“Snowfall Comes Early” Â©2009 Niki Gulley
24″ x 18″ oil painting
While we were driving from Durango to Aspen, Colorado we came across these gorgeous orange aspen trees. I loved the contrast of the crisp blue sky against the brilliant foliage and the sparkling white snow that had fallen the night before. Colorado is so breathtaking!
“Muted Hues” Â©2009 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ oil on canvas
I paint a lot of bold fall foliage scenes from Colorado and farther north, but I wanted this painting to have a more peaceful feel so I used much softer, more muted color palette to add to that mood. For more information on Muted Hues, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. or you can see this painting hanging at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas.
“Harmonious Hues” series by Niki Gulley
oils on canvas â€¢ 12″ x 12″
I am really excited about the new paintings I’ve been creating for the Cottonwood Art Festival. I started playing around with thick oil paint and lots of texture early last spring, and the positive response to this new style has been incredible!
Here are a couple of my new seasonal foliage paintings. I love the peeling, knobby bark of the birch trunks, and I feel like I can really recreate that sense of texture by working with thick oil paint and palette knives. I hope you can stop by the Cottonwood Art Festival in Dallas Oct. 3rd & 4th to view them in person, since it’s hard to see their dimension on the computer screen. Each oil painting is 12″ x 12″ and they look great in pairs or threes. I’d love to hear your feedback!