“Reclining Thoughts” Textured Aspen Tree painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

 

 

“Reclining Thoughts” ©2021 Niki Gulley
40″ x 30” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the joy of looking up into the treetops – just like you did when you were a kid. Lying on the ground, not a care in the world, you gaze in wonderment as the clouds drift by. Choosing warm yellows, reds and greens and utilizing thick chunky staccato strokes add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.
 
If you are interested in purchasing Reclining Thoughts, follow nikigulley.com/reclining-thoughts/.
 
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For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.
 

 

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Painting Tranquility in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

  

16″ x 20″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
 
Continuing on our journey to escape the Texas heat, we retreated to the gorgeous Rocky Mountains of Colorado. 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! Here is my finished painting of the Dillon Reservoir. 
 
Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
 

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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.
 
Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
 

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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!
 
Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
 

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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.

 

 

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

 

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. 
 
 

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

 

Niki Gulley demonstrating at Marigold Arts Gallery in Santa Fe

Niki Gulley demonstrating at Marigold Arts Gallery
 
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!
 
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. 
 
 

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

 

New “Awakenings” by Niki Gulley Will Be Exhibiting at Grand Rapids Art Prize

 

“Awakenings” ©2021 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. 

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I’m honored that this painting will be exhibited at Grand Rapids International Art Prize! Here is how it will be displayed in the lobby at 234 Apartments in September. If you are in the area, please check it out.
 
 
 

For more details and purchasing information on “Awakenings,” 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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“Evolving Seasons” Large Scale Quad Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 
“Evolving Seasons” ©2021 by Niki Gulley

Four 48″ x 36″ textured oil painting to form a 48″ x 144″ quadriptych

I wanted to create a large horizontal quadriptych, or four piece painting, that would flow from one season to the next to show the beauty of the forest throughout the year. Working on such a large scale invites you to step right into the scene and take a walk through the woods, enjoying all of the peace and joy that nature has to offer.

Here you can see all four paintings in a row, flowing from spring to summer and fall to winter. Rather than show the same exact scene at four different times of year, I decided I would rather show one long forest evolving from one season to the next to create a better harmony across the canvases. From the ground gently undulating underneath, to the pine trees flowing from canvas to canvas, to the rhythm created from aspens and oaks repeating, to the foliage and pops of color emerging and drifting into the distance, all elements are designed to add to the flowing symphony in “Evolving Seasons.

To see my “Evolving Seasons” series, please visit the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

 
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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.

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

 

New “Sparking the Imagination” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 

“Sparking the Imagination” ©2021 Niki Gulley 
 36″ x 36″ textured mixed media on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the painting continuing around the edges    

With “Sparking the Imagination,” 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 a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by woodland, connecting with nature and the heavens above. Flowing in an ascending circular pattern, transitioning from spring, summer, winter, fall and back again to spring, reminds us of the cyclical forces of life and what our place can be within it. 

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

 

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