Abstract Birch and Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

 

     

 
“Floating Expressions II” ©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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For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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“Royal Rows” Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 Royal Rows ©2021 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 20” x 30” textured mixed media on canvas

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! 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.

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

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

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If you’d like to join us in Provence next summer and learn to paint like Van Gogh, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org for more information.

 
 
 

Abstract Aspen Grove Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Arboreal Labyrinth II” ©2022 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 https://ao5gallery.com/collections/niki-gulley.

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

 

“Sun’s Bounty III” ©2022 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.

To purchase, please contact AO5 Gallery in Austin, TX at ao5gallery.com/products/suns-bounty-iii.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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If you’d like to join us in Provence next summer and learn to paint like Van Gogh, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org for more information.

 
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The Beauty of Texas Flowers – 4 Piece Painting by Niki Gulley

 “Natural Flow” Series ©2022 Niki Gulley

Four 24” x  12” acrylic paintings on canvas to form a 24″ x 48″ quadriptych

I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our beautiful blooms in Texas as they spread their joy across the landscape. From bluebonnets carpeting the hills at the first sign of spring to vibrant poppies casting their energy as the season starts to flow into summer. Next, plentiful sunflowers greet you as the days turn longer, lifting your spirits with their smiling faces. Finally, the amazing aromas of lavender fill the air as summer kicks into full swing. In this  series, each painting can be hung alone, as a set or triptych, or if you’d like to enjoy the full glory of Texas in spring and summer, this “Natural Flow” quadriptych is designed to lift your spirits and add serenity to your home.

Please visit the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/niki-gulley for more details on this “Natural Flow” series filled with joy, color and texture!

To view more of my palette knife impressionist landscape paintings, check out nikigulley.com.

 

 

E-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 
 

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Aromatic Lavender Field Painting by Texas Niki Gulley

 “Natural Flow IV” ©2022 Niki Gulley

24” x  12” acrylic painting on canvas

I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our beautiful blooms in Texas as they spread their joy across the landscape. From bluebonnets carpeting the hills at the first sign of spring to vibrant poppies casting their energy as the season starts to flow into summer. Next, plentiful sunflowers greet you as the days turn longer, lifting your spirits with their smiling faces. Finally, the amazing aromas of lavender fill the air as summer kicks into full swing. In this  series, each painting can be hung alone, as a set or triptych, or if you’d like to enjoy the full glory of Texas in spring and summer, this “Natural Flow” quadriptych is designed to lift your spirits and add serenity to your home.

Please visit the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/niki-gulley to see my uplifting lavender field and wildflower paintings.

Or, if you can check out more of my palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings at nikigulley.com.

 

 

Or, e-mail me with any inquiries at Niki Gulley.
 
 

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

 

 

New Uplifting Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

  

 “Natural Flow III” ©2022 Niki Gulley

24” x  12” acrylic painting on canvas

I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our beautiful blooms in Texas as they spread their joy across the landscape. From bluebonnets carpeting the hills at the first sign of spring to vibrant poppies casting their energy as the season starts to flow into summer. Next, plentiful sunflowers greet you as the days turn longer, lifting your spirits with their smiling faces. Finally, the amazing aromas of lavender fill the air as summer kicks into full swing. In this  series, each painting can be hung alone, as a set or triptych, or if you’d like to enjoy the full glory of Texas in spring and summer, this “Natural Flow” quadriptych is designed to lift your spirits and add serenity to your home.

To see this uplifting sunflower painting, please check out the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/niki-gulley.

If you’d like to see more of my palette knife landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

Or, e-mail me with any inquiries at Niki Gulley.
 
 

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

 

 

“Fibonacci’s Dream” Abstract Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

     

“Fibonacci’s Dream” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36” x 36″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
 
In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops, mesmerized by the scene overhead. I chose uplifting yellows and golds contrasted against a turquoise blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by to lift your spirits. I’ve arranged the aspens in a spiral pattern so that you have a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest, connecting with nature and the heavens above.
Utilizing thick, curving paint strokes also adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.
 
To purchase this painting, go to https://www.nikigulley.com/fibonaccis-dream/.
 
For more information on my textured aspen 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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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.
 

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

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“Woodland Adventure” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Woodland Adventure” ©2022 Niki Gulley

 18″ x 24″” textured oil painting on board

 
I find being immersed in nature can have such an uplifting effect, and I wanted to share that feeling with you in Woodland Adventure. I chose pure, intense reds and yellows contrasted against autumn greens to create a fall forest that vibrates with color and energy.  I placed the vivid foliage in diagonal sweeping shapes to create a sense of movement, so that you can feel the wind gently rustling the leaves and causing them to dance on a beautiful fall day.
 
 
 

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

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

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