Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley Painting Aspen Trees in Santa Fe, NM

12″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
 
When we visited Santa Fe this month, the temperature started rising as the weekend went on, so we headed up into the mountains for cooler breezes to paint the beautiful aspen trees. I was attracted to the white trunks with their unique peeling bark and dark protruding knots. I liked how the dramatic dappled light came through the trees and illuminated the grasses and foliage causing the landscape to glow. Becoming totally lost in the moment, I set out to capture the peacefulness and contentment I felt that day.
 
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Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley Painting Tranquility Along the Lake

 

16″ x 20″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
 
After enjoying our visit in New Mexico, we continued on our journey escaping the Texas heat to the gorgeous Rocky Mountains of Colorado. After exploring the area, we decided to spend the day at the Dillon Reservoir in Frisco. The setting was so beautiful and peaceful that I just had to pull out my paints and start capturing all of that joy and tranquility!
 
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“No Tree Is an Island” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

 
“No Tree Is an Island” ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Just Sold through Marigold Arts Gallery! Shimmering in warm light, this backlit grove of aspen trees reaches tall, greeting you as you enter the forest. First signs of autumn appear as golden and crimson leaves dance in the gentle breeze. The beautiful autumn forest beckons you to go for a stroll and soak in nature’s glory and tranquility.
 
If you are in the area, please stop by and visit the gallery to see more of my palette knife western landscape paintings.
Marigold Arts Gallery
424 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM

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.

 

 

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New “Three’s Company” Aspen Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Three’s Company” ©2021 Niki Gulley

20″ x 16″ textured oil painting on canvas panel

 
A couple of weeks ago, we visited Santa Fe and I demonstrated my technique in oils at Marigold Arts Gallery. After the sweltering heat in Dallas, the weather felt wonderful in New Mexico and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone! Here is my finished painting, “Three’s Company.” I hope you can feel the joy and wonder of staring up into the treetops just like you did when you were a kid.
 
If you are in the area, please stop by and visit the gallery to see more of my palette knife western landscape paintings.
 
Marigold Arts Gallery
424 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM
 
 
Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
 

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New Late Snowfall Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

 

12″ x 16″ textured mixed media painting
 by Niki Gulley
SOLD
 
Just Shipped to a happy collector! One of my collectors in Ohio requested that I paint her crab apple tree after a freak late snowfall covered the spring branches despite their starting to blossom. I can only imagine how beautiful that was!
 

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

 
 

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“Sundown Serenade” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Sundown Serenade” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Sun sets on the horizon, casting its beautiful bronze glow across wind swept clouds and golden petals. Creating a quilted patchwork with the sunflower blossoms and their fronds, unexpected pops of red and purple peek out creating a rhythm and energy to the foreground. Perky, circular faces smile back at you and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this magical moment.
 
If interested in purchasing “Sundown Serenade,” go to nikigulley.com/sundown-serenade/.
 
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For more details on my sunflower and poppy 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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“Flowering Currents” Desert Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

“Flowering Currents” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

On a visit to New Mexico, we were greeted to cheerful wildflowers blossoming, adding pops of joy and sunshine to the desert scenery. Repeating patterns and waves of color create a harmony within the painting, while rendering the blooms and their surroundings abstractly plays with taking a traditional subject matter and showing it in a contemporary way.

 
To purchase or for more information, visit nikigulley.com/flowering-currents/.
 
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For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

 

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“Tomorrow’s Dreams” Quadriptych Dreamy Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 
“Tomorrow’s Dreams” ©2021 Niki Gulley
Four 30″ x 30″ canvases to form a 60″ x 60″ quadriptych  – textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Appearing in one of my meditations, I saw this image of the sunlight casting its glow around the landscape while live oaks embrace the scene and colorful wildflowers kiss your journey as you venture inward. Stop for a moment and take in the view or continue your venture and wander into the unknown.

To purchase “Tomorrow’s Dreams,” go to nikigulley.com/tomorrows-dreams/.

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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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“Rhythm Reflections” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Rhythm Reflections” ©2021 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on canvas
 

I love being immersed in nature. After living in a city surrounded by concrete and noise, I find being surrounded by mother nature to be extremely cathartic, peaceful and rejuvenating. In Rhythm Reflections, I became fascinated with the mirror reflection on the aspen trees in the water below the horizon line. With the lake surface slightly blurring the individual leaves, patterns started emerging that created a sort of rhythm that I found mesmerizing. Working first with thin drippy paint, and then building up thick layers of oil paint with palette knives to achieve extreme dimension, this painting is loaded with movement, energy and color. Leaving the composition slightly abstracted gives you a chance to form your own contemplative narrative with nature.

For more information or to purchase “Rhythm Reflections,” please visit nikigulley.com/rhythm-reflections/.

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

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Niki Gulley Demonstrating at Marigold Arts Gallery in Santa Fe

“Sunburst” ©2021 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Inspired by the gorgeous aspen groves located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain rising above Santa Fe, I wanted to capture this 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.
 
This Saturday I will  be demonstrating at my Santa Fe Gallery, Marigold Arts, from 10am – 2pm. If you are in the area, stop by, say hello and watch my process. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
 
Marigold Arts Gallery
Niki Gulley Demonstration –
July 3rd @ 10am
424 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM
 
“Sunburst” and several of my Southwest landscapes will be hanging there, so if you are in Santa Fe please check them out.
 
 

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

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