New “Heathered Hills” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

   

 

“Heathered Hills” ©2021 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 8″ x 6” textured oil painting on canvas panel
 
Iceland Art Trek: Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 5 – Driving through Iceland’s Beautiful Countryside

 

Just Sold! The next morning, we loaded everyone back up in the van to continue our gorgeous tour of Iceland during our Art Trek we led in August. This summer the wildflowers dotting the roadsides were beautiful. From the soft pinks of Heather to the bold blues of the Lupines to cheerful pops of gold, I just had to capture their joy and color. 
 
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 

 

 

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If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. 
 
 
 
Alsace, France – Aug. 2022
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 

Painting Iceland’s Waterfalls with Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Cascades II” ©2021 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 8″ x 6” textured oil painting on canvas panel
 
Iceland Art Trek: Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 4 – Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

 

Just Sold! Later that day, while Scott and the photographers were photographing the glacier lagoons, I continued painting the beautiful waterfall on our hotel’s grounds. Pulling in tight on this one just to focus on the rush of the water and the textures of the rocks, I hope you feel the power of nature to invigorate and lift one’s spirits!
 
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
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If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. 
 
 
 
Alsace, France – Aug. 2022
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 

New “Cascades” from Iceland by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Cascades” ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9” textured oil painting on canvas panel
 
Iceland Art Trek: Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 4 – Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

 

On Day 4 of our Iceland Art Trek, Scott drove the photographers to visit the glacier lagoons. Meanwhile, I stayed back and painted on the beautiful grounds of our hotel. The waterfalls in Iceland are incredible and practically around every turn – crashing through cliffs, splashing over rocks, bubbling downstream and trickling out to sea. This one was actually next to our hotel and screamed that I had to capture it! I chose to paint this scene with loose, expressive brushstrokes to convey the movement and energy of the rushing water and the texture in the cliffs and rocks. Also, adding to the joy of the moment, summer’s last lupines dot the landscape with brilliant hues of blues.
 
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
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If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. 
 
 
 
Alsace, France – Aug. 2022
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 

Iceland Painting and Photography Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Ice Drift” ©2021 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12” textured oil painting
 
Iceland Art Trek: Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3 – Vatnajokull National Park / Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

 

The next morning, we stopped by to photograph more puffins on our way out of town. Because you can never have enough puffin watching! Then we gathered up our merry band of trekkers and headed further east to the Vatnjokull National Park. Here we had several hours to hike and photograph the exotic scenery and another amazing waterfall before our final drive to our hotel located near the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

 
 

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

 

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If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. 
 
 
 
Alsace, France – Aug. 2022
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 
 

New “Black Beach Sunrise” Palette Knife Painting of Iceland by Niki Gulley

 

“Black Beach Sunrise” ©2021 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 5″ x 7” textured oil painting

 

Iceland Art Trek: Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2 – Black Beach and Puffins
 

 

On our second morning in Iceland, we got up early to capture adorable puffins diving off cliffs to capture their morning’s catch. After that we visited the Black Beach where the rock formations and caves were formed out of black lava. Giant basalt columns stacked one right after the other dominate the shoreline. I wanted to capture their texture and the peaceful glow as the morning sun rose above the horizon in this little painting. 

 

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

 

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If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. 
 
 
 
Alsace, France – Aug. 2022
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 

Iceland Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

 

       

“Falling Water III” ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9” textured oil painting
 
Iceland Art Trek: Day 2 – Kvernofoss

Next up on our Iceland itinerary was visiting another waterfall. My husband and I love waterfalls, and it feels like Iceland has one even better than the next around every bend! So, needless to say we were pretty happy painting and photographing all of the falls the country had to offer. This cascade that we visited today is smaller in stature but no less impressive. It tumbles down over the rocky mountain and empties into a river carving its way through the lush, craggy valley below. I wanted to capture not only the falls, but the water’s path as it flows and snakes its way around the towering rock formations. Other than the midges that would swarm when the sun came out, it was a perfect afternoon! 

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

 

 
 
If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. 
 
 
 
Alsace, France – Aug. 2022
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 

Iceland Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Falling Water III”, Iceland ©2021 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12” textured oil painting
 
Iceland Art Trek: Day 1 – Seljalandsfoss

For our next Iceland adventure, you guessed it – we visited another waterfall! This one is so magical and unique since you can walk behind the falls and peer out the cave as the water rushes from above crashing into the reservoir below. I set out to capture the gorgeous falls with all of their power and glory. Trying to find a dry enough place to paint where the mist wouldn’t keep erasing my drawing was a challenge, but on my third try, I finally found a good spot! Trying to time it so that I could capture the sun as it was setting in the distance just added to the enchanting feel of this location. I hope you, too, can feel these cascades power and beauty.

 
If you’d like to purchase “Falling Water III,” please visit https://www.nikigulley.com/falling-water-iii/.
 

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

 

 
 
 
To purchase “Falling Water,” go to https://www.nikigulley.com/falling-water-ii-2/.
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 
If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. 
 
 
 
Alsace, France – Aug. 2022
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

Waterfall Palette Knife Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

  

“Falling Water II”, Skógafoss, Iceland ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16” textured oil painting
 
Iceland Art Trek: Day 1 – Skogafoss

First stop on our Iceland Art Trek this year was the Skogafoss waterfall. Surrounded by lush grassy mountains, this cascade surges downward with such force and power! Today I set up my easel to capture the energy and flow of the water. Creating strokes in diagonal sweeping shapes to enhance that feeling of movement and rhythm, I hope you, too, can hear the flowing water’s music and feel the gentle spray from its mist.

 
 
To purchase “Falling Water,” go to https://www.nikigulley.com/falling-water-ii-2/.

 

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 
If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. 
 
 
 
Alsace, France – Aug. 2022
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

“Into the Woods III” Palette Knife Autumn Birch Painting by Niki Gulley

  

“Into the Woods III”  ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
Just Sold! During our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, we headed to the top of Stowe Mountain to explore. The painters set out to capture this gorgeous forest ablaze with color. I loved the split rail fence lining the walkway. Meanwhile, the photographers and tourists ventured on foot through the forest and then continued to explore by car the surrounding area, picking us up for lunch on their return. 
 
That afternoon we visited local cheese and cider companies tasting Vermont’s treats. In the evening we enjoyed viewing everyone’s paintings and watching the photographers’ slide shows from the week. Afterwards we delighted in one last dinner together. A great treat with new friends after a fun-filled day!
 
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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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Waterfall Palette Knife Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

“Falling Water II”, Skógafoss, Iceland ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16” textured oil painting

My husband and I both LOVE waterfalls, which turned out to be one of our favorite things about Iceland – there was a stunning waterfall everywhere we went. Today I set up my easel to capture the energy and flow of the cascades while showing the lush mountainous scenery surrounding the landscape. Creating strokes in diagonal sweeping shapes to enhance that feeling of movement and rhythm, I hope you, too, can hear the flowing water’s music and feel the gentle spray from its mist.

 

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 
If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. My husband, Scott Williams, and I will be leading a painting and photography workshop to Iceland next August, and this waterfall will be one of our amazing stops. Details will be on our website shortly, and we anticipate that this trip will sell out quickly, so let us know if you’re interested.
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.