“Tomorrow’s Dreams” Quadriptych Dreamy Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 
“Tomorrow’s Dreams” ©2021 Niki Gulley
Four 30″ x 30″ canvases to form a 60″ x 60″ quadriptych  – textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Appearing in one of my meditations, I saw this image of the sunlight casting its glow around the landscape while live oaks embrace the scene and colorful wildflowers kiss your journey as you venture inward. Stop for a moment and take in the view or continue your venture and wander into the unknown.

To purchase “Tomorrow’s Dreams,” go to nikigulley.com/tomorrows-dreams/.

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“Rhythm Reflections” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Rhythm Reflections” ©2021 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on canvas
 

I love being immersed in nature. After living in a city surrounded by concrete and noise, I find being surrounded by mother nature to be extremely cathartic, peaceful and rejuvenating. In Rhythm Reflections, I became fascinated with the mirror reflection on the aspen trees in the water below the horizon line. With the lake surface slightly blurring the individual leaves, patterns started emerging that created a sort of rhythm that I found mesmerizing. Working first with thin drippy paint, and then building up thick layers of oil paint with palette knives to achieve extreme dimension, this painting is loaded with movement, energy and color. Leaving the composition slightly abstracted gives you a chance to form your own contemplative narrative with nature.

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“Reaching New Heights” Textured Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

“Reaching New Heights” ©2021 Niki Gulley
48” x 36″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the joy of looking up into the treetops – just like you did when you were a kid. Lying on the ground, not a care in the world, you gaze in wonderment as the clouds drift by. Choosing warm yellows, reds and greens and utilizing thick chunky staccato strokes add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.
 
If interested in seeing more details about “Reaching New Heights,” check out nikigulley.com/reaching-new-heights/.
 
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New Fall Aspen Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

 
“Perspective Control II” ©2021 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.
 
To purchase this painting, go to nikigulley.com/perspective-control-ii/.
 
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Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 

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“Trail’s End” Abstract Autumn Landscape Painting by Niki Gulley

“Trail’s End” ©2021 Niki Gulley
40” x 30″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
You walk down a path sheltered by autumn drenched trees, intrigued by the light flowing through the leaves and branches, casting shadows, colors changing with each gentle breeze, sunlight cascading down your pathway. Peaceful, tranquil this painting flows around the canvas capturing the memory of autumn: lush crisp colors, crunchy leaves and a walk through the woods Walt Whitman would have envied.
 
 
For more information on my textured palette knife paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

 

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Niki Gulley Demonstrating at Marigold Arts Gallery in Santa Fe

“Sunburst” ©2021 Niki Gulley
30″ x 40″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
Inspired by the gorgeous aspen groves located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain rising above Santa Fe, I wanted to capture this magical morning light casting its warm glow on the forest. Peaceful and mysterious, the sun’s rays peek through the knotted trunks causing the landscape to dance with light and awaken with autumn’s kaleidoscope of colors. Loaded with texture and layers and layers of paint, the forest shimmers with hope and discovery for the new day.
 
This Saturday I will  be demonstrating at my Santa Fe Gallery, Marigold Arts, from 10am – 2pm. If you are in the area, stop by, say hello and watch my process. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
 
Marigold Arts Gallery
Niki Gulley Demonstration –
July 3rd @ 10am
424 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM
 
“Sunburst” and several of my Southwest landscapes will be hanging there, so if you are in Santa Fe please check them out.
 
 

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New “Heaven Sent” Uplifting Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Heaven Sent” ©2021 Niki Gulley
24″ x 34″ textured mixed media painting on 3/4″ canvas with the painting wrapping around the edges
In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting autumn tones contrasted against a soft blue sky, gentle clouds drift by as the sun peeks through casting its magical light on everything it touches and lifting your spirits. Arranging the trees in a circular pattern gives you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest and directs your eye to hope’s focal point. Utilizing thick, energetic paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of promise and discovery.
 
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.

 

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“Fibonacci’s Dream” Abstract Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Fibonacci’s Dream” ©2021 Niki Gulley
36” x 36″ textured mixed media painting 
on 1.5″ wrap around canvas with the painting continuing around the edges
 
 
In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops, mesmerized by the scene overhead. I chose uplifting yellows and golds contrasted against a turquoise blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by to lift your spirits. I’ve arranged the aspens in a spiral pattern so that you have a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest, connecting with nature and the heavens above.
Utilizing thick, curving paint strokes also adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.
 
For more information on my textured aspen paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

 

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

 

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New “Whispers in Time” Aspen Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Whispers in Time” ©2021 Niki Gulley

30” x 30” textured oil painting
 
Colorado’s celebrated quaking aspen trees stand arrow straight in the valleys and 
up and down the hills. 
Slim white trunks sing out against the forest background and each leaf provides
a sparkling symphony of notes whispering through the mountains.
Flames of yellow leaves flicker against autumn’s burning reds 
and the deep, cool blue mountain streaked with late light.
 
This painting captures the breathtaking colors of
Colorado in the fall, the Aspens at their most beautiful, and the peaceful rustling murmur and musical sigh of the fluttering leaves.
 
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“Cacophony” Textured Autumn Aspen Painting Niki Gulley

   

“Cacophony” ©2021 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. 

 
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/