New Colorful French Architecture Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

   

©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured acrylic painting on canvas panel
 
Day 2, Alsace, France Art Trek: Sunrise in Colmar
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop 
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

 

Just Sold! This morning I dragged my body and my painting gear in the darkness to set up at this picturesque view in downtown Colmar along with the photographers who got up to capture sunrise. As the sun started rising, it illuminated the buildings and cast its colorful glow along the river and the sky. I’m so glad I made the effort and got up in time to capture it, even if the rest of my painters decided to sleep in!
 
Sunrise in Colmar
 
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Alsace, France Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

  

 ©2022 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured acrylic painting on canvas panel
 
Day 1, Alsace, France Art Trek: Kaysersberg
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop 
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

 

For our first Art Trek of 2022, we led our group to the fairytale villages of Alsace, France. Located along the French/German border, each town is a visual paradise consisting of brightly colored cross-timbered houses and flower boxes overflowing with vibrant, cheerful blooms. The hardest part is narrowing down what to paint! 
 
On our first full day, we visited the picturesque town of Kaysersberg. Nestled on a peaceful river, this colorful village provided plenty of inspiration for our painters and photographers. We set up our easels to capture this waterfall and cross-timbered houses while the photographers and tourists explored the rest of town. Later that day, we returned to our home base town of Colmar, taking a leisurely boat ride through the canals and dined on an authentic Alsatian meal that evening. What a great way to start the trip!
 
Our painting view in Kaysersberg
 
Boat tour in Colmar

 

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

 

 

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For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 

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“Pearls of Sunshine” from Aix-en-Provence by Niki Gulley

 

“Pearls of Sunshine,” Aix-en-Provence, France ©2020 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ oil painting
 
Day 3, Provence Art Trek: Aix-en-Provence
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop 
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Just Sold! Today we checked out of our hotel and headed to Provence’s cultural hub and Cezanne’s home, Aix-en-Provence. After visiting its famous Cours Mirabeau boulevard, lined with cafés and plane trees and its morning produce and flower market, we parted from the photographers and set up our easels at this picturesque fountain courtyard. Having several hours to paint, we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful day and each painter’s unique view of the scene. Some focused on the fountain, others on the architecture and some on the nearby cafés. Everyone’s painting turned out great!

Painting in Aix-en-Provence
 

Next, we headed deep into the lavender country to our picturesque b and b, where we spent the rest of the trip. And, of course we completed the day with another delicious meal!

Our b and b.
 
 
If you’d like to learn how to paint in Provence, join us on our upcoming Art Trek next summer. 
Spaces fill up quickly!
 

 

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.

 

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“Sun’s Bounty III” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 

“Sun’s Bounty III” ©2022 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Sun’s Bounty is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence, France. The flowers seemed to stretch forever and the color explosion was out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketches and memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including surprising pops of vivid reds and purples keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.

To purchase, please contact AO5 Gallery in Austin, TX at ao5gallery.com/products/suns-bounty-iii.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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If you’d like to join us in Provence next summer and learn to paint like Van Gogh, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org for more information.

 
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“Field of Dreams” Large Triptych Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

 

“Field of Dreams” ©2022 Niki Gulley
Three 48″ x 36″ canvases to form a 48″ x 90″ triptych
textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
Field of Dreams is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence, France. The flowers seemed to stretch forever and the color explosion was out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketches and memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including surprising pops of vivid reds and purples keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.
 
For more details on my other palette knife sunflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my  contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
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If you’d like to join us in Provence next summer and learn to paint like Van Gogh, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org for more information.

 
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“Sunny Dreams” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

  

“Sunny Dreams” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
Just sold! I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a glowing sky on a beautiful summer evening with the sunflowers in full bloom, you can just make out the stone farmhouse in the distance against a backdrop of purple mountains surrounding the plain. Creating almost a patchwork with the sunflowers and their leaves, unexpected pops of red and purple peek out creating a rhythm and energy to the foreground. Perky, circular faces smile back at you and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape or sunflower paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in France and Europe, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
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If you’d like to join us in Provence next summer and learn to paint like Van Gogh, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org for more information.

 
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The Beauty of Texas Flowers – 4 Piece Painting by Niki Gulley

 “Natural Flow” Series ©2022 Niki Gulley

Four 24” x  12” acrylic paintings on canvas to form a 24″ x 48″ quadriptych

I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our beautiful blooms in Texas as they spread their joy across the landscape. From bluebonnets carpeting the hills at the first sign of spring to vibrant poppies casting their energy as the season starts to flow into summer. Next, plentiful sunflowers greet you as the days turn longer, lifting your spirits with their smiling faces. Finally, the amazing aromas of lavender fill the air as summer kicks into full swing. In this  series, each painting can be hung alone, as a set or triptych, or if you’d like to enjoy the full glory of Texas in spring and summer, this “Natural Flow” quadriptych is designed to lift your spirits and add serenity to your home.

Please visit the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/niki-gulley for more details on this “Natural Flow” series filled with joy, color and texture!

To view more of my palette knife impressionist landscape paintings, check out nikigulley.com.

 

 

E-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 
 

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Aromatic Lavender Field Painting by Texas Niki Gulley

 “Natural Flow IV” ©2022 Niki Gulley

24” x  12” acrylic painting on canvas

I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our beautiful blooms in Texas as they spread their joy across the landscape. From bluebonnets carpeting the hills at the first sign of spring to vibrant poppies casting their energy as the season starts to flow into summer. Next, plentiful sunflowers greet you as the days turn longer, lifting your spirits with their smiling faces. Finally, the amazing aromas of lavender fill the air as summer kicks into full swing. In this  series, each painting can be hung alone, as a set or triptych, or if you’d like to enjoy the full glory of Texas in spring and summer, this “Natural Flow” quadriptych is designed to lift your spirits and add serenity to your home.

Please visit the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/niki-gulley to see my uplifting lavender field and wildflower paintings.

Or, if you can check out more of my palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings at nikigulley.com.

 

 

Or, e-mail me with any inquiries at Niki Gulley.
 
 

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New Uplifting Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

  

 “Natural Flow III” ©2022 Niki Gulley

24” x  12” acrylic painting on canvas

I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our beautiful blooms in Texas as they spread their joy across the landscape. From bluebonnets carpeting the hills at the first sign of spring to vibrant poppies casting their energy as the season starts to flow into summer. Next, plentiful sunflowers greet you as the days turn longer, lifting your spirits with their smiling faces. Finally, the amazing aromas of lavender fill the air as summer kicks into full swing. In this  series, each painting can be hung alone, as a set or triptych, or if you’d like to enjoy the full glory of Texas in spring and summer, this “Natural Flow” quadriptych is designed to lift your spirits and add serenity to your home.

To see this uplifting sunflower painting, please check out the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/niki-gulley.

If you’d like to see more of my palette knife landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

Or, e-mail me with any inquiries at Niki Gulley.
 
 

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

 

 

“Ready for Harvest II” Winery Painting by Texas Niki Gulley

  

“Ready for Harvest II” ©2022 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting

Just Sold! I love how in Tuscany you are surrounded by grapevines everywhere you go. My husband and I visited late in the summer to capture the area’s beauty on canvas and film. I was drawn to this vineyard outside of Montalcino, home of Brunello wines. I was attracted to the vibrant vines contrasted against the progressive miles of golden rolling hills dotted with more grapevines, olive trees, and plowed grain fields. The gorgeous, plump purple grapes were ready to harvest at any moment. Setting up my easel across from this vineyard, I began recreating the soft light that would break through the clouds and illuminate various hilltops and plantings. I arranged the vines to lead your eye back to the Tuscan villa and then to the beautiful countryside beyond. And when I finished, we treated ourselves to one of their delicious wines. A perfect afternoon!

 

To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

 
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We will be returning to Tuscany next May for a delicious Foodie Trek. For more information, visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

 
If you’re interested in joining us, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly! 
 
 

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