New “Peaceful Living III” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

Peaceful Living III ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • textured oil paint on canvas • 16″ x 20″

Just Sold! My husband and I were on a road trip when we came across a couple of these white house glowing on the horizon. Set amongst 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 accentuarted the the basic shapes of the homes against the simple repetive curves of the hills. Meanwhile, laundry drieds in the gentle breeze. 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

New “Peaceful Living” Series by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

Peaceful Living ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • textured oil paint on canvas • 16″ x 20″

Just Sold! My husband and I were on a road trip when we came across a couple of these white house glowing on the horizon. Set amongst 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 accentuarted 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

New “Peaceful Living II” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

Peaceful Living II ©2018 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 amongst 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 accentuarted 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

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

“Sunny Greetings” ©2018 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
Festive blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling this field with sweet fragrance.  Voluminous clouds drift by overhead as sun’s late light casts its golden glow. This textured oil painting captures a carefree summer day with sunflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.
 
For more information on textured sunflower and floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley Receives “Best in Show”

 
©2018 Niki Gulley • textured oil paintings
 
I’m so excited and honored to have received “Best in Show” at Webster Groves Art Fair this summer!In my work I strive to capture the vibrant energy and intrinsic beauty of our natural surroundings so as to uplift one’s spirits and suggest childlike wonder. In order to achieve the desired mood for my work, I combine an impressionistic flair for painting with a sculptor-like technique by applying paint thickly using palette knives, thereby creating multi-dimensional images. The resulting style achieves a richness of depth that explodes with color, flows with light, and evokes an emotional response. By utilizing vivid hues and contrasting the play of light and shadow to create drama, my broad energetic strokes add to a sense of vitality and motion, bringing my landscapes to life.  

 
For more information on contemporary impressionistic palette knife paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

 

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

“Sunny Greetings” ©2018 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
Festive blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling this field with sweet fragrance.  Voluminous clouds drift by overhead as sun’s late light casts its golden glow. This textured oil painting captures a carefree summer day with sunflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.
 
For more information on textured sunflower and floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

New Lavender Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Lavender Dreams” ©2018 Niki Gulley
24” x 24” textured oil on canvas
 
The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. Rippling purple rows draw your eye to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance while clouds drift by also in rhythmic waves, both creating a flowing harmony. Perspective lines converge, leading you to this joyful spot and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!For more information on “Lavender Dreams”, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

 E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information on my contemporary palette knife landscape paintings. 

Or, visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

“Diagonal Patterns” Palette Knife Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

“Diagonal Patterns,” Provence ©2018 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
I painted “Diagonal Patterns” on location in Provence during our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshop my husband and I led in France. The lavender fields were amazing, and stretched as far as the eye could see! I wanted to focus on these perfectly planted purple rows, contrasted against the vibrant yellow sunflowers in the distance. I loved how those colors popped next to each other! I chose to lower the horizon line so that I could include these amazing clouds drifting by in diagonal patterns that mimicked the lavender aisles.  That also gave the painting an idea of space so that you could sense the fragrant purple beauties stretching for miles. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, the final image is loaded with color, texture and movement! 
 
For more information on “Diagonal Patterns”, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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New “Field of Sunshine II” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Sunny Horizon” ©2018 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 textured sunflower and poppy paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

New “Cultivating Aromas” Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Niki Gulley

“Cultivating Aromas” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 20” x 30” acrylic on canvas
 
Just sold! The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. Rippling purple rows draw your eye to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance while clouds drift by also in rhythmic waves, both creating a flowing harmony. Perspective lines converge, leading you to this joyful spot and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!
 
E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information on my contemporary palette knife landscape paintings.
 
Or, visit my website at NikiGulley.com.