“Kaleidoscope of Dreams” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

October 20th, 2014
“Kaleidoscope of Dreams” ©2014 by Niki Gulley
Four 36″ x 36″ canvases to form a 72″ x 72″ quadriptych • original textured oil painting

In this painting, I wanted you to feel like a little kid again – laying on the ground and staring up into the treetops without a care in the world. I hope you experience the joy of being surrounded by nature and the beauty in this autumn kaleidoscope of colors.

Canvas Prints now Available:   I have received so many requests that I am now offering canvas prints of “Kaleidoscope of Dreams.” Four 24″ x 24″ canvases are stretched on 3/4 inch stretcher bars with the image continuing around the edges to form a 48″ x 48″ quadriptych that does not need to be framed, just like the original . I have also added thick paint in some of the leaves and trunks to add even more texture and making each print one of a kind. Finally, I have coated the canvases with a UV varnish to protect the paintings. The canvases can be hung right up next to each other or spread apart by a few inches to come out to a maximum of 53″ x 53″. I can also make other sizes or stretch Kaleidoscope of Dreams on deep 1 and 1/2 inch stretcher bars for an additional fee. Please contact me at Niki Gulley for more information on the original painting or canvas prints.


One of the canvases in the set of four showing the painting wrapping around the edges so that it can be hung as is without a frame.

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“Deep Roots” New Textured Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

October 17th, 2014
SOLD • “Deep Roots,” ©2014 Niki Gulley
20″ x 16″ textured oil painting

JUST SOLD! Standing tall and proud, this old soul sinks its gnarly roots into the soil below, persistent and hopeful. I wanted you to get the feeling of staring up in wonderment like when you were a kid discovering things for the first time – noticing the unusual beauty and complexity of its infrastructure. Both grounded and reaching for the heavens, this organic skyscraper connects us to the mysteries of nature while encouraging childhood dreams that anything is possible.

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Niki Gulley Featured in the Dallas Morning News

October 15th, 2014
I’m so excited to have been featured in the Dallas Morning News Oct. 3rd edition! Above is a link to the photo that ran.

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Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

October 13th, 2014
SOLD • “Blue Descent,” Texas Hill Country ©2014 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ textured oil painting

JUST SOLD! Inspired by a trip to the Texas hill country, I wanted you to feel the warmth and beauty as sun sets over this carpet of bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers. Touched with a hint of mystery from the long shadows being cast and a sense of romanticism from the time of day and the two oaks reaching for one another, this piece is loaded with pigment and thick oil paint. In person, the painting leaps off the canvas and the colors almost dance from all of the texture and energy!

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“Creating Memories” Palette Knife Oil Painting of Venice, Italy by Niki Gulley

October 10th, 2014

“Creating Memories,” Venice ©2014 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ • textured oil painting
Inspired from our first trip to Italy, I fell in love with everything about Venice. The city feels preserved in time with all transportation happening on water versus roads. The architecture, art, history, and people are all fascinating, the food and wine delicious, and it was such a romantic place to visit. So in this painting, I captured a lone gondola to convey that feeling of lazily drifting along with your loved one down this brick canal filled with history and future memories.

If you’re in the Dallas area this coming weekend and you’d like to see Creating Memories and more of my palette knife paintings in person, please stop by my studio as part of the White Rock Artists’ Studio Tour.

White Rock Artists Studio Tour
Sat. Oct. 11 • 10am – 5pm
Sun. Oct. 12 • 10am – 5pm
If you have any questions, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.

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White Rock Artists’ Studio Tour – this weekend

October 8th, 2014
“Triple Passion” ©2014 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Can be hung horizontally 24″ x 48″ or vertically 48″ x 24″

I love the passion and energy in the color red, so I thought it would be fun to play with the still life I had set up of roses and make a painting where red was the dominant color.  In person, seeing these roses at life size, I wanted the viewer to be swept up in the movement and emotion of this piece. Utilizing flowing spirals, weaving back and forth, playful thick and thin paint in bold, loose strokes, ruby petals emerging and disappearing, all meant to tease the eye and excite your senses.

If you’re in the Dallas area this coming weekend and you’d like to see October Rhythms and more of my palette knife paintings in person, please stop by my studio as part of the White Rock Artists’ Studio Tour.

White Rock Artists Studio Tour
Sat. Oct. 11 • 10am – 5pm
Sun. Oct. 12 • 10am – 5pm
If you have any questions, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary floral paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.

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“October Rhythms” Palette Knife Aspen Trees by Niki Gulley

October 6th, 2014
“October Rhythms” ©2014 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.

If you’re in the Dallas area this coming weekend and you’d like to see October Rhythms and more of my palette knife paintings in person, please stop by my studio as part of the White Rock Artists’ Studio Tour.

White Rock Artists Studio Tour
Sat. Oct. 11 • 10am – 5pm
Sun. Oct. 12 • 10am – 5pm
To see more of my aspen and birch tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

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“Luminescent Radiance” textured oil painting of Monet’s Garden by Niki Gulley

October 4th, 2014
“Luminescent Radiance” ©2014 Niki Gulley
Two 48″ x 18″ canvases with one 48″ x 30″ canvas in the middle to form a 48″ x 66″ triptych
Textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

I decided it would be a fun challenge to create an extremely large painting, and I wanted the final piece to be very uplifting, colorful and full of energy. Opting for warm colors and working with extremely thick paint and palette knives, I chose this lily pond reference from our visit to Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, France. The grounds were breathtaking and I could actually see his paintings come to life. I was drawn to the energetic flow and yet calming serenity in this view, and I positioned the water lilies and my paint strokes in a curving pattern to add to that mood. The morning light peeking through the distant foliage added to a sense of mystery and promise that I wanted to capture in paint, and share with you that feeling of hope.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

Or, stop by the Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend if you are in the Dallas area to see more of my textured oil paintings.

Cottonwood Art Festival
Sat. Oct. 4 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct. 5 • 10am – 5pm
Cottonwood Park (Coit & Beltline) • Richardson, TX
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“Fire and Gold” – Textured Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

October 1st, 2014
“Fire and Gold” ©2014 Niki Gulley
Textured oil on canvas • 36″ x 48″

I love the first signs of fall – the crisp feel in the air, the crunching of leaves underfoot, the beautiful autumn colors, and being totally immersed in nature in the middle of a forest without a care in the world. In Fire and Gold I wanted to recreate that joyful feeling, choosing warm reds and yellows of autumn and using energetic strokes with my paint to heighten that mood. Building up first thin transparent layers and then thick textured layers of oil paint also add to a certain glow and magic in the final piece.

E-mail - Niki Gulley for more information.Or, stop by the Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend if you are in the Dallas area to see more of Niki’s work.

Cottonwood Art Festival
Sat. Oct. 4 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct. 5 • 10am – 5pm
Cottonwood Park (Coit & Beltline) • Richardson, TX
Please visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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“Butterfly on Elephant Ears” Arboretum -25″x19″ pastel by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

September 29th, 2014
“Butterfly on Elephant Ears” 25″x19″ pastel
© Niki Gulley

Vibrant yellows with a rainbow of colors in the 
background.

What a treat to find this little guy taking a break on these elephant ears at the Dallas Arboretum.  The black and orange of this monarch butterfly caught my eye but the curves of the ears lead me right to him.
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