“Prickly Tower” Contemporary Cactus Painting by Niki Gulley

“Prickly Tower” ©2021 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 48″ x 30″ Textured Mixed Media Painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

Just Sold! 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.
 
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New “Nova” Textured Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

               

“Nova” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Inspired by this gorgeous aspen grove, I wanted to capture the magical morning light casting its warm glow on the forest. Peaceful and mysterious, the sun’s rays peek through the knotted trunks causing the landscape to dance with light and awaken with autumn’s kaleidoscope of colors. Loaded with texture and layers and layers of paint, the forest shimmers with hope and discovery for the new day.
 

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New “Blazing a Trail” Abstracted Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

     

“Blazing a Trail” ©2021 Niki Gulley
36” x 18″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this scene to be filled with movement and energy, so I incorporated a lot of diagonal and curving shapes in the design to suggest that feeling. Contrasting short staccato strokes against blended passages with my palette knives, also increase that sense of motion. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of walking through the woods on a beautiful fall day, letting your cares slip away and your spirit being invigorated.
 

If you’d like to see or find out more details about “Blazing a Trail,” it is available through:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 
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Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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“Royal Rows” Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 Royal Rows ©2021 Niki Gulley

20” x 30” textured mixed media on canvas

Inspired by a trip to Provence, these lavender fields were gorgeous and stretched as far as the eye could see! I wanted to focus on the perfectly planted purple rows, contrasted against the vibrant yellow sunflowers in the distance. I love how those colors pop next to each other. Fluffy clouds drift by in diagonal patterns that mimic the lavender aisles and create a harmony throughout the scene. Perspective lines converge, leading you to this joyful spot and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene.

“Royal Rows” is available through the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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“Ruby Trail” Poppy Painting from Tuscany by Niki Gulley

  

 

Ruby Trail, Tuscany ©2021 Niki Gulley

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

Just Sold through The Good Art Company Gallery! Inspired from a wonderful trip to Tuscany, I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of joy and energy. Set beneath a colorful sky with a few clouds drifting by on a beautiful day in springtime, the poppies and wildflowers are in full bloom. Using broken impressionistic strokes in surprising hues, causes the landscape to dance and flow, and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.

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

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“Sun’s Bounty III” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun’s Bounty III” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Sun’s Bounty is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence, France. The flowers seemed to stretch forever and the color explosion was out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketches and memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including surprising pops of vivid reds and purples keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.

 

If interested in more details or purchasing this uplifting sunflower scene, please visit nikigulley.com/suns-bounty-iii/.

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Cheerful Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

  

“Capturing the Sun III” ©2021 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting on 3/4″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

 
Just Sold through The Statton Gallery! This sunflower field that I visited in the middle of the pandemic was GORGEOUS. It felt like it stretched for miles. Bright, happy faces sharing their smiles with us and lifting our spirits. My heart literally swelled and I had to capture all of that joy on canvas.  Utilizing vivid, uplifting hues, thick paint and bold, loose strokes add to the happy, carefree feeling of the moment and I hope you are transported there with me.

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New “Scenic Byway” Palette Knife Oil Painting from New Mexico by Niki Gulley

“Scenic Byway” ©2021 Niki Gulley

20″ x 10″ textured oil painting on canvas

Painted just outside of Santa Fe, the fall colors in were gorgeous! We arrived shortly after sunrise to capture the best light of the day, but unfortunately the temperature was starting out near 32 degrees. Luckily the temperatures rose quickly as the morning wore on, I was able to shed my parka and winter gear, and it ended up being a beautiful day. I hope you, too, enjoy a leisurely drive through the beautiful autumn scenery of New Mexico.

If interested in purchasing and for more details on “Scenic Byway,” please follow nikigulley.com/scenic-byway/.

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Contemporary Wildflower Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

  

  

“Popping Sunshine III” ©2021 Niki Gulley

24″ x 12″ textured mixed media on canvas

I 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, Popping Color 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 this palette poppy scene, please contact the The Statton Gallery:

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.

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

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“Popping Sunshine” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Popping Sunshine” ©2021 Niki Gulley

24″ x 12″ textured mixed media on canvas

I absolutely love it when I come across a whole field of wildflowers – there is something about the transformation of a single dainty flower into a dense explosion of color that inspires awe and delights your senses. I liked how these rows of poppies and rolling grasses created a gentle harmony, inviting you to wander into the distance, getting lost in the moment. Full of color and hope, may my “Popping Color” painting transport you to a happy serene place.

If interested in purchasing “Popping Sunshine,” please contact the The Statton Gallery:

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.

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

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