“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 sketchesand 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.

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

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New “Cacophony” Textured Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

     

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

Enjoying the concert of aspen leaves rustling in the breeze and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so mesmerizing 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, all add to that uplifting feeling of being immersed in nature’s symphony. 

 
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 “Flowering Currents V” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

  

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

I am so excited that I have been invited to be one of just 20 amazing artists exhibiting at Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM!

They are now displaying some of my aspen forests and Southwestern landscapes. So, if you find yourself in Santa Fe, please stop in and check them out!

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Above:  

Indian Paintbrush reach for the sun, growing and flourishing, adding color and beauty to the rocky New Mexico landscape. Untamed, resilient and brave, these free spirits thrive in the challenging conditions. Sharing joy and hope, may these crimson delights lift your spirits and brighten your day.

Visit https: https://www.marigoldarts.com to see more of my Southwest landscapes.
 
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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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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.
 
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 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/

 

New “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.
 
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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New Abstract Poppy Field Painting by Niki Gulley

   

“Flowering Currents IV” ©2021 Niki Gulley
30” x 40″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
I absolutely love it when I come across a whole field of wildflowers – there is something about the transformation of a single dainty flower into a dense explosion of color that inspires awe and delights your senses. I liked how these rows of poppies and earth beneath them created a gentle harmony, inviting you to wander into the distance, getting lost in the moment. Full of color and hope, may “Flowering Currents” transport you to a happy serene place.
 
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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“Ready for Harvest” Vineyard Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Ready for Harvest” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Just Sold through Seaside Gallery! We visited Tuscany at the end of summer and were surrounded by grapevines everywhere we went, with the gorgeous, plump purple grapes ready to harvest at any moment. I loved the vibrant vines in the foreground framing the rolling hills dotted with more grapevines, olive trees, and plowed grain fields in the distance. Setting up my easel across from this vineyard, I created this textured oil painting with palette knife and a lot of paint. I arranged the planted vines to lead your eye back to the Tuscan villa and then to the hill town perched above the valley. Morning light cast deep purple shadows on the ground and caused the leaves and soil to glow. As a treat when I finished, we enjoyed a picnic of salami, proscuitto, pecorino and of course, vino. Yum!

If you are interested in viewing more of my vineyard paintings, please check out Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA:

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057

 

To see more of my travel location 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!
 

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 
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Laundry Drying in Burano, Italy by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Laundry Day II” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting 
 

The sound of sheets flapping in the breeze caught my attention and brought me down the alleyway and resulted in one of those purely Italian moments.

 

If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/laundry-day-ii/.

 
 
If interested in framing options, please e-mail me.

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New “Venetian Sunset” Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Venetian Sunset” ©2020 Niki Gulley
6″ x 8″ textured oil painting 
 

Venice is one of those places that has stepped out of time and the sunset was the crowning glory on another perfect day. 

 

If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/laundry-day-ii/.

 

If you’d like to receive daily e-mails about these new paintings as soon as I finish them and a chance to purchase them before anyone else, please follow me on Facebook or Instagram. And, if you know anyone else who might be interested, I’d really appreciate it you could pass this along. Thank you!

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