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

January 16th, 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.
 
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New “Fall Jamboree” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

January 13th, 2017
“Fall Jamboree” ©2017 by Niki Gulley
 12″ x 24″ original textured oil painting

Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our backs, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.

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New “Sunny Delights” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

January 11th, 2017
“Sunny Delights” ©2017 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.
 
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“Texas Impressions III” New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

January 9th, 2017
“Texas Impressions III” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
Just Sold! I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. 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 Texas wildflowers 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 Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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“Texas Impressions II” New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

January 6th, 2017
“Texas Impressions II” ©2016 Niki Gulley
Sold • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
Just Sold! I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. 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 Texas wildflowers 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 Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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Watercolor Home Portrait by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

January 4th, 2017
8″ x 10″ watercolor home portrait ©2016 Niki Gulley
 
I was commissioned to paint this watercolor home portrait as a Christmas gift for one of my collectors. I hope it brings back fond memories!

 
To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,
 
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SOLD – “Texas Impressions” Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

January 2nd, 2017
“Texas Impressions” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
Just Sold! I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. 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 Texas wildflowers 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 Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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New “Old Soul” White Rock Lake Live Oak Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

December 30th, 2016
“Old Soul” Winfrey Point, White Rock Lake©2017 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16″ oil painting
 
During the Oil Painters of America convention held last spring, artists from around the country gathered one day at White Rock Lake to capture the beautiful surroundings. I was drawn to this magnificent, massive live oak tree at Winfrey Point. Setting up my easel close to its base so that I could see and capture all of its gnarly trunk, roots and limbs, I kept the background softer to help show off its structure. I hope you, too, can feel its energy, wisdom and strength.
 
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New “Into the Woods” Palette Knife Fall Foliage oil painting by Niki Gulley

December 28th, 2016
 
“Into the Woods” ©2016 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″” textured oil painting
 
 
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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New “Aqua Rhythms” Palette Knife Seashore painting by Niki Gulley

December 27th, 2016
“Aqua Rhythms” ©2016 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

I wanted this painting to be about the power of water to uplift your spirits. Painted on location, I hope you can feel the tides lapping on the shore and hear the rhythmic, soothing sounds of the waves cresting and falling. Whenever I visit the seashore I always feel rejuvenated, and I hope I’ve translated that onto the canvas for you to experience it, too. 

Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
Or e-mail me for more information at Niki@NikiGulley.com.

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