Painting Colorado’s Wildflowers by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

     

20″ x 10″ textured mixed media painting on canvas • ©Niki Gulley
 
After setting up my easel in this idyllic spot in Breckenridge, I began capturing the serenity surrounding me. The landscape before me was almost unbelievable in its perfect beauty. Blue skies with fluffy clouds drifting overhead, majestic mountains in the distance with just a touch of unmelted snow icing the tops, and the plethora of wildflowers lining the walkways through this oasis in the city created a truly magical experience!
 
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Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley Plein Air Painting in Breckenridge

    

20″ x 10″ textured mixed media painting on canvas • ©Niki Gulley

 
The next day of our Colorado adventure, we were finally ready to leave the tranquility of the lake and discover new areas. To our delight, we landed in Breckenridge and were awed by the beauty surrounding the town. Finding this gorgeous park in the middle of the city, I set up my easel to capture the beauty and serenity surrounding me.
 
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See NikiGulley.com to view more of her palette knife aspen and birch paintings.
 

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Painting Lupines along the Lake with Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

   

12″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on canvas • ©Niki Gulley

 
We enjoyed our previous day so much along the lakeshore in Colorado that we decided to return there again the next day. Scott was highly amused watching the paddle boarders and their pups. Meanwhile, I got to work capturing this gorgeous view. A path was beaten down through the thick mass of aspen trees, leaving a perfect peep hole through the woods out onto the lake. Lupine and wildflowers dotted the grasses adding their joy and color to this perfect peaceful moment!
 
Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
See NikiGulley.com to view more of her palette knife aspen and birch paintings.
 

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Painting Tranquility in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

  

16″ x 20″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
 
Continuing on our journey to escape the Texas heat, we retreated to the gorgeous Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The setting was so beautiful and peaceful that I just had to pull out my paints and start capturing all of that joy and tranquility! Here is my finished painting of the Dillon Reservoir. 
 
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Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley Painting Aspen Trees in Santa Fe, NM

12″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
 
When we visited Santa Fe this month, the temperature started rising as the weekend went on, so we headed up into the mountains for cooler breezes to paint the beautiful aspen trees. I was attracted to the white trunks with their unique peeling bark and dark protruding knots. I liked how the dramatic dappled light came through the trees and illuminated the grasses and foliage causing the landscape to glow. Becoming totally lost in the moment, I set out to capture the peacefulness and contentment I felt that day.
 
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Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley Painting Tranquility Along the Lake

 

16″ x 20″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
 
After enjoying our visit in New Mexico, we continued on our journey escaping the Texas heat to the gorgeous Rocky Mountains of Colorado. After exploring the area, we decided to spend the day at the Dillon Reservoir in Frisco. The setting was so beautiful and peaceful that I just had to pull out my paints and start capturing all of that joy and tranquility!
 
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“No Tree Is an Island” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

 
“No Tree Is an Island” ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Just Sold through Marigold Arts Gallery! Shimmering in warm light, this backlit grove of aspen trees reaches tall, greeting you as you enter the forest. First signs of autumn appear as golden and crimson leaves dance in the gentle breeze. The beautiful autumn forest beckons you to go for a stroll and soak in nature’s glory and tranquility.
 
If you are in the area, please stop by and visit the gallery to see more of my palette knife western landscape paintings.
Marigold Arts Gallery
424 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my birch and aspen tree oil paintings.

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

 

 

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New “Three’s Company” Aspen Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Three’s Company” ©2021 Niki Gulley

20″ x 16″ textured oil painting on canvas panel

 
A couple of weeks ago, we visited Santa Fe and I demonstrated my technique in oils at Marigold Arts Gallery. After the sweltering heat in Dallas, the weather felt wonderful in New Mexico and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone! Here is my finished painting, “Three’s Company.” I hope you can feel the joy and wonder of staring up into the treetops just like you did when you were a kid.
 
If you are in the area, please stop by and visit the gallery to see more of my palette knife western landscape paintings.
 
Marigold Arts Gallery
424 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM
 
 
Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
 

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Niki Gulley Demonstrating at Marigold Arts Gallery in Santa Fe

“Sunburst” ©2021 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Inspired by the gorgeous aspen groves located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain rising above Santa Fe, I wanted to capture this magical morning light casting its warm glow on the forest. Peaceful and mysterious, the sun’s rays peek through the knotted trunks causing the landscape to dance with light and awaken with autumn’s kaleidoscope of colors. Loaded with texture and layers and layers of paint, the forest shimmers with hope and discovery for the new day.
 
This Saturday I will  be demonstrating at my Santa Fe Gallery, Marigold Arts, from 10am – 2pm. If you are in the area, stop by, say hello and watch my process. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
 
Marigold Arts Gallery
Niki Gulley Demonstration –
July 3rd @ 10am
424 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM
 
“Sunburst” and several of my Southwest landscapes will be hanging there, so if you are in Santa Fe please check them out.
 
 

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

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New Textured Aspen Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Walk About III”

10″ x 20″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
 by Niki Gulley
 
I was drawn to this meandering path leading through the aspens with its dappled light creating such gorgeous shadows and summer wildflowers brightening the journey. Having fun capturing all of the different textures with palette knife from the lush grasses to the leaves rustling in a gentle breeze to the peeling bark on the aspen trees, I set out to recreate the peace and beauty of this forest. I hope you, too, can feel the serenity of this rejuvenating place and enjoy an uplifting walk in the woods.

If you’d like to see or find out more details about “Walk About III,” it is available through:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my birch and aspen tree oil paintings.

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

 

 

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