Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New "Texas Treasures II" Bluebonnet oil painting series by Niki Gulley

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

I painted these Texas bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush 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 6" espresso frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

"Spring Hues" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Spring Hues" ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 12" oil on canvas

Just Sold! I painted these spring aspen trees with palette knife and extremely thick paint. I love how the chunky paint adds to the texture of the bark and the movement in the foliage and branches. The painting continues around the edges of the wrap around canvas for a sculptural-like frameless piece of art.

These aspens and birches look great hung alone to brighten up a little spot, or in a grouping with some of my other 12x12 trees. Hang them horizontally, vertically, on a diagonal or stacked. If interested in seeing companion pieces, please e-mail Niki Gulley for options.

To see more of my palette knife seasonal foliage paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New "Sky High" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sky High” ©2017 Niki Gulley
48" x 24” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the joy of looking up into the treetops – just like you did when you were a kid. Lying on the ground, not a care in the world, you gaze in wonderment as the clouds drift by overhead. To accentuate that feeling, I chose this tall vertical canvas, giving you a sense of scale and perspective. Working with warm yellows, reds and greens and utilizing thick chunky sweeping strokes add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.

For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Monday, May 22, 2017

New "A Spot in the Woods" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“A Spot in the Woods” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 9" textured oil painting

Just Sold! This summer we visited Colorado to escape our Texas heat and soak in the natural beauty of the mountains. We stayed at this peaceful, tucked away b and b surrounded by a massive aspen grove. I wanted to capture the texture of the trees’ knotted bark and also the peaceful feeling of being immersed in nature. Arching the trunks around the focal point, creates a feeling of protection and also helps frame the subject. Their old red barn sets in the distance, creating contrast against the cool greens and greys surrounding it and addintg an exciting pop of color.


For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Intertwining Beauty" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36" x 60" textured oil on canvas


Just Sold! Intertwining Beauty was inspired by a recent trip to the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The aspen forest was so dense and beautiful. I loved the pops of vibrant fall colors peeking through the tall, tangled, web of white knobby trunks. Ruby reds grab your attention while staccato strokes of emerald, amethyst and topaz lead your eye around the canvas. I hope you can feel the energy found in nature and its power to invigorate your spirit.

I painted these aspen trees with extremely thick paint and palette knife. The resulting canvas is loaded with texture, color and energy! I've painted it on 1 and 1/2 inch deep stretcher bars, with the image continuing around the edges so that it can be hung as is frameless for a contemporary look. 

If interested in more information, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of my textured aspen and birch paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New "Life's Journey" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Life’s Journey” ©2017 Niki Gulley
46” x 44” oil on canvas

Follow the deep wood’s path and wander under a canopy of sheltering leaves, light shifts through each branch and twig. Long, late rays of sunlight pierce the dreaming autumn forest, as you enter shadows dapple your journey. You are walking down a loamy path, filled with color-drenched leaves that invite you into the purple shadows where you may seek your dreams. This oil painting of a tranquil wood’s trail inspires your journey and your dreams with lush colors and rich images of beauty ahead.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my contemporary landscape paintings. 

Or visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

Monday, May 15, 2017

"Hill Country Retreat" Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

"Hill Country Retreat" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting

Just sold! I painted these Texas bluebonnets at a plein air painting workshop I was leading in Fredericksburg, TX. I loved the pop of red on the flag flying off this cabin's back porch in contrast to the vibrant cobalt bluebonnets. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this Texas landscape is loaded with texture, color and movement!

To see more of Gulley's palette knife landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com.

To find out more about upcoming Plein Air Painting Classes and Art Treks, visit nikigulley.com/artreks.

For more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.