Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New "Marching into Autumn" Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Marching into Autumn" ©2018 Niki Gulley
10" x 20" textured oil on canvas


I painted this colorful autumn scene near my home when the fall foliage was first starting to appear. I loved the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the cypress contrasted against the multitude of greens surrounding it. The patterns of the shadows underneath the trees created a sort of rhythm and I played up the angles of the trees and strokes to add to that feeling of a driving beat. I hope you, too, can feel the energy and joy of being surrounded by nature as autumn approaches.

If interested in more information on pricing and purchasing this palette knife fall scene, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

New "Marching into Autumn" Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Marching into Autumn" ©2018 Niki Gulley
10" x 20" textured oil on canvas

I painted this colorful autumn scene near my home when the fall foliage was first starting to appear. I loved the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the cypress contrasted against the multitude of greens surrounding it. The patterns of the shadows underneath the trees created a sort of rhythm and I played up the angles of the trees and strokes to add to that feeling of a driving beat. I hope you, too, can feel the energy and joy of being surrounded by nature as autumn approaches.

If interested in more information on pricing and purchasing this palette knife fall scene, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

New Tuscany Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Peaceful Pursuit," Tuscany ©2018 Niki Gulley
 30" x 48” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

This painting is inspired from a trip to Tuscany we took a few years ago when my husband, who is a professional photographer, and I spent about a week scouring every inch of the countryside for the best poppy fields and views. I was particularly drawn to this peaceful scene, even if the poppies weren’t as prolific as in other fields. I loved the calming, sweeping shapes of the hills and the vibrant reds contrasting against the softer grasses and white wildflowers. The road beckons you back to the stone farmhouse in the distance, while dramatic voluminous clouds dance across the sky, mimicking the foreground shapes and creating a sense of harmony. Repeating colors throughout, I love how the Impressionists used vibrant hues to add to the mood of a scene and create flow, so I brought my contemporary approach with broad strokes and thick texture to their traditions. I hope you, too, can feel a sense of peace and joy when you gaze into this Tuscan landscape.

Friday, February 9, 2018

New "Cloud Gazing" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

Cloud Gazing ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24” x 24” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas 

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! Inspirerd by a trip to Italy, my husband wanted to stop and photograph this lone stone building. I was also attracted to its glowing white facade in the dramatic light that often fills Tuscany. The clouds above were so voluminous and massive compared to the small structure below, that the contrast really gives you a sense of the open space and surrounding hillsides. Capturing the drama of the sky and the joy in the poppy-filled hillside with palette knife while leaving my strokes loose and free, all add to the energy of that moment. I hope you, too, can feel the peace and happiness of being surrounded by nature in all of its glory, staring into the clouds while dreaming about what the future holds.

For more information on my Fields of Color series, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z. 

For more details on my other contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my colorful landscape palette knife paintings.

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 For more information on our Foodie Treks and our painting and photography Art Treks in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org. If you'd like to join us in Tuscany this September, please let me know. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

New "Pop of Color" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

"Pop of Color" ©2018 Niki Gulley
24" x 12"  textured oil paint on wrap around canvas

Inspired from a wonderful trip to Tuscany, I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of joy and energy. Set beneath a colorful sky on a beautiful day in springtime with the poppies and wildflowers in full bloom, I hope all of your cares drift away and your spirit is lifted while gazing into this cheerful scene.

For more information on my vertical Fields of Color series, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.


For more details on my other contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my colorful landscape palette knife paintings.

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For more information on our Foodie Treks and our painting and photography Art Treks in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org. If you'd like to join us in Tuscany this September, please let me know.

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Monday, February 5, 2018

New "Visions of Wildflowers" Palette Knife Bluebonnet Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Visions of Wildflowers" ©2018 Niki Gulley
36" x 36" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of our berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature. Repeating patterns and waves of color create a harmony within the painting, while rendering the blooms slightly abstract plays with taking a traditional subject matter and showing it in a contemporary way.

For more information on "Visions of Wildflowers" series, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

For more details on my other Texas paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

Friday, February 2, 2018

New "Visions of Wildflowers II" Palette Knife Bluebonnet Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Visions of Wildflowers II" ©2018 Niki Gulley
36" x 36" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this Texas wildflower series, I wanted to capture the excitement and energy felt during a beautiful April day when the bluebonnets are painting the horizon in blue. Driving through the hill country in springtime, there is such an amazing explosion of color from the bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, coreopsis and the plethora of wildflowers, that it fills your heart with joy and awe. Focusing on the rows of color versus a traditional landscape scene, I felt like I could communicate more of the emotion felt being surrounded by all of this Texas beauty.

For more information on "Visions of Wildflowers" series, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

For more details on my other Texas paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.