New “Black Beach Sunrise” Palette Knife Painting of Iceland by Niki Gulley


“Black Beach Sunrise” ©2021 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 5″ x 7” textured oil painting


Iceland Art Trek: Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2 – Black Beach and Puffins


On our second morning in Iceland, we got up early to capture adorable puffins diving off cliffs to capture their morning’s catch. After that we visited the Black Beach where the rock formations and caves were formed out of black lava. Giant basalt columns stacked one right after the other dominate the shoreline. I wanted to capture their texture and the peaceful glow as the morning sun rose above the horizon in this little painting. 


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