Friday, September 30, 2016

New "Spring's Glory," Texas Hill Country oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Spring’s Glory," Texas Hill Country ©2016 Niki Gulley
 36” x 60” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

“Spring’s Glory” was inspired by a trip to the Texas Hill Country. The spring conditions were perfect, and the bluebonnets were amazing! While we were near Fredericksburg, we took a scenic drive along the Willow City Look and as we approached the top of a hill about half way around, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling hills and bluebonnets in full bloom. Then, to top it off the sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers. I had to capture the magical moment, enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds, the road and rows of bluebonnets in rhythmic sweeping shapes to create a harmonious landscape that flows with light, texture and color, and suggest a feeling of optimism about what’s to come.

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


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Or, if you are in the Dallas, TX area, and would like to see "Spring's Glory" along with more of my palette knife oil paintings, please stop by my booth at Richardson's Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend.

Cottonwood Art Festival 
Sat. Oct 1 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct. 2 • 10am – 5pm 
Cottonwood Park • 1321 W. Beltline Rd. Richardson, TX 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"Blue Valley" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Blue Valley" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 12" textured oil painting

Just sold through my gallery, the Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, TX! 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 vertical wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These Texas wildflowers look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

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.

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Or, if you are in the Dallas, TX area, please stop by my booth at Richardson's Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend.

Cottonwood Art Festival 
Sat. Oct 1 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct. 2 • 10am – 5pm 
Cottonwood Park • 1321 W. Beltline Rd. Richardson, TX 

Monday, September 26, 2016

New Winter Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley


"Winter Hues" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 12" oil on canvas

I painted these winter 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 snow 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.

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Or, if you are in the Dallas, TX area, please stop by my booth at Richardson's Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend.

Cottonwood Art Festival 
Sat. Oct 1 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct. 2 • 10am – 5pm 
Cottonwood Park • 1321 W. Beltline Rd. Richardson, TX 

Friday, September 23, 2016

New Autumn Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Autumn Hues III" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 12" oil on canvas

I painted these fall 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 leaves. 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.

New Autumn Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Autumn Hues III" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 12" oil on canvas

I painted these fall 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 leaves. 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.

New Autumn Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Autumn Hues III" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 12" oil on canvas

I painted these fall 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 leaves. 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, September 21, 2016

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

"Winter Hues" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 12" oil on canvas

I painted these winter 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 snow 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.

Monday, September 19, 2016

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

"Autumn Hues" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 12" oil on canvas

I painted these fall 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 leaves. 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.

Friday, September 16, 2016

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

"Spring Hues" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 12" oil on canvas

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.

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

"Spring Hues" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 12" oil on canvas

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, September 14, 2016

New 12" x 12" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Autumn Hues II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 12" oil on canvas

I painted these autumn 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 leaves. 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.

Monday, September 12, 2016

New "Soaring High" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

Soaring High ©2016 Niki Gulley
30" x 48" • Textured mixed media on canvas

I wanted this painting to be filled with uplifting colors and energetic strokes all leading you skyward, to soar amongst the clouds. Aspen trees reach towards the heavens while gentle breezes cause the sky to dance while you lay on the ground gazing in wonderment. Happy hues, whimsical shapes and a feeling of movement, hopefully transport you to a carefree childhood moment where all of your worries drift away and dreams are created.

To see more of my palette knife aspen and birch tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Friday, September 9, 2016

New "Autumn Tapestry" Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Autumn Tapestry" ©2016 Niki Gulley
36" x 48" textured oil on canvas

Autumn is alive with this rich tapestry of golden hues and fiery crimson, all weaving together in a perfect symphony. Colors dance across the canvas as fall breezes gently whistle though the foliage. Created with layers and layers of thick oil paint, nature's leaves practically leap off the canvas and fill your home with joy and energy!

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured seasonal forests, aspen and birch oil paintings.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

SOLD - Sunflower and Lavender Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Sunny Days," Provence ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted this colorful sunflower and lavender field oil during our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek my husband and I led in Provence this past July. The vivid hues and aroma explosion were out of this world – a painter's and photographer's dream come true. The fields stretched for miles along the vast open landscape. Words can't even describe how special that moment was, and I hope you experience the joy I felt when you look at this uplifting palette knife painting.


If you'd like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops, please let me know. For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.

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


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SOLD - Dallas Skyline Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Golden Moment, White Rock Lake" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • Textured oil on canvas • 12" x 24"

On a peaceful autumn day last fall, I went out with my camera to White Rock Lake and captured this beautiful sunset behind the Dallas skyline. I liked how the pampas grass and various plants in the foreground were back lit by the setting sun and how the water's surface was shimmering from the low light, adding to a sense of mystery and tranquility in that golden moment.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Friday, September 2, 2016

New Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley at the Good Art Company Gallery

"Memories of Sunshine II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
30" x 40" textured painting on wrap around canvas

"Memories of Sunshine" was inspired by our trip to Provence, France last summer. Our timing was perfect and the sunflowers were in full bloom. Their bright, smiling faces as big as dinner plates, the sun dappled path leading you deep into the golden field to the quaint stone farmhouse in the distance, and a beautiful summer day with a few peaceful clouds drifting by made for the ideal subject. The resulting painting is full of warmth, color and texture, and my hope is that when you gaze into it, this piece lifts your spirits and brightens up any spot in your home.

If you are interested in purchasing "Memories of Sunshine II," please contact my gallery in Fredericksburg, TX, The Good Art Company. For details, visit goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&zenid=0l0lnd9s4c59tdt3h19uci0rb1.

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If you'd like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops, please let me know. This year's upcoming Art Trek to Spain is full, but we are taking reservations for the following year to Tuscany, England and Ireland. 
For more details, e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to ArtTreks.org.

For more information on my textured sunflower and poppy paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.