“Symphony in Springtime” Abstract Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

  


 
“Symphony in Springtime” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
Just Sold through The Good Art Company Gallery! A few months ago, one of my doctors suggested I try meditation. Not only do I think it’s helping with the illnesses, but as a bonus, painting ideas will appear in my head as I’m meditating. So here are some of the new pieces that are flowing out of me. You’ll see they’re a twist on reality with nature abstracted through color, strokes and texture. I hope they lift you up and create a sense of mystery, leaving interpretation up to your imagination.
 

To see more of my paintings at the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX, please visit goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

 
 
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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.
 
 

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Niki Gulley Now Exhibiting at the Statton Gallery in Eureka Springs, AR

 

 

“Symphony in Springtime VI” ©2020 Niki Gulley

36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

 

 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. I liked how these rows of poppies and rolling grasses created a gentle harmony, inviting you to wander into the distance, getting lost in the moment. Full of color and hope, may my “Symphony in Springtime” transport you to a happy serene place.

 
 
For more information on “Symphony in Springtime VI”, please contact The Statton Gallery in Eureka Springs, AR at https://ao5gallery.com/collections/nikki-gulley.
 
 
 
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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/

 

“Symphony in Springtime V” Abstract Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Symphony in Springtime V” ©2020 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 

I wanted to show Texas’ spring landscape in a completely different way. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature. Repeating patterns and waves of color create a harmony within the painting, while rendering the bluebonnets and wildflowers along with their surroundings abstractly plays with taking a traditional subject matter and showing it in a contemporary way. With an aura of mystery, late day light touches the tops of the grasses and hills with glimmers of hope.

 
 
For more information on “Symphony in Springtime V”, please contact the AO5 Gallery in Austin, TX at https://ao5gallery.com/collections/nikki-gulley.
 
 
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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/

New Abstract Texas Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Symphony in Springtime III” ©2020 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of the berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature. 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.

 

Close up detail on texture
 
 
For more information on “Symphony in Springtime III”, please contact the AO5 Gallery in Austin, TX at https://ao5gallery.com/collections/nikki-gulley.
 
 
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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/

“Symphony in Springtime II” Textured Abstract Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

“Symphony in Springtime II” ©2020 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of our berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature. 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.
 

For more information on “Symphony in Springtime” series, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

***
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/

New Abstract Bluebonnet and Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

 


 
“Symphony in Springtime” ©2020 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
 A few months ago, one of my doctors suggested I try meditation. Not only do I think it’s helping with the illnesses, but as a bonus, painting ideas will appear in my head as I’m meditating. So here are some of the new pieces that are flowing out of me. You’ll see they’re a twist on reality with nature abstracted through color, strokes and texture. I hope they lift you up and create a sense of mystery, leaving interpretation up to your imagination.
 

For more information on “Symphony in Springtime” series, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

 
 
***
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/

“Symphony in Springtime IV” Abstract Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Symphony in Springtime IV” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 

Just sold! 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. The vague suggestion of bluebonnets and colorful wildflowers peek through the dancing golden tangle, 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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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/

Textured Hill Country Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

Willow City Loop ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
I started this piece on location along the Willow City Loop in Fredericksburg, TX and these interesting red rocks were calling my name! Combine their beautiful hues and shapes along with the dreamy morning light, and I thought this composition would make a perfect painting. I love bluebonnets but there were only two or three tiny ones at my feet, so I decided to use them as a guide and multiply them. That way I could paint the scene the way it would look in another two weeks. Lastly, including the road on the left reminds you to slow down and enjoy the journey.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

 ©2020 Niki Gulley
Willow City Loop – 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
Returning to the Willow City Loop in Fredericksburg, TX one last day, I decided I wanted to paint the tranquil river again. This time, I arrived earlier so I could capture the light before the shadows took over the scene and I wanted to have more fun with the texture. Working thick with palette knife and thick paint, I changed the composition and pulled the river over to the left side of the canvas creating more of a contemporary feel. Keeping my strokes loose, also add to the energy and abstraction of the scene. Full of joy, serenity and color,I hope you enjoy this cool peaceful place as much as I did.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

“Purple Shadows” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Purple Shadows” ©2020 Niki Gulley
Willow City Loop – 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
Painted on location along the Willow City Loop in Fredericksburg, TX, I was drawn to this tranquil spot, especially as the day was getting hotter. When I started the scene, there were just a few shadows being cast from the trees on the right but they kept growing as I was painting! I liked the rhythm they were creating so I decided to include their patterns and go ahead and chase the light (which is a no no for plein air painters). But there’s always exceptions to the rules, right? I hope you enjoy this cool peaceful place as much as I did.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.