Palette Knife Abstract Birch and Aspen Paintings by Niki Gulley

       

“Floating Expressions III” ©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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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/

“Floating Expressions” Series Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

    

 
“Floating Expressions” ©2022 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” ©2022 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 Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Blue Rhapsody V” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
With an aura of mystery, sunset shimmers over the horizon illuminating the tops of the grasses, bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers, inviting you to take a stroll amongst the gorgeous blooms.

Leaving the landscape loose and free, your imagination can fill in your own story. Loaded with dreamy layers of paint and thick textured passages, this piece really comes to life in person. 

“Blue Rhapsody V” is currently exhibiting at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more details, please go to goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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

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

 

New “Awakenings” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 
“Awakenings” ©2022 Niki Gulley 

Four 36″ x 36″ canvases to form a 72″ x 72″ quadriptych • Textured Mixed Media Painting

 

In “Awakenings” I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops, mesmerized by the scene overhead. I’ve arranged the trunks in a spiral pattern so that you have the sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the woods as they connect with the heavens above. Flowing from one season to the next, my goal is to not only show the beauty of nature, but also bring awareness to the importance of protecting our forests. Trees are the lifeblood of our planet. We are their stewards, and as such, it is up to us to ensure their survival. The ascending vortex and the seasons continuous transitioning, reminds us of the cyclical forces of life and what our place can be within it. Possibilities are endless. Relax. Contemplate. Dream. 

To purchase the original “Awakenings” painting, please visit nikigulley.com/awakenings/.

 

Or, if you’d prefer a print on canvas, go to nikigulley.com/awakenings-canvas-print/.
 
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Check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

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

       

“Admiring the View” ©2022 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 nikigulley.com/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.
 

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

“Let the Sun Shine In” #4 – Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

 
“Let the Sun Shine In” #4 ©2022 Niki Gulley
11″ x 14″ Textured Oil Painting on 3/4″ Stretched Canvas 
Painting continues around the edges so that it can be hung without a frame.

 

Once more sunflowers are the vibrant burst of joy that are continuing to bring happiness into my day. I love going by the window and seeing them in the backyard to greet me. It is almost like they are smiling and waving to me.
 
If you’d like to see this painting and more of my contemporary florals and palette knife landscape paintings, please stop by my exhibit at Southlake’s Art in the Square this weekend.
 
Art in the Square

 

Booth #SN2D

 

Southlake, TX

 

April 22 (Friday) 4pm – 9pm

 

April 23 (Saturday) 10am – 9pm

 

April 24 (Sunday) 11am – 6pm

 

 

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New “Springtime Blues” Large Abstract Texas Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

  

“Springtime Blues” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36” x 60” mixed media on canvas
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company! I wanted to show Texas’ spring landscape in a completely different way. With an aura of mystery and the promise of what tomorrow holds, late day light sparkles over the horizon casting its warm glow kissing everything it touches with glimmers of hope. Rows and rows of bluebonnets and colorful wildflowers dance in the sparkling light, leaving the landscape loose and free so that your imagination can tell its story. May you relish the joy in the beauty of nature, bathing in the moment and looking forward to what tomorrow will bring.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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

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

 

New Abstract Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Blue Rhapsody IV” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
With an aura of mystery, early morning light shimmers over the horizon illuminating the tops of the grasses, bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers, inviting you to take a stroll amongst the gorgeous blooms.

Leaving the landscape loose and free, your imagination can fill in your own story. Loaded with dreamy layers of paint and thick textured passages, this piece really comes to life in person. 

“Blue Rhapsody” is currently exhibiting at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more details, please go to goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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

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

 

New Abstract Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

   

“Nature’s Brushstrokes” ©2021 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! With an aura of mystery, late day light shimmers over the horizon illuminating the tops of the grasses, bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers, inviting you to take a stroll amongst the gorgeous blooms.

Leaving the landscape loose and free, your imagination can fill in your own story. Loaded with dreamy layers of paint and thick textured passages, this piece is full of hope, joy and tranquility.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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

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