Visiting Siena, Italy – Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

 

“Tunnel of Light,” Siena, Italy
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ oil painting by Niki Gulley

 

Day 3:  TUSCANY ART TREK – Siena
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 

Just Sold! On the third day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we visited the Medieval hill town of Siena, with its incredible marble Duomo, great people-watching plaza, and interesting alleyways radiating out from the campo with something new to discover around every turn. While some of our group shopped, some photographed and others relaxed on the square, I set up in one of the quiet cobble streets to capture the textures of these ancient walls and mood of this unique city. For dinner that night, we treated ourselves to a delicious home-made Italian meal of pastas, truffles, pecorino cheese and some amazing red wine!

A mid-afternoon gelato break!
 
 
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.  
 

 

2022 Schedule
Alsace 
Art Trek – Aug. 20-27
Tuscany 
Foodie Trek  – Oct. 8-15
 
2023 Schedule
Venice – Carnivalé 
Art Trek – Feb. 12-18
Provence
Art Trek – June 24- July 1
Tuscany
Foodie Trek – May 27 – June 3
New England
Art Trek – Oct. 10-15
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New Commissioned Oil Painting from Lake Como by Niki Gulley

 

Lake Como, Italy ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • oil on canvas • 24″ x 48″
 
Just Delivered to a good new home! Lake Como, Italy is probably my favorite spot from all of our travels, so I was thrilled when my collectors asked me to paint a custom painting from this region.
 
The vistas are simply breathtaking with the alps in the background, the gorgeous blue of the lake, the brightly colored unique buildings and the lush foliage dotting the magnificent gardens. I love this little laid back town of Varenna, which is so peaceful that all of your cares just melt away. I’m sure my commissioned painting will help bring back fond memories for my collectors of their travelers and bring some peace and joy to their beautiful home!

 

To see more of my paintings from Italy, visit nikigulley.com.

 

 

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We will be returning to Tuscany this October for a delicious Foodie Trek. For more information, visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 
If you’re interested in joining us, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly! 
 
 

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New “Amalfi Coast Memories” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 
“Amalfi Coast Memories” ©2022 Niki Gulley
 16″ x 20” textured oil painting

 

My husband and I recently visited the Amalfi Coast of Italy and were awestruck by its beauty. Since it hugs the coast, there are gorgeous views around every turn of the colorful houses and rooftops overlooking the tranquil blue harbor. With this amazing view out our hotel window, I decided I had to paint it one day! Loaded with color and texture, I hope my painting transports you to this idyllic location and brings back wonderful vacation memories.
 
Close up texture detail:
 
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly! For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 
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“Positano Overlook” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Positano Overlook” ©2022 Niki Gulley
 16″ x 20” textured oil painting

My husband and I recently visited Positano situated along the Amalfi Coast of Italy and were awestruck by its beauty. Since it hugs the coast, there are gorgeous views around every turn of the colorful houses and rooftops overlooking the tranquil blue harbor. With this amazing view on our walk into town every day with its iconic tiled church, I decided I had to stop and paint it! Loaded with color and texture, I hope my painting transports you to this idyllic location and brings back wonderful vacation memories.
Close up texture detail:
 
To purchase this painting, please visit nikigulley.com/positano-overlook/.
 

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

 

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly! For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 
 

New “Simple Life IV” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Simple Life IV” ©2022 Niki Gulley
textured oil paint on canvas • framed in natural wood floater frame • 16″ x 20″
 

My husband and I were on a road trip when we came across a couple of these white house glowing on the horizon. Set among vibrant green gently rolling hills with the intense blue ocean in the distance, something beckoned us to stop. Maybe it was the quiet beauty of the scene, or the nostalgic tug at a simpler life, but we were both moved to capture the moment. To convey that feeling of a less congested life, I accentuated the the basic shapes of the homes against the simple repetive curves of the hills. Meanwhile a few wispy clouds drift by adding to the tranquility of the moment. I hope you are transported to this memory of our past, before modern life got so complicated.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
E-mail – Niki Gulley
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly! For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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

 

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“Autumn Awakening” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Autumn Awakening” • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
SOLD •  ©2021 Niki Gulley
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! 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.

To see other pieces available through the Good Art Company Gallery, visit goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my palette knife aspen and birch paintings.

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

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We will be leading another Art Trek to Vermont in October 2023. If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 

 

 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 

Palette Knife Oil Painting of Stowe, VT by Niki Gulley

 

 “Autumn in Stowe” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
Just Sold!  During our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painted this gorgeous valley in Stowe, VT with its iconic church nestled among the vibrant foliage. Painted with palette knife and oil paint, this canvas is loaded with textured, color and movement!
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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Strolling through a birch forest painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Woodland Stroll” ©2022 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!
 
 
Alsace, France – Aug. 2022
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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“Autumn in Tuscany” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

 
“Autumn in Tuscany” ©2021 Niki Gulley
 10″ x 20” textured oil painting

 

During our Tuscany Foodie Trek, we stay in the middle of the countryside at a villa surrounded by 360 degree views of the rolling hills and valleys and nearby hill towns. One of the best vantage points and probably my favorite town in Tuscany is Pienza. Perched on high, the city towers over everything around and seems to actually draw the passing clouds to its bell tower and church steeple. This was a particularly gorgeous morning with beautiful puffy white clouds drifting by that created dramatic shadows in the recesses and golden light as it hit the autumn fields. 
 
If interested in purchasing and for more details on “Autumn in Tuscany,” please visit nikigulley.com/autumn-in-tuscany/.
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
Alsace, France – Aug. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek  – Oct. 2021 • 1 Spot left
Spain Foodie Trek – 2022

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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“Autumn Concerto II” Fall Birch Painting by Niki Gulley

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

Just sold through The Statton Gallery! 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.

 
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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her fall aspen and birch tree paintings.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.