Monday, May 21, 2018

"Aqua Dreams" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Aqua Dreams” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36” x 60” textured oil on canvas

Just Sold! When we arrived at this tranquil spot, the early morning light was very cool in color, but as the sun began to rise from the horizon, it shone this beautiful warm light that shimmered on the water’s surface and cast its hope of what was to come from the brand new day. I remember the peacefulness I felt in that moment, and a sense that anything was possible. In Aqua Dreams, by showing the contrast in the cool aqua/blues in the foreground waters against the warm golden glow on the distant pond’s edge, I wanted to share that feeling of hope and promise communicated by nature.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

New "April's Palette II" Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"April's Palette II," Texas Hill Country ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 18" textured oil painting

Just Sold! Recently we loaded up the car and headed south to visit the Texas Hill Country to see the wildflowers in bloom. While not as prolific as some years, the thick patches we found did not disappoint. It's so exciting to see a massive carpet of blue across our usually green hills. I love how the bluebonnets signal that spring has arrived! For our first stop, I chose this colorful field north of Austin and set my easel up to capture its beauty. I was drawn to not only the vivid wildflowers, but also the gentle hills and this rocky ledge they were perched upon. With some fluffy clouds drifting overhead, it turned out to be a perfect day to paint! I hope you can feel the joy and energy of springtime in Texas.

For information on my "April's Palette" series and  to see more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com,

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New "Autumn Serenade" Palette Knife Fall Foliage Painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Serenade"  ©2018 Niki Gulley
36" x 48" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen, Oak and the forest of trees quiver, their light graceful leaves tremble and quake, silver and gold, scarlet and tangerine, with each light breeze. There is the quiet energy of change coming and vibrant color charges the woods. Crisp fall mountain air, slender trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors. Staccato strokes and shimmering hues add to the feeling of change in the air and suggest the breeze whistling through the foliage.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Monday, May 14, 2018

"Soaring Dreams" Quadriptych Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

"Soaring Dreams" ©2018 Niki Gulley
 Four 36" x 36" canvases to form a 72" x 72" quadriptych • textured oil painting

In this painting, I wanted you to feel like a little kid again – laying on the ground and staring up into the treetops without a care in the world. I hope you experience the joy of being surrounded by nature and the beauty in this autumn kaleidoscope of colors.

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

"Texas Treasures II" Bluebonnet oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Texas Treasures II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 7" x 5" textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted these bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy.

For more information on my "Texas Treasures" series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Just Sold - Palette Knife Oil Painting of Stowe, VT by Niki Gulley

Just SOLD • 12" x 9" textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 5 - Stowe, VT

During our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painted this gorgeous valley in Stowe, VT with its iconic church nestled amongst the vibrant foliage. Painted with palette knife and oil paint, this canvas is loaded with textured, color and movement!

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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!


FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Monday, May 7, 2018

New Bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush oil painting by Niki Gulley

©2018 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and Texas wildflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.