Monday, March 26, 2018

New Lavender Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Lavender Dreams” ©2018 Niki Gulley
24” x 24” textured oil on canvas

The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. Rippling purple rows draw your eye to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance while clouds drift by also in rhythmic waves, both creating a flowing harmony. Perspective lines converge, leading you to this joyful spot and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!

For more information on "Lavender Dreams", please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg,

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Friday, March 23, 2018

"Autumn Progression" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Progression" ©2018 Niki Gulley
 textured oil painting on canvas • 12" x 24" • Framed in espresso 2" floater frame

Flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze while white sentinels slice through the colorful backdrop and create a rhythm as they march along. Repeating and receding, the aspen trunks lead you into the distance, inviting you to take a relaxing walk on a beautiful autumn morning.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New "Autumn Cascades" Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

“Autumn Cascades” ©2018 Niki Gulley
12” x 24” textured oil on canvas

Water pounds its way down the falls: cascading, rushing, charging into the riverbed -- flowing over rocks, swiftly moving forward. Untamed, the surge finds its way over, under, around the boulder-strewn river. Tumbling waters drive up mists above the falls, the rhythmic sounds create a soothing harmony below, while autumn colors glow as we peer through the tangle of textured Aspen trees.

If you have any questions about Autumn Cascades or my palette knife Aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

New "Peaceful Poppies" Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Peaceful Poppies" ©2018 Niki Gulley
 11" x 14” textured oil painting, framed in espresso

I was particularly drawn to this peaceful scene with the calm waters in the distance and the happy clouds drifting by overhead. The explosion of crimson from the poppies was so vibrant and beautiful that I had to capture the moment. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with texture, color and movement. I hope you, too, can feel a sense of peace and joy when you gaze into this landscape.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

"Morning Glow" oil painting by Contemporary Impressionist Artist Niki Gulley

"Morning Glow, White Rock Lake" ©2018 Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 20" x 16"

On a peaceful spring morning, I set up my easel at White Rock Lake to capture the sun rising behind this beautiful, tangled Cottonwood tree. I liked how the warm light showed off the tree's curves and textured bark, and I chose this vertical composition to show off its size and strength. In the distance, the sun glistens along the water's surface and I hope this scene lifts your spirits for what the day has to bring.

"Morning Glow" along with several of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings are available through Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. To contact them about this painting, please follow the link below.

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Last Day, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Flowing Moment II" ©2018 Niki Gulley 
SOLD •  9" x 12" Textured oil painting

Just Sold by the Good Art Company Gallery! On the last day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we painted the quintessential cypress tree clump set among the rolling hills, signifying you're in Tuscany. I loved the rolling hills and the distant clouds setting the scene for a perfect spring day!

The Good Art Company Gallery
218 West Main St.
Fredericksburg, TX


FULL - Fall in New England – Oct. 10-15, 2017
FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – February 3 – 10 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   

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Monday, March 12, 2018

"Diagonal Patterns" Palette Knife Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

"Diagonal Patterns," Provence ©2018 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted "Diagonal Patterns" on location in Provence during our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshop my husband and I led in France. The lavender fields were amazing, and stretched as far as the eye could see! I wanted to focus on these perfectly planted purple rows, contrasted against the vibrant yellow sunflowers in the distance. I loved how those colors popped next to each other! I chose to lower the horizon line so that I could include these amazing clouds drifting by in diagonal patterns that mimicked the lavender aisles.  That also gave the painting an idea of space so that you could sense the fragrant purple beauties stretching for miles. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, the final image is loaded with color, texture and movement! 

For more information on "Diagonal Patterns", please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg,


Or, check out my website at, to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.