New “Melting Blue” Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

          

“Melting Blue”  ©2020 Niki Gulley • 12″ x 12″ textured oil painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

This is part of a new series of paintings that I am doing that incorporates a couple of different techniques, from thicker paint applied with palette knife   along with drips and swirls. This gives the painting even more of a 3D feel that just comes alive and jumps off the page. 
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting or seeing the texture in larger detail, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/melting-blue/.
 

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

 

 
 
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“Purple Shadows” from the Willow City Loop by Niki Gulley

            

“Purple Shadows”  ©2020 Niki Gulley •  9″ x 12″ palette knife oil painting
 
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.
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting or seeing the texture in larger detail, just follow this link    https://www.nikigulley.com/purple-shadows/ .
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.

 

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

 

 
 
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New “Barn at LBJ Ranch” Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

            

“Barn at LBJ Ranch”  ©2020 Niki Gulley •  9″ x 12″ palette knife oil painting
 
I created this while on a painting competition for the American Impressionists Society which was held in Fredericksburg, TX this spring. We were open to painting anything that we would like and I ran across this beautiful red barn nestled in amongst the massive, gnarly trees on the LBJ Ranch and just couldn’t resist painting it.
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting or seeing the texture in larger detail, just follow this link   https://www.nikigulley.com/barn-at-lbj-ranch/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.

 

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

 

 
 
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“Rooted” Gnarly Oak Trees from Louisiana by Niki Gulley

           

 
“Rooted”  ©2020 Niki Gulley •  9″ x 12″ palette knife oil painting
 
On the final day of our New Orleans Art Trek, we drove out to Oak Alley Plantation and were awed by its impressive grounds and 300 year old oak trees. Enjoying the quiet after the busy bustle of New Orleans, I set out to capture the beauty of these old gnarled trees.
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting or seeing the texture in larger detail, just follow this link  https://www.nikigulley.com/rooted.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 

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

 

 
 
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New Orleans Garden District Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

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“Oak Beauties,” New Orleans  ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ palette knife oil painting
 
On our plein air painting and photography workshop my husband and I taught in New Orleans, we rode the trolley to the Garden District and set out to capture the beautiful architecture so distinctive of the area. I was attracted to this grand pink house, and in particular I loved the huge old oak tree framing it. The dappled light hitting the trunk was so striking that I decided to accentuate that in my painting with a multitude of colors and values while making the background soft to keep the composition from becoming too cluttered. The sheer size and age of the trees in New Orleans is incredible, which I set out to show juxtaposing the massive oak against the smaller two-story homes in the distance. Created with palette knife and a lot of oil paint, this canvas is loaded with texture and uplifting colors so that you feel the joy and energy of hanging out in New Orleans.
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting or seeing the texture in larger detail, just follow this link  https://www.nikigulley.com/oak-beauties/ .
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.

 

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

 

 
 
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“Flying High” Palette Knife Painting from New Orleans by Niki Gulley

 
“Flying High,” New Orleans  ©2020 Niki Gulley • 12″ x 9″ palette knife oil painting
 
New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2, Afternoon Location: The French Quarter
 
That afternoon, we chose this quieter picturesque alley, loaded with color and life. I loved the vibrant flags flying high from each balcony, while others chose interesting cafés, balconies and storefronts to paint. That night we met up with the photographers and dined on a delicious dinner at Mr. B’s Bistro. A perfect end to the day!
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/flying-high/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.

 

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

 

 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2021
 
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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“Ice Drift” Palette Knife Painting of Iceland’s Iceburgs by Niki Gulley

“Ice Drift” ©2029 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12” textured oil painting

After enjoying the gentle beauty in Southern Iceland, we worked our way around the country counterclockwise and visited the frozen lagoons and icebergs in the east next. Uniquely shaped large ice chunks float along gorgeous turquoise waters as they drift out to sea. Each one has a distinct shape and color that make them fascinating to watch. This afternoon, I set out to capture this rather interesting square ice piece with aqua blue diagonal ridges running through it. I pulled in fairly tightly so you could focus on its design and then I painted in a glimpse of the mountain behind it to give you a sense of scale. Meanwhile, the water below becomes slightly blurry as the ice chunks slowly drift by and we are caught up in the mesmerizing moment. 

 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link  https://www.nikigulley.com/ice-drift/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 

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

 

 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2021
 
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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Reykavik Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Reykjavik” ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting on panel 
 

My husband and I rounded out our Iceland adventure by finishing in the capitol city of Reykjavik. While a lot more peaceful than Dallas, TX, it was quite a contrast to be in the bustling city after the vast peacefulness of the countryside. One of the things I liked about Reykjavik was how colorful the buildings were painted and how much that brightened up a grey day. Setting out to capture those fun colors and the energy of the city, I chose to paint this overview of town with main street leading your eye all the way down to the harbor. Created with palette knife and a lot of paint, I wanted to leave this painting fairly loose to add to that lively feeling and energetic vibe I felt in Reykjavik.

 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/reykavik/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 

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

 

 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2021
 
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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“Falling Water III” Palette Knife Painting of Iceland by Niki Gulley

“Falling Water III” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9” textured oil painting

Next up on our Iceland itinerary was visiting another waterfall. My husband and I love waterfalls, and it feels like Iceland has one even better than the next around every bend! So, needless to say we were pretty happy painting and photographing all of the falls the country had to offer. This cascade that we visited today is smaller in stature but no less impressive. It tumbles down over the rocky mountain and empties into a river carving its way through the lush, craggy valley below. I wanted to capture not only the falls, but the water’s path as it flows and snakes its way around the towering rock formations. Other than the midges that would swarm when the sun came out, it was a perfect afternoon! 

 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/falling-water-iii/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 

 

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

 

 

 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2021
 
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 
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New “Water’s Edge” Palette Knife Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

“Water’s Edge” ©2020 Niki Gulley
5″ x7″ textured oil painting on panel
 
 
While in Iceland my husband decided to take a 3 hour round trip hike to a waterfall that I had seen the day before. So I decided to stay back at the beginning of the trail to paint. It was a beautiful setting, although it was somewhat difficult to paint with my 5 layers of clothes on that day! 
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/waters-edge/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
 
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