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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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. 
 

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“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.
 
 

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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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For more information on my palette floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

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“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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“Reclining Thoughts” Textured Aspen Tree painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

 

 

“Reclining Thoughts” ©2021 Niki Gulley
40″ x 30” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
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.
 
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For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
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“United Journey” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“United Journey” ©2021 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting
 
Shimmering in golden light, this backlit grove of aspen trees reaches tall, greeting you as you enter the forest. First signs of autumn appear as golden leaves dance in the gentle breeze. A well traveled path on the right beckons you to go for a stroll and soak in nature’s tranquility and beauty.
 
To purchase, please visit nikigulley.com/united-journey/.
 
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“Autumn Serenade” Palette Knife Fall Foliage Painting by Niki Gulley

 

 

“Autumn Serenade”  ©2021 Niki Gulley

36″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen, Oak and the forest of trees quiver, their light graceful leaves tremble and quake, silver and gold, scarlet and tangerine, with each light breeze. There is the quiet energy of change coming and vibrant color charges the woods. Crisp fall mountain air, slender trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors. Staccato strokes and shimmering hues add to the feeling of change in the air and suggest the breeze whistling through the foliage.
 
If you’d like more details on Autumn Serenade or are interested in purchasing, check out nikigulley.com/autumn-serenade/.

 

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“Tidal Flow” Abstract Seascape Series by Niki Gulley

  

  “Tidal Flow II” ©2021 Niki Gulley

16″ x 16″ Textured Mixed Media on 3/4″ gallery wrap canvas with the painting continuing around the edges

In this series, I layered and layered and layered paint over the course of several weeks. Longing for a cool beach and the cathartic sounds of the ocean, I started with drippy, fluid paint and  then built up thick texture to bring the seaside waves to life. Slightly abstract, loose and free, I hope you can feel the healing qualities of the water, especially if we can’t get there ourselves right now.

For more information and to purchase, go to nikigulley.com/tidal-flow-ii/.

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