New “Spring’s Glory,” Texas Hill Country oil painting by Niki Gulley

Spring’s Glory,” Texas Hill Country ©2016 Niki Gulley
 36” x 60” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

“Spring’s Glory” was inspired by a trip to the Texas Hill Country. The spring conditions were perfect, and the bluebonnets were amazing! While we were near Fredericksburg, we took a scenic drive along the Willow City Look and as we approached the top of a hill about half way around, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling hills and bluebonnets in full bloom. Then, to top it off the sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers. I had to capture the magical moment, enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds, the road and rows of bluebonnets in rhythmic sweeping shapes to create a harmonious landscape that flows with light, texture and color, and suggest a feeling of optimism about what’s to come.

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***Or, if you are in the Dallas, TX area, and would like to see “Spring’s Glory” along with more of my palette knife oil paintings, please stop by my booth at Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend.

Cottonwood Art Festival 
Sat. Oct 1 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct. 2 • 10am – 5pm
Cottonwood Park • 1321 W. Beltline Rd. Richardson, TX