Impressionist Water Lily Pastel by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

 

“Liquid Mirror” 
pastel on paper 32” x 24” framed size
Framed as shown in burl wood with teal mats (this frame has a few flaws in the corners)
 
Sunlight reflects across deep blue water,
ribbons of gold glitter the pond’s surface; 
a water lily lifts its face toward the sun and gently dances across the water. 
Golden sunlight filters through the brambles and reeds, 
a touch of cardinal red peeks through colorful foliage 
while azure skies reflect in the water.

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Pastel-apalooza – $1,000 including shipping or DFW delivery
(Value: $2,000)

Only through 2/27/24

E-mail Niki Gulley for sale details and a link to the Pastel-apalooza shop.

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

Waterfalls, Waterfalls and More Waterfalls! Iceland Paintings by Niki Gulley

 

 

“Falling Water V” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12” textured oil painting
 

 

Across from the unique Kirkjufell mountain is the Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. Mult-tiered water flows and cascades from one layer to the next into the pool below, creating a river that eventually flows out to sea. Since it was a rather grey evening, I decided to play with the colors to create a more uplifting, fantastical scene. Using juicy, thick, diagonal strokes creates energy and movement adding to the sense of rushing water. Created with palette knife and oil paint, this piece is loaded with color, texture and joy. 

 
 
 
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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“Fence Line” Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

   

“Fence Line” ©2023 Niki Gulley
20″ x 16″ textured oil painting on canvas panel

Getting a chance to escape home confinement for a quick road trip to the mountains to paint, was just what the doctor ordered! Spending time in nature and reveling in the stunning fall colors with the crisp cool air, rejuvenated my spirit and inspired my muse. Add to the fact that I love aspens and you have just about the perfect remedy for these challenging times. I hope that you will feel my excitement and energy so that it will bring you as much joy as it did me.

To purchase “Fence Line,” go to https://www.nikigulley.com/fence-line/.

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

 

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“Syncopation” Textured Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

  

 
“Syncopation II” ©2023 Niki Gulley
 12″ x 24″ • textured oil painting on canvas
 
Flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze while white sentinels slice through the colorful backdrop and create a rhythm as they march along. Repeating and receding, the aspen trunks lead you into the distance, inviting you to take a relaxing walk on a beautiful autumn morning.
 


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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/
 
 

“Journey into Autumn” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

  

 

“Journey into Autumn” ©2023 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting
 
Shimmering in golden light, this backlit grove of aspen trees reaches tall, greeting you as you enter the forest. First signs of autumn appear as golden leaves dance in the gentle breeze. A well traveled path on the right beckons you to go for a stroll and soak in nature’s tranquility and beauty.
 
 
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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings. 
 

 

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“Fracturing Reality” Textured Abstract Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

“Fracturing Reality” ©2023 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 30” x 40” textured mixed media painting on canvas
 
Just sold! Abstract realism – the synthesis of abstract and realistic painting. Borrowing abstract influences, such as focusing on color, line, shape and rhythm without a concrete, physical object and combining those concepts with depicting something from reality. When you marry these two genres, you get a new style of art that aims to illicit the emotions behind the subject. 
 
In “Fracturing Reality,” I hope you feel rejuvenated as you gaze into nature’s wonders and escape into your dreams.
 
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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
To see more of my textured nature paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 

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

   

 

“Reclining Thoughts” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 40″ x 30” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
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 birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.
 

 

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Texas Artist Niki Gulley Paints Vibrant Poppy Fields of Tuscany

  

“Blossoming Joy III” ©2023 Niki Gulley

24″ x 12″ textured mixed media on canvas

Inspired from a wonderful trip to Tuscany, I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of joy and energy. Using broken impressionistic strokes in surprising hues, causes the landscape to dance and flow. Set beneath a vivid sky on a beautiful day in springtime with the poppies in full bloom, I hope all of your cares drift away and your spirit is lifted while gazing into this cheerful scene.

For more information on my “Blossoming Joy” series, please contact,the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX at https://www.goodartcompany.com/niki-gulley.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my poppy and wildflower fields paintings.

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

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

 
 
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To join us on next year’s Foodie Trek to Tuscany, or Iceland, visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
Spaces fill up quickly!
 

 

Tuscany Foodie Trek
October 12 – 19, 2024

New “Gondola Sunrise II” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 
“Gondola Sunrise II,” Venice ©2023 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured acrylic painting on canvas panel
 
Venice Carnivalé Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams – Day 3
 

For this painting, I actually got up long before sunrise! A feat in itself! But, during Carnival in Venice it gets so crowded that I love the mornings before the crowds descend. This morning, it was just me and about 100 costumes and photographers, which is quite quiet during the celebration. 

 
So, I set up my easel along the lagoon off of St. Mark’s Square while it was still dark but had some ambient light from the street lamps. I squeezed out my paints by memory and began sketching the scene. By that point, first light broke in the most inspiring, brilliant colors. It was beautiful and so worth the effort! Listening to the sounds of the waves lapping against the shore and gondolas riding their rhythm was truly magical. Only in Venice! 
 
Then, I painted as quickly as I could, and luckily was treated to another round of glorious color when the sun finally rose. I hope you, too, can enjoy the beauty of this enchanting city.
 

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

 

 

 

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For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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“Gondola Ride” Oil Painting by Palette Knife Painter Niki Gulley

 

“Gondola Ride,” Venice ©2019 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 12″ x 9″ oil painting

Just Sold! 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 stone bridge with its iron railing sets a perfect backdrop to the gondolier rowing his enchanted passengers through the romantic back canals.

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, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
 
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.