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/

 

“Flowering Currents” Desert Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

“Flowering Currents” ©2021 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.

 

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

 

Niki Gulley Demonstrating at Marigold Arts Gallery in Santa Fe

“Sunburst” ©2021 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Inspired by the gorgeous aspen groves located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain rising above Santa Fe, I wanted to capture this 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.
 
This Saturday I will  be demonstrating at my Santa Fe Gallery, Marigold Arts, from 10am – 2pm. If you are in the area, stop by, say hello and watch my process. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
 
Marigold Arts Gallery
Niki Gulley Demonstration –
July 3rd @ 10am
424 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM
 
“Sunburst” and several of my Southwest landscapes will be hanging there, so if you are in Santa Fe please check them out.
 
 

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

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

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

“Cacophony” Textured Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

   

“Cacophony” ©2021 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. 

 
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 “Counting Time” Contemporary Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Counting Time” ©2021 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ wrap around cradled board with the painting continuing around the edges
 

Capturing the excitement and energy I feel while being immersed in the nature, “Counting Time” is loaded with vibrant autumn colors, extremely thick textured paint, movement and spontaneity. Peeling, knotted aspen trees stretch deeper and deeper into the woods, counting time as their foliage dances in the breeze creating an uptempo rhythm and filling the forest with its gorgeous symphony.

To purchase “Counting Time,” please contact AO5 Gallery in Austin, TX at https://ao5gallery.com/collections/nikki-gulley/products/admiring-the-view.
 
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For information on more of my abstract aspen and birch forests, 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 Abstract Poppy Field Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 
“Flowering Currents IV” ©2021 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.
 

I’m excited to have been invited to exhibit amongst the talented artists at Marigold Arts gallery in Santa Fe, NM! “Flowering Currents IV” and several of my Southwest landscapes will be hanging there, so if you are in the area, please stop in and visit or check them out online, http://www.marigoldarts.com.

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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.

 

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

 

New “Cacophony” Textured Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

     

“Cacophony” ©2021 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. 

 
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/