Wednesday, March 6, 2019

New "Autumn Hideaway" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Autumn Hideaway"  ©2019 Niki Gulley
16" x 20" textured oil painting 

After we finished teaching our Art Trek to Vermont, my husband and I stayed another few days to try to capture the gorgeous scenery on canvas and film. This morning, we ventured up to the majestic overlook by the Von Trapp property to capture the spectacular scenery. I loved how this cabin was perfectly tucked into the mountainside surrounded by vibrant fall foliage. The slightly overcast day made the colors pop even more! I hope you, too, can enjoy the crisp autumn air and a peaceful escape from the bustle of city life.

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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!


Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020


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.

Friday, February 22, 2019

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

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

Just Sold! 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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Painting and Photographing in Stowe, VT with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Relaxation Awaits II" • 9" x 12" textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley

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

On the last day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painters stayed right at our b and b to capture the beautiful views of fall foliage in all its splendor. I decided to paint this view out back, since I'd been admiring it every day of the trip. It was a gorgeous morning with vibrant fall colors frosting the foliage. This set of Adirondack chairs was so inviting, just welcoming you to sit, relax and enjoy the view. Long side lighting created dramatic shadows and a glow to the grasses. I hope you can escape and rejuvenate with me!

While we painted, everyone else went into Stowe to shop, explore and photograph some more. After a wonderful morning and lunch, we said our good-byes and hoped to meet again soon on a future Art Trek.

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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!


Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020


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, February 18, 2019

Painting and Photographing in Stowe, VT with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Split Rail Fence" • 9" x 12" textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 4 - Stowe, VT

On the fourth day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, we headed to the top of Stowe Mountain to explore. The painters set out to capture this gorgeous forest ablaze with color. I loved the split rail fence lining the walkway. Meanwhile, the photographers and tourists ventured on foot through the forest and then continued to explore by car the surrounding area, picking us up for lunch on their return. 

That afternoon we visited local cheese and cider companies tasting Vermont's treats. In the evening we enjoyed viewing everyone's paintings and watching the photographers' slide shows from the week. Afterwards we delighted in one last dinner together. A great treat with new friends after a fun-filled day!

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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!


Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020


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.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Palette Knife Oil Painting of Stowe, VT by Niki Gulley

 "Autumn in Stowe" • 9" x 12" textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3 - 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!


Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020

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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Autumn Passage" ©2018 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting 

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, Morning Location - Northfield, VT

On the third day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we checked out of our lodging in Woodstock and headed to Northfield, home of 5 different covered bridges. We set up our easels near one of the bridges, attracted to its bright red wood, surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage. I loved this view of the first bridge framing the second ruby bridge in the distance – something we definitely don't see in Texas! I hope you, too, are transported to this idyllic New England setting.

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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, February 11, 2019

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

12" x 9" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2: Woodstock

On the second day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we decided to paint right at our b and b because the grounds were so beautiful. Meanwhile the photographers and tourists, visited the nearby towns to photograph covered bridges, wooden barns and the gorgeous fall foliage. I decided to paint this regal birch tree next to our inn. I liked how it was perched on top if this hill, extending towards the sky. The vibrant yellows and orange leaves vibrated with energy against the clear blue sky, and I wanted to capture that feeling on my canvas. What a great way to spend the day!

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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!


Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020

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.