“Standing Witness” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

“Standing Witness”©2020 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: 
 

I’m excited to have been invited to exhibit at Studio Seven Arts in Pleasanton, CA. If you’d like to see or find out more details about Standing Witness, please check them out:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 

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

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

 
 

New “Meandering Journey” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Meandering Journey”
16″ x 20″ textured oil by Niki Gulley
 
Recently, we visited Santa Fe and to escape the heat we ventured up the Santo de Cristo mountains to cool down amongst the beautiful, refreshing aspen trees. I was drawn to this meandering path leading through the aspens with its dappled light creating such gorgeous shadows. Having fun capturing all of the different textures with palette knife from the lush grasses to the feathery wildflowers to the peeling bark on the aspen trees, I set out to recreate the peace and beauty of this forest. I hope you, too, can feel the serenity of this rejuvenating place and enjoy an uplifting walk in the woods.
 

I’m excited to have been invited to exhibit at Studio Seven Arts in Pleasanton, CA. If you’d like to see or find out more details about Meandering Journey, please check them out:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen and birch tree paintings.
See NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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“Autumn Memories” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

“Autumn Memories” ©2020 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ texture oil painting

I painted Autumn Memories to bring back the serenity I feel while walking through the woods on a cool autumn day, being totally immersed in nature, and not a care in the world. I chose pure, intense reds and yellows contrasted against autumn grasses and pops of purple to create a fall forest that vibrates with color, energy and sound. I hope you are transported with me to this cathartic aspen forest!

I’m excited to have been invited to exhibit at Studio Seven Arts in Pleasanton, CA. If you’d like to see or find out more details about Autumn Memories, please check them out:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 

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

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

 
 

New Contemporary Textured Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Bursts of Color VI” ©2020 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 final painting in this abstracted wildflower series. Painted with palette knife and loaded with texture, this painting really jumps off the canvas in person. Full of mystery, hope and energy, I hope it brings you joy and color.
 
Close up texture detail:

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

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

“Bursts of Color V” ©2020 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, I hope it brings you 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 see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

New Contemporary Wildflower Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Bursts of Color IV” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting
Painted on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the painting continuing around the edges.
I hope my new 12″ x 12″ textured paintings bring joy, color and energy to your day! These paintings look great hung alone or in a grouping. 
 
Close up texture detail:
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

New Contemporary Texas Bluebonnet and Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Bursts of Color III” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting
Contemporary Bluebonnets and Texas Wildflowers Landscape
Number three in my mediation series, I hope these 12″ x 12″ textured paintings bring joy and hope to your day!
 
Close up texture detail:

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

New “Bursts of Color” Contemporary Texas Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Bursts of Color II” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting

Contemporary Abstract Texas Bluebonnets and Wildflowers Landscape

Number two in my mediation series, I hope these small paintings lift you up and create a sense of mystery, leaving interpretation up to your imagination.

Close up texture detail:

 

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

New Abstract Texas Bluebonnet and Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Bursts of Color” ©2020 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 12″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting

 
This next series of paintings have been appearing in my mind as I’m meditating. You’ll see they’re a twist on reality with nature abstracted through color, strokes and texture. I hope they lift you up and create a sense of mystery, leaving interpretation up to your imagination.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 

“Field of Dreams” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Field of Dreams” ©2020 Niki Gulley
Three 48″ x 36″ canvases to form a 48″ x 90″ triptych
textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Field of Dreams 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.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.niki@nikigulley.com

 

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