New Tuscany Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

12″ x 9″ textured oil painting by Niki Gulley
 
Day 3, afternoon location – ART TREKS: TUSCANY
 with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
After we finished a delicious antipasto lunch of prosciuttos, local pecorino, and fresh fruits and vegetables, we headed into the hills for our afternoon painting location. Starting fairly late in the day, we timed it so that the light would be soft and golden as we were putting the finishing details on our paintings. For this painting, we focused in closer on one of the tuscan farmhouses, with just a suggestion of the peaks and valleys in the background. Between the quiet surroundings, the quintessential Tuscan vineyard behind us and the perfect weather conditions, this proved to be a very inspiring afternoon.

 

 

Painting the rolling hills in Tuscany. Photo courtesy of Ken Strange.

 

 

 

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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

 

New “Perched on High” Palette Knife Painting from Tuscany by Niki Gulley

“Perched on High,” Tuscany ©2021 Niki Gulley

16″ x 20″ textured oil painting on canvas panel

Painted during our Tuscany Foodie Trek that we lead, I had been admiring this view from the back of our villa that we stay at over the course of the week. The surrounding scenery is breathtaking with 360 degree views of rolling hills and valleys, dotted by olive groves and quintessential Tuscan farmhouses. In particular, I was attracted to this stone house with its window awning casting a diagonal shadow across its facade, nestled in between cypress, and the rolling countryside as a backdrop behind it. Painted late in the day, the sun was beginning to set creating gorgeous colors in the sky and casting a golden glow on everything it kissed in the foreground. May you be transported to the magic of Tuscany!

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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

 

New “Rolling Shadows,” Tuscany Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Rolling Shadows,” Tuscany ©2021 Niki Gulley 
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
Before my husband and I led our Tuscany Foodie Trek, we spent a couple of days capturing the gorgeous scenery on film and on canvas. I’ve always been attracted to this lone clump of cypress trees and on this day the clouds in the sky were so fascinating. Soft and voluminous and acting as the perfect backdrop behind the cypress grove, I had to capture it before they disappeared. I decided to have fun with the colors and strokes to add to the excitement and drama of the moment.
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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

 

“Ruby Trail” Poppy Painting from Tuscany by Niki Gulley

  

Ruby Trail, Tuscany ©2021 Niki Gulley

24″ x 24″ textured mixed media on canvas

Inspired from a wonderful trip to Tuscany, I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of joy and energy. Set beneath a colorful sky with a few clouds drifting by on a beautiful day in springtime, the poppies and wildflowers are in full bloom. Using broken impressionistic strokes in surprising hues, causes the landscape to dance and flow, and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.

“Ruby Trail” is available through the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my poppy and wildflower fields paintings.

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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

 

Large Sunflower Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 “Dripping with Sunshine II” ©2021 Niki Gulley

30″ x 48″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas

In this new series, I wanted to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. Working on oversized canvases and painting the blossoms larger than life add to that feeling of hope and exuberance. Choosing to leave the background airy and working with thick layers of white on white paint, ribbons of brightly colored blooms dance across the canvas with spontaneity and freedom. Subconsciously, I feel like these light-filled visions came to me in response to so much bad news and the COVID lockdown. Searching for a way to create more space, room to roam and the freedom to live life to its fullest, I hope these paintings bring the beauty of nature inside and fill your spirit with light and cheer.
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

 

“Melting Blues” Textured Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

 “Melting Blues” ©2021 Niki Gulley

36″ x 60″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas

In this new series, I wanted to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. Working on oversized canvases and painting the blossoms larger than life add to that feeling of hope and exuberance. Choosing to leave the background airy and working with thick layers of white on white paint, ribbons of brightly colored blooms dance across the canvas with spontaneity and freedom. Subconsciously, I feel like these light-filled visions came to me in response to so much bad news and the COVID lockdown. Searching for a way to create more space, room to roam and the freedom to live life to its fullest, I hope these paintings bring the beauty of nature inside and fill your spirit with light and cheer.
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

 

New “Prickly Tower” Contemporary Cactus Painting by Niki Gulley

“Prickly Tower” ©2021 Niki Gulley
48″ x 30″ Textured Mixed Media Painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

On a recent trip, we came across these gigantic cacti. I had never seen such a large cactus before and I was awestruck by its age and size. Purposely choosing this angle from below and narrowing the perspective as it stretches to the dramatic clouds drifting by in the sky, you can get a sense of its scale. Filled with vibrant colors and dragging my paint in swirling, diagonal patterns add to the energy and joy of the scene. 

 
For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.
 

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

 

“Flowing into Autumn” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Flowing into Autumn” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

 

Just Sold! I created “Flowing into Autumn” with many layers of paint, starting with a swirling thin application to form the tangled underbrush and flowing current to thick impasto strokes for texture and energy in the foliage and trunks. Water rushes downstream as autumn leaves dance in the gentle breeze. I hope you experience a feeling of peace and warmth being immersed in the beauty of nature, letting all of your cares drift away.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on “Flowing into Autumn” and her other palette knife paintings.

See NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

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

New Contemporary Textured Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 

 “Spring’s Palette V” ©2020 Niki Gulley

24″ x 24″ Textured Mixed Media Collage on Canvas

Loaded with thick, textured paint over multiple layers of color, these cheerful poppies are bursting to life with dimension and energy. Whimsical blooms seem to dance in nature’s kaleidoscope of spring hues bringing joy and sunshine to everyone they greet.

This piece looks great hung individually or paired with a complimentary abstract landscape in the series. Please e-mail Niki Gulley for options and details.

 
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To see more of my contemporary textured floral and landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 

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

 

New Abstract Poppy Field Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 

 “Spring’s Palette IV” ©2020 Niki Gulley

24″ x 24″ Textured Mixed Media Collage on Canvas

Loaded with thick, textured paint over multiple layers of color, these cheerful poppies are bursting to life with dimension and energy. Whimsical blooms seem to dance in nature’s kaleidoscope of spring hues bringing joy and sunshine to everyone they greet.

This piece looks great hung individually or paired with a complimentary abstract landscape in the series. Please e-mail Niki Gulley for options and details.

 
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To see more of my contemporary textured floral and landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 

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