Painting the Black Church in Iceland by Niki Gulley

“The Black Church,” Iceland ©2020 Niki Gulley
5″ x 7” textured oil painting

After disappointing weather in the north, we continued our adventure around the country to the west, finishing our trip on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. My husband loves architecture so the first stop on our itinerary was to visit the famous Black Church. Being the only church made of black construction material on the island, its distinctive appearance stands out rising out of a relatively large, flat plateau. I wanted to capture not only its color and shape, but the dramatic clouds surrounding it. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this little piece is loaded with texture, color and movement. 

 

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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021

 

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“Rural View IV” Palette Knife Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

“Rural View III” ©2019 Niki Gulley
5″ x 7” textured oil painting

Continuing our journey along the west coast of Iceland, I was taken by their simplistic architecture, often topped with bright red roofs to add a pop of color to the natural landscape. In the next several paintings, you’ll see I chose a different house or barn each day and set out to capture its shape, the colors and light hitting the structure, and the picturesque, idyllic, quiet scenery surrounding the building in all directions. Here is my next one, another small 5” x 7” study where I came in close so you get a sense of scale for the size of the barn and the mountain behind it. My main focus for this painting was contrasting simplistic objects, repeating shapes and direction, texture and movement in my strokes. 

 

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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021

 

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“Majestic Residence” – New Irish Castle Painting by Niki Gulley

“Majestic Residence,” Ireland ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting

 

Day 5:  Ireland ART TREK
Killarney
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 

On the next morning of our Ireland Art Trek, we left for Killarney, making a pit stop in the adorable thatch-roofed town of Adare. After exploring and grabbing lunch, we drove onto our lodging for the next few nights, a 16th century castle, fit for a king! Dinner was also delicious that evening in the castle’s dining room.

 
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021

 

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“The Long Walk” from Galway by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“The Long Walk,” Galway, Ireland ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

 

Day 3:  Ireland ART TREK
Galway
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 

After spending the first two days of our Ireland Art Trek in Dublin, we moved onto the happening city of Galway next. After a quick bite, us painters set up our easels along the “Long Walk” to capture the colorful houses along the cove while the photographers and tourists explored downtown and joined us later that afternoon. While we managed to stay dry, you can see from the painting that we had very dramatic skies and moody colors! A fun challenge to capture after coming from sunny Dallas, TX. That evening we checked into our hotel near the Cliffs of Moher and thoroughly enjoyed a delicious gourmet dinner that night.

 
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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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New Formal Irish Garden by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Formal Garden,” Ireland ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

 

Day 6:  Ireland ART TREK
Morning location: Dingle Peninsula & Killarney Castle
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 

The next day of our Ireland Art Trek, the photographers and tourists ventured out to tour the Dingle Peninsula with its craggy coves, cute fishing villages and spectacular ocean views, stopping at castles,  Dingle town, waterfalls and various landmarks along the way. My painters wanted to stay at our castle grounds and paint right where we were lodging because the scenery was so beautiful. For our morning location, we set up our easels in the castle’s garden. The brilliance of the various greens was so intense that I had to capture that along with this romantic gazebo beckoning you to sit down and enjoy the view.

Our photographers and tourists visiting the Dingle Peninsula.
 
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link  http://nikigulley.com/formal-garden/.
 
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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 
If you’d like to receive daily e-mails about these new paintings as soon as I finish them and a chance to purchase them before anyone else, please follow me on Facebook or Instagram. And, if you know anyone else who might be interested, I’d really appreciate it you could pass this along. Thank you!

 

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“Ross Castle” from Killarney, Ireland by Niki Gulley

“Ross Castle” ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

 

Day 7:  Ireland ART TREK
Afternoon location: Ross Castle, Killarney
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 
On the last afternoon of our Ireland Art Trek, we visited Ross Castle. While the photographers explored the castle and grounds, the painters set up their easels to capture this majestic view of the castle and lake. With the possibility of rain approaching, the clouds were moving so fast that only a tiny patch of blue sky peeked through and we had to paint quickly. Afterwards, we enjoyed a peaceful boat tour of the lake and came back to our home base, to share our photos and paintings of our trip. What a great way to end a wonderful Art Trek with new friends
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link  http://nikigulley.com/ross-castle/.
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Painting at Ross Castle.
 
Finishing up our Art Trek by sharing our paintings and photographs from the trip.
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
 
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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Laundry Drying in Burano, Italy by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Laundry Day II” ©2020 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting 
 

The sound of sheets flapping in the breeze caught my attention and brought me down the alleyway and resulted in one of those purely Italian moments.

 

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New “Venetian Sunset” Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Venetian Sunset” ©2020 Niki Gulley
6″ x 8″ textured oil painting 
 

Venice is one of those places that has stepped out of time and the sunset was the crowning glory on another perfect day. 

 

If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link http://nikigulley.com/laundry-day-ii/.

 

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New “Laundry Day” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Laundry Day” ©2020 Niki Gulley
5″ x 7″ textured oil painting 
 

I had to capture this laundry drying with a cool morning breeze set against a peeling paint backdrop in the back canals of Venice. Dramatic lighting made the sheets glow in the morning sun. I love the rich colors Europeans paint their houses!

 

If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link http://nikigulley.com/laundry-day/.

 
 
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Nighttime in St. Mark’s Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Nighttime in St. Mark’s,” Venice ©2020 Niki Gulley
8″ x 10″ textured oil painting 
 

Venice is one of the most romantic cities I’ve visited, and at night it is especially dreamy, quieting down from the tourist traffic and filled with sparkle and energy.  In St. Mark’s Square, you can hear the sounds of live music while couples dine al fresco or stroll through the dimly lit open corridors. Gorgeous marble tile floors line the walkways while golden arches frame the iconic views. I wanted to capture that magical feeling and transport you back to fond memories of your Venetian vacation.

 

If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link http://nikigulley.com/nighttime-in-st-marks-3/.

 
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