New “Carpet of Crimson” Tuscany Painting by Niki Gulley

May 2nd, 2016
“Carpet of Crimson” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting

I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a multi-hued 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 contemporary poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.


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

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New Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

April 29th, 2016
“Fragrant Convergence” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

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 lone tree in the distance. One puffy cloud mirrors its shape as the lavender columns create a flowing rhythm. Perspective lines all 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!
To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Or, if you are in Dallas, TX this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson to see more of my paintings:

Cottonwood Art Festival
 Sat. May 7 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. May 8 • 10am – 5pm
Richardson, TX
Cottonwood Park at Coit and Beltline
CottonwoodArtFestival.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 “Happy Thoughts” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

April 27th, 2016
“Happy Thoughts II” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

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.

Or, if you are in Dallas, TX this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson to see more of my paintings:

Cottonwood Art Festival
 Sat. May 7 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. May 8 • 10am – 5pm
Richardson, TX
Cottonwood Park at Coit and Beltline
CottonwoodArtFestival.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 and Poppy Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

April 25th, 2016
“Happy Thoughts” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers and poppies 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.

Or, if you are in Dallas, TX this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson to see more of my paintings:

Cottonwood Art Festival
 Sat. May 7 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. May 8 • 10am – 5pm
Richardson, TX
Cottonwood Park at Coit and Beltline
CottonwoodArtFestival.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 Palette Knife Iris Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 22nd, 2016
“Flowing into Spring III” ©2016 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.

If you’re in the DFW this weekend and you’d like to see more of my textured landscape oil paintings, please stop by my display at the Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape.

Artscape
Fri. April 22 – Members-only Preview Event 5:30pm – 8pm
April 23 & April 24 • 9am – 5pm
Open to the public with paid garden admission & parking
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.
DallasArboretum.org
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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New Palette Knife Painting from the Dallas Arboretum by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 20th, 2016
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, Dallas Arboretum
©2016 Niki Gulley

I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location a few weeks ago when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I was attracted to this Azalea trail with the vivid fuchsia blossoms tucked away from the crowds in this cool, shady, peaceful garden. Choosing a  vertical panoramic format leads your eye from the azaleas to wander up the trail towards the light and the beautiful dogwood tree in the distance, all while lifting your spirits.

If you’re in the DFW this weekend and you’d like to see more of my textured landscape oil paintings, please stop by my display at the Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape.

Artscape
Fri. April 22 – Members-only Preview Event 5:30pm – 8pm
April 23 & April 24 • 9am – 5pm
Open to the public with paid garden admission & parking
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.
DallasArboretum.org
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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New Palette Knife Painting from the Dallas Arboretum by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 18th, 2016
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, Dallas Arboretum
©2016 Niki Gulley

I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location a few weeks ago when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I love tulips being one of the first flowers to announce that winter has officially ended, so I focused on these colorful red and white striped ones in the foreground, which contrast so well against the complimentary green leaves and grasses. I also liked how their height leads you back into the distant flower beds and onto the Degolyer house in the background, so I chose this vertical panorama format to accentuate that feeling. Loaded with thick oil paint, texture and movement, I hope you can feel the joy that spring is in the air!

If you’re in the DFW next weekend and you’d like to see more of my textured landscape oil paintings, please stop by my display at the Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape.

Artscape
Fri. April 22 – Members-only Preview Event 5:30pm – 8pm
April 23 & April 24 • 9am – 5pm
Open to the public with paid garden admission & parking
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.
DallasArboretum.org
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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New Turtle Creek Azalea Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 16th, 2016
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, Turtle Creek
©2016 Niki Gulley

Painted on location a couple of weeks ago, I set up my easel in front of these prolific azalea bushes along Turtle Creek. 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 spring day in Texas.

If you’re in the DFW area next weekend and you’d like to see more of my textured landscape oil paintings, please stop by my display at the Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape.

Artscape
Fri. April 22 – Members-only Preview Event 5:30pm – 8pm
April 23 & April 24 • 9am – 5pm
Open to the public with paid garden admission & parking
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.
DallasArboretum.org
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail – Niki Gulley


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Just Sold – “Sunny Dreams” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

April 11th, 2016
“Sunny Dreams” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery. 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 landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in France and Europe, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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New “Survivor” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 8th, 2016
“Survivor” ©2016 Niki Gulley
24” x 18″ textured oil painting

From our travels, I have become fascinated with the textures, hues and extreme variety we encounter in different terrains. This lone tree thriving in such a rocky, environment serves as a testament to the power and mystery found in nature. Softened bark from the desert winds contrasts against the jagged rock formation, givinig you a glimpse into nature’s strength.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

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