New “Autumn Cascades” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

July 19th, 2017
“Autumn Cascades” ©2017 Niki Gulley
12” x 24” textured oil on canvas

Water pounds its way down the falls: cascading, rushing, charging into the riverbed — flowing over rocks, swiftly moving forward. Untamed, the surge finds its way over, under, around the boulder-strewn river. Tumbling waters drive up mists above the falls, the rhythmic sounds create a soothing harmony below, while autumn colors glow as we peer through the tangle of textured Aspen trees.

 
If you have any questions about Autumn Cascades or my palette knife Aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.
 

 

 

 

 
 

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Andalusia Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams: Toledo

July 17th, 2017
Day 1, Afternoon – Toledo, Spain: Andalusia Art Trek
“Dappled Light” • Sold
12″ x 9″ oil painting by Niki Gulley
 
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 
After lunch on the first day of our Spain Art Trek, we gave everyone free time to explore the city. Some visited the Cathedral, some toured the el Greco art museum, others shopped and some painted. 
I set up my easel in this peaceful garden shaded by these massive trees and painted the colorful architecture in the distance and the beautiful dappled light raking across the scene. That evening we dined on a gourmet tapas meal of scallops wrapped in bacon with lobster sauce, duck and strawberry salad, beef tenderloin with grilled asparagus, smoked octopus and assorted desserts. Delicious and a perfect ending to a fun-filled day!
 
Dinner in Toledo
 
Next summer we will be leading Art Treks to Italy and Croatia / Slovenia. So if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trips! See details at ArtTreks.org.
 
Please check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist landscape oil paintings.

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New “Looking Up II” Aspen Tree painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 15th, 2017
“Looking Up II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas
 
In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. I chose vibrant, cheerful yellows and golds contrasted against a blue sky with the clouds drifting so that as you gaze overhead, you get the feeling of not having a care in the world. One large trunk in the foreground guides you and gives you a sense of size and perspective, while leading your eye upward. Arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, all add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery. 
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured aspen and birch oil paintings. 
 
Visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary impressionistic palette knife landscape paintings.
 

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

July 14th, 2017

“Golden Tangle” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas

Just Sold! 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.
 
To see more of my textured contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com. E-mail Niki Gulley

 

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New “Looking Up II” Aspen Tree painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 10th, 2017
“Looking Up II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas
 
In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. I chose vibrant, cheerful yellows and golds contrasted against a blue sky with the clouds drifting so that as you gaze overhead, you get the feeling of not having a care in the world. One large trunk in the foreground guides you and gives you a sense of size and perspective, while leading your eye upward. Arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, all add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery. 
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured aspen and birch oil paintings. 
 
Visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary impressionistic palette knife landscape paintings.
 

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New Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 7th, 2017
“Happy Thoughts III” ©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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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 Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

July 5th, 2017
“Sun-Filled Moment” ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these uplifting 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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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 “Popping Color II” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

July 3rd, 2017
“Popping Color II” ©2017 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 colorful 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 poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.


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

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New “Springtime in Tuscany” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

June 30th, 2017
“Springtime in Tuscany” ©2017 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 colorful 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 poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.

 
 
For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Tuscany and  Cinque Terre / Lake Como, Italy next year, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley. 
 
 

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New “Field of Sunshine II” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

June 28th, 2017
“Field of Sunshine II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
Festive blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling this field with sweet fragrance.  Voluminous clouds drift by overhead as sun’s late light casts its golden glow. This textured oil painting captures a carefree summer day with sunflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.
 
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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