Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley Painting Roses in Her Garden

 

“Moving Expectations III” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas

As my garden kept evolving this spring, I was treated every day to a new blossoming surprise! After my irises were complete, I was greeted by the most gorgeous roses I’ve seen since I planted them 5 years ago. So, of course I had to go out and capture those beauties before they disappeared. 

 Wanting to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light, I painted the blooms large to add to that feeling of hope and exuberance. Choosing to leave the background airy and working with thick layers of white on white paint, multi-colored roses dance across the canvas with spontaneity and freedom. 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 textured paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my large floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

 

Painting Irises in the Garden by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

   

“Moving Expectations II” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas 

My irises this year were so beautiful and prolific and added so much joy after the year that we had, that I felt compelled to capture that feeling on canvas. Taking the ideas that I started in this new series from inside my studio to outside in my garden, my goal was to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. Painting the flowers larger than life and adding layers and layers of paint to build up texture, the cheerful blooms come to life and dance across the canvas.

 

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For more information on my large floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
 
To see more of my contemporary textured paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
 

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

 

New “Moving Expectations” Contemporary Floral Painting by Niki Gulley

“Moving Expectations” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas 

Taking the ideas that I started in this new series from inside my studio to outside in my garden, my goal was to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. My irises this year were so beautiful and prolific and added so much joy after the year that we had, that I felt compelled to capture their symbols of optimism.

Painting the yellow 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. With room to roam, 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 textured paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my large floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

 

New “Kinetic Blues” Highly Textured Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 

“Kinetic Blues” ©2021 Niki Gulley

36″ x 36″ textured mixed media on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

With such depressing news these days, I felt compelled to paint something that would make us feel much better. And, it worked on me, so I hope it does the same for you. I felt so much happier after painting this larger than life bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush scene. Working with palette knife and a lot of texture, reveling in the process of flinging and pouring paint to create a joyful, kinetic kaleidoscope, and playing with a cheerful palette of reds, yellows and blues, I feel like this one really lifts one’s spirits and has a touch of whimsy to it.

For more details and to purchase “Kinetic Blues,” go to nikigulley.com/kinetic-blues/.

 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

New Palette Knife Ocean Painting by Niki Gulley

  

“Atlantic Coastline II” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting on canvas panel

 

I wanted this painting to be about the power of the ocean to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, as the sun rose, I wanted to capture the gorgeous rock formations and the beautiful colors in the ocean. Whenever I visit the coastline I always feel rejuvenated, and I hope I’ve translated that onto the canvas for you to experience it, too.
 

To purchase and for more details, see nikigulley.com/atlantic-coastline-ii/.

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To see more of my contemporary textured landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my Venice and other travel paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

New “Atlantic Coastline” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 

“Atlantic Coastline” ©2021 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

 

I wanted this painting to be about the power of the ocean to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, as the sun rose, I wanted to capture the gorgeous rock formations and the beautiful colors in the ocean. Whenever I visit the coastline I always feel rejuvenated, and I hope I’ve translated that onto the canvas for you to experience it, too.
 
To see more of my contemporary textured landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my Venice and other travel paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

New Palette Knife Oil Painting from Venice by Niki Gulley

 

 

 “Venetian Textures II” ©2021 Niki Gulley

16″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas panel 

I started this piece during our Plein Air / Photography Art Trek Workshop that my husband, Scott Williams, and I lead in Venice, Italy. We had painted several other grand locations, but decided on day three to paint a more intimate vignette of the canals. Since the whole city is on water, I love how their “garage doors” are actually for their boats! In this painting, I wanted to focus on all of the wonderful architectural textures and age of the homes as seen in the peeling stucco, crumbling bricks and weathered wood. Luckily I had a steady stream of gondolas passing as I was painting so I could add one in to set the mood.

To purchase and for more details, go to nikigulley.com/venetian-textures/.

***To see more of my contemporary textured landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my Venice and other travel paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

New “Venetian Textures” Oil Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Venetian Textures” ©2021 Niki Gulley

12″ x 9″ textured oil on canvas panel

I started this piece during our Plein Air / Photography Art Trek Workshop that my husband, Scott Williams, and I lead in Venice, Italy. We had painted several other grand locations, but decided on day three to paint a more intimate vignette of the canals. Since the whole city is on water, I love how their “garage doors” are actually for their boats! In this painting, I wanted to focus on all of the wonderful architectural textures and age of the homes as seen in the peeling stucco, crumbling bricks and weathered wood. 

To purchase and for more details, check out nikigulley.com/venetian-textures-ii/.

***To see more of my contemporary textured landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my Venice and other travel paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

New Textured Oil Painting of San Miguel’s Architecture by Niki Gulley

 “Afternoon in the Park,” San Miguel, Mexico

12″ x 16″ Textured Oil on Canvas Panel

Some generous collectors of mine invited us to stay with them in their beautiful winter home in San Miguel, Mexico. We loved the colorful architecture and the lush plantings everywhere, and I just had to capture a little of that beauty on canvas. I hope these colorful scenes perk up your day. 

To purchase and for more details, please visit nikigulley.com/afternoon-in-the-park/.

***To see more of my contemporary textured paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my large floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

New “Bougainvillea Archway” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Bougainvillea Archway” ©2021 Niki Gulley

12″ x 16″ textured oil painting on canvas panel

Framed in 3” espresso frame. • $950 framed / $800 unframed

Painted on location in Spain, these Bougainvillea vines were so gorgeous and prolific that I just had to paint them. Gently reaching across and cascading over the trellis and wrapping themselves around white washed columns, these magenta beauties formed the perfect welcoming entrance framing the intricate turquoise doorway. Purple shadows from plumbago plantings lead you along the cobbled path, inviting you to step inside and enjoy the view.

To purchase and for more details, please visit nikigulley.com/bougainvillea-archway/.

 

***To see more of my contemporary textured paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my large floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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