“Autumn Awakening” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Autumn Awakening” • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
 ©2020 Niki Gulley
 
As we were nearing the end of our New England adventure, the temperature dropped 30 degrees overnight and we woke up to 20 degrees and frost the next morning. Luckily the view out our window was beautiful and I could continue to paint the magnificent fall foliage from the comfort of indoors that morning! The lighting coming through the clouds was so dramatic, causing the leaves to glow. The soft breeze that was blowing caused the foliage to sway and dance to its own rhythm and I wanted to capture that movement and energy in “Autumn Awakening.” I liked how the distant mountain was a deep shade of purple since the sun wasn’t on it, and how it set off the contrasting complimentary colors in the foreground. Created with palette knife and thick paint, this canvas is loaded with texture, color and movement.

“Autumn Awakening” is available through the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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“Autumn Concerto II” by Niki Gulley Available at Seaside Gallery

 
“Autumn Concerto II” ©2020 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 

I painted this colorful birch trees on location with the fall hues emerging in all of their glory. I loved this grove of trunks that twisted and turned, slicing bright white through the tangle of autumn leaves. Painted over several mornings, the air was crisp but the sun made for beautiful painting conditions that illuminated the subject and warmed the air. I hope you, too, can feel the thrill of being surrounded by nature on a perfect fall day.

Autumn Concerto II along with several of my textured contemporary impressionistic oil painting 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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“Golden Birch” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Golden Birch” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ textured oil painting on canvas panel, framed in 3″ espresso
 
Just Sold! During our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we decided to paint right at our b and b because the grounds were so beautiful. Meanwhile the photographers and tourists, visited the nearby towns to photograph covered bridges, wooden barns and the gorgeous fall foliage. I decided to paint this regal birch tree next to our inn. I liked how it was perched on top if this hill, extending towards the sky. The vibrant yellows and orange leaves vibrated with energy against the clear blue sky, and I wanted to capture that feeling on my canvas. What a great way to spend the day!
 
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“Autumn Hideaway” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Autumn Hideaway”  ©2020 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
 
After we finished teaching our Art Trek to Vermont, my husband and I stayed another few days to try to capture the gorgeous scenery on canvas and film. This morning, we ventured up to the majestic overlook by the Von Trapp property to capture the spectacular scenery. I loved how this cabin was perfectly tucked into the mountainside surrounded by vibrant fall foliage. The slightly overcast day made the colors pop even more! I hope you, too, can enjoy the crisp autumn air and a peaceful escape from the bustle of city life.
 
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“Woodland Stroll” Birch Tree Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Woodland Stroll” ©2020 Niki Gulley
10″ x 20” textured oil painting

Today we continued our counterclockwise adventure around Iceland to arrive in the north, near the massive, impressive Godafoss waterfall. Unfortunately, our weather turned for the worse, and it was way too wet to paint the falls. However, just over the mountain, 20 minutes away at our b and b, the skies were fairly clear with even occasional glimpses of sunshine. I loved these birch trees all over their property, leading you down to the gorgeous view of the mountains in the distance. Sprinkled with summer wildflowers, I set out to capture the light casting long shadows from the trunks and causing the grasses to glow in the foreground, leading to a feeling of joy and serenity in this beautiful spot.

Close up texture detail of Woodland Stroll: 
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
 
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New Palette Knife Barn Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

“Rural View” ©2020 Niki Gulley
5″ x 7” textured oil painting

Continuing our journey along the west coast of Iceland, I was taken by their simplistic architecture, often topped with bright red roofs to add a pop of color to the natural landscape. In the next several paintings, you’ll see I chose a different house or barn each day and set out to capture its shape, the colors and light hitting the structure, and the picturesque, idyllic, quiet scenery surrounding the building in all directions. Here is my first one, a small 5” x 7” study where the shape of the mountains largely resembles the design of the barn, set amidst glowing grasses without another home in sight. 

 

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If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/rural-view-ii/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
 
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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021

 

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Painting the Black Church in Iceland by Niki Gulley

“The Black Church,” Iceland ©2020 Niki Gulley
5″ x 7” textured oil painting

After disappointing weather in the north, we continued our adventure around the country to the west, finishing our trip on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. My husband loves architecture so the first stop on our itinerary was to visit the famous Black Church. Being the only church made of black construction material on the island, its distinctive appearance stands out rising out of a relatively large, flat plateau. I wanted to capture not only its color and shape, but the dramatic clouds surrounding it. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this little piece is loaded with texture, color and movement. 

 

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/black-church/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
 
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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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“Rural View IV” Palette Knife Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

“Rural View IV” ©2019 Niki Gulley
5″ x 7” textured oil painting

Continuing our journey along the west coast of Iceland, I was taken by their simplistic architecture, often topped with bright red roofs to add a pop of color to the natural landscape. In the next several paintings, you’ll see I chose a different house or barn each day and set out to capture its shape, the colors and light hitting the structure, and the picturesque, idyllic, quiet scenery surrounding the building in all directions. Here is my next one, another small 5” x 7” study where I came in close so you get a sense of scale for the size of the barn and the mountain behind it. My main focus for this painting was contrasting simplistic objects, repeating shapes and direction, texture and movement in my strokes. 

 

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link  https://www.nikigulley.com/rural-view-IV.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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“Majestic Residence” – New Irish Castle Painting by Niki Gulley

“Majestic Residence,” Ireland ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting

 

Day 5:  Ireland ART TREK
Killarney
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 

On the next morning of our Ireland Art Trek, we left for Killarney, making a pit stop in the adorable thatch-roofed town of Adare. After exploring and grabbing lunch, we drove onto our lodging for the next few nights, a 16th century castle, fit for a king! Dinner was also delicious that evening in the castle’s dining room.

 
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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“The Long Walk” from Galway by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“The Long Walk,” Galway, Ireland ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

 

Day 3:  Ireland ART TREK
Galway
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 

After spending the first two days of our Ireland Art Trek in Dublin, we moved onto the happening city of Galway next. After a quick bite, us painters set up our easels along the “Long Walk” to capture the colorful houses along the cove while the photographers and tourists explored downtown and joined us later that afternoon. While we managed to stay dry, you can see from the painting that we had very dramatic skies and moody colors! A fun challenge to capture after coming from sunny Dallas, TX. That evening we checked into our hotel near the Cliffs of Moher and thoroughly enjoyed a delicious gourmet dinner that night.

 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link  https://www.nikigulley.com/the-long-walk.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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