“Texas Treasures” ©2017 Niki Gulley
7″ x 5″ textured oil painting
I painted these bluebonnets and Texas 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 wildflower series, I’ve framed the paintings in 6″ espresso frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!
For more information on my “Texas Treasures” 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
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for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.
“Dappled Light,” Turtle Creek ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12” x 9” oil painting
Just Sold! Early on a spring morning the sun breaks softly, dreamlike, through leafy branches and casts early autumn’s golden palette across the creek. Silent water is ruffled by a gentle breeze. Arching over, bending into the quiet waters, a tree is mirrored encompassing, embracing –this painting captures the dreamy reflections and tranquil landscape of one of my favorite spots to paint near my home. It is painted in the traditional plein air oil manner, incorporating some heavy texture.
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“Spring Hues” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 12″ oil on canvas
Just Sold! I painted these spring aspen trees with palette knife and extremely thick paint. I love how the chunky paint adds to the texture of the bark and the movement in the foliage and branches. The painting continues around the edges of the wrap around canvas for a sculptural-like frameless piece of art.
These aspens and birches look great hung alone to brighten up a little spot, or in a grouping with some of my other 12×12 trees. Hang them horizontally, vertically, on a diagonal or stacked. If interested in seeing companion pieces, please e-mail Niki Gulley for options.
To see more of my palette knife seasonal foliage paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com
“A Spot in the Woods” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ textured oil painting
Just Sold! This summer we visited Colorado to escape our Texas heat and soak in the natural beauty of the mountains. We stayed at this peaceful, tucked away b and b surrounded by a massive aspen grove. I wanted to capture the texture of the trees’ knotted bark and also the peaceful feeling of being immersed in nature. Arching the trunks around the focal point, creates a feeling of protection and also helps frame the subject. Their old red barn sets in the distance, creating contrast against the cool greens and greys surrounding it and addintg an exciting pop of color.
For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
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“Life’s Journey” ©2017 Niki Gulley
46” x 44” oil on canvas
Follow the deep wood’s path and wander under a canopy of sheltering leaves, light shifts through each branch and twig. Long, late rays of sunlight pierce the dreaming autumn forest, as you enter shadows dapple your journey. You are walking down a loamy path, filled with color-drenched leaves that invite you into the purple shadows where you may seek your dreams. This oil painting of a tranquil wood’s trail inspires your journey and your dreams with lush colors and rich images of beauty ahead.
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“Hill Country Retreat” ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
Just sold! I painted these Texas bluebonnets at a plein air painting workshop I was leading in Fredericksburg, TX. I loved the pop of red on the flag flying off this cabin’s back porch in contrast to the vibrant cobalt bluebonnets. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this Texas landscape is loaded with texture, color and movement!
To see more of Gulley’s palette knife landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com.
To find out more about upcoming Plein Air Painting Classes and Art Treks, visit nikigulley.com/artreks.
For more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
“Petal Poetry” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • textured oil painting • 16″ x 12″
Just Sold! Choosing these beautiful red, yellow and white roses, I applied thick oil paint with palette knife to create loose, flowing strokes filled with energy, color and texture.
If you’d like more information on my contemporary floral paintings, please
e-mail Niki Gulley
To see more of Niki Gulley’s impressionistic palette knife paintings, visit NikiGulley.com
“Visions of Wildflowers” ©2017 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
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 colr 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 bluebonnet and wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com
to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.