Day 5, Provence Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Abbey de Senanque,” Provence ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 5” x 7″ oil painting
 
Day 5, Provence Art Trek: the Luberon
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop 
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Just Sold! After a peaceful day in the countryside, we headed to the Luberon hill towns today. Starting our journey at the Abbey de Senanque, some of our group toured the twelfth century sanctuary’s interior, while others painted and photographed the lavender fields and grounds surrounding the abbey. Next we traveled to the red and gold colored town of Roussillon, known for its ochre cliffs. Filled with picturesque views, art galleries, restaurants and interesting shops, everyone enjoyed having some free time to wander before we took off for the Pont Julien bridge.

The Roman bridge, dating from 3 BC and constructed without mortar, is an architectural marvel that was still driven on until 2005! After surveying the bridge, we headed back to our b and b. Dinner that night was traditional Provencal fare, including fresh vegetables, fish, meats, and goat cheeses loaded with delicious sauces, garlic and butter. Yum!

Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Spain and the following year we will be headed to Tuscany, Scotland and Ireland, so if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trip! See details at ArtTreks.org.

Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.

New Lavender Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Lavender Dreams” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24” x 24” textured oil on canvas
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. Rippling purple rows draw your eye to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance while clouds drift by also in rhythmic waves, both creating a flowing harmony. Perspective lines converge, leading you to this joyful spot and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!
 
E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information on my contemporary palette knife landscape paintings.
 
Or, visit my website at NikiGulley.com.Or, check out more of my palette knife oil paintings at my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, TX – goodartcompany.com/gac/.

New Lavender Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Lavender Dreams” ©2018 Niki Gulley
24” x 24” textured oil on canvas
 
The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. Rippling purple rows draw your eye to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance while clouds drift by also in rhythmic waves, both creating a flowing harmony. Perspective lines converge, leading you to this joyful spot and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!For more information on “Lavender Dreams”, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

 E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information on my contemporary palette knife landscape paintings. 

Or, visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

“Diagonal Patterns” Palette Knife Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

“Diagonal Patterns,” Provence ©2018 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
I painted “Diagonal Patterns” on location in Provence during our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshop my husband and I led in France. The lavender fields were amazing, and stretched as far as the eye could see! I wanted to focus on these perfectly planted purple rows, contrasted against the vibrant yellow sunflowers in the distance. I loved how those colors popped next to each other! I chose to lower the horizon line so that I could include these amazing clouds drifting by in diagonal patterns that mimicked the lavender aisles.  That also gave the painting an idea of space so that you could sense the fragrant purple beauties stretching for miles. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, the final image is loaded with color, texture and movement! 
 
For more information on “Diagonal Patterns”, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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Or, check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.

Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sunny Sentiments” ©2018 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these uplifting sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
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For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org.E-mail – Niki Gulley

Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun-Filled Moment” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold! Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these uplifting sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
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For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org.E-mail – Niki Gulley

New “Cultivating Aromas” Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Niki Gulley

“Cultivating Aromas” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 20” x 30” acrylic on canvas
 
Just sold! The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. Rippling purple rows draw your eye to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance while clouds drift by also in rhythmic waves, both creating a flowing harmony. Perspective lines converge, leading you to this joyful spot and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!
 
E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information on my contemporary palette knife landscape paintings.
 
Or, visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

“Vertical Aromas” Palette Knife Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

“Vertical Aromas” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold! The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. I wanted to try something different in this painting, arranging the purple waves vertically to draw your eye up to the stone farmhouse in the distance. Meanwhile wispy clouds drift by and perspective lines all converge, leading you to this joyful, peaceful spot. I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and  feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!
 
To view more of my lavender, poppy and sunflower field paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 
For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Europe, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

“Sunny Delights” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Sunny Delights” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold! Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
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 For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org.

E-mail – Niki Gulley

New Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Happy Thoughts III” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold! Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
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For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org.E-mail – Niki Gulley