Painting in the Texas Hill Country with Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Living History III” ©2023 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured acrylic painting on canvas

“For me, wildflowers are joy-giving. They have enriched my life and fed my soul and given beautiful memories to sustain me.”
– Lady Bird Johnson

Just Sold! Surrounded by a sea of blue – Scott captured me in my element here! Not only were the bluebonnets and wildflowers magnificent this year, but I just adore the live oaks, too. Their massive stature, their gnarly, twisting branches and the umbrella of shade they cast, just make me want to paint them over and over again. Leaving bluebonnets large and prominent in the foreground, rows and rows of cobalt lift your spirits and lead you back to the shelter of the grand old oak. I hope you, too, can enjoy the beauty of Texas in all of its spring glory.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured palette knife landscape paintings.

 

To see more of my contemporary bluebonnet paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

 

 

New Bluebonnet Painting from the Texas Hill Country by Niki Gulley

 

“Spring’s Brushstrokes II,” Texas Hill Country ©2023 Niki Gulley
20″ x 10″ textured acrylic painting on canvas

 

I painted these Texas bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush on location with extremely thick paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. It turns out the barn was built by the homeowner, and I was so taken with its beautiful craftsmanship. I chose a vertical composition so that the wildflowers in the foreground would draw your eye straight to its character and status. Leaving out extraneous background details also reinforces that feeling. 
 
The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I’ve painted the edges of the 1 and 1/2 inch deep stretcher bars with the scene continuing around the sides so that it can be hung without a frame, or I have the option of an espresso floater frame which draws your attention into the painting.

 

 
 
To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,
 

 

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on this piece, or more her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.
 
 
 https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/
 
 
 

New Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

    

 “Bursts of Brilliance – 6” ©2023 Niki Gulley

16″ x 16″ textured mixed media painting on canvas • framed in espresso

I hope my new square textured paintings bring joy, color and energy to your day! Designed to lift your spirits and add a burst of brightness to your walls, these wildflower abstractions allow your imagination to wander and fill in your own story. These paintings look great hung alone or in a grouping. 

For details on more of my poppy, bluebonnet and sunflower paintings in this series, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary floral palette knife paintings.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/
 

“Cobalt Cascade III” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

  

   

 
“Cobalt Cascade III” ©2023 Niki Gulley

30″ x 30″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the scene continuing around the edges

Painted layer upon layer, dreamy light shines through the underlying tangle of spring hues creating a mysterious aura of peace and hope. Glimpses of bluebonnets peek through the colorful cascade signaling the exuberance of springtime and bountiful blooms that lift your spirit. Bursting with texture and energy, may “Cobalt Cascade” elicit joy, serenity and promises of the day to come.

For more information on this painting, please contact The Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, TX at https://www.goodartcompany.com/product-page/cobalt-cascade.

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To see more of my contemporary floral paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife bluebonnet and Texas wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

“Happy Trails” Bluebonnet Trail by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

  

 

 
“Happy Trails,” Texas Hill Country ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ textured mixed media painting

 

Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day while out for a leisurely stroll among the bluebonnets. Dramatic clouds drift by and the landscape is filled with vibrant color to lift your spirits. Painted with thick paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy. I hope you enjoy this happy trail!

For more information on “Happy Trails,” please contact the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

 

Textured Abstract Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

    

 
“Colorful Crescendo II” ©2022 Niki Gulley

30″ x 30″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the scene continuing around the edges

I wanted this painting to be about the joy I feel in springtime when Texas wildflowers are bursting forth, creating their symphony of colors. Magical light flows around them casting its warm glow and hope for the upcoming day. As the sun illuminates the horizon, bluebonnets and a kaleidoscope of blooms sparkle and dance across the canvas. I hope “Colorful Crescendo II” fills your heart with the power of nature to lift your spirits, energize your soul and bathe you in peace.

To purchase this painting, please contact AO5 Gallery in Austin, TX at https://ao5gallery.com/collections/niki-gulley.

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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

“Colorful Crescendo” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

     

 
“Colorful Crescendo” ©2023 Niki Gulley

30″ x 30″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the scene continuing around the edges

Painted layer upon layer, dreamy light shines through the underlying tangle of colors creating a mysterious aura of peace and hope. Glimpses of bluebonnets peek through the fiery cascade signaling the joy of springtime and bountiful blooms that lift your spirit. Bursting with texture and energy, may “Colorful Crescendo” elicit joy, serenity and promises of the day to come.

Please contact AO5 Gallery in Austin, TX to purchase this painting:

https://ao5gallery.com/collections/niki-gulley.

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To see more of my contemporary floral paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife bluebonnet and Texas wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

New Textured Texas Wildflower Painting by Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

 

“Spring Patchwork” ©2023 Niki Gulley
12″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting on canvas panel
 
 
 
 
The wildflower explosion this year was out of this world! A giant, woven patchwork carpet of colors that danced across the fields of the Texas Hill Country. I started this piece on location, but kept my strokes loose and free to capture that feeling of pure joy.  Dreamy light pours in through the distance illuminating your path and beckoning you to explore the beauty that lies ahead.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

New Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

   

 “Bursts of Brightness – 1” ©2023 Niki Gulley

16″ x 16″ textured mixed media collage on panel • framed in espresso

I hope my new square textured paintings bring joy, color and energy to your day! Designed to lift your spirits and add a burst of brightness to your walls, these wildflower abstractions allow your imagination to wander and fill in your own story. These paintings look great hung alone or in a grouping. 

For details on more of my poppy, bluebonnet and sunflower paintings in this series, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary floral palette knife paintings.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/
 

New Cheerful Bluebonnet Painting Series by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

  

 “Bursts of Brightness VII” ©2023 Niki Gulley

16″ x 16″ textured mixed media collage on panel • framed in espresso

I hope my new square textured paintings bring joy, color and energy to your day! Designed to lift your spirits and add a burst of brightness to your walls, these wildflower ablstractions allow your imagination to wander and fill in your own story. These paintings look great hung alone or in a grouping. 

For details on more of my poppy, bluebonnet and sunflower paintings in this series, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary floral palette knife paintings.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/