New Contemporary Textured Purple Irises Painting by Niki Gulley


20″ x 30″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas • ©2021 Niki Gulley

Here you can see the next step in my painting process. I’ve started adding thick layers of paint to bring my purple irises to life. My garden was so beautiful and prolific this year that I felt compelled to capture that beauty on canvas. Taking the ideas that I started in this new series from inside my studio to outside in my backyard, I wanted to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. 

Painting the 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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