Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New "Texas Treasures II" Bluebonnet oil painting series by Niki Gulley

"Texas Treasures II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

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 wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 6" espresso frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


For more information on my "Texas Treasures" series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New "Sky High" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sky High” ©2017 Niki Gulley
48" x 24” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the joy of looking up into the treetops – just like you did when you were a kid. Lying on the ground, not a care in the world, you gaze in wonderment as the clouds drift by overhead. To accentuate that feeling, I chose this tall vertical canvas, giving you a sense of scale and perspective. Working with warm yellows, reds and greens and utilizing thick chunky sweeping strokes add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.

For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Monday, May 22, 2017

New "A Spot in the Woods" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“A Spot in the Woods” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 9" textured oil painting

Just Sold! This summer we visited Colorado to escape our Texas heat and soak in the natural beauty of the mountains. We stayed at this peaceful, tucked away b and b surrounded by a massive aspen grove. I wanted to capture the texture of the trees’ knotted bark and also the peaceful feeling of being immersed in nature. Arching the trunks around the focal point, creates a feeling of protection and also helps frame the subject. Their old red barn sets in the distance, creating contrast against the cool greens and greys surrounding it and addintg an exciting pop of color.


For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Intertwining Beauty" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36" x 60" textured oil on canvas


Just Sold! Intertwining Beauty was inspired by a recent trip to the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The aspen forest was so dense and beautiful. I loved the pops of vibrant fall colors peeking through the tall, tangled, web of white knobby trunks. Ruby reds grab your attention while staccato strokes of emerald, amethyst and topaz lead your eye around the canvas. I hope you can feel the energy found in nature and its power to invigorate your spirit.

I painted these aspen trees with extremely thick paint and palette knife. The resulting canvas is loaded with texture, color and energy! I've painted it on 1 and 1/2 inch deep stretcher bars, with the image continuing around the edges so that it can be hung as is frameless for a contemporary look. 

If interested in more information, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of my textured aspen and birch paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New "Life's Journey" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Life’s Journey” ©2017 Niki Gulley
46” x 44” oil on canvas

Follow the deep wood’s path and wander under a canopy of sheltering leaves, light shifts through each branch and twig. Long, late rays of sunlight pierce the dreaming autumn forest, as you enter shadows dapple your journey. You are walking down a loamy path, filled with color-drenched leaves that invite you into the purple shadows where you may seek your dreams. This oil painting of a tranquil wood’s trail inspires your journey and your dreams with lush colors and rich images of beauty ahead.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on my contemporary landscape paintings. 

Or visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

Monday, May 15, 2017

"Hill Country Retreat" Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

"Hill Country Retreat" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting

Just sold! I painted these Texas bluebonnets at a plein air painting workshop I was leading in Fredericksburg, TX. I loved the pop of red on the flag flying off this cabin's back porch in contrast to the vibrant cobalt bluebonnets. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this Texas landscape is loaded with texture, color and movement!

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

To find out more about upcoming Plein Air Painting Classes and Art Treks, visit nikigulley.com/artreks.

For more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Friday, May 12, 2017

"Petal Poetry" Roses Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Petal Poetry" ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • textured oil painting  • 16" x 12"

Just Sold! Choosing these beautiful red, yellow and white roses, I applied thick oil paint with palette knife to create loose, flowing strokes filled with energy, color and texture. 

If you'd like more information on my contemporary floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of Niki Gulley's impressionistic palette knife paintings,  visit NikiGulley.com.












Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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

“Visions of Wildflowers" ©2017 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 colr 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 bluebonnet and wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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



Monday, May 8, 2017

New "Field of Sunshine III" Palette Knife Sunflower and Poppy Field Painting by Niki Gulley

“Field of Sunshine III" ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 48" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Just Sold! Festive blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling this field with sweet fragrance.  Voluminous clouds drift by overhead as sun's late light casts its golden glow. This textured oil painting captures a carefree summer day with poppies, sunflowers and wildflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.

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

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

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For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org.

Friday, May 5, 2017

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

“Field of Sunshine" ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 48" textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Just Sold! Festive blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling this field with sweet fragrance.  Voluminous clouds drift by overhead as sun's late light casts its golden glow. This textured oil painting captures a carefree summer day with sunflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.

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

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

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

"Memories of Sunshine II" Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

"Memories of Sunshine II" ©2017 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.

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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.

Monday, May 1, 2017

"April's Bounty" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"April's Bounty"  ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 36" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Just Sold! Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you to feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy. Using thick oil paint and palette knives, I arranged the bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush diagnonally to create energy and movement, keeping your eye traveling from blossom to blossom. Choosing soft golds and violets for the background creates contrast against the foreground grasses and adds a warmth to the overall scene so that you feel the joy and serenity of being immersed in the Texas hill country.

For details on April's Bounty and more of my Texas landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/. I am honored to be one of their featured artists this month, and I hope you can visit with me at the artist reception tonight, March 4th.

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

Friday, April 28, 2017

New "Flowing into Spring" Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Flowing into Spring" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, Dallas Arboretum

I painted this scene from the Dallas Arboretum on location a few weeks ago when the weather was beautiful and the spring buds were in full bloom. I was attracted to this Azalea trail with the vivid fuchsia blossoms tucked away in this cool, shady, peaceful garden. Choosing a vertical panoramic format leads your eye from the azaleas to wander up the trail towards the light and the beautiful dogwood tree in the distance, all while lifting your spirits.

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New "Popping Color II" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

"Popping Color II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color 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 while gazing into this cheerful scene.

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 poppies 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 poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.


For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, Ireland,  and Vermont, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

Monday, April 24, 2017

New "Springtime in Tuscany" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

"Springtime in Tuscany" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color 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 while gazing into this cheerful scene.

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 poppies 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 poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.


For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Tuscany, Ireland and Vermont next year, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

New "Visions of Azaleas" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

"Visions of Azaleas" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Painted on location, I set up my easel in front of these prolific azalea bushes along Turtle Creek near my home. The vibrant pinks and fuchsia were so full of life set against the cool green leaves, that I wanted to capture not only that vivid spring color but also the elegant sycamore tree in the distance with its speckled white bark.  Contrasting the height of the vertical tree against the horizontal blooms, I chose this vertical panoramic canvas, and repeating shapes throughout creates a harmony to the overall scene. Painted with palette knife and lots of texture, I hope you can feel the beauty and energy of a perfect spring day.

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Happy Thoughts III" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.

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

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For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org.

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Monday, April 17, 2017

"Vertical Aromas" Palette Knife Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

"Vertical Aromas" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. I wanted to try something different in this painting, arranging the purple waves vertically to draw your eye up to the stone farmhouse in the distance. Meanwhile wispy clouds drift by and perspective lines all converge, leading you to this joyful, peaceful spot. I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and  feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!

For information on Vertical Aromas or more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

To view more of my lavender, poppy and sunflower field paintings, visit nikigulley.com.



For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, France, England and Ireland, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

Friday, April 14, 2017

New "Party of One" Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Party of One” ©2017 Niki Gulley
20” x 30” textured oil painting

This sturdy trunk and agile tree limbs reach to the heavens above and invite you to gaze in wonderment like a kid again at the kaleidoscope of fall spectrum above. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with texture, color, energy and movement!

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New "Kid's Perspective" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Kid's Perspective" ©2017 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 20" x 30"

In "Kid's Perspective" I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and soft shades of tangerine contrasted against a 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 and to direct your eye to the focal point. 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, April 10, 2017

New "Fall's Carnival" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Fall's Carnival" ©2017 Niki Gulley
30" x 40" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Painted with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives so that this canvas is loaded with texture and bursting with color, flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this landscape to be filled with movement and vivacity, so I incorporated a lot of diagonal and curving shapes in the design to suggest that feeling. Contrasting short staccato strokes against blended passages with my palette knives, also increase that sense of motion. One zig zag passage of crimson foliage creates a focal point in the tangle of leaves and turnks while adding energy to the scene. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of walking through the woods on a beautiful fall day, letting your cares slip away and your spirit being invigorated.

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

Friday, April 7, 2017

New "Tuscan Dreams" Palette Knife Poppy Field Painting by Niki Gulley

“Tuscan Dreams" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 24" textured oil painting 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 with a few clouds drifting by on a beautiful day in springtime, the poppies and wildflowers are in full bloom. Using broken impressionistic strokes in surprising hues, causes the landscape to dance and flow, and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.


You can paint and photograph these very views if you join us for our Tuscany Workshop in 2017. Don’t miss out on an amazing trip! There are just a two spaces left. See art treks.org for details or e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

To view more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, check out nikigulley.com.



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New "Secret Garden" Provence Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Secret Garden," Provence ©2017 Niki Gulley
12" x 9" oil painting

I painted this peaceful courtyard while my husband and I were leading our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Treks Workshop in Provence, France. I loved the peach archway framing the picture window in the distance, creating a frame within a frame. The complimentary colors juxtaposed against each other created such an exciting contrast. While the light was a little tricky to capture going in and out of the clouds, I tried to convey its soft illumination on the walkway and distant wall. Painted with palette knife, this painting is loaded with texture and color, and I hope you are transported to this picturesque spot.

Photo by Sheri Jones

If you'd like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops, please let me know. We are taking reservations now, so please let us know if you would like to join us. This year's trip filled up in less than a week! For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to ArtTreks.org.

For more information on "Secret Garden", please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

Or, visit NikiGulley.com (www.NikiGulley.com) to see more of my impressionistic plein air oil paintings.

Monday, April 3, 2017

"Diagonal Patterns" Palette Knife Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

"Diagonal Patterns," Provence ©2015 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted "Diagonal Patterns" on location in Provence during our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshop my husband and I led in France. The lavender fields were amazing, and stretched as far as the eye could see! I wanted to focus on these perfectly planted purple rows, contrasted against the vibrant yellow sunflowers in the distance. I loved how those colors popped next to each other! I chose to lower the horizon line so that I could include these amazing clouds drifting by in diagonal patterns that mimicked the lavender aisles.  That also gave the painting an idea of space so that you could sense the fragrant purple beauties stretching for miles. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, the final image is loaded with color, texture and movement! 

This summer we will be leading Art Treks to Tuscany and Ireland, and the following year we will be headed to Tuscany, Croatia, Slovenia, Venice, Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy, so if you've always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trip! See details on ArtTreks.org.

For more information on "Diagonal Patterns", please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

Or, check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.

Friday, March 31, 2017

New "October Transitions II" - Aspen Tree oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"October Transitions II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
36" x 36" oil on canvas

I love painting aspen trees and I usually work with a more primary color palette, but in this painting, I wanted to convey a quieter, more peaceful mood. Opting for calming grey greens, soft golds and reds with hints of teal, Harmonic Hues reminds me of the serenity I feel while walking through the forest on a cool autumn day, being totally immersed in nature, not a care in the world. I hope you are transported, too!

For more information on "October Transitions II", please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.


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

 Or, visit www.NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

First Place Award for "Following the Leader" by Niki Gulley


"Following the Leader" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting on canvas

I'm excited that this painting just won first place at the Artists of Texas H2O show held in Corpus Christi!

Gold, white, tangerine – quicksilver Koi slice through silent waters. Playful, darting fish follow each other up through the composition, while cool colors float and ripple across the painting forming tranquil patterns.  A happy threesome glides by, lifting your spirits as you gaze into this vertical panorama while thick strokes of paint created with palette knife add dimension and movement.

For more information on my textured contemporary landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Palette Knife Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Texas Pride II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
20" x 30" textured oil painting on canvas • SOLD

I painted these Texas bluebonnets and 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 wildflower series, I've painted the scene around the edges of the canvas on 1 and 1/2" deep stretcher bars so that the painting can be hung without a frame for a contemporary look. Or, I also have a beautiful espresso floater frame where you can still see the painted edges of the canvas if you prefer framed artwork.

The original oil painting of "Texas Pride II" is sold, but canvas prints are available. Please e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com for pricing and ordering information.

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

For more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Friday, March 24, 2017

New "Visions of Blue III" Palette Knife Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley


"Visions of Blue III," Texas Hill Country ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and wildflowers 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 with the rest of the "Visions of Blue" series, too!


For more information on my "Visions of Blue" series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New "Visions of Blue II" Palette Knife Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley


"Visions of Blue II," Texas Hill Country ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

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 with the rest of the "Visions of Blue" series, too!


For more information on my "Visions of Blue" series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

New "Visions of Blue" Palette Knife Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Visions of Blue," Texas Hill Country ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and wildflowers 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 with the rest of the "Visions of Blue" series, too!


For more information on my "Visions of Blue" series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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.

Friday, March 17, 2017

New "Cultivating Aromas" Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Niki Gulley

“Cultivating Aromas” ©2017 Niki Gulley
20” x 30” acrylic on canvas

The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. Rippling purple rows draw your eye to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance while clouds drift by also in rhythmic waves, both creating a flowing harmony. Perspective lines converge, leading you to this joyful spot and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!

For more information on "Cultivating Aromas" and more of my contemporary floral landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information on my contemporary palette knife landscape paintings.

Or, visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Welcoming Wildflowers" Bluebonnet Oil Paintings by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Welcoming Wildflowers" series ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 7" x 5" textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted these Texas bluebonnets 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 wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!

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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

New "Under the Old Oak Tree" Texas Hill Country Painting by Niki Gulley

"Under the Old Oak Tree," Texas Hill Country ©2017 Niki Gulley
30" x 40" textured oil painting

Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you to feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day while out for a leisurely drive among the bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers. I was drawn to this stately, gnarly live oak tree perched on a mound of bluebonnets, looking larger than life. The dramatic clouds behind it seemed to all be pointing at it, too, drawing even more attention to its beauty. I wanted to capture that feeling of drama and capture its spirit in my composition. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy, just like the scenery which inspired it.

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

For more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, please e-mail Niki Gulley.


For more information on "Under the Old Oak Tree and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Commissioned Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

30" x 30” textured oil painting ©2017 Niki Gulley • SOLD

Just shipped! I was commissioned to paint this cheerful sunflower painting for a family in central Texas. Huge sunflowers fill the fields, bright, sunny and cheerful. Warm golden petals glow above purple shadows and shimmer before violet hills, just as the sun begins to set filling the sky with radiant gold. Bold strokes capture these sunflowers in thick impasto colors that vibrate across the canvas, all designed to add joy and color to their home.

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New "Witnessing Sunset" Palette Knife Bluebonnet painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Witnessing Sunset," Texas Hill Country  ©2017 Niki Gulley
30" x 48" textured oil painting

Inspired by a trip to the Willow City Loop in the Texas hill country, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling landscape and wildflowers 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 while enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds and rows of bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush in rhythmic waves create a harmonious scene that flows with light, texture and color.

For more information on Witnessing Sunset and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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