New Textured Bluebonnet Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley


 “Melting Blues” ©2022 Niki Gulley

36″ x 60″ Textured Mixed Media on Canvas

In this new series, I wanted to create pieces that are full of joy, energy, texture and light. Working on oversized canvases and 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. Subconsciously, I feel like these light-filled visions came to me in response to so much bad news and the COVID lockdown. Searching for a way to create more space, room to roam and the freedom to live life to its fullest, I hope these paintings bring the beauty of nature inside and fill your spirit with light and cheer.

If you’d like to see “Melting Blues” in person and you are in the Houston area this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Woodlands Waterway Art Festival:


Woodlands Waterway Art Festival
The Woodlands, TX
April 9 (Saturday) 10am – 6pm
April 10 (Sunday) 10am – 6pm
To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit
For more information on my palette floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.