Palette Knife Oil Painting from Venice by Niki Gulley

 

 “Venetian Textures II” ©2022 Niki Gulley

16″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas panel 

I started this piece during our Plein Air / Photography Art Trek Workshop that my husband, Scott Williams, and I lead in Venice, Italy. We had painted several other grand locations, but decided on day three to paint a more intimate vignette of the canals. Since the whole city is on water, I love how their “garage doors” are actually for their boats! In this painting, I wanted to focus on all of the wonderful architectural textures and age of the homes as seen in the peeling stucco, crumbling bricks and weathered wood. Luckily I had a steady stream of gondolas passing as I was painting so I could add one in to set the mood.

To purchase and for more details, go to nikigulley.com/venetian-textures/.

***To see more of my contemporary textured landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my Venice and other travel paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

“Flowing into Spring” Palette Knife Painting by Dallas Artist Niki Gulley

“Flowing into Spring” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame
 
Just Sold! I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I love tulips being one of the first flowers to announce that winter has officially ended, so I focused on these colorful red and white striped ones in the foreground, which contrast so well against the complimentary green leaves and grasses. I also liked how their height leads you back into the distant flower beds and onto the Degolyer house in the background, so I chose this vertical panorama format to accentuate that feeling. Loaded with thick oil paint, texture and movement, I hope you can feel the joy that spring is in the air!
 
For more details on my other Texas paintings, 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/
 
 

“Flowing into Spring” Palette Knife Painting by Dallas Artist Niki Gulley

 

“Flowing into Spring” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame
 
I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I love tulips being one of the first flowers to announce that winter has officially ended, so I focused on these colorful red and white striped ones in the foreground, which contrast so well against the complimentary green leaves and grasses. I also liked how their height leads you back into the distant flower beds and onto the Degolyer house in the background, so I chose this vertical panorama format to accentuate that feeling. Loaded with thick oil paint, texture and movement, I hope you can feel the joy that spring is in the air!
 
To purchase “Flowing into Spring,” visit nikigulley.com/flowing-into-spring/.
 
For more details on my other Texas paintings, 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/
 
 

“Rooted Together” from Monet’s Garden by Impressionist Niki Gulley

   

“Rooted Together” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on canvas

 Rooted Together was inspired from a trip we took to Monet’s Gardens outside of Paris. Being a lover of impressionist paintings, I was awestruck standing in the footsteps of one of my favorite painters! The gardens have been maintained immacuately and I could see exactly where Monet painted his paintings. I’ve always loved påurple irises and was particularly drawn to this view with the two irises entangled together. Off in the distance, you can see Monet’s picturesque house with that spectacular view of his garden.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my contemporary floral paintings.
 

If you are interested in purchasing “Rooted Together,” go to nikigulley.com/rooted-together-2/.

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

 
 

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

 

New “Simple Life IV” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Simple Life IV” ©2022 Niki Gulley
textured oil paint on canvas • framed in natural wood floater frame • 16″ x 20″
 

My husband and I were on a road trip when we came across a couple of these white house glowing on the horizon. Set among vibrant green gently rolling hills with the intense blue ocean in the distance, something beckoned us to stop. Maybe it was the quiet beauty of the scene, or the nostalgic tug at a simpler life, but we were both moved to capture the moment. To convey that feeling of a less congested life, I accentuated the the basic shapes of the homes against the simple repetive curves of the hills. Meanwhile a few wispy clouds drift by adding to the tranquility of the moment. I hope you are transported to this memory of our past, before modern life got so complicated.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
E-mail – Niki Gulley
 
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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! For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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

 

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

New Palette Knife Oil Painting from Venice by Niki Gulley

 

 

 “Venetian Textures II” ©2021 Niki Gulley

16″ x 12″ textured oil on canvas panel 

I started this piece during our Plein Air / Photography Art Trek Workshop that my husband, Scott Williams, and I lead in Venice, Italy. We had painted several other grand locations, but decided on day three to paint a more intimate vignette of the canals. Since the whole city is on water, I love how their “garage doors” are actually for their boats! In this painting, I wanted to focus on all of the wonderful architectural textures and age of the homes as seen in the peeling stucco, crumbling bricks and weathered wood. Luckily I had a steady stream of gondolas passing as I was painting so I could add one in to set the mood.

To purchase and for more details, go to nikigulley.com/venetian-textures/.

***To see more of my contemporary textured landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my Venice and other travel paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

New “Venetian Textures” Oil Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Venetian Textures” ©2021 Niki Gulley

12″ x 9″ textured oil on canvas panel

I started this piece during our Plein Air / Photography Art Trek Workshop that my husband, Scott Williams, and I lead in Venice, Italy. We had painted several other grand locations, but decided on day three to paint a more intimate vignette of the canals. Since the whole city is on water, I love how their “garage doors” are actually for their boats! In this painting, I wanted to focus on all of the wonderful architectural textures and age of the homes as seen in the peeling stucco, crumbling bricks and weathered wood. 

To purchase and for more details, check out nikigulley.com/venetian-textures-ii/.

***To see more of my contemporary textured landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my Venice and other travel paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

New Textured Oil Painting of San Miguel’s Architecture by Niki Gulley

 “Afternoon in the Park,” San Miguel, Mexico

12″ x 16″ Textured Oil on Canvas Panel

Some generous collectors of mine invited us to stay with them in their beautiful winter home in San Miguel, Mexico. We loved the colorful architecture and the lush plantings everywhere, and I just had to capture a little of that beauty on canvas. I hope these colorful scenes perk up your day. 

To purchase and for more details, please visit nikigulley.com/afternoon-in-the-park/.

***To see more of my contemporary textured paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my large floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

“Rooted Together” from Monet’s Garden by Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Rooted Together” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on canvas

 Rooted Together was inspired from a trip we took to Monet’s Gardens outside of Paris. Being a lover of impressionist paintings, I was awestruck standing in the footsteps of one of my favorite painters! The gardens have been maintained immacuately and I could see exactly where Monet painted his paintings. I’ve always loved påurple irises and was particularly drawn to this view with the two irises entangled together. Off in the distance, you can see Monet’s picturesque house with that spectacular view of his garden.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my contemporary floral paintings.

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

 

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

 
 

“Flowing into Spring” Palette Knife Painting by Dallas Artist Niki Gulley

“Flowing into Spring” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame
 
I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I love tulips being one of the first flowers to announce that winter has officially ended, so I focused on these colorful red and white striped ones in the foreground, which contrast so well against the complimentary green leaves and grasses. I also liked how their height leads you back into the distant flower beds and onto the Degolyer house in the background, so I chose this vertical panorama format to accentuate that feeling. Loaded with thick oil paint, texture and movement, I hope you can feel the joy that spring is in the air!
 
For more details on my other Texas paintings, 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/