“Standing Witness” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

  

“Standing Witness”©2022 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
Recently, we visited Santa Fe and to escape the heat we ventured up the Santo de Cristo mountains to cool down among the beautiful, refreshing aspen trees. I was attracted to this grove in particular with their beautiful textured white bark and their proximity and angles to each other. I decided to include the sentinels behind, also, to give you a sense of being surrounded by the peaceful forest. Dappled light casts diagonal shadows and causes the grasses to dance and sparkle. I hope you can feel the serenity of this rejuvenating place.
 
Close up texture detail: 
 

If interested in purchasing and for more details on “Standing Witness,” please follow nikigulley.com/standing-witness/.

 

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my birch and aspen tree oil paintings.

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“Cacophony” Textured Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

       

“Cacophony” ©2022 Niki Gulley
30” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

Enjoying the concert of aspen leaves rustling in the breeze and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so mesmerizing and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, all add to that uplifting feeling of being immersed in nature’s symphony. 

 
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For more details and to purchase “Cacophony,” visit nikigulley.com/cacophony/.

If you’re  in Columbus this weekend, please stop by my exhibit at the Columbus Arts Festival:

Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus, OH
Downtown riverfront in the Scioto Mile
Booth #M545 on Main St.
Fri. June 10 • 11am – 9pm
Sat. June 11 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. June 12 • 10am – 5pm
 
For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 

 

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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Palette Knife Abstract Birch and Aspen Paintings by Niki Gulley

       

“Floating Expressions III” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame

 

Just Sold! In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

“Floating Expressions” Series Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

    

 
“Floating Expressions” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame

 

In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

New Abstract Birch and Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

     

 
“Floating Expressions II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame

 

In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

Fall Aspen Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

     

 
“Perspective Control II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36” x 18″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our side, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.
 
If you’re in Denver, Colorado this weekend, you can see Perspective Control II and more of my aspen paintings at:
 
Denver Arts Festival
Booth #157C
Denver, CO
Conservatory Green, Central Park
Sat. May 28 • 10am – 6pm
Sun. May 29 – 10am – 5pm
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For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 

 

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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

 

Contemporary Forest Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

  

“Arboreal Labyrinth IV” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 44″ Textured Mixed Media Painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

Just Sold! Dreamy light peeks through the forest’s tangle as the sun slowly rises, beckoning you to wander through the foliage and immerse yourself in nature. Loaded with color, texture and energy, this painting vibrates with a calming energy.

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For more details on my other aspen and birch paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
 

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“Counting Time” Contemporary Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Counting Time” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 40″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ wrap around cradled board with the painting continuing around the edges
 

Just Sold! Capturing the excitement and energy I feel while being immersed in the nature, “Counting Time” is loaded with vibrant autumn colors, extremely thick textured paint, movement and spontaneity. Peeling, knotted aspen trees stretch deeper and deeper into the woods, counting time as their foliage dances in the breeze creating an uptempo rhythm and filling the forest with its gorgeous symphony.

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For information on more of my abstract aspen and birch forests, please e-mail Niki Gulley.


Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

 

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

“Admiring the View” Large Panorama Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

       

“Admiring the View” ©2022 Niki Gulley
20″ x 60″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

Conjured up from my imagination, I wanted to create a fantasy forest filled with gorgeous, colorful foliage embracing your journey, wildflowers blanketing the ground under your feet and mysterious light beckoning you onward to discover what is beyond the next bend. Stop for a moment and take in the view or continue your venture and wander into the unknown.

To purchase, please contact AO5 Gallery in Austin, TX at nikigulley.com/admiring-the-view/.
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife forest and nature paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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“Bursts of Color V” Textured Wildflower Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

 

“Bursts of Color V” ©2022 Niki Gulley

12″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting
Painted on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the painting continuing around the edges.

Here is the fifth piece in my small meditation series. Full of mystery, hope and energy, Imay this Texas bluebonnet scene bring yo peace and joy.. Created with palette knife and loaded with texture, this painting really jumps off the canvas in person.

Close up texture detail:

 

 
To purchase this painting, go to nikigulley.com/bursts-of-color-v/.
 
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Or, if you’d like to see this painting and more of my contemporary florals and palette knife landscape paintings, please stop by my exhibit at Southlake’s Art in the Square this weekend.
 
Art in the Square

 

Booth #SN2D

 

Southlake, TX

 

April 22 (Friday) 4pm – 9pm

 

April 23 (Saturday) 10am – 9pm

 

April 24 (Sunday) 11am – 6pm

 

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