“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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“Venetian Doorway” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Venetian Doorway” ©2020 Niki Gulley
7″ x 5″ textured oil painting 
 
After pizza fortifications for lunch during our Venice Art Trek, we set up our easels on a back canal near our hotel while the photographers went off in search of more costumes and scenery to photograph. The architecture in Venice is fascinating and in every direction there is so much ornate detail, that I wanted to capture all of the unusual elements in this one little doorway.
 
 
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“Morning Shadows” Textured Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Morning Shadows,” Provence ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting
 
On the first night of our Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop that my husband, Scott Williams, and I led in southern France, we arrived at our B and B and went into town that evening for a wine tasting and amazing dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant. The food was out of this world, the weather was perfect for dining outside, and our new group was great company!
 
The next morning, our painters stayed at our b and b and painted right there since the grounds were so beautiful.The light raking across the balcony and shutters was so dramatic, and I loved how the gnarly trees framed the composition to make a window within a window. Meanwhile, the photographers visited a nearby 11th century Abbey and took some incredible photographs. We met up later that day and headed to the nearby town of Arles for lunch.
 
Wine tasting in Provence.
 
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New Geraniums Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 

“Potted Geraniums,” Sevilla ©2020 Niki Gulley
7″ x 5” textured oil painting on panel
 

This was a great opportunity to play with shapes and color. The geraniums were in full bloom with their red flowers creating a stark contrast with the terra cotta pots and white background. You also get the elevation change as they climb the stairs with the railing pulling you upward. 

 
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“Potted Delights” Textured Oil Painting from Sevilla, Spain

“Potted Delights II,” Sevilla ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9” textured oil painting on panel
 

Our hotel in Sevilla, Spain had a rooftop terrace that overlooked the city and I couldn’t resist spending some time there to paint. I also had a waiter that would bring me snacks and drinks. That is the way to paint! 

 
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“Curving Symmetry” from Sevilla, Spain by Niki Gulley

“Curving Symmetry,” Sevilla ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12” textured oil painting on panel
 

On the last day of our Spain Art Trek, we visited Plaza de España, a Moorish paradisiacal gathering place with a half mile of tiled fountains, pavilions, ponds and lush plantings. Some of my painters captured the river and bridges flowing through the center of the park, while I focused more on the unusual architectural elements. 

 
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New “Lily Pond” from Sevilla, Spain by Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Lily Pond,” Sevilla ©2020 Niki Gulley
5″ x 7” textured oil painting
 

I found this magical spot while wandering the gardens at the Alcazar in Sevilla, Spain. It was a beautiful scene and a great way to beat the heat and enjoy some time in the shade listening to the water fountain flow.

 
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New “Resting Spot” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Resting Spot” ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12” textured oil painting

Taking a moment to relax during a road trip to Western New York, I found this picturesque place to set up and paint. The bench was situated in the perfect spot to just sit back and relax as the boats paraded across the sparkling water. What a great way to spend the morning! 

 

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