“Winding Water” from the Willow City Loop by Niki Gulley

“Winding Water II”  ©2022 Niki Gulley 
16″ x 20″ textured mixed media painting on canvas panel
 
Painted on location along the Willow City Loop in Fredericksburg, TX, I was drawn to this tranquil spot, especially as the day was getting hotter. When I started the scene, there were just a few shadows being cast from the trees on the right but they kept growing as I was painting! I liked the rhythm they were creating so I decided to include their patterns and go ahead and chase the light (which is a no no for plein air painters). But there’s always exceptions to the rules, right? I hope you enjoy this cool peaceful place as much as I did.
 

 

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New Textured Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

  

 

“Sunshine on My Mind” ©2022 Niki Gulley

20″ x 24″ textured acrylic painting on canvas

 
This sunflower field that I visited this summer was GORGEOUS. It felt like it stretched for miles. Bright, happy faces sharing their smiles with us and lifting our spirits. My heart literally swelled and I had to capture all of that joy on canvas.  Utilizing vivid, uplifting hues, thick paint and bold, loose strokes add to the happy, carefree feeling of the moment and I hope you are transported there with me.
 

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“Weathered Cisterns” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Weathered Cisterns” ©2022 Niki Gulley
18″ x 12″ textured oil painting • Grapevine, TX 
 
 
I painted these water tanks and grain mill in the distance recently in Grapevine, TX on a bright, crisp winter morning. I loved the colorful rust contrasting against the blue-grays of the metal containers, and I worked with thick layers of oil paint and my palette knife to capture that texture. The whole scene had an industrial feel to it, so I chose to include the telephone pole and wires in the foreground to set that feel and also lead you into the scene. Adding a touch of whimsy to an otherwise hardened scene, I like the play of recent man made touches juxtaposed against 19th and 20th century modern technology.

 

To purchase “Weathered Cisterns,” go to nikigulley.com/weathered-cisterns/.
 

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“Flowing into Spring” Palette Knife Painting by Dallas Artist Niki Gulley

“Flowing into Spring” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame
 
Just Sold! I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I love tulips being one of the first flowers to announce that winter has officially ended, so I focused on these colorful red and white striped ones in the foreground, which contrast so well against the complimentary green leaves and grasses. I also liked how their height leads you back into the distant flower beds and onto the Degolyer house in the background, so I chose this vertical panorama format to accentuate that feeling. Loaded with thick oil paint, texture and movement, I hope you can feel the joy that spring is in the air!
 
For more details on my other Texas 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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“Rhapsody in Bloom II” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Rhapsody in Bloom II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
20″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 

I painted these cheerful tulips from life in my backyard garden. With all of our rain this year, I had a bumper crop and wanted to capture the joy I felt seeing them signaling that winter was finally over and spring had begun! Created with palette knife and thick paint, this piece is bursting with color and texture. Blurring out the background, you can focus on each individual flower. Creating a circular composition within the square format creates a harmony and flow, while unblended diagonal marks add to the energy and happiness of the moment. I hope these tulips brighten your day and lift your spirits, too.

 
 
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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my tulip and contemporary floral paintings.
 
Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
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“Flowing into Spring” Palette Knife Painting by Dallas Artist Niki Gulley

 

“Flowing into Spring” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame
 
I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I love tulips being one of the first flowers to announce that winter has officially ended, so I focused on these colorful red and white striped ones in the foreground, which contrast so well against the complimentary green leaves and grasses. I also liked how their height leads you back into the distant flower beds and onto the Degolyer house in the background, so I chose this vertical panorama format to accentuate that feeling. Loaded with thick oil paint, texture and movement, I hope you can feel the joy that spring is in the air!
 
To purchase “Flowing into Spring,” visit nikigulley.com/flowing-into-spring/.
 
For more details on my other Texas paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

 

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

“Rooted Together” from Monet’s Garden by Impressionist Niki Gulley

   

“Rooted Together” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on canvas

 Rooted Together was inspired from a trip we took to Monet’s Gardens outside of Paris. Being a lover of impressionist paintings, I was awestruck standing in the footsteps of one of my favorite painters! The gardens have been maintained immacuately and I could see exactly where Monet painted his paintings. I’ve always loved påurple irises and was particularly drawn to this view with the two irises entangled together. Off in the distance, you can see Monet’s picturesque house with that spectacular view of his garden.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my contemporary floral paintings.
 

If you are interested in purchasing “Rooted Together,” go to nikigulley.com/rooted-together-2/.

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

 
 

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Cheerful Poppy Field Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Popping Sunshine II” ©2021 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured mixed media on canvas

Just sold through The Good Art Company Gallery! I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of joy and energy. Set beneath a colorful sky with a few clouds drifting by on a beautiful day in springtime, the poppies and wildflowers are in full bloom. Using broken impressionistic strokes in surprising hues, causes the landscape to dance and flow, and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my poppy and wildflower fields paintings.

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

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Abstract Poppy Field Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

   

“Blossoming Dreams” ©2022 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
In this painting I wanted to create a dream-like feel using one of my favorite flowers, the poppy. There is something awe-inspiring about the transformation of a single dainty flower into a dense explosion of vibrant, energetic crimson that delights your senses and lifts your spirits. Arranging the wildflower masses in the foreground to create waves of color and repeating those curving shapes throughout the landscape add to a sense of joyful harmony and tranquility.

For more information on this painting, please contact The Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

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For more details on my abstracted wildflower 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 “Pops of Red” Textured Poppy Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

Pops of Red” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
 
I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of vibrant poppies flowing along this grassy hill. Making sure to not over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature, Pops of Red II is loaded with texture, color and movement. Vertical diagonal rows of ruby jewel tones lead your eye to the foliage in the distance, inviting you to stroll amongst the gorgeous wildflowers. Arranging the blooms vertically are designed to lift your spirits and add joy and serenity to your home.
 

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my poppy and wildflower paintings.

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

 

 

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