New Lavender Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

March 26th, 2018
“Lavender Dreams” ©2018 Niki Gulley
24” x 24” textured oil 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 “Lavender Dreams”, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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“Autumn Progression” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

March 23rd, 2018
“Autumn Progression” ©2018 Niki Gulley
 textured oil painting on canvas • 12″ x 24″ • Framed in espresso 2″ floater frame
 
Flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze while white sentinels slice through the colorful backdrop and create a rhythm as they march along. Repeating and receding, the aspen trunks lead you into the distance, inviting you to take a relaxing walk on a beautiful autumn morning.
 
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New “Autumn Cascades” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

March 21st, 2018
“Autumn Cascades” ©2018 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 “Peaceful Poppies” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

March 19th, 2018
“Peaceful Poppies” ©2018 Niki Gulley
 11″ x 14” textured oil painting, framed in espresso

I was particularly drawn to this peaceful scene with the calm waters in the distance and the happy clouds drifting by overhead. The explosion of crimson from the poppies was so vibrant and beautiful that I had to capture the moment. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with texture, color and movement. I hope you, too, can feel a sense of peace and joy when you gaze into this landscape.

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“Morning Glow” oil painting by Contemporary Impressionist Artist Niki Gulley

March 14th, 2018
“Morning Glow, White Rock Lake” ©2018 Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 20″ x 16″
 
On a peaceful spring morning, I set up my easel at White Rock Lake to capture the sun rising behind this beautiful, tangled Cottonwood tree. I liked how the warm light showed off the tree’s curves and textured bark, and I chose this vertical composition to show off its size and strength. In the distance, the sun glistens along the water’s surface and I hope this scene lifts your spirits for what the day has to bring.
“Morning Glow” along with several of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings are available through Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. To contact them about this painting, please follow the link below.
 
Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057
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“Diagonal Patterns” Palette Knife Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

March 12th, 2018
“Diagonal Patterns,” Provence ©2018 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
I painted “Diagonal Patterns” on location in Provence during our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshop my husband and I led in France. The lavender fields were amazing, and stretched as far as the eye could see! I wanted to focus on these perfectly planted purple rows, contrasted against the vibrant yellow sunflowers in the distance. I loved how those colors popped next to each other! I chose to lower the horizon line so that I could include these amazing clouds drifting by in diagonal patterns that mimicked the lavender aisles.  That also gave the painting an idea of space so that you could sense the fragrant purple beauties stretching for miles. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, the final image is loaded with color, texture and movement! 
 
For more information on “Diagonal Patterns”, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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“Visions of Wildflowers” Palette Knife Bluebonnet Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

March 9th, 2018
“Visions of Wildflowers” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of our berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature. Repeating patterns and waves of color create a harmony within the painting, while rendering the blooms slightly abstract plays with taking a traditional subject matter and showing it in a contemporary way. 

For more information on “Visions of Wildflowers” series, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

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

March 7th, 2018
 
“Visions of Blue III,” Texas Hill Country ©2018 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/.*** 

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“Visions of Azaleas” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

March 5th, 2018
“Visions of Azaleas” ©2018 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Painted on location, I set up my easel in front of these prolific azalea bushes along Turtle Creek near my home. 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 perfect spring day.

“Visions of Azaleas” along with several of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings are available through Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. To contact them about this painting, please follow the link below.

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057
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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
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“Flowing into Spring” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

March 2nd, 2018
“Flowing into Spring” ©2018 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
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!“Flowing into Spring” along with several of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings are available through Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. To contact them about this painting, please follow the link below.

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
E-mail – Niki Gulley

 

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