“Standing Witness” Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

“Standing Witness”©2020 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
Recently, we visited Santa Fe and to escape the heat we ventured up the Santo de Cristo mountains to cool down among the beautiful, refreshing aspen trees. I was attracted to this grove in particular with their beautiful textured white bark and their proximity and angles to each other. I decided to include the sentinels behind, also, to give you a sense of being surrounded by the peaceful forest. Dappled light casts diagonal shadows and causes the grasses to dance and sparkle. I hope you can feel the serenity of this rejuvenating place.
 
Close up texture detail: 
 

I’m excited to have been invited to exhibit at Studio Seven Arts in Pleasanton, CA. If you’d like to see or find out more details about Standing Witness, please check them out:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my birch and aspen tree oil paintings.

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New “Meandering Journey” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Meandering Journey”
16″ x 20″ textured oil by Niki Gulley
 
Recently, we visited Santa Fe and to escape the heat we ventured up the Santo de Cristo mountains to cool down amongst the beautiful, refreshing aspen trees. I was drawn to this meandering path leading through the aspens with its dappled light creating such gorgeous shadows. Having fun capturing all of the different textures with palette knife from the lush grasses to the feathery wildflowers to the peeling bark on the aspen trees, I set out to recreate the peace and beauty of this forest. I hope you, too, can feel the serenity of this rejuvenating place and enjoy an uplifting walk in the woods.
 

I’m excited to have been invited to exhibit at Studio Seven Arts in Pleasanton, CA. If you’d like to see or find out more details about Meandering Journey, please check them out:

Studio Seven Arts Gallery

400 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen and birch tree paintings.
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“Purple Shadows” from the Willow City Loop by Niki Gulley

            

“Purple Shadows”  ©2020 Niki Gulley •  9″ x 12″ palette knife 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.
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting or seeing the texture in larger detail, just follow this link    https://www.nikigulley.com/purple-shadows/ .
 
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New “Barn at LBJ Ranch” Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

            

“Barn at LBJ Ranch”  ©2020 Niki Gulley •  9″ x 12″ palette knife oil painting
 
I created this while on a painting competition for the American Impressionists Society which was held in Fredericksburg, TX this spring. We were open to painting anything that we would like and I ran across this beautiful red barn nestled in amongst the massive, gnarly trees on the LBJ Ranch and just couldn’t resist painting it.
 
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“Rooted” Gnarly Oak Trees from Louisiana by Niki Gulley

           

 
“Rooted”  ©2020 Niki Gulley •  9″ x 12″ palette knife oil painting
 
On the final day of our New Orleans Art Trek, we drove out to Oak Alley Plantation and were awed by its impressive grounds and 300 year old oak trees. Enjoying the quiet after the busy bustle of New Orleans, I set out to capture the beauty of these old gnarled trees.
 
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New Orleans Garden District Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

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“Oak Beauties,” New Orleans  ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ palette knife oil painting
 
On our plein air painting and photography workshop my husband and I taught in New Orleans, we rode the trolley to the Garden District and set out to capture the beautiful architecture so distinctive of the area. I was attracted to this grand pink house, and in particular I loved the huge old oak tree framing it. The dappled light hitting the trunk was so striking that I decided to accentuate that in my painting with a multitude of colors and values while making the background soft to keep the composition from becoming too cluttered. The sheer size and age of the trees in New Orleans is incredible, which I set out to show juxtaposing the massive oak against the smaller two-story homes in the distance. Created with palette knife and a lot of oil paint, this canvas is loaded with texture and uplifting colors so that you feel the joy and energy of hanging out in New Orleans.
 
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“Flying High” Palette Knife Painting from New Orleans by Niki Gulley

 
“Flying High,” New Orleans  ©2020 Niki Gulley • 12″ x 9″ palette knife oil painting
 
New Orleans Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2, Afternoon Location: The French Quarter
 
That afternoon, we chose this quieter picturesque alley, loaded with color and life. I loved the vibrant flags flying high from each balcony, while others chose interesting cafés, balconies and storefronts to paint. That night we met up with the photographers and dined on a delicious dinner at Mr. B’s Bistro. A perfect end to the day!
 
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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!
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2021
 
 
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“Edinburgh Castle” in Edinburgh, Scotland Painting by Niki Gulley

“Edinburgh Castle” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9” textured oil painting

Scotland Art Trek – Second Day: Edinburgh
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the next day of our plein air painting and photography trip to Scotland, we spent a second day in Edinburgh, exploring the scenery some more. I took the painters further down the Princess Gardens so that we could get a good view of Edinburgh Castle perched high above town. Each student captured the looming structure in a slightly different, unique, beautiful way. Meanwhile the photographers covered a lot of ground, capturing Holyrood Palace, Calton Hill and the Miracle Mile. That afternoon we gave everyone free time to explore on their own. Some visited the castle, some shopped and some photographed some more. After dinner, the Military Tattoo was going on at the castle so many of our group got the once in a lifetime chance to take in that experience, too!

Painting Edinburgh Castle.
 
 
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“Princess Gardens” in Edinburgh, Scotland Painting by Niki Gulley

“Princess Gardens” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9” textured oil painting

Scotland Art Trek – First Day: Edinburgh
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the first day of our plein air painting and photography trip to Scotland, we began our adventure in the Medieval capitol city of Edinburgh. Filled with energy, fascinating architecture and history, we were all struck by its uniqueness and beauty. While the photographers shot and explored the city, we set up our easels close to our hotel to paint the lovely Princess Gardens that run through the center of the city. I set out to capture the lush hydrangeas lining this intricate stairway with just a glimpse of the ferris wheel in the background while some of my students did the same and others set out to recreate the interesting architectural details of the buildings. That evening we all gathered for a delicious Michelin restaurant dinner and compared our stories from the day. With sunny skies and great company, our first day in Scotland turned out to be a great start to the trip!

Part of our Art Trek group painting in Edinburgh.
 
 
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“Ready to Ride” Gondola Painting from Venice by Niki Gulley

“Ready to Ride” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting on panel
 
Very few things evoke the spirit of place like a gondola does for Venice. This singular form of transportation is the signature of a city built on canals and just a glimpse brings forth dreams of traversing the many waterways with someone special.
 
 
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