“Cacophony” Textured Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

       

“Cacophony” ©2022 Niki Gulley
30” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 

Enjoying the concert of aspen leaves rustling in the breeze and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so mesmerizing and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, all add to that uplifting feeling of being immersed in nature’s symphony. 

 
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For more details and to purchase “Cacophony,” visit nikigulley.com/cacophony/.

If you’re  in Columbus this weekend, please stop by my exhibit at the Columbus Arts Festival:

Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus, OH
Downtown riverfront in the Scioto Mile
Booth #M545 on Main St.
Fri. June 10 • 11am – 9pm
Sat. June 11 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. June 12 • 10am – 5pm
 
For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 

 

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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

 

Palette Knife Abstract Birch and Aspen Paintings by Niki Gulley

       

“Floating Expressions III” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame

 

Just Sold! In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

“Sparking the Imagination” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Sparking the Imagination” ©2022 Niki Gulley 
 36″ x 36″ textured mixed media on 1.5″ gallery wrap canvas with the painting continuing around the edges    

With “Sparking the Imagination,” I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops, mesmerized by the scene overhead. I’ve arranged the trunks in a spiral pattern so that you have a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by woodland, connecting with nature and the heavens above. Flowing in an ascending circular pattern, transitioning from spring, summer, winter, fall and back again to spring, reminds us of the cyclical forces of life and what our place can be within it. 

If you’d like to see more of my work in person and you’re in Columbus, OH this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Columbus Arts Festival:

Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus, OH
Downtown riverfront in the Scioto Mile
Booth #M545 on Main St.
Fri. June 10 • 11am – 9pm
Sat. June 11 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. June 12 • 10am – 5pm

 

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To purchase “Sparking the Imagination,” go to nikigulley.com/soaring-high/.
 

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

 

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

 

“Floating Expressions” Series Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

    

 
“Floating Expressions” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame

 

In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

New Abstract Birch and Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

     

 
“Floating Expressions II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame

 

In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
 
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To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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

“Soaring Dreams II” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

  

 

“Soaring Dreams II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 34″ x 34″
 

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and reds contrasted against a lavender-blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, I’ve arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest. Using diagonal leading lines with the tree trunks and limbs, your eye gazes into the focal point where all of the elements come together. Meanwhile, utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

To purchase “Soaring Dreams  II,” go to nikigulley.com/soaring-dreams-ii/.
 
To see more of my impressionist palette knife paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.
 

 

If you have any questions about my aspen and birch tree 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. 
 
 

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

 

Fall Aspen Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

     

 
“Perspective Control II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
36” x 18″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our side, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.
 
If you’re in Denver, Colorado this weekend, you can see Perspective Control II and more of my aspen paintings at:
 
Denver Arts Festival
Booth #157C
Denver, CO
Conservatory Green, Central Park
Sat. May 28 • 10am – 6pm
Sun. May 29 – 10am – 5pm
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For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 

 

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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

 

Contemporary Forest Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

  

“Arboreal Labyrinth IV” ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 44″ Textured Mixed Media Painting on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

Just Sold! Dreamy light peeks through the forest’s tangle as the sun slowly rises, beckoning you to wander through the foliage and immerse yourself in nature. Loaded with color, texture and energy, this painting vibrates with a calming energy.

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For more details on my other aspen and birch 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 “Autumn Waves” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

  

“Autumn Waves”
20″ x 30″ textured mixed media painting on 1.5″ stretched canvas
with painting continuing around the sides

I painted the sketch for this piece in the mountains and found it especially cathartic and peaceful. It was such a joy to be there surrounded by nature’s fall glory, that it would lift my spirits every day. I feel so fortunate to be able to do this and I hope that you can feel the joy that I felt when you gaze into autumn’s waves of color.

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

 

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