“A Knot in the Woods” Abstract Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley


“Knot in the Woods” ©2022 Niki Gulley
30″ x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Knot in the Woods is loaded with layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in tight on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and dimension. Splashes of gold and pops of fire-engine red add excitement and energy to the expansive aspen forest.
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