Textured Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Planted Sunshine III” ©2021 Niki Gulley

SOLD • 16″ x 20″ textured mixed media painting on canvas panel

 
Just Sold! This sunflower field that I visited this summer was GORGEOUS. It felt like it stretched for miles. Bright, happy faces sharing their smiles with us and lifting our spirits. My heart literally swelled and I had to capture all of that joy on canvas.  Utilizing vivid, uplifting hues, thick paint and bold, loose strokes add to the happy, carefree feeling of the moment and I hope you are transported there with me.
 

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

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

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

 

“Azures Waves” Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Azure Waves” ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
 
 
On our drive through Ennis this spring, the bluebonnets were so full and thick along Sugar Bush ridge. So, I set up my easel to capture this beautiful, peaceful view. I loved how the undulating rows of the clouds, treetops along the hills and wildflowers in the foreground all repeated similar shapes and wave-like patterns adding to the feeling of symmetry and serenity. I hope you, too, can feel the joy and glory of springtime in Texas!
 
For more information on “Azure Waves II,” please contact The Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.
 
 

For details on more of my Texas paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.


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

 

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

Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley Painting Roses in Her Garden

 

“Moving Expectations III” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas

As my garden kept evolving this spring, I was treated every day to a new blossoming surprise! After my irises were complete, I was greeted by the most gorgeous roses I’ve seen since I planted them 5 years ago. So, of course I had to go out and capture those beauties before they disappeared. 

 Wanting to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light, I painted the blooms large to add to that feeling of hope and exuberance. Choosing to leave the background airy and working with thick layers of white on white paint, multi-colored roses dance across the canvas with spontaneity and freedom. 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 textured paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my large floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

 

Painting Irises in the Garden by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

   

“Moving Expectations II” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas 

My irises this year were so beautiful and prolific and added so much joy after the year that we had, that I felt compelled to capture that feeling on canvas. Taking the ideas that I started in this new series from inside my studio to outside in my garden, my goal was to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. Painting the flowers larger than life and adding layers and layers of paint to build up texture, the cheerful blooms come to life and dance across the canvas.

 

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

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

 

New “Moving Expectations” Contemporary Floral Painting by Niki Gulley

“Moving Expectations” ©2021 Niki Gulley
20″ x 30″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas 

Taking the ideas that I started in this new series from inside my studio to outside in my garden, my goal was to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. My irises this year were so beautiful and prolific and added so much joy after the year that we had, that I felt compelled to capture their symbols of optimism.

Painting the yellow 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. With room to roam, 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 textured paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my large floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

 

New “Planted Sunshine II” Contemporary Impressionistic Sunflower Field by Niki Gulley

“Planted Sunshine II” ©2021 Niki Gulley

10″ x 20″ textured mixed media painting on canvas panel

This sunflower field that I visited this summer was beautiful. Miles of bright, happy faces sharing their smiles with us and lifting our spirits. My heart literally swelled and I had to capture all of that golden joy on canvas. Just after sunrise, big, billowy clouds drift by on the horizon and are illuminated with color from the rising sun. Utilizing thick paint and palette knives to create broad, energetic strokes and not over blending my marks adds emotion and abstraction for the viewer to fill in their own story. 
 

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

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

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

 

“Azures Waves II” Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

    

“Azure Waves II” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured mixed media painting on canvas
 
 
On our drive through the Hill Country recently, I was drawn to this one lone house nestled amongst the trees, perched on high with this amazing view. A recently formed path guides you on your journey through the azure waves of bluebonnets while you take in their joy and beauty. I hope you, too, can feel the energy and serenity of springtime in Texas!
 
For more information on “Azure Waves II,” please contact The Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.
 
 

For details on more of my Texas paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.


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

 

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

New “Kinetic Blues” Highly Textured Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 

“Kinetic Blues” ©2021 Niki Gulley

36″ x 36″ textured mixed media on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

With such depressing news these days, I felt compelled to paint something that would make us feel much better. And, it worked on me, so I hope it does the same for you. I felt so much happier after painting this larger than life bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush scene. Working with palette knife and a lot of texture, reveling in the process of flinging and pouring paint to create a joyful, kinetic kaleidoscope, and playing with a cheerful palette of reds, yellows and blues, I feel like this one really lifts one’s spirits and has a touch of whimsy to it.

For more details and to purchase “Kinetic Blues,” go to nikigulley.com/kinetic-blues/.

 
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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/

“Parade of Color” Impasto Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

 


“Parade of Color” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ textured oil painting
 
Filled with joy and energy, Parade of Color is loaded with texture and uplifting hues that almost dance on the canvas. Mysterious light leads you down the path, beckoning you into the distance. What lies beyond? Where will your adventure take you next? I hope you can find the excitement in the journey!
 
To purchase, please visit nikigulley.com/parade-of-color/.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
 

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“Climbing Trees” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Climbing Trees” ©2021 Niki Gulley
40” x 30” oil on canvas
 

Growing up in the midwest, I loved the first snowfall of the year when everything would get a beautiful dusting of pristine white powder, including even the tiniest of branches in the treetops above. If you caught that moment early enough in the morning before anything had disturbed the intricate frosted web, it was just magical. Then the sun would start rising and peeking through the limbs, and everything would sparkle like diamonds. In Climbing Trees, I wanted to capture that beautiful moment when the sunlight dances through the icing on the treetops and you can feel yourself looking up in wonderment just like you did when you were a kid.

 
For more details and to purchase, go to nikigulley.com/climbing-trees/.
 
 
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E-mail – Niki Gulley for more information on Climbing Trees.

To see more of Niki Gulley’s Palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

 

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