Visiting Siena, Italy – Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

 

“Tunnel of Light,” Siena, Italy
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ oil painting by Niki Gulley

 

Day 3:  TUSCANY ART TREK – Siena
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 

Just Sold! On the third day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we visited the Medieval hill town of Siena, with its incredible marble Duomo, great people-watching plaza, and interesting alleyways radiating out from the campo with something new to discover around every turn. While some of our group shopped, some photographed and others relaxed on the square, I set up in one of the quiet cobble streets to capture the textures of these ancient walls and mood of this unique city. For dinner that night, we treated ourselves to a delicious home-made Italian meal of pastas, truffles, pecorino cheese and some amazing red wine!

A mid-afternoon gelato break!
 
 
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.  
 

 

2022 Schedule
Alsace 
Art Trek – Aug. 20-27
Tuscany 
Foodie Trek  – Oct. 8-15
 
2023 Schedule
Venice – Carnivalé 
Art Trek – Feb. 12-18
Provence
Art Trek – June 24- July 1
Tuscany
Foodie Trek – May 27 – June 3
New England
Art Trek – Oct. 10-15
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E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.
 

“Soaring Dreams II” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

  

 

“Soaring Dreams II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 34″ x 34″
 

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and reds contrasted against a lavender-blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, I’ve arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest. Using diagonal leading lines with the tree trunks and limbs, your eye gazes into the focal point where all of the elements come together. Meanwhile, utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

To purchase “Soaring Dreams  II,” go to nikigulley.com/soaring-dreams-ii/.
 
To see more of my impressionist palette knife paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.
 

 

If you have any questions about my aspen and birch tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 

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

“Rhythms of Summer” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Rhythms of Summer” • 20″ x 30″ textured oil painting 

 ©2022 Niki Gulley
 

Colorado in July is such a beautiful sight to behold! Cool mountain breezes and fresh, untouched air invigorate your soul while lush grasses and wildflowers lift your spirits and fill your heart with joy. Nature’s symphony dances to a tune that is music for your senses. Loaded with texture and color, may “Rhythms of Summer” transport you to this magical land of breathtaking views and summer serenity.

To purchase “Rhythms of Summer,” please visit nikigulley.com/rhythms-of-summer/.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my palette knife Colorado paintings.

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

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

 

New Abstract Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Blue Rhapsody V” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
With an aura of mystery, sunset shimmers over the horizon illuminating the tops of the grasses, bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers, inviting you to take a stroll amongst the gorgeous blooms.

Leaving the landscape loose and free, your imagination can fill in your own story. Loaded with dreamy layers of paint and thick textured passages, this piece really comes to life in person. 

“Blue Rhapsody V” is currently exhibiting at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more details, please go to goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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

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

 

New “Rhythms of Summer V” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

    

 

“Rhythms of Summer V”  ©2022 Niki Gulley

 34″ x 34″ textured mixed media painting on canvas

Colorado in July is such a beautiful sight to behold! Cool mountain breezes and fresh, untouched air invigorate your soul while cheerful lupine and native wildflowers lift your spirits and fill your heart with joy. Nature’s symphony dances to a tune that is music for your senses. Loaded with texture and color, may “Rhythms of Summer” transport you to this magical land of breathtaking views and summer serenity.

This abstracted aspen painting is currently exhibiting at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more details, please go to goodartcompany.com/niki-gulley.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my palette knife Colorado paintings.

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

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

New Colorado Wildflower Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Rhythms of Summer IV”  ©2022 Niki Gulley

 34″ x 34″ textured mixed media painting on canvas

Crimson Paintbrush fill Colorado’s undulating grassy fields with color joy. Making sure to not over blend my thick strokes allows you to see the marks and feel the peaceful energy, as nature’s palette holds a harmonic concert. 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.

This abstracted summer aspen painting is currently exhibiting at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more details and to purchase, please check out goodartcompany.com/niki-gulley.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my palette knife wildflower paintings.

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

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

“Counting Time” Contemporary Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Counting Time” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 40″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ wrap around cradled board with the painting continuing around the edges
 

Just Sold! 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.

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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/
 

“Let the Sun Shine In” #4 – Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

 
“Let the Sun Shine In” #4 ©2022 Niki Gulley
11″ x 14″ Textured Oil Painting on 3/4″ Stretched Canvas 
Painting continues around the edges so that it can be hung without a frame.

 

Once more sunflowers are the vibrant burst of joy that are continuing to bring happiness into my day. I love going by the window and seeing them in the backyard to greet me. It is almost like they are smiling and waving to me.
 
If you’d like to see this painting and more of my contemporary florals and palette knife landscape paintings, please stop by my exhibit at Southlake’s Art in the Square this weekend.
 
Art in the Square

 

Booth #SN2D

 

Southlake, TX

 

April 22 (Friday) 4pm – 9pm

 

April 23 (Saturday) 10am – 9pm

 

April 24 (Sunday) 11am – 6pm

 

 

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New “Springtime Blues” Large Abstract Texas Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

  

“Springtime Blues” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36” x 60” mixed media on canvas
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company! I wanted to show Texas’ spring landscape in a completely different way. With an aura of mystery and the promise of what tomorrow holds, late day light sparkles over the horizon casting its warm glow kissing everything it touches with glimmers of hope. Rows and rows of bluebonnets and colorful wildflowers dance in the sparkling light, leaving the landscape loose and free so that your imagination can tell its story. May you relish the joy in the beauty of nature, bathing in the moment and looking forward to what tomorrow will bring.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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

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

 

New Abstract Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Blue Rhapsody IV” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
With an aura of mystery, early morning light shimmers over the horizon illuminating the tops of the grasses, bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers, inviting you to take a stroll amongst the gorgeous blooms.

Leaving the landscape loose and free, your imagination can fill in your own story. Loaded with dreamy layers of paint and thick textured passages, this piece really comes to life in person. 

“Blue Rhapsody” is currently exhibiting at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more details, please go to goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

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

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