Painting the Vibrant Colors of San Miguel by Niki Gulley

 

“Afternoon in the Park” ©2022 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16″ textured oil painting
 
 
 
Recently collectors of mine invited us to stay with them at their beautiful home in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. I loved all of the gorgeous colors of the architecture and lush foliage blooming everywhere. Around almost every corner was a peaceful park inviting you to stroll through or just sit and enjoy the tranquility of the moment.
 
If interested in purchasing this painting, please check out nikigulley.com/afternoon-in-the-park/.
 
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For more details on my other paintings from Mexico and recent travels, 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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“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/
 
 

San Miguel’s Colorful Architecture Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Just Peachy”  ©2022 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16″ textured oil painting
 
 
 
Recently collectors of mine invited us to stay with them at their beautiful home in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. I loved all of the gorgeous colors the houses were painted and the tropical lush foliage blooming everywhere.  The bougainvillea was bursting with bountiful blooms in intense pinks inviting you to stop and admire its beauty. Before it was gone, I had to capture this dramatic morning sun that was causing this peach home to glow and the light to dance across the scene in contrast to the deep shadows.
 
If you’d like to find out more details or add “Just Peachy” to your art collection, visit nikigulley.com/just-peachy/.
 
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For more details on my other paintings from Mexico and recent travels, 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/

 

“Cacophony” Textured Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

       

“Cacophony” ©2022 Niki Gulley
30” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

Enjoying the concert of aspen leaves rustling in the breeze and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so mesmerizing and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, all add to that uplifting feeling of being immersed in nature’s symphony. 

 
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For more details and to purchase “Cacophony,” visit nikigulley.com/cacophony/.

If you’re  in Columbus this weekend, please stop by my exhibit at the Columbus Arts Festival:

Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus, OH
Downtown riverfront in the Scioto Mile
Booth #M545 on Main St.
Fri. June 10 • 11am – 9pm
Sat. June 11 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. June 12 • 10am – 5pm
 
For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 

 

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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

 

Fall Aspen Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

     

 
“Perspective Control II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36” x 18″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our side, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.
 
If you’re in Denver, Colorado this weekend, you can see Perspective Control II and more of my aspen paintings at:
 
Denver Arts Festival
Booth #157C
Denver, CO
Conservatory Green, Central Park
Sat. May 28 • 10am – 6pm
Sun. May 29 – 10am – 5pm
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For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 

 

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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

 

Contemporary Forest Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

  

“Arboreal Labyrinth IV” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 44″ Textured Mixed Media Painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

Just Sold! Dreamy light peeks through the forest’s tangle as the sun slowly rises, beckoning you to wander through the foliage and immerse yourself in nature. Loaded with color, texture and energy, this painting vibrates with a calming energy.

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For more details on my other aspen and birch 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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“Sundown Surprise” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

     

“Sundown Serenade” ©2022 Niki Gulley
20″ x 16″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath wind swept clouds, sun sets on the horizon and illuminates everything it kisses. Casting its beautiful bronze glow across flowing grasses and golden petals, last light shines peace and hope. Perky, circular faces smile back at you and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this magical moment.
 
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For more details on my sunflower and poppy 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/
 
 

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/

“Flowering Currents” Desert Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

   

 
“Flowering Currents II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 20” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Just Sold! In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of the desert’s vibrant wildflowers flowing along its rocky terrain.  Repeating patterns and waves of color create a harmony within the painting, while making sure not to over blend my thick strokes allows you to see the marks and feel the energy found in nature.
 
For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 

 

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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