“Gondola Ride II” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley


“Gondola Ride II,” Venice ©2022 Niki Gulley

12″ x 9″ oil painting

I painted this piece on location during our Art Trek we taught in Venice while their infamous Carnival celebration was taking place. Since St. Mark’s Square can get overrun with tourists, we chose to set up our easels along a side street to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the city. I love the magical light that comes flooding in through the canals and is so distinctive of Venice. The simple brick bridge and the one yellow building in the distance sets a perfect backdrop to the gondolier rowing his enchanted passengers through the romantic back canals.
To purchase this Venetian oil painting, go to nikigulley.com/gondola-ride-ii/.


To see more of my travel paintings, visit nikigulley.com.




If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. We’ll be returning to Venice for Carnivalé this coming February!


2023 Schedule
Venice – Carnivalé 
Art Trek – Feb. 12-18
Foodie Trek – May 27 – June 3
Art Trek – June 24- July 1
New England
Art Trek – Oct. 10-15
2024 Schedule
Foodie Trek – March  
Art Trek – March 
Art Trek – August
Foodie Trek – October


For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.