“Running Red III” Textured Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

 “Running Red III” ©2022 Niki Gulley

30″ x 48″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas

In this 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 “Running Red III,” go to nikigulley.com/running-red-iii/.
 
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To see more of my contemporary poppy paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my large floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

  

“Kinetic Blues II” ©2022 Niki Gulley

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

Just sold through the Good Art Company Gallery!  I wanted this painting to convey the joy of being surrounded by our gorgeous Texas wildflowers. Painting these bluebonnets larger than life and flinging and pouring paint to create a joyful, kinetic kaleidoscope, I feel like the result really lifts one’s spirits. Playing with a calming palette of blues, yellows and greens and building up a lot of texture with palette knives also adds to the energetic, peaceful presence of being immersed in nature.

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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.
 

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New Abstract Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Blue Rhapsody IV” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
With an aura of mystery, early morning light shimmers over the horizon illuminating the tops of the grasses, bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers, inviting you to take a stroll amongst the gorgeous blooms.

Leaving the landscape loose and free, your imagination can fill in your own story. Loaded with dreamy layers of paint and thick textured passages, this piece really comes to life in person. 

“Blue Rhapsody” is currently exhibiting at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more details, please go to goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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

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

 

New Textured Bluebonnet Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

    

 “Melting Blues” ©2022 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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If you’d like to see “Melting Blues” in person and you are in the Houston area this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Woodlands Waterway Art Festival:

 

Woodlands Waterway Art Festival
The Woodlands, TX
April 9 (Saturday) 10am – 6pm
April 10 (Sunday) 10am – 6pm
 
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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/

 

 

 

New “Cobalt Cascade III” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 
“Cobalt Cascade III” ©2022 Niki Gulley

30″ x 30″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the scene continuing around the edges

Painted layer upon layer, dreamy light shines through the underlying tangle of spring hues creating a mysterious aura of peace and hope. Glimpses of bluebonnets peek through the colorful cascade signaling the exuberance of springtime and bountiful blooms that lift your spirit. Bursting with texture and energy, may “Cobalt Cascade” elicit joy, serenity and promises of the day to come.

If you’d like to see “Cobalt Cascade” and more of my textured “impasto” paintings in person and you are in the Houston area this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Woodlands Waterway Art Festival:

Woodlands Waterway Art Festival

 

The Woodlands, TX
 
April 9 (Saturday) 10am – 6pm
 
April 10 (Sunday) 10am – 6pm
 
 
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To see more of my contemporary floral paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife bluebonnet and Texas wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

“Perched on High” Palette Knife Painting from Tuscany by Niki Gulley

 

“Perched on High,” Tuscany ©2021 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting on canvas panel

Just Sold! 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!

 
 

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 France, Tuscany, or Venice, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 

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New “Olive Grove” from Tuscany by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Olive Grove,” Tuscany ©2022 Niki Gulley 
10″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
During our Tuscany Foodie Trek, we headed to the wine town of Montalcino to sample some of Italy’s world famous Brunello. On our way, we stopped at this beautiful convent with massive ancient olive trees growing on the grounds. In the distance, you can see the nearby hill town with vineyards and more olive groves lining the hillside. I wanted to capture the beauty of those regal olive trees on a beautiful sun-filled day in Tuscany.
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Or, to purchase “Olive Grove,” click here: nikigulley.com/olive-grove/.
To see more of my palette knife contemporary 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 France, Tuscany, or Venice, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 

“Serpentine Drive” in Tuscany by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 

“Serpentine Drive” ©2022 Niki Gulley 
12″ x 16″ textured oil painting
 
Before we taught our Tuscany Foodie Trek, my husband and I spent a few days exploring the Tuscan countryside, painting and photographing the iconic scenery. “Serpentine Drive” illustrates one of the fascinating places we stopped with its mile long cypress lined drive. It felt like the trees snaked back and forth to infinity! Setting up my easel in late afternoon, I was able to capture the dramatic light as the setting sun illuminated the tops of the rolling hills and created long, dramatic shadows. Between the repetition of the vertical arbors and the horizontally flowing hills, the scene created a rhythmic harmony that added to the joy and serenity of the moment. 
Close up texture detail:
 
To purchase “Serpentine Drive,” go to nikigulley.com/serpentine-drive/.
 

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

 

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We will be returning to Tuscany this October for a delicious Foodie Trek. For more information, visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 
If you’re interested in joining us, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly! 
 
 

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“Amarillo” Tuscan Garden Painting by Niki Gulley

  

“Amarillo” ©2021 Niki Gulley 
SOLD • 12″ x 16″ textured oil painting on canvas panel
 
Just Sold! 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. 
 

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

 
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We will be returning to Tuscany this October for a delicious Foodie Trek. For more information, visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 
If you’re interested in joining us, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly! 
 
 

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

 

 
 

New Abstract Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

   

“Nature’s Brushstrokes” ©2021 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! With an aura of mystery, late day light shimmers over the horizon illuminating the tops of the grasses, bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers, inviting you to take a stroll amongst the gorgeous blooms.

Leaving the landscape loose and free, your imagination can fill in your own story. Loaded with dreamy layers of paint and thick textured passages, this piece is full of hope, joy and tranquility.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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

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