“Sunshine Serenade III” ©2023 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these uplifting sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture. Bright, smiling faces as big as dinner plates, fill your home with joy and beauty. A quaint stone farmhouse in the distance welcomes you to come in and enjoy the view. Full of warmth and vibrancy, my hope is that when you gaze into this piece, it lifts your spirits and brightens up any spot in your home.
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“Nature’s Brushstrokes II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 24″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Just Sold! In this painting, I wanted to render vibrant poppies and wildflowers very abstractly. Focusing on the patterns of color that those vivid reds and cobalt blues form, allows you to feel the excitement of peering into a huge field of blooming glory. Mysterious light tries to break through the distant foliage and begin to illuminate the blossoms, beckoning you to explore what’s beyond.
“Waltz of the Sunflowers” ©2023 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
This winter has been so grey and cold that I had to buy a bouquet of sunflowers to cheer myself up. Not only did they do the trick, but I was also inspired to paint their infectious beauty. To lift your spirits, too, I arranged the blooms vertically in my composition and repeated the circular shapes in the foreground and background to create a sense of joyful energy and movement. I hope you can hear a beautiful symphony playing while sunflowers dance to the melodic tune.
These vibrant sunflowers can also be hung horizontally.
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