Aspen trees are one of my favorite subjects to paint. I love their peeling bark and the color of the trunks in addition to the beautiful tinkling sounds the leaves make blowing in the wind. In this painting, I wanted to try something different and rather than show a whole grove of trees in the landscape, I wanted to focus in and concentrate on the wonderful texture in the trunks and the uniqueness of each knot, so you really notice the beauty of each aspen.
“Santorini Sunset” ©2010 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ pastel • Santorini, Greece
Get inspired from the ancient beauty of Greece as you join us for this amazing opportunity to sharpen your skills while enjoying one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world. Learning has never been as much fun as it is with this unique workshop that takes both painters and photographers on a tour through the cradle of civilization. The best part is that you get to choose which aspects of the workshop interest you – whether it is learning how to paint quickly to achieve the mood and changing light of the scene or deriving the most out of your camera as you capture one of the most beautiful places in the world, Greece. We hope you can join us this May!
Texas Bluebonnet oil painting by Niki Gulley • 7″ x 5″
I painted this Texas bluebonnet with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives, so that the resulting artwork is filled with color and texture.
If you’d like more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com.
“Touched by Gold” ©2010 Niki Gulley
30″ x 30″ oil on canvas
If you’d like more information on “Touched by Gold,” e-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com.