“Tomorrow’s Dreams” Quadriptych Dreamy Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 
“Tomorrow’s Dreams” ©2021 Niki Gulley
Four 30″ x 30″ canvases to form a 60″ x 60″ quadriptych  – textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Appearing in one of my meditations, I saw this image of the sunlight casting its glow around the landscape while live oaks embrace the scene and colorful wildflowers kiss your journey as you venture inward. Stop for a moment and take in the view or continue your venture and wander into the unknown.

To purchase “Tomorrow’s Dreams,” go to nikigulley.com/tomorrows-dreams/.

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For more information on my palette knife forest and nature paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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“Rhythm Reflections” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Rhythm Reflections” ©2021 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on canvas
 

I love being immersed in nature. After living in a city surrounded by concrete and noise, I find being surrounded by mother nature to be extremely cathartic, peaceful and rejuvenating. In Rhythm Reflections, I became fascinated with the mirror reflection on the aspen trees in the water below the horizon line. With the lake surface slightly blurring the individual leaves, patterns started emerging that created a sort of rhythm that I found mesmerizing. Working first with thin drippy paint, and then building up thick layers of oil paint with palette knives to achieve extreme dimension, this painting is loaded with movement, energy and color. Leaving the composition slightly abstracted gives you a chance to form your own contemplative narrative with nature.

For more information or to purchase “Rhythm Reflections,” please visit nikigulley.com/rhythm-reflections/.

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“Nature’s Brushstrokes” diptych painting by Niki Gulley

“Nature’s Brushstrokes IV” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ diptych textured mixed painting on canvas

I love it when we are driving through the countryside and we come across a gorgeous field of wildflowers. The sudden burst of color thrills your senses! I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of this brilliant carpet of red. 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 and their surroundings abstractly plays with taking a traditional subject matter and showing it in a contemporary way.

For more information on my textured wildflower and poppy paintings, E-mail Niki Gulley.

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New “Tomorrow’s Dreams” Quadriptych Dreamy Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

       

 
“Tomorrow’s Dreams” ©2020 Niki Gulley
Four 30″ x 30″ canvases to form a 60″ x 60″ quadriptych  – textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Appearing in one of my meditations, I saw this image of the sunlight casting its glow around the landscape while live oaks embrace the scene and colorful wildflowers kiss your journey as you venture inward. Stop for a moment and take in the view or continue your venture and wander into the unknown.

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife forest and nature paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

Palette Knife Abstract Birch and Aspen Paintings by Niki Gulley

“Floating Expressions III” ©2020 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame

 

In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
 
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For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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New Abstract Birch and Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

“Floating Expressions II” ©2020 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame

 

In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

 
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

New “Floating Expressions” Series Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

“Floating Expressions” ©2020 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame

 

In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

“Arboreal Labyrinth III” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

  

“Arboreal Labyrinth IV” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 44″ Textured Mixed Media Painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

Just sold through AO5 Gallery! For more details on other paintings in this series, please contact AO5 Gallery at ao5gallery.com.

 
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For more details on my other abstract aspen and birch paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
 

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Contemporary Forest Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Arboreal Labyrinth IV” ©2020 Niki Gulley
24″ x 44″ Textured Mixed Media Painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

Dreamy light peeks through the forest’s tangle as the sun slowly rises, beckoning you to wander through the foliage and immerse yourself in nature. Loaded with color, texture and energy, this painting vibrates with a calming energy.

For details on this series, please contact AO5 Gallery at ao5gallery.com.

 
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For more details on my other aspen and birch paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
 

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New Abstract Aspen Grove Painting by Niki Gulley

“Arboreal Labyrinth II” ©2020 Niki Gulley
22″ x 44″ Textured Mixed Media Painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

Hoping to capture the excitement and energy I feel while being immersed in the forest, this Arboreal Labyrinth series was so much fun to paint. I love the texture of peeling, knotted aspen trees and strolling through the woods without a care in the world. Loaded with gorgeous autumn colors, thick textured paint, movement and spontaneity, this painting is designed to lift your spirits, too!

For details on this series, please contact AO5 Gallery at ao5gallery.com.

 
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For more details on my other aspen and birch paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/