Murano, Italy ©2023 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured acrylic painting on canvas panel
Venice Carnivalé Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams – Day 4
Finding a place to paint on Murano is somewhat challenging. With shop after shop, it is mostly geared up to promote its famous glass to visitors. So, I find it lacks some of the charm of Venice and Murano. But, I did really like this ornate bridge near the glass factory. Beautiful afternoon light raked across the scene and highlighted one lone boat parked underneath. Then, I just had to hope that no one decided to row it away, which is always one of the challenges when you are plein-air painting. But, the boat gods worked in my favor today and I was able to capture everything just in time!
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Provence, France – June / July 2023 – wait list only
Spain Foodie Trek – March 2024
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“Drip Dry” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ textured oil painting on panel
With the picturesque canals and so many great colored buildings to choose from, it’s hard to pick a single subject matter in Burano, Italy. But, today I was drawn to this quiet location with its vibrant blue stucco wall as the backdrop for that morning’s laundry being hung out to dry. I chose to work with thick oil paint and palette knife to capture the rough surface of the walls, resulting in a final painting which is loaded with texture and color.
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Venice – Carnivalé
Art Trek – Feb. 12-18
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