New “Scenic Byway II” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Scenic Byway II” ©2021 Niki Gulley

16″ x 20″ textured oil painting on canvas

Painted just outside of Santa Fe, the fall colors were gorgeous this year. The contrast of complimentary oranges and blues and yellows and purples created an energetic symphony for the eyes! Bright sunshine warmed up the day and caused the light to glow and dance. I hope you can enjoy the escape of a leisurely drive through the beautiful autumn scenery of New Mexico.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Southwest textured oil paintings.
 

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

 
 

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

New “Scenic Byway” Palette Knife Oil Painting from New Mexico by Niki Gulley

“Scenic Byway” ©2021 Niki Gulley

20″ x 10″ textured oil painting on canvas

Painted just outside of Santa Fe, the fall colors in were gorgeous! We arrived shortly after sunrise to capture the best light of the day, but unfortunately the temperature was starting out near 32 degrees. Luckily the temperatures rose quickly as the morning wore on, I was able to shed my parka and winter gear, and it ended up being a beautiful day. I hope you, too, enjoy a leisurely drive through the beautiful autumn scenery of New Mexico.

If interested in purchasing and for more details on “Scenic Byway,” please follow nikigulley.com/scenic-byway/.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Southwest textured oil paintings.
 

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

 

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

Sunset Panorama Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

     

“Sweeping Vista” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24” x 48″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

 

Inspired by a recent trip, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling landscape. The sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers and fall foliage. I just had to capture that magical moment! Rhythmic waves in the sky and along the hillsides create a harmonious scene that flows with light, texture and color.
 
 
If interested in purchasing or for more details on “Sweeping Vista,” please visit the Statton Gallery in Eureka Springs, AR:
 
The Statton Gallery
137 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

 

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.

 

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

 

New “Enchanted Tunnel” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 
“Enchanted Tunnel” ©2021 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting on canvas panel
 
I painted this colorful tree-lined lane on location because I was attracted to the play of light and shadows, and the way the trunks lined up beckoning you down their dappled path. Sunlight bathes the adobe walls filling them with warmth and illuminating the end of your journey. Splashes of color break through the dense canopy above and create shadows that dance with energy and mystery. Utilizing thick paint and palette knife, I also created a lot of texture and movement with my strokes to add to the joyful feeling of painting on this beautiful morning.
 
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 textured oil paintings.

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

 
 

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

“Mountains of Color” Palette Knife New Mexico Cacti Painting by Niki Gulley

 
“Mountains of Color” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 10″ textured oil painting on canvas
We came across these blossoming cane cholla near Echo Canyon in New Mexico and I was so inspired by their beauty. What a gift from mother nature – not only were the cacti surviving but thriving in the desert climate and yielding such intensely colored fuchsia blooms. Set beneath the craggy mountains and turquoise blue sky, I hope these blossoms lift your spirits and bring the joy of New Mexico’s beauty into your home.
 
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 “Mountains of Color II” Desert Sunflowers by Niki Gulley

 
“Mountains of Color II” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 10″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
On a recent trip to New Mexico, we headed towards Ghost Ranch and came across these wild sunflowers blooming alongside the road. Spreading their sunshine and reaching tall towards the light, their smiling faces filled me with cheer and I just had to paint them. Set beneath a cumulus filled sky and the mountainous backdrop, I arranged this composition vertically to add to the uplifting feeling that the sunflowers elicited.
 
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 “Meandering Journey” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Meandering Journey”  © Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil on canvas panel
 
Recently, we visited Santa Fe and to escape the heat we ventured up the Santo de Cristo mountains to cool down amongst the beautiful, refreshing aspen trees. I was drawn to this meandering path leading through the aspens with its dappled light creating such gorgeous shadows. Having fun capturing all of the different textures with palette knife from the lush grasses to the feathery wildflowers to the peeling bark on the aspen trees, I set out to recreate the peace and beauty of this forest. I hope you, too, can feel the serenity of this rejuvenating place and enjoy an uplifting walk in the woods.
 

For more details or to purchase “Meandering Journey,” please go to nikigulley.com/meandering-journey/.

 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen and birch tree paintings.
See NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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

“Standing Witness” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

“Standing Witness”©2020 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
Recently, we visited Santa Fe and to escape the heat we ventured up the Santo de Cristo mountains to cool down among the beautiful, refreshing aspen trees. I was attracted to this grove in particular with their beautiful textured white bark and their proximity and angles to each other. I decided to include the sentinels behind, also, to give you a sense of being surrounded by the peaceful forest. Dappled light casts diagonal shadows and causes the grasses to dance and sparkle. I hope you can feel the serenity of this rejuvenating place.
 
Close up texture detail: 
 

I’m excited to have been invited to exhibit at Studio Seven Arts in Pleasanton, CA. If you’d like to see or find out more details about Standing Witness, please check them out:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 

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.

 
 

New “Meandering Journey” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Meandering Journey”
16″ x 20″ textured oil by Niki Gulley
 
Recently, we visited Santa Fe and to escape the heat we ventured up the Santo de Cristo mountains to cool down amongst the beautiful, refreshing aspen trees. I was drawn to this meandering path leading through the aspens with its dappled light creating such gorgeous shadows. Having fun capturing all of the different textures with palette knife from the lush grasses to the feathery wildflowers to the peeling bark on the aspen trees, I set out to recreate the peace and beauty of this forest. I hope you, too, can feel the serenity of this rejuvenating place and enjoy an uplifting walk in the woods.
 

I’m excited to have been invited to exhibit at Studio Seven Arts in Pleasanton, CA. If you’d like to see or find out more details about Meandering Journey, please check them out:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen and birch tree paintings.
See NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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

 

New “Standing Witness” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Standing Witness”©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
Recently,
we visited Santa Fe and to escape the heat we ventured up the Santo de
Cristo mountains to cool down among the beautiful, refreshing aspen
trees. I was attracted to this grove in particular with their beautiful
textured white bark and their proximity and angles to each other. I
decided to include the sentinels behind, also, to give you a sense of
being surrounded by the peaceful forest. Dappled light casts diagonal
shadows and causes the grasses to dance and sparkle. I hope you can feel
the serenity of this rejuvenating place.
 
Close up texture detail:
 
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen and birch tree paintings.
See NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.
https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/