“Reaching for the Sun” Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

 
Reaching for the Sun” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting on canvas

I painted these sunflowers right in my backyard. We patiently awaited as we watched them grow practically 6 inches every day, thinking any minute they would bloom. They were so fun to watch! Blossoms the size of dinner plates, chased the sun and smiled at us from the backyard. I had to go out over the course of several mornings and capture all of that happy beauty. Loaded with texture and energy, these flowers practically spring to life from the canvas! 

 
 

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.

 

 

 

“Sunny Horizon” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sunny Horizon” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 

Just Sold through The Good Art Company Gallery! Inspired by a trip through the Midwest, I was filled with joy seeing this solid field of gold! At the same time, the clouds above were so voluminous and dramatic that I had to recreate the scene. The horizon stretches out before us as festive blossoms dance in the early evening glow. Leaving my strokes loose and free and working with palette knife to create volume and texture, all add to the energy of the painting. I hope you, too, can feel the peace and happiness of being surrounded by nature in all of its glory, staring into the clouds while soaking in the moment.

For more details on Sunny Horizon, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company, 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 information on textured sunflower and poppy paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 
Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.
 

“Capturing the Sun” Cheerful Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Capturing the Sun” © 2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 18″ x 24″ textured oil painting

 

Just sold through The Statton Gallery! This sunflower field that I visited in the middle of the pandemic 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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If you’re in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, please check out my paintings at:
The Statton Gallery
137 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
stattongallery.com
 
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For more details on my other palette knife sunflower 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/

Cheerful Sunflower Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Sunny Celebration” ©2020 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting

Sunny Celebration 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 cheerful poppies in vivid reds and surprising pops of color keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.

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“Sunny Celebration” is available through:
 
The Statton Gallery
137 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
stattongallery.com
 
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For more details on my other palette knife sunflower 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/

“Field of Dreams” Large Triptych Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Field of Dreams” ©2020 Niki Gulley
Three 48″ x 36″ canvases to form a 48″ x 90″ triptych
textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Field of Dreams 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.
 
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“Field of Dreams” is available through:
 

Artistic Transfer, LLC

2050 N Stemmons Fwy, Suite 555, Dallas, Texas 75207

https://artistictransfer.com

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For more details on my other palette knife sunflower 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/

New “Garden Glory” Textured Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Garden Glory” ©2020 Niki Gulley
24″ x 20″ Textured oil painting on 1″ Cradled Board with the painting continuing around the edges
 
 After several months of 90 to 100 degree temperatures, I have been relishing the cool mornings and highs in the 80s. Once more my backyard was calling me to set up my easel and capture all of our hard-earned efforts. My hours of weeding, watering, pruning and planting all paid off and I have thoroughly enjoyed our colorful bounty of blooms! From beautiful, tangled Russian sage, to vibrant red and yellow cannas, to cheerful sunflowers that blossomed all summer long, our garden’s symphony lifted our spirits daily. 
 
For more details on “Garden Glory” and my other palette knife floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

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

New “Reaching for the Sun” Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

 
Reaching for the Sun” ©2020 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting on canvas

I painted these sunflowers right in my backyard. We patiently awaited as we watched them grow practically 6 inches every day, thinking any minute they would bloom. They were so fun to watch! Blossoms the size of dinner plates, chased the sun and smiled at us from the backyard. I had to go out over the course of several mornings and capture all of that happy beauty. Loaded with texture and energy, these flowers practically spring to life from the canvas! 

I’m excited to have been invited to exhibit at Studio Seven Arts in Pleasanton, CA. If you’d like to see or find out more details about Reaching for the Sun, please check them out:

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.

 

“Sunny Horizon” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Sunny Horizon” ©2020 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
Inspired by a trip through the Midwest, I was filled with joy seeing this solid field of gold! At the same time, the clouds above were so voluminous and dramatic that I had to recreate the scene. The horizon stretches out before us as festive blossoms dance in the early evening glow. Leaving my strokes loose and free and working with palette knife to create volume and texture, all add to the energy of the painting. I hope you, too, can feel the peace and happiness of being surrounded by nature in all of its glory, staring into the clouds while soaking in the moment.

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

 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape 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 to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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

“Pearls of Sunshine” from Aix-en-Provence by Niki Gulley

“Pearls of Sunshine,” Aix-en-Provence, France ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ oil painting
 
Day 3, Provence Art Trek: Aix-en-Provence
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop 
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Today we checked out of our hotel and headed to Provence’s cultural hub and Cezanne’s home, Aix-en-Provence. After visiting its famous Cours Mirabeau boulevard, lined with cafés and plane trees and its morning produce and flower market, we parted from the photographers and set up our easels at this picturesque fountain courtyard. Having several hours to paint, we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful day and each painter’s unique view of the scene. Some focused on the fountain, others on the architecture and some on the nearby cafés. Everyone’s painting turned out great!

Painting in Aix-en-Provence
 

Next, we headed deep into the lavender country to our picturesque b and b, where we spent the rest of the trip. And, of course we completed the day with another delicious meal!

Our b and b.
 
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For more information on “Pearls of Sunshine,” please contact the Brandon Jacobs Gallery in Kansas City, MO.
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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

New “Simple Life IV” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Simple Life IV” ©2019 Niki Gulley
textured oil paint on canvas • 16″ x 20″
 

My
husband and I were on a road trip when we came across a couple of these
white house glowing on the horizon. Set among vibrant green gently
rolling hills with the intense blue ocean in the distance, something
beckoned us to stop. Maybe it was the quiet beauty of the scene, or the
nostalgic tug at a simpler life, but we were both moved to capture the
moment. To convey that feeling of a less congested life, I accentuated
the the basic shapes of the homes against the simple repetive curves of
the hills. Meanwhile a few wispy clouds drift by adding to the
tranquility of the moment. I hope you are transported to this memory of
our past, before modern life got so complicated.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
E-mail – Niki Gulley
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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