New “Popping Sunshine IV” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Popping Sunshine IV” ©2021 Niki Gulley

24″ x 12″ textured mixed media on canvas

Festive blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling this field with sweet fragrance.  Set beneath a blue sky, morning light casts its warm glow. This textured painting captures a carefree spring day with poppies and colorful wildflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.

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

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

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New Contemporary Wildflower Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

  

“Popping Sunshine III” ©2021 Niki Gulley

24″ x 12″ textured mixed media on canvas

I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of vibrant poppies flowing along this grassy hill. Making sure to not over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature, Popping Color is loaded with texture, color and movement. Vertical diagonal rows of ruby jewel tones lead your eye to the foliage in the distance, inviting you to stroll amongst the gorgeous wildflowers. Arranging the blooms vertically are designed to lift your spirits and add joy and serenity to your home.
 

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

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

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

 

New Cheerful Poppy Field Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Popping Sunshine II” ©2021 Niki Gulley

24″ x 12″ textured mixed media on canvas

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.

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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/

 

New “Villa View” Painting from Tuscany by Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

View from our Villa, Tuscany ©2021
Niki Gulley
 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
While leading our Tuscany Foodie Trek, I set up my easel to capture this gorgeous view of the distant hills and farmhouse that we see from our breakfast table each morning. With a few clouds drifting by, the sun kept illuminating the foreground Rapeseed and making the hills glow gold and chartreuse. I liked the single farmhouse set against the distant mountains and the one lone cypress growing in the middle of all that yellow. What a perfect morning!
 
 
That evening for a delicious meal of melted pecorino and homemade rustic bread, pici (hand rolled pasta) with wild boar sauce or truffle ravioli for others, fresh organic vegetables and of course the local red wine to top it off!
 
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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/

 

 
 

“Morning Shadows” Textured Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Morning Shadows,” Provence ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ textured oil painting
 
Just sold! On the first night of our Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop that my husband, Scott Williams, and I led in southern France, we arrived at our B and B and went into town that evening for a wine tasting and amazing dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant. The food was out of this world, the weather was perfect for dining outside, and our new group was great company!
 
The next morning, our painters stayed at our b and b and painted right there since the grounds were so beautiful.The light raking across the balcony and shutters was so dramatic, and I loved how the gnarly trees framed the composition to make a window within a window. Meanwhile, the photographers visited a nearby 11th century Abbey and took some incredible photographs. We met up later that day and headed to the nearby town of Arles for lunch.
 
Wine tasting in Provence.
 
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://nikigulley.com/morning-shadows/.
 
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Waterfall Palette Knife Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

“Falling Water II”, Skógafoss, Iceland ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16” textured oil painting

My husband and I both LOVE waterfalls, which turned out to be one of our favorite things about Iceland – there was a stunning waterfall everywhere we went. Today I set up my easel to capture the energy and flow of the cascades while showing the lush mountainous scenery surrounding the landscape. Creating strokes in diagonal sweeping shapes to enhance that feeling of movement and rhythm, I hope you, too, can hear the flowing water’s music and feel the gentle spray from its mist.

 

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 
If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. My husband, Scott Williams, and I will be leading a painting and photography workshop to Iceland next August, and this waterfall will be one of our amazing stops. Details will be on our website shortly, and we anticipate that this trip will sell out quickly, so let us know if you’re interested.
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

“Falling Water III” Palette Knife Painting of Iceland by Niki Gulley

 

“Falling Water III” ©2021 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9” textured oil painting

Next up on our Iceland itinerary was visiting another waterfall. My husband and I love waterfalls, and it feels like Iceland has one even better than the next around every bend! So, needless to say we were pretty happy painting and photographing all of the falls the country had to offer. This cascade that we visited today is smaller in stature but no less impressive. It tumbles down over the rocky mountain and empties into a river carving its way through the lush, craggy valley below. I wanted to capture not only the falls, but the water’s path as it flows and snakes its way around the towering rock formations. Other than the midges that would swarm when the sun came out, it was a perfect afternoon! 

 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/falling-water-iii/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.

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

 

 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2021
 
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 
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Reykavik Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Reykjavik” ©2021 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting on panel 
 

My husband and I rounded out our Iceland adventure by finishing in the capitol city of Reykjavik. While a lot more peaceful than Dallas, TX, it was quite a contrast to be in the bustling city after the vast peacefulness of the countryside. One of the things I liked about Reykjavik was how colorful the buildings were painted and how much that brightened up a grey day. Setting out to capture those fun colors and the energy of the city, I chose to paint this overview of town with main street leading your eye all the way down to the harbor. Created with palette knife and a lot of paint, I wanted to leave this painting fairly loose to add to that lively feeling and energetic vibe I felt in Reykjavik.

 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/reykavik/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.

 

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

 

 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2021
 
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 
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If you’d like to receive daily e-mails about these new paintings as soon as I finish them and a chance to purchase them before anyone else, please follow me on Facebook or Instagram. And, if you know anyone else who might be interested, I’d really appreciate it you could pass this along. Thank you!

 

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“Ice Drift” Palette Knife Painting of Iceland’s Iceburgs by Niki Gulley

“Ice Drift” ©2021 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12” textured oil painting

After enjoying the gentle beauty in Southern Iceland, we worked our way around the country counterclockwise and visited the frozen lagoons and icebergs in the east next. Uniquely shaped large ice chunks float along gorgeous turquoise waters as they drift out to sea. Each one has a distinct shape and color that make them fascinating to watch. This afternoon, I set out to capture this rather interesting square ice piece with aqua blue diagonal ridges running through it. I pulled in fairly tightly so you could focus on its design and then I painted in a glimpse of the mountain behind it to give you a sense of scale. Meanwhile, the water below becomes slightly blurry as the ice chunks slowly drift by and we are caught up in the mesmerizing moment. 

 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link  https://www.nikigulley.com/ice-drift/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.

 

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

 

 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2022
 
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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Painting the Black Church in Iceland by Niki Gulley

“The Black Church,” Iceland ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 5″ x 7” textured oil painting

Just sold! After disappointing weather in the north, we continued our adventure around the country to the west, finishing our trip on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. My husband loves architecture so the first stop on our itinerary was to visit the famous Black Church. Being the only church made of black construction material on the island, its distinctive appearance stands out rising out of a relatively large, flat plateau. I wanted to capture not only its color and shape, but the dramatic clouds surrounding it. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this little piece is loaded with texture, color and movement. 

 

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

 

If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link https://www.nikigulley.com/black-church/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
 
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If you’re interested in joining us in Iceland this August or on another one of our upcoming Art Treks / Foodie Treks, 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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If you’d like to receive daily e-mails about these new paintings as soon as I finish them and a chance to purchase them before anyone else, please follow me on Facebook or Instagram. And, if you know anyone else who might be interested, I’d really appreciate it you could pass this along. Thank you!

 

E-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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