New “Sunburst” Textured Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

 


“Sunburst” ©2021 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
I wanted to capture this magical morning light and the quiet, mysterious mood created from the sun’s rays peeking through the aspen trees. Loaded with texture and layers and layers of paint, the forest shimmers with hope and discovery for the new day.
 
 

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

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New “Forest Guide” Palette Knife Autumn Painting by Niki Gulley

“Forest Guide” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
In this forest, the kaleidoscope of autumn colors was ablaze, and I was attracted to the dappled light raking across the trail, illuminating the winding path and casting long shadows. The sunlight was almost beckoning us to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing walk in the woods!
 

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

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“Forest’s Edge” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Forest’s Edge” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! I love being immersed in nature. After living in a city surrounded by concrete and noise, I find being surrounded by mother nature to be extremely cathartic, peaceful and rejuvenating. In Forest Edge, I wanted to capture those feelings of happiness and tranquility. Working first with thin drippy paint, and then building up thick layers of oil paint with palette knives to achieve extreme dimension, this painting is loaded with movement, energy and color. I hope it lifts your spirits and recharges your batteries while bringing texture, joy and the outdoors inside your home.
 
 

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

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New “No Tree Is an Island” Fall Aspen Forest 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
 
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.

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.

 
 

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New Autumn Aspen Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Painted Forest” ©2021 Niki Gulley
18″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

I loved this brilliant aspen forest with its bright white aspen trunks slicing through all of the vibrant red and yellow foliage. The patterns of the trees created a sort of rhythm and I focused on the placement of the ivory sentinels, the diagonal purple shadows that they cast and the rustling of the leaves to add to that musical feeling. I hope you, too, can sense the energy and joy of being surrounded by nature as autumn is in full swing.

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/

 

Rancho de Taos Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 
“Soft Light” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ oil painting 
 
I can’t go to Santa Fe without making a stop at Ranchos de Taos. This church has almost become synonymous with the area. With its strong base and beautiful smooth lines it has created a certain grace and elegance that sets it apart from the rest.
 
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link  https://www.nikigulley.com/soft-light/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
 
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Just sold – “Stop!” palette knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

“Stop!” ©2013 Niki Gulley
Just SOLD • 16″ x 20” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

While driving from Santa Fe to Taos, this scene literally stopped me in my tracks. Something about that giant rocky mound rising up from the surrounding flat expanse contrasted against the complimentary colored sky was so graphic and surreal. Add to that the bizarre juxtaposition of the stop sign encroaching on what once was uninhabited desert landscape, and I felt like this painting had something to say.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

Or, please visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

2 Last Minute Openings for Santa Fe Workshop

“Afternoon in Taos” ©2011 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 14” x 11” • oil

Not the traditional view of Rancho de Taos, but I loved this adobe wall and archway and how the colors set against the turquoise blue sky contrasted beautifully. I liked how the hollyhocks angled into the scene and softened up the adobe mass, while continuing the theme of rounded edges found in the architecture and again in the gorgeous fluffy clouds.

My husband and I have been teaching painting and photography workshops in Italy for the past four years, but we love New Mexico so much, we decided to share our enthusiasm with our students by leading a week-long workshop in Santa Fe this August 7th through 13th. Due to last minute cancellations, we have room for just two more students if you would like to join us for our Plein-Air Painting / Photography Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We will take you to different picturesque locations daily offering demonstrations, plenty of guidance, and time for sight seeing while you hone your painting and/or photography skills. E-mail Niki Gulley with any questions or to register for this exciting workshop!

See nikigulley.com/?page_id=13 for more details.

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Santa Fe Plein-Air Painting & Photography Workshop – less than 2 weeks away

“Tumbleweeds” ©2011 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 14″ x 11″ pastel

Santa Fe is the muse of many famous artists and photographers, and that could be you, too! Join us for our Plein-Air Painting and Photography Workshop this August in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You will work at different picturesque locations, painting and (or) photographing scenes that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. Santa Fe offers breathtaking vistas; sunny, dry weather, world class restaurants, galleries and shopping ensconced in a charming, 400 year old Spanish Colonial city that welcomes the new and exciting and never grows old.
This is a not to be missed workshop in “The Land of Enchantment.”

Plein-Air Painting & Photo Workshop
Taught by Scott Williams & Niki Gulley
Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 7 -13 / 2011
See nikigulley.com/?page_id=13 for more details or e-mail

Niki Gulley with any questions.


Visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

Plein Air Painting & Photo Workshop – Santa Fe, NM

Outskirts of Santa Fe ©2011 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 8” x 16” oil on board

Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives, I wanted to capture the craggy mountains and dense sage brush indicative of the unique New Mexico landscape.

Santa Fe is the muse of many famous artists and photographers, and that could be you, too! Join us for our Plein-Air Painting and Photography Workshop this August in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You will work at different picturesque locations, painting and (or) photographing scenes that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. Santa Fe offers breathtaking vistas; sunny, dry weather, world class restaurants, galleries and shopping ensconced in a charming, 400 year old Spanish Colonial city that welcomes the new and exciting and never grows old.
This is a not to be missed workshop in “The Land of Enchantment.”

Plein-Air Painting & Photo Workshop
Taught by Scott Williams & Niki Gulley
Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 7 -13 / 2011
See nikigulley.com/?page_id=13 for more details or e-mail

Niki Gulley with any questions.


Visit my website at NikiGulley.com.