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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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