“Cacophony” Textured Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

       

“Cacophony” ©2022 Niki Gulley
30” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

Enjoying the concert of aspen leaves rustling in the breeze and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so mesmerizing and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, all add to that uplifting feeling of being immersed in nature’s symphony. 

 
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For more details and to purchase “Cacophony,” visit nikigulley.com/cacophony/.

If you’re  in Columbus this weekend, please stop by my exhibit at the Columbus Arts Festival:

Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus, OH
Downtown riverfront in the Scioto Mile
Booth #M545 on Main St.
Fri. June 10 • 11am – 9pm
Sat. June 11 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. June 12 • 10am – 5pm
 
For more information on my textured palette knife 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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Fall Aspen Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

     

 
“Perspective Control II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36” x 18″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our side, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.
 
If you’re in Denver, Colorado this weekend, you can see Perspective Control II and more of my aspen paintings at:
 
Denver Arts Festival
Booth #157C
Denver, CO
Conservatory Green, Central Park
Sat. May 28 • 10am – 6pm
Sun. May 29 – 10am – 5pm
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For more information on my textured palette knife 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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“Sundown Surprise” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

     

“Sundown Serenade” ©2022 Niki Gulley
20″ x 16″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath wind swept clouds, sun sets on the horizon and illuminates everything it kisses. Casting its beautiful bronze glow across flowing grasses and golden petals, last light shines peace and hope. Perky, circular faces smile back at you and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this magical moment.
 
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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 II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 20” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Just Sold! In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of the desert’s vibrant wildflowers flowing along its rocky terrain.  Repeating patterns and waves of color create a harmony within the painting, while making sure not to over blend my thick strokes allows you to see the marks and feel the energy found in nature.
 
For more information on my textured palette knife 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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“Flowering Currents” Desert Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

    

“Flowering Currents” ©2022 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.
 

 

Or, take a look at my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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New Abstract Poppy Field Painting by Niki Gulley

     

 
“Flowering Currents IV” ©2022 Niki Gulley
30” x 40″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
I absolutely love it when I come across a whole field of wildflowers – there is something about the transformation of a single dainty flower into a dense explosion of color that inspires awe and delights your senses. I liked how these rows of poppies and earth beneath them created a gentle harmony, inviting you to wander into the distance, getting lost in the moment. Full of color and hope, may “Flowering Currents” transport you to a happy serene place.
 
If you’d like to see more details about this painting or add it to your art collection, go to https://www.nikigulley.com/flowering-currents-iv/.
 
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For more information on my textured palette knife 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 Palette Knife Prickly Pear Painting by Niki Gulley

   

“Flowering Currents III” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

 

Set against the arid desert landscape, this gorgeous cactus greeted us with sunshine and joy! Leaving my strokes loose and free, I hope you can feel the beauty, energy and hope in this moment.
 
If you’d like to add this painting to your art collection, please visit https://www.nikigulley.com/flowering-currents-iii/.
 
For more information on my textured palette knife 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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“Flowering Currents V” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

   

“Flowering Currents V” ©2021 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 20” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Just Sold through Marigold Fine Arts! Indian Paintbrush reach for the sun, growing and flourishing, adding color and beauty to the rocky New Mexico landscape. Untamed, resilient and brave, these free spirits thrive in the challenging conditions. Sharing joy and hope, may these crimson delights lift your spirits and brighten your day.
 
For more information on my textured palette knife 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 “Blazing a Trail” Abstracted Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

     

“Blazing a Trail” ©2021 Niki Gulley
36” x 18″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this scene to be filled with movement and energy, so I incorporated a lot of diagonal and curving shapes in the design to suggest that feeling. Contrasting short staccato strokes against blended passages with my palette knives, also increase that sense of motion. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of walking through the woods on a beautiful fall day, letting your cares slip away and your spirit being invigorated.
 

If you’d like to see or find out more details about “Blazing a Trail,” it is available through:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 
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For more information on my textured palette knife 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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“Sun’s Bounty III” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun’s Bounty III” ©2021 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.

 

If interested in more details or purchasing this uplifting sunflower scene, please visit nikigulley.com/suns-bounty-iii/.

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

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