Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
In "Vertical Aspirations" I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. Choosing vibrant, cheerful yellows contrasted against a crystal blue sky and arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, both add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.
If you'd like to see this aspen tree painting in person, stop by my booth at "Art in the Square" in Frisco, Texas next weekend (March 5-6). See friscosquare.com/AITS for more details.
Monday, February 21, 2011
When we teach our workshop in Tuscany, the villa and its views are so beautiful that I just had to paint it. The quintessential stone farmhouse is surrounded by these unobstructed amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding valleys and hill towns. I decided to go with a panorama format because it seemed the only way to communicate the expansive landscape around the property, and even that doesn’t begin to do it justice. I chose to work with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives since you don’t see Tuscany painted that way very often and it’s so much fun to play with all of that paint.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This pastel was inspired by the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
Monday, February 7, 2011
This pastel was inspired by the beautiful Tuscan countryside. If you'd like to join us in Tuscany for our next Plein-Air Painting & Photography Workshop, see more details at nikigulley.com/?page_id=13 or e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Just sold to one of my Dallas collectors, “Under the Tuscan Sun,” was inspired from one of the many gorgeous vistas near the villa our group stays in while my husband and professional photographer, Scott Williams, and I are teaching our Tuscany Workshop. Between the vibrant sunset, the gently rolling hills, and this typical stone farm house, I just had to paint this ideal location.
Many folks have been asking, so we finally have our dates for our next “Plein-Air Painting & Photography Workshop in Tuscany”, Sept. 2 – 10. This is the perfect time of year for Tuscany and with an extra day added this year, how can you pass it up?!? There is a limit of 10 people and this is the trip that filled up in two weeks last year, so don’t wait too long to sign up in case that happens again. See more details about the trip at nikigulley.com/?page_id=13. Contact me for sign up forms if you are interested in going or if you have any questions.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
"Pandora's Box" ©2011 Scott Williams • photo on canvas
My husband and professional photographer, Scott Williams, is teaching an all day workshop on “Everything that you ever wanted to know about your camera, but were afraid to ask.” Scott is an extremely knowledgeable, motivating and patient teacher so I’m sure you’ll learn a lot and have fun in the process! Below are more details about the workshop and Scott’s contact information so you can participate.￼ The workshop is filling up quickly and he only has room for 3 more, so sign up soon! – Niki Gulley • NikiGulley.com
Photography Workshop with Scott Williams
Sat. Feb. 19th • 10am - 3:30 pm
Location: Studio located near Northwest Hwy. and Abrams Rd. in Dallas
This will be a one day workshop where you can learn those things about your camera that you weren’t sure of and be able to ask the questions that will help you get better photos and more enjoyment out of your photography. Whether it is taking family photos, vacation shots, copying your art work or just documenting the world around you. This will be a hands on class where everybody will have an opportunity to get familiar with their camera’s operations. We will go over how to take the type of photos that you want, as well as how to view your images and how to get them off of your camera.
Start taking the photos that you always promised yourself you would by learning the operations of your camera. This could be one of those New Years resolutions that you can finally check off.
The cost will be $100 and class size will be limited on a first come, first served basis. Lunch will be included.
For more information, contact