New “Cultivating Aromas” Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Niki Gulley

September 22nd, 2017
“Cultivating Aromas” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 20” x 30” acrylic on canvas
 
Just sold! The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. Rippling purple rows draw your eye to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance while clouds drift by also in rhythmic waves, both creating a flowing harmony. Perspective lines 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!
 
E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information on my contemporary palette knife landscape paintings.
 
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Palette Knife Iris Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

September 20th, 2017
“Flowing into Spring III” ©2017 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.

 
 
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“Vertical Aromas” Palette Knife Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

September 18th, 2017
“Vertical Aromas” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold! 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 stone farmhouse in the distance. Meanwhile wispy clouds drift by and perspective lines all converge, leading you to this joyful, peaceful spot. I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and  feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!
 
To view more of my lavender, poppy and sunflower field paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 
For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Europe, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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New 12″ x 12″ Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

September 15th, 2017
“Autumn Hues II” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 12″ oil on canvas
 
Just Sold!  I painted these autumn aspen trees with palette knife and extremely thick paint. I love how the chunky paint adds to the texture of the bark and the movement in the leaves. The painting continues around the edges of the wrap around canvas for a sculptural-like frameless piece of art.
 
These aspens and birches look great hung alone to brighten up a little spot, or in a grouping with some of my other 12×12 trees. Hang them horizontally, vertically, on a diagonal or stacked. If interested in seeing companion pieces, please e-mail Niki Gulley for options.
To see more of my palette knife seasonal foliage paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

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New “Spring Hues” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

September 13th, 2017
“Spring Hues” ©2017 Niki Gulley
12″ x 12″ oil on canvas
  
I painted these spring aspen trees with palette knife and extremely thick paint. I love how the chunky paint adds to the texture of the bark and the movement in the foliage and branches. The painting continues around the edges of the wrap around canvas for a sculptural-like frameless piece of art.
 
These aspens and birches look great hung alone to brighten up a little spot, or in a grouping with some of my other 12×12 trees. Hang them horizontally, vertically, on a diagonal or stacked. If interested in seeing companion pieces, please e-mail Niki Gulley for options.
 
To see more of my palette knife seasonal foliage paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

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New “Into the Woods” Palette Knife Fall Foliage oil painting by Niki Gulley

September 12th, 2017
“Into the Woods” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″” textured oil painting
 
Just Sold!  I painted “Into the Woods” on location when we visited New England last fall during the height of fall foliage. The kaleidoscope of autumn colors was ablaze, and I was attracted to the dappled light sneaking through small gaps in the forested canopy, illuminating the winding path. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this landscape is filled with color, movement and energy!

If you’d like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops in Vermont, Tuscany and Ireland, please let me know. 
For more details, e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to ArtTreks.org.

For more information on my textured contemporary landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.

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“Following the Leader” Koi Fish Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

September 8th, 2017
“Following the Leader” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
Just Sold! I’m excited that this painting just won first place at the Artists of Texas H2O show held in Corpus Christi!Gold, white, tangerine – quicksilver Koi slice through silent waters. Playful, darting fish follow each other up through the composition, while cool colors float and ripple across the painting forming tranquil patterns.  A happy threesome glides by, lifting your spirits as you gaze into this vertical panorama while thick strokes of paint created with palette knife add dimension and movement. 

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

 

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

September 6th, 2017
“Visions of Azaleas” ©2017 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.
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“Sunny Delights” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

September 4th, 2017
“Sunny Delights” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold! Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
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Last Day, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

September 1st, 2017
©2017 Niki Gulley • 9″ x 12″ Textured oil painting
Day 7, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 
On the last day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we painted the quintessential cypress tree clump set among the rolling hills, signifying you’re in Tuscany while the photographers shot the surrounding countryside. That afternoon we went into Pienza to explore, shop and photograph.
 
Scenic overlook in Pienza.
 
We capped the night off with an amazing dinner and drifted off to sleep, full, happy and at peace.
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. The early registration deadline of Sept. 23rd for a $600 on most trips is quickly approaching, so don’t wait!
 
 
FULL – Fall in New England – Oct. 10-15, 2017
FULL – Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – February 3 – 10 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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