Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Winter Aspen Tree Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Climbing Trees” ©2019 Niki Gulley
40” x 30” oil on canvas

Growing up in the midwest, I loved the first snowfall of the year when everything would get a beautiful dusting of pristine white powder, including even the tiniest of branches in the treetops above. If you caught that moment early enough in the morning before anything had disturbed the intricate frosted web, it was just magical. Then the sun would start rising and peeking through the limbs, and everything would sparkle like diamonds. In Climbing Trees, I wanted to capture that beautiful moment when the sunlight dances through the icing on the treetops and you can feel yourself looking up in wonderment just like you did when you were a kid.

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E-mail - Niki Gulley for more information on Climbing Trees.

To see more of Niki Gulley's Palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"Soaring Dreams II" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Soaring Dreams II" ©2018 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 34" x 34"

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and reds contrasted against a lavender-blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, I've arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest. Using diagonal leading lines with the tree trunks and limbs, your eye gazes into the focal point where all of the elements come together. Meanwhile, utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

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

If you have any questions about my aspen and birch tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Monday, June 17, 2019

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

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

Just sold! 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.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my available palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings.

Friday, June 14, 2019

New "Parade of Color" Impasto Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Parade of Color" ©2019 Niki Gulley
24" x 48" textured oil painting

Filled with joy and energy, Parade of Color is loaded with texture and uplifting hues that almost dance on the canvas. Mysterious light leads you down the path, beckoning you into the distance. What lies beyond? Where will your adventure take you next? I hope you can find the excitement in the journey!

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings. 


Thursday, June 13, 2019

New "United Journey" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“United Journey" ©2019 Niki Gulley
30" x 48" textured oil painting

Shimmering in golden light, this backlit grove of aspen trees reaches tall, greeting you as you enter the forest. First signs of autumn appear as golden leaves dance in the gentle breeze. A well traveled path on the right beckons you to go for a stroll and soak in nature’s tranquility and beauty.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings. 



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

New Palette Knife Treetop Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"What Dreams Are Made Of II" ©2018 by Niki Gulley
SOLD • 48" x 36" textured oil painting

Just Sold! 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.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my available palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

New "Pops of Sunshine" Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Pops of Sunshine" ©2019 Niki Gulley
16" x 20" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame

Painted on location, seeing this garden of faces smiling towards the sun, just made me feel happy and I hoped you could experience that joy, too. Created with palette knife and thick oil paint, I wanted “Pops of Sunshine” to leap off the canvas and come to life. Using lots of short diagonal strokes to create movement and add to the upbeat feeling, golden blossoms rise from the tangle of leaves and wildflowers below. Working with complimentary colors also adds to the excitement and energy of the moment.

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

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