“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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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.
 

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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/

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.

“Peaks and Valleys” Palette Knife Painting from Isle of Skye by Niki Gulley

 

“Peaks and Valleys” ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16” textured oil painting

Scotland Art Trek – Days 5: Isle of Skye – Quiraing
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Next up on our Scotland Art Trek itinerary was a morning stop at the Quiraing, a unique area filled with high cliffs, hidden plateaus and unusual rock formations. Allowing a full morning for my painters to capture the land’s unique beauty, everyone did an amazing job! I chose this vantage point with some of the purple heather growing in the foreground, adding a nice color contrast to all of that lush greenery. The photographers hiked all around, capturing unique angles and then we all treated ourselves to lunch. Afterwards, we stopped at Mealt Falls to take in the waterfall’s power and beauty, and then we finished the day back in Portree.

 

Photographers searching for that perfect angle to capture the Quiraing’s beauty.
 
 
Our Scotland Art Treks group enjoying a delicious dinner together.
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
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.

 

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New “Tranquility Imagined” of Scottish Heather by Niki Gulley

“Tranquility Imagined” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30” textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ stretched canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

Inspired by a trip to Scotland, I was awestruck by the vastness of its wide open spaces and wild, untamed beauty. I chose this expansive scene with the rolling carpet of purple heather growing in the foreground, adding a complimentary contrast to all of the lush greenery. Set beneath majestic rolling hills, this lone farmhouse nestled in the distance invites you to take in all of the beauty surrounding you.

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
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.

 

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“Autumn Awakening” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Autumn Awakening” • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
 ©2020 Niki Gulley
 
As we were nearing the end of our New England adventure, the temperature dropped 30 degrees overnight and we woke up to 20 degrees and frost the next morning. Luckily the view out our window was beautiful and I could continue to paint the magnificent fall foliage from the comfort of indoors that morning! The lighting coming through the clouds was so dramatic, causing the leaves to glow. The soft breeze that was blowing caused the foliage to sway and dance to its own rhythm and I wanted to capture that movement and energy in “Autumn Awakening.” I liked how the distant mountain was a deep shade of purple since the sun wasn’t on it, and how it set off the contrasting complimentary colors in the foreground. Created with palette knife and thick paint, this canvas is loaded with texture, color and movement.

“Autumn Awakening” is available through the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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“Autumn Concerto II” by Niki Gulley Available at Seaside Gallery

 
“Autumn Concerto II” ©2020 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 

I painted this colorful birch trees on location with the fall hues emerging in all of their glory. I loved this grove of trunks that twisted and turned, slicing bright white through the tangle of autumn leaves. Painted over several mornings, the air was crisp but the sun made for beautiful painting conditions that illuminated the subject and warmed the air. I hope you, too, can feel the thrill of being surrounded by nature on a perfect fall day.

Autumn Concerto II along with several of my textured contemporary impressionistic oil painting are available through Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. To contact them about this painting, please follow the link below.

 
Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057

 

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For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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“Falling Water” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Falling Water” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16″ x 12” textured oil painting

Just Sold! My husband and I both LOVE waterfalls, and we try to visit them whenever we can find them on our adventures. This beautiful cascade turned out to be right in my husband’s backyard where he grew up. We were in New York visiting his hometown, and having grown up in a city, I couldn’t believe this gorgeous spectacle was right outside his door! Not far from Niagara falls, this massive water flow crashed and glided along the intricate rock formations rushing into the river far below. The sound of water rushing was so energetic and peaceful at the same time, and I wanted to capture that invigorating feeling in my painting. Setting up my easel at its base, I set out to recreate the energy and flow of the cascades while showing some of the lush vegetation surrounding them. 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.
 

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“Golden Birch” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Golden Birch” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ textured oil painting on canvas panel, framed in 3″ espresso
 
Just Sold! During our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we decided to paint right at our b and b because the grounds were so beautiful. Meanwhile the photographers and tourists, visited the nearby towns to photograph covered bridges, wooden barns and the gorgeous fall foliage. I decided to paint this regal birch tree next to our inn. I liked how it was perched on top if this hill, extending towards the sky. The vibrant yellows and orange leaves vibrated with energy against the clear blue sky, and I wanted to capture that feeling on my canvas. What a great way to spend the day!
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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