Colorful Poppy Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Pops of Red II” ©2021 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured mixed media on canvas

 
Just sold through The Statton GalleryI wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of vibrant poppies flowing along this grassy hill. Making sure to not over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature, Pops of Red II is loaded with texture, color and movement. Vertical diagonal rows of ruby jewel tones lead your eye to the foliage in the distance, inviting you to stroll amongst the gorgeous wildflowers. Arranging the blooms vertically are designed to lift your spirits and add joy and serenity to your home.
 
If interested in purchasing or for more details on “Pops of Red II” please check out the Statton Gallery in Eureka Springs, AR:
The Statton Gallery

 

137 Spring Street
 
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

 

 

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my poppies and wildflower fields paintings.

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Palette Knife Abstract Birch and Aspen Paintings by Niki Gulley

“Floating Expressions III” ©2020 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” ©2020 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 “Floating Expressions” Series Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

“Floating Expressions” ©2020 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/

“Arboreal Labyrinth III” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by 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 through AO5 Gallery! For more details on other paintings in this series, please contact AO5 Gallery at ao5gallery.com.

 
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For more details on my other abstract 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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Contemporary Forest Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

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

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.

For details on this series, please contact AO5 Gallery at ao5gallery.com.

 
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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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New Abstract Aspen Grove Painting by Niki Gulley

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

Hoping to capture the excitement and energy I feel while being immersed in the forest, this Arboreal Labyrinth series was so much fun to paint. I love the texture of peeling, knotted aspen trees and strolling through the woods without a care in the world. Loaded with gorgeous autumn colors, thick textured paint, movement and spontaneity, this painting is designed to lift your spirits, too!

For details on this series, please contact AO5 Gallery at ao5gallery.com.

 
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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.
 
 

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

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

 

“Admiring the View” ©2020 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 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 palette knife forest and nature paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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New “Prickly Tower” Contemporary Cactus Painting by Niki Gulley

“Prickly Tower” ©2020 Niki Gulley
48″ x 30″ Textured Mixed Media Painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

On a recent trip, we came across these gigantic cacti. I had never seen such a large cactus before and I was awestruck by its age and size. Purposely choosing this angle from below and narrowing the perspective as it stretches to the dramatic clouds drifting by in the sky, you can get a sense of its scale. Filled with vibrant colors and dragging my paint in swirling, diagonal patterns add to the energy and joy of the scene. 

 
For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.
 

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“Climbing Trees” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Climbing Trees” ©2020 Niki Gulley
40” x 30” oil on canvas
 

Growing up in the midwest, I loved the first snowfall of the year when everything would get a beautiful dusting of pristine white powder, including even the tiniest of branches in the treetops above. If you caught that moment early enough in the morning before anything had disturbed the intricate frosted web, it was just magical. Then the sun would start rising and peeking through the limbs, and everything would sparkle like diamonds. In Climbing Trees, I wanted to capture that beautiful moment when the sunlight dances through the icing on the treetops and you can feel yourself looking up in wonderment just like you did when you were a kid.

 
 
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E-mail – Niki Gulley for more information on Climbing Trees.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s Palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

 

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