“Sunrise in St. Mark’s Square” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

 
“Sunrise in St. Mark’s Square” Venice ©2022 Niki Gulley

12″ x 16″ textured oil painting

I painted this piece on location in Venice during our Art Trek we taught in Venice while their infamous Carnival celebration was taking place. Since St. Mark’s Square can get overrun with tourists, we chose to get up with sunrise to enjoy the beauty of the city and the peacefulness of those early morning hours. I love the magical light that comes flooding in from the lagoon and is so distinctive of Venice. Fortunately, I got set up in time to capture the glow from the gas lamps, too, before they went out as daylight approached, adding to the mysterious quality of the plaza. Against a backdrop of the Doge’s Palace, a few people stroll across the square and signal the energy of the day that is to come.
 
To purchase this painting, check out nikigulley.com/sunrise-in-st-marks-square/.

To see more of my travel paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

 
 

 

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to France, Tuscany, or Venice, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 

2023 Schedule
Venice – Carnivalé 
Art Trek – Feb. 12-18
Tuscany
Foodie Trek – May 27 – June 3
Provence
Art Trek – June 24- July 1
 
New England
Art Trek – Oct. 10-15
 
 

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“Gondola Ride II” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Gondola Ride II,” Venice ©2022 Niki Gulley

12″ x 9″ oil painting

I painted this piece on location during our Art Trek we taught in Venice while their infamous Carnival celebration was taking place. Since St. Mark’s Square can get overrun with tourists, we chose to set up our easels along a side street to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the city. I love the magical light that comes flooding in through the canals and is so distinctive of Venice. The simple brick bridge and the one yellow building in the distance sets a perfect backdrop to the gondolier rowing his enchanted passengers through the romantic back canals.
 
To purchase this Venetian oil painting, go to nikigulley.com/gondola-ride-ii/.

 

To see more of my travel paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

 

 

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If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. We’ll be returning to Venice for Carnivalé this coming February!
 
 

 

 
2023 Schedule
Venice – Carnivalé 
Art Trek – Feb. 12-18
Tuscany
Foodie Trek – May 27 – June 3
Provence
Art Trek – June 24- July 1
 
New England
Art Trek – Oct. 10-15
 
2024 Schedule
 
Spain
Foodie Trek – March  
Portugal
Art Trek – March 
Iceland
Art Trek – August
Tuscany 
Foodie Trek – October
 

 

 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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“Reaching New Heights” Textured Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

     

“Reaching New Heights” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 48” x 36″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Just sold!  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.
 
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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/

 

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

  

 

“Reclining Thoughts” ©2022 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.
 

 

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

New “Aspen Delight” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

   

“Aspen Delight II” 
SOLD • 24″ x 30″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ stretched canvas
with painting continuing around the sides

Just Sold! Painting in the mountains, especially this year was so cathartic and emotional. It was such a joy to be there surrounded by these amazing fall colors, that it would bring me to tears every day. I felt so fortunate to be able to do this when so many people weren’t able to travel, that I poured my heart and soul into every painting. I hope that you can feel the joy that I felt when you see them.

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

 

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

 

 

“Reaching New Heights” Textured Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

      

“Reaching New Heights” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD  • 48” x 36″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Just Sold! 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.
 
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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/

 

“Sparking the Imagination” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Sparking the Imagination” ©2022 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. 

If you’d like to see more of my work in person and you’re in Columbus, OH this weekend, please stop by my booth 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

 

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To purchase “Sparking the Imagination,” go to nikigulley.com/soaring-high/.
 

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

 

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

 

“Parade of Color” Impasto Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

  


“Parade of Color” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ textured oil painting
 
Filled with joy and energy, Parade of Color is loaded with texture and uplifting hues that almost dance on the canvas. Mysterious light leads you down the path, beckoning you into the distance. What lies beyond? Where will your adventure take you next? I hope you can find the excitement in the journey!
 
To purchase, please visit nikigulley.com/parade-of-color/.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
 

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

 

New “Autumn Waves” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

  

“Autumn Waves”
20″ x 30″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ stretched canvas
with painting continuing around the sides

I painted the sketch for this piece in the mountains and found it especially cathartic and peaceful. It was such a joy to be there surrounded by nature’s fall glory, that it would lift my spirits every day. I feel so fortunate to be able to do this and I hope that you can feel the joy that I felt when you gaze into autumn’s waves of color.

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

 

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

 

 

 

“Reaching New Heights” Textured Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

“Reaching New Heights” ©2022 Niki Gulley
48” x 36″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
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 interested in seeing more details about “Reaching New Heights,” check out nikigulley.com/reaching-new-heights/.
 
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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/