New “Visions of Blue II” Palette Knife Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 22nd, 2017
 
“Visions of Blue II,” Texas Hill Country ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
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 with the rest of the “Visions of Blue” series, too!

 
For more information on my “Visions of Blue” series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.
 
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 “Visions of Blue” Palette Knife Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 20th, 2017
“Visions of Blue,” Texas Hill Country ©2017 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and wildflowers 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 with the rest of the “Visions of Blue” series, too!

 
 

 For more information on my “Visions of Blue” series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

 
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 “Cultivating Aromas” Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Niki Gulley

March 17th, 2017
“Cultivating Aromas” ©2017 Niki Gulley
20” x 30” acrylic on 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. 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!

For more information on “Cultivating Aromas” and more of my contemporary floral landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

 
E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information on my contemporary palette knife landscape paintings.
 
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“Welcoming Wildflowers” Bluebonnet Oil Paintings by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 15th, 2017
“Welcoming Wildflowers” series ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 7″ x 5″ textured oil painting
 
Just Sold! I painted these Texas bluebonnets 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 wildflower series, I’ve framed the paintings in 5″ espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!

 
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 “Under the Old Oak Tree” Texas Hill Country Painting by Niki Gulley

March 12th, 2017
“Under the Old Oak Tree,” Texas Hill Country ©2017 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured oil painting
 
Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you to feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day while out for a leisurely drive among the bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers. I was drawn to this stately, gnarly live oak tree perched on a mound of bluebonnets, looking larger than life. The dramatic clouds behind it seemed to all be pointing at it, too, drawing even more attention to its beauty. I wanted to capture that feeling of drama and capture its spirit in my composition. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy, just like the scenery which inspired it.

 
 
To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

For more information on “Under the Old Oak Tree and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

 

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Commissioned Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

March 10th, 2017
30″ x 30” textured oil painting ©2017 Niki Gulley • SOLD
 
Just shipped! I was commissioned to paint this cheerful sunflower painting for a family in central Texas. Huge sunflowers fill the fields, bright, sunny and cheerful. Warm golden petals glow above purple shadows and shimmer before violet hills, just as the sun begins to set filling the sky with radiant gold. Bold strokes capture these sunflowers in thick impasto colors that vibrate across the canvas, all designed to add joy and color to their home.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape and sunflower palette knife paintings.
 

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New “Witnessing Sunset” Palette Knife Bluebonnet painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 8th, 2017
“Witnessing Sunset,” Texas Hill Country  ©2017 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting
 
Inspired by a trip to the Willow City Loop in the Texas hill country, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling landscape and wildflowers in full bloom. Then, to top it off the sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers. I had to capture the magical moment while enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds and rows of bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush in rhythmic waves create a harmonious scene that flows with light, texture and color.
 
For more information on Witnessing Sunset and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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“April’s Bounty” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 6th, 2017
“April’s Bounty”  ©2016 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you to feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy. Using thick oil paint and palette knives, I arranged the bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush diagnonally to create energy and movement, keeping your eye traveling from blossom to blossom. Choosing soft golds and violets for the background creates contrast against the foreground grasses and adds a warmth to the overall scene so that you feel the joy and serenity of being immersed in the Texas hill country.
 
For details on April’s Bounty and more of my Texas landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/. I am honored to be one of their featured artists this month, and I hope you can visit with me at the artist reception tonight, March 4th.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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New Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley at the Good Art Company Gallery

March 3rd, 2017
“Memories of Sunshine II” ©2017 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured painting on wrap around canvas
 
“Memories of Sunshine” was inspired by our trip to Provence, France last summer. Our timing was perfect and the sunflowers were in full bloom. Their bright, smiling faces as big as dinner plates, the sun dappled path leading you deep into the golden field to the quaint stone farmhouse in the distance, and a beautiful summer day with a few peaceful clouds drifting by made for the ideal subject. The resulting painting is full of warmth, color and texture, and my hope is that when you gaze into it, this piece lifts your spirits and brightens up any spot in your home.If you are interested in purchasing “Memories of Sunshine II,” please contact my gallery in Fredericksburg, TX, The Good Art Company. For details, visit goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&zenid=0l0lnd9s4c59tdt3h19uci0rb1.

 
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If you’d like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops, please let me know. This year’s upcoming Art Trek to Spain is full, but we are taking reservations for the following year to Tuscany, England and Ireland. 
For more details, e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to ArtTreks.org.
 
 
For more information on my textured sunflower and poppy paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.

 

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New “Sunny Skies” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

March 1st, 2017
“Sunny Skies” ©2017 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
Festive, sun-filled blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling the field with sweet fragrance. This textured painting captures a carefree summer morning with sunflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the field with joy under sunny skies as voluminous clouds drift by overhead.If you are interested in purchasing “Sunny Skies,” please contact my gallery in Fredericksburg, TX, The Good Art Company. For details, visit goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&zenid=0l0lnd9s4c59tdt3h19uci0rb1.

 
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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