New “Blazing a Trail” Abstracted Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

     

“Blazing a Trail” ©2021 Niki Gulley
36” x 18″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this scene to be filled with movement and energy, so I incorporated a lot of diagonal and curving shapes in the design to suggest that feeling. Contrasting short staccato strokes against blended passages with my palette knives, also increase that sense of motion. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of walking through the woods on a beautiful fall day, letting your cares slip away and your spirit being invigorated.
 

If you’d like to see or find out more details about “Blazing a Trail,” it is available through:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 
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For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

 

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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“Sun’s Bounty III” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun’s Bounty III” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Sun’s Bounty is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence, France. The flowers seemed to stretch forever and the color explosion was out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketches and memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including surprising pops of vivid reds and purples keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.

 

If interested in more details or purchasing this uplifting sunflower scene, please visit nikigulley.com/suns-bounty-iii/.

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

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New “Scenic Byway” Palette Knife Oil Painting from New Mexico by Niki Gulley

“Scenic Byway” ©2021 Niki Gulley

20″ x 10″ textured oil painting on canvas

Painted just outside of Santa Fe, the fall colors in were gorgeous! We arrived shortly after sunrise to capture the best light of the day, but unfortunately the temperature was starting out near 32 degrees. Luckily the temperatures rose quickly as the morning wore on, I was able to shed my parka and winter gear, and it ended up being a beautiful day. I hope you, too, enjoy a leisurely drive through the beautiful autumn scenery of New Mexico.

If interested in purchasing and for more details on “Scenic Byway,” please follow nikigulley.com/scenic-byway/.

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

 

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Sunset Panorama Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

     

“Sweeping Vista” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24” x 48″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

 

Inspired by a recent trip, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling landscape. The sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers and fall foliage. I just had to capture that magical moment! Rhythmic waves in the sky and along the hillsides create a harmonious scene that flows with light, texture and color.
 
 
If interested in purchasing or for more details on “Sweeping Vista,” please visit the Statton Gallery in Eureka Springs, AR:
 
The Statton Gallery
137 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

 

For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

 

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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New “Enchanted Tunnel” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 
“Enchanted Tunnel” ©2021 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting on canvas panel
 
I painted this colorful tree-lined lane on location because I was attracted to the play of light and shadows, and the way the trunks lined up beckoning you down their dappled path. Sunlight bathes the adobe walls filling them with warmth and illuminating the end of your journey. Splashes of color break through the dense canopy above and create shadows that dance with energy and mystery. Utilizing thick paint and palette knife, I also created a lot of texture and movement with my strokes to add to the joyful feeling of painting on this beautiful morning.
 
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 textured oil paintings.

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

 
 

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

“Mountains of Color” Palette Knife New Mexico Cacti Painting by Niki Gulley

 
“Mountains of Color” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 10″ textured oil painting on canvas
We came across these blossoming cane cholla near Echo Canyon in New Mexico and I was so inspired by their beauty. What a gift from mother nature – not only were the cacti surviving but thriving in the desert climate and yielding such intensely colored fuchsia blooms. Set beneath the craggy mountains and turquoise blue sky, I hope these blossoms lift your spirits and bring the joy of New Mexico’s beauty into your home.
 
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 “Mountains of Color II” Desert Sunflowers by Niki Gulley

 
“Mountains of Color II” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 10″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
On a recent trip to New Mexico, we headed towards Ghost Ranch and came across these wild sunflowers blooming alongside the road. Spreading their sunshine and reaching tall towards the light, their smiling faces filled me with cheer and I just had to paint them. Set beneath a cumulus filled sky and the mountainous backdrop, I arranged this composition vertically to add to the uplifting feeling that the sunflowers elicited.
 
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.

 

 

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

New Fall Aspen Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 
“Perspective Control II” ©2021 Niki Gulley
36” x 18″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our side, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.
 
 
For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

 

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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

 

“Sundown Serenade” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Sundown Serenade” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Sun sets on the horizon, casting its beautiful bronze glow across wind swept clouds and golden petals. Creating a quilted patchwork with the sunflower blossoms and their fronds, unexpected pops of red and purple peek out creating a rhythm and energy to the foreground. Perky, circular faces smile back at you and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this magical moment.
 
If interested in purchasing “Sundown Serenade,” go to nikigulley.com/sundown-serenade/.
 
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For more details on my sunflower and poppy paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
 
 

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“Flowering Currents” Desert Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

“Flowering Currents” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

On a visit to New Mexico, we were greeted to cheerful wildflowers blossoming, adding pops of joy and sunshine to the desert scenery. Repeating patterns and waves of color create a harmony within the painting, while rendering the blooms and their surroundings abstractly plays with taking a traditional subject matter and showing it in a contemporary way.

 
To purchase or for more information, visit nikigulley.com/flowering-currents/.
 
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For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

 

Or, take a look at my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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