New “Villa View” Painting from Tuscany by Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

View from our Villa, Tuscany ©2021
Niki Gulley
 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
While leading our Tuscany Foodie Trek, I set up my easel to capture this gorgeous view of the distant hills and farmhouse that we see from our breakfast table each morning. With a few clouds drifting by, the sun kept illuminating the foreground Rapeseed and making the hills glow gold and chartreuse. I liked the single farmhouse set against the distant mountains and the one lone cypress growing in the middle of all that yellow. What a perfect morning!
 
 
That evening for a delicious meal of melted pecorino and homemade rustic bread, pici (hand rolled pasta) with wild boar sauce or truffle ravioli for others, fresh organic vegetables and of course the local red wine to top it off!
 
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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. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
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/

 

 
 

“Morning Shadows” Textured Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Morning Shadows,” Provence ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ textured oil painting
 
Just sold! On the first night of our Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop that my husband, Scott Williams, and I led in southern France, we arrived at our B and B and went into town that evening for a wine tasting and amazing dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant. The food was out of this world, the weather was perfect for dining outside, and our new group was great company!
 
The next morning, our painters stayed at our b and b and painted right there since the grounds were so beautiful.The light raking across the balcony and shutters was so dramatic, and I loved how the gnarly trees framed the composition to make a window within a window. Meanwhile, the photographers visited a nearby 11th century Abbey and took some incredible photographs. We met up later that day and headed to the nearby town of Arles for lunch.
 
Wine tasting in Provence.
 
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://nikigulley.com/morning-shadows/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
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“Princess Gardens” in Edinburgh, Scotland Painting by Niki Gulley

“Princess Gardens” ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9” textured oil painting

Scotland Art Trek – First Day: Edinburgh
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the first day of our plein air painting and photography trip to Scotland, we began our adventure in the Medieval capitol city of Edinburgh. Filled with energy, fascinating architecture and history, we were all struck by its uniqueness and beauty. While the photographers shot and explored the city, we set up our easels close to our hotel to paint the lovely Princess Gardens that run through the center of the city. I set out to capture the lush hydrangeas lining this intricate stairway with just a glimpse of the ferris wheel in the background while some of my students did the same and others set out to recreate the interesting architectural details of the buildings. That evening we all gathered for a delicious Michelin restaurant dinner and compared our stories from the day. With sunny skies and great company, our first day in Scotland turned out to be a great start to the trip!

Part of our Art Trek group painting in Edinburgh.
 
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/princess-garden/.
 
 
 
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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. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
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 “Amarillo” Tuscan Garden Painting by Niki Gulley

“Amarillo” ©2021 Niki Gulley 
 12″ x 16″ textured oil painting on canvas panel
 
Inspired from a gorgeous garden in Tuscany, I was drawn to this colorful courtyard. Soft buttery hues of yellow glow and shimmer in the late day light as long purple shadows dance along the stucco wall. Breaking up the sunny expanse, a portal to the formal gardens invites you to venture into an arboreal fantasy world designed to inspire awe and delight your senses. 
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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. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
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/

 

“Running Red” Textured Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

 “Running Red” ©2021 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 30″ x 48″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas

Just sold through AO5 Gallery! In this new series, I wanted to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. Working on oversized canvases and painting the blossoms larger than life add to that feeling of hope and exuberance. Choosing to leave the background airy and working with thick layers of white on white paint, ribbons of brightly colored blooms dance across the canvas with spontaneity and freedom. Subconsciously, I feel like these light-filled visions came to me in response to so much bad news and the COVID lockdown. Searching for a way to create more space, room to roam and the freedom to live life to its fullest, I hope these paintings bring the beauty of nature inside and fill your spirit with light and cheer.
 

 

To purchase other pieces in my “Running Red” series, please contact AO5 Gallery in Austin, TX at https://ao5gallery.com/collections/nikki-gulley/products/admiring-the-view.
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my large floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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New Tuscany Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

12″ x 9″ textured oil painting by Niki Gulley
 
Day 3, afternoon location – ART TREKS: TUSCANY
 with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
After we finished a delicious antipasto lunch of prosciuttos, local pecorino, and fresh fruits and vegetables, we headed into the hills for our afternoon painting location. Starting fairly late in the day, we timed it so that the light would be soft and golden as we were putting the finishing details on our paintings. For this painting, we focused in closer on one of the tuscan farmhouses, with just a suggestion of the peaks and valleys in the background. Between the quiet surroundings, the quintessential Tuscan vineyard behind us and the perfect weather conditions, this proved to be a very inspiring afternoon.

 

 

Painting the rolling hills in Tuscany. Photo courtesy of Ken Strange.

 

 

 

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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. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
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 “Perched on High” Palette Knife Painting from Tuscany by Niki Gulley

“Perched on High,” Tuscany ©2021 Niki Gulley

16″ x 20″ textured oil painting on canvas panel

Painted during our Tuscany Foodie Trek that we lead, I had been admiring this view from the back of our villa that we stay at over the course of the week. The surrounding scenery is breathtaking with 360 degree views of rolling hills and valleys, dotted by olive groves and quintessential Tuscan farmhouses. In particular, I was attracted to this stone house with its window awning casting a diagonal shadow across its facade, nestled in between cypress, and the rolling countryside as a backdrop behind it. Painted late in the day, the sun was beginning to set creating gorgeous colors in the sky and casting a golden glow on everything it kissed in the foreground. May you be transported to the magic of Tuscany!

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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. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
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 “Rolling Shadows,” Tuscany Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Rolling Shadows,” Tuscany ©2021 Niki Gulley 
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
Before my husband and I led our Tuscany Foodie Trek, we spent a couple of days capturing the gorgeous scenery on film and on canvas. I’ve always been attracted to this lone clump of cypress trees and on this day the clouds in the sky were so fascinating. Soft and voluminous and acting as the perfect backdrop behind the cypress grove, I had to capture it before they disappeared. I decided to have fun with the colors and strokes to add to the excitement and drama of the moment.
 
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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. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
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/

 

Large Sunflower Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 “Dripping with Sunshine II” ©2021 Niki Gulley

30″ x 48″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas

In this new series, I wanted to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. Working on oversized canvases and painting the blossoms larger than life add to that feeling of hope and exuberance. Choosing to leave the background airy and working with thick layers of white on white paint, ribbons of brightly colored blooms dance across the canvas with spontaneity and freedom. Subconsciously, I feel like these light-filled visions came to me in response to so much bad news and the COVID lockdown. Searching for a way to create more space, room to roam and the freedom to live life to its fullest, I hope these paintings bring the beauty of nature inside and fill your spirit with light and cheer.
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

 

“Melting Blues” Textured Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

 “Melting Blues” ©2021 Niki Gulley

36″ x 60″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas

In this new series, I wanted to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. Working on oversized canvases and painting the blossoms larger than life add to that feeling of hope and exuberance. Choosing to leave the background airy and working with thick layers of white on white paint, ribbons of brightly colored blooms dance across the canvas with spontaneity and freedom. Subconsciously, I feel like these light-filled visions came to me in response to so much bad news and the COVID lockdown. Searching for a way to create more space, room to roam and the freedom to live life to its fullest, I hope these paintings bring the beauty of nature inside and fill your spirit with light and cheer.
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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