky narrow canyon while only  receiving a few hours of sunshine a day. The unique striations and colors in the cliffs were amazing, too. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with dimension, color and energy!
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“Ruby Smiles” Poppy Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

March 9th, 2015
“Ruby Smiles” ©2015 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,

Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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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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“Dancing in the Breeze” Palette Knife Floral Painting by Niki Gulley

March 4th, 2015
“Dancing in the Breeze” ©2015 Niki Gulley

10″ x 12″ textured oil painting 


I created this painting of purple Clematis on location at the Dallas Arboretum with palette knife and thick oil paint. It was so peaceful in the Poetry Garden, that it seemed like a perfect place to set up my easel. I liked the contrast of the cool purple in the flowers against the warm light of the textured wall behind them. Accentuating the circular design they were forming along with forming curving paint strokes, adds to a feeling of movement and energy, almost as if the petals are dancing in the breeze.
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“Petal Poetry” New Roses Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

March 2nd, 2015
“Petal Poetry” ©2015 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting  • 16″ x 12″
Choosing these beautiful red, yellow and white roses, I applied thick oil paint with palette knife to create loose, flowing strokes filled with energy, color and texture. 
If you’d like more information on my contemporary floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
To see more of Niki Gulley’s impressionistic palette knife paintings,  visit NikiGulley.com.

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Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

February 27th, 2015
“Traveling Together,” Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 60″ textured oil painting

Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day while out for a leisurely drive among the bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy.

Just sold through the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX (http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/.)

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

For more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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