“Morning Glow” oil painting by Contemporary Impressionist Artist Niki Gulley

 

“Morning Glow, White Rock Lake” ©2022 Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 20″ x 16″

 

On a peaceful spring morning, I set up my easel at White Rock Lake to capture the sun rising behind this beautiful, tangled Cottonwood tree. I liked how the warm light showed off the tree’s curves and textured bark, and I chose this vertical composition to show off its size and strength. In the distance, the sun glistens along the water’s surface and I hope this scene lifts your spirits for what the day has to bring.
 
For more information and framing options, check out nikigulley.com/morning-glow/.

 

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

E-mail – Niki Gulley
 

“Ruby Road” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Ruby Bouquet” ©2022 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16” textured oil painting

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. Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Perched on a hilltop with its long curving driveway, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Rows of ruby blooms draw your eye back to the rolling hills and beautiful billowing clouds. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this canvas is loaded with movement, color and dimension.

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape 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 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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New “Guiding Us Home” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Guiding Us Home” ©2022 Niki Gulley
16″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Nestled in a valley with its long arbor-lined driveway, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Undulating rows of wheatfields and vineyards draw your eye back through the rolling hills and beautiful billowing clouds drift overhead.  Late day sunlight casts dramatic shadows creating a rhythm beckoinging you to journey down the drive, guiding you home. 

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

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We will be returning to Tuscany this October for a delicious Foodie Trek. For more information, visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 
If you’re interested in joining us, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly! 
 
 
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New Tuscany Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Misty Morning,” Tuscany ©2022 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 

On this morning in Tuscany, we decided to get up really early so that we could capture sunrise over this beautiful valley. The hills were surrounded by a layer of mist that created this ethereal, peaceful quality to the morning. I really liked how the fog accentuated the miles and miles of rolling landscape, perfectly off-setting the villa surrounded by cypress and olive groves in the foreground. While I’m not usually an early morning person, this turned out to be a very inspiring moment!

To see more of my paintings from Tuscany, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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We will be returning to Tuscany this October for a delicious Foodie Trek. For more information, visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 
If you’re interested in joining us, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly! 
 
 

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“Ready for Harvest II” Winery Painting by Texas Niki Gulley

 

“Ready for Harvest II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting

I love how in Tuscany you are surrounded by grapevines everywhere you go. My husband and I visited late in the summer to capture the area’s beauty on canvas and film. I was drawn to this vineyard outside of Montalcino, home of Brunello wines. I was attracted to the vibrant vines contrasted against the progressive miles of golden rolling hills dotted with more grapevines, olive trees, and plowed grain fields. The gorgeous, plump purple grapes were ready to harvest at any moment. Setting up my easel across from this vineyard, I began recreating the soft light that would break through the clouds and illuminate various hilltops and plantings. I arranged the vines to lead your eye back to the Tuscan villa and then to the beautiful countryside beyond. And when I finished, we treated ourselves to one of their delicious wines. A perfect afternoon!

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

 

 
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We will be returning to Tuscany this October for a delicious Foodie Trek. For more information, visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 
If you’re interested in joining us, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly! 
 
 

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“Sunny Dreams” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Sunny Dreams” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a glowing sky on a beautiful summer evening with the sunflowers in full bloom, you can just make out the stone farmhouse in the distance against a backdrop of purple mountains surrounding the plain. Creating almost a patchwork with the sunflowers and their leaves, unexpected pops of red and purple peek out creating a rhythm and energy to the foreground. Perky, circular faces smile back at you and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape or sunflower paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in France and Europe, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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New “Breaking Through” White Rock Lake Painting by Dallas Artist Niki Gulley

 

“Breaking Through,” White Rock Lake ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 18″ textured oil painting
 
On a peaceful spring morning, I set up my easel at White Rock Lake to capture the sun rising behind this beautiful, tangled Cottonwood. I liked how the warm light accentuated the tree’s curves and textured bark, and I chose this vertical composition to show off its size and strength. In the distance, the light starts to break through the clouds,  causing  the water’s surface to glisten and illuminating the landscape. I hope this scene gives you a sense of peace and lifts your spirits for what the day has to bring.
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
E-mail – Niki Gulley
 
To purchase “Breaking Through” and see framing options, check out nikigulley.com/breaking-through/.

 

 
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“Popping Sunshine IV” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

 

“Popping Sunshine IV” ©2021 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured mixed media on canvas

Just Sold! Festive blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling this field with sweet fragrance.  Set beneath a blue sky, morning light casts its warm glow. This textured painting captures a carefree spring day with poppies and colorful wildflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.

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

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

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

 

New “Popping Sunshine IV” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Popping Sunshine IV” ©2021 Niki Gulley

24″ x 12″ textured mixed media on canvas

Festive blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling this field with sweet fragrance.  Set beneath a blue sky, morning light casts its warm glow. This textured painting captures a carefree spring day with poppies and colorful wildflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.

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

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

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

 

“Ready for Harvest” Vineyard Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Ready for Harvest” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Just Sold through Seaside Gallery! We visited Tuscany at the end of summer and were surrounded by grapevines everywhere we went, with the gorgeous, plump purple grapes ready to harvest at any moment. I loved the vibrant vines in the foreground framing the rolling hills dotted with more grapevines, olive trees, and plowed grain fields in the distance. Setting up my easel across from this vineyard, I created this textured oil painting with palette knife and a lot of paint. I arranged the planted vines to lead your eye back to the Tuscan villa and then to the hill town perched above the valley. Morning light cast deep purple shadows on the ground and caused the leaves and soil to glow. As a treat when I finished, we enjoyed a picnic of salami, proscuitto, pecorino and of course, vino. Yum!

If you are interested in viewing more of my vineyard paintings, please check out Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA:

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057

 

To see more of my travel location 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. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 
https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/