“Purple Shadows” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Purple Shadows” ©2020 Niki Gulley
Willow City Loop – 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
Painted on location along the Willow City Loop in Fredericksburg, TX, I was drawn to this tranquil spot, especially as the day was getting hotter. When I started the scene, there were just a few shadows being cast from the trees on the right but they kept growing as I was painting! I liked the rhythm they were creating so I decided to include their patterns and go ahead and chase the light (which is a no no for plein air painters). But there’s always exceptions to the rules, right? I hope you enjoy this cool peaceful place as much as I did.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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