“Rural View IV” Palette Knife Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

“Rural View IV” ©2019 Niki Gulley
5″ x 7” textured oil painting

Continuing our journey along the west coast of Iceland, I was taken by their simplistic architecture, often topped with bright red roofs to add a pop of color to the natural landscape. In the next several paintings, you’ll see I chose a different house or barn each day and set out to capture its shape, the colors and light hitting the structure, and the picturesque, idyllic, quiet scenery surrounding the building in all directions. Here is my next one, another small 5” x 7” study where I came in close so you get a sense of scale for the size of the barn and the mountain behind it. My main focus for this painting was contrasting simplistic objects, repeating shapes and direction, texture and movement in my strokes. 


To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021


Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021


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