Painting and Photographing in Cinque Terre, Italy with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

9″ x 12″ Textured Oil Painting by Niki Gulley
Day 2, Afternoon Location: Vernazza
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

After a delicious lunch of fresh seafood, homemade pasta and pesto sauce and the ripest tomatoes and vegetables, we rode the train north to the picturesque village of Vernazza. Again, situating ourselves near the calming ocean sounds, we decided to paint this colorful view back towards town. The bold array of hues in the umbrellas, boats and buildings, were so much fun to paint!

That night we enjoyed a beautiful sunset view from our restaurant’s terrace.  
If you’d like to join us in Cinque Terre / Lake Como for our next Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Sept. 12th-21st, please let me know. The workshop is already half full and a final registration deadline of Nov. 2nd is quickly approaching, so sign up soon! For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to
Upcoming Art Treks
Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 22-Mar. 1, 2014
Paris, France – June 19-27, 2014
 Provence, France – June 26 – July 4, 2014
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014

Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014

Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshops
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
These workshops are filling up quickly, so we encourage you to register soon!

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Tuscany Plein-Air Painting / Photo Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

9×12 textured oil painting by Niki Gulley

Day 1 – Tuscany Art Trek

We had so much fun painting at the villa in the morning, that we decided to paint another farmhouse in a different direction next. With so much to choose from, it was had to pick just one subject! This time, we all decided to work with palette knife and thick juicy oil paint, enjoying creating texture and the exciting color combinations that occur while working wet in wet with the paint. As a treat when we were finished, we met up with the others in the group for a delicious lunch of local proscuittos, pecorino cheeses, fruits and vegees, and of course, a little vino for afternoon fuel!

Two of our painters, Sheri Jones (above) and Pat (below) also working with palette knife in Tuscany.

If you’d like to join us for next year’s Art Trek to Venice in February, Greece in May, Tuscany in September or Cinque Terre / Lake Como in September, please visit for more information. Workshops fill up quickly, so please let us know if you are interested. The early deadline and to receive a $500 savings for the Venice workshop is less than a month away.

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