“Bundle of Sunshine” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Bundle of Sunshine” ©2020 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame
I was awestruck by these massive fields of sunflowers blooming in Provence. Seeing this brilliant carpet of gold, with its sea of faces smiling towards the sun, just made me feel happy and I wanted you to experience that joy, too. Exaggerating the tile-roofed house in the distance also adds to that cheerful, whimsical mood of feeling content and like you’ve found your home. Created with palette knife and oil paint, “Bundle of Sunshine” practically leaps off the canvas and comes to life with its vibrant yellow petals and extremely thick three-dimensional oil paint.

 

“Bundle of Sunshine” along with several of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings are available through my gallery, the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

 
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.

 
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New “Sun’s Bounty” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun’s Bounty” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 48″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a glowing sky on a beautiful summer evening with the sunflowers in full bloom, you can just make out the stone farmhouse in the distance against a backdrop of purple mountains surrounding the plain. Creating almost a patchwork with the sunflowers and their leaves, unexpected pops of red and purple peek out creating a rhythm and energy to the foreground. Perky, circular faces smile back at you and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.

To see more of my textured oil paintings in the Austin / San Antonio / Texas Hill Country area, check out the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

 
Or, to see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit my website at nikigulley.com

 

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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!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

“Table for Two” from Santorini by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Table for Two,” Santorini • by Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ oil painting 
 

Just sold! I
painted this peaceful scene on the last day of our Plein Air Painting
and Photography Workshop in Santorini, Greece. Having loved taking in
this view from our balcony for the past several days, I just had to
capture that gorgeous overlook on canvas. With its beauty, white-washed
buildings and the deep blue Aegean background, Santorini is one of the
most romantic places we have visited. The table set for two invites you
and your loved one to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and let all of your
cares slip away. Paradise!

 
Next
May we will be leading an Art Trek to Athens and Santorini, Greece. So
if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing
abroad, please join us for this amazing trip! Other trips we will be
leading soon include:
 

 

Scotland – Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019
Greece – May 2020
Iceland – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionistic paintings.
 

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

“Nighttime in St. Mark’s,” Venice ©2019 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ 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.

To see more of my travel paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
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To see “Nighttime in St. Mark’s” on display until Dec. 1st, please visit:
 
The Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Nov. 1st – Dec. 1st
Gallery hours: Saturdays: 9 a.m. – Noon Sundays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
1928 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 
(214) 220-2727 
 
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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!
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.

New “Sun’s Bounty III” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun’s Bounty III” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Sun’s Bounty is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence, France. The flowers seemed to stretch forever and the color explosion was out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketchesand memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including surprising pops of vivid reds and purples keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.

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

To see “Sun’s Bounty III” until Nov. 30th, please visit:
 
The Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Nov. 1st – Nov. 30th 
Gallery hours: Saturdays: 9 a.m. – Noon Sundays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
1928 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 
(214) 220-2727 

“Field of Dreams” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Field of Dreams” ©2019 Niki Gulley
Three 48″ x 36″ canvases to form a 48″ x 90″ triptych
textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Field of Dreams is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence, France. The flowers seemed to stretch forever and the color explosion was out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketches and memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including surprising pops of vivid reds and purples keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.

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

New “Sunny Celebration” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Sunny Celebration” ©2019 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting

Sunny Celebration is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence, France. The flowers seemed to stretch forever and the color explosion was out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketches and memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including cheerful poppies in vivid reds and surprising pops of color keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.

If you’re near Wichita, KS this weekend, please stop by my exhibit at Autumn and Art at Bradley Fair Parkway.
 
Autumn and Art
Fri. Sept. 13 – 6-9 pm
Sat. Sept. 14 – 10am – 7pm
Sun. Sept. 15 – 10am – 7pm
Bradley Fair Parkway • Wichita, KS
 
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For more details on my textured 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.

 

New “Pops of Sunshine” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Pops of Sunshine” ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting

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.

If you’re near Wichita, KS this weekend, please stop by my exhibit at Autumn and Art at Bradley Fair Parkway.
 
Autumn and Art
Fri. Sept. 13 – 6-9 pm
Sat. Sept. 14 – 10am – 7pm
Sun. Sept. 15 – 10am – 7pm
Bradley Fair Parkway • Wichita, KS
 
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For more details on my textured 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.

 
 

“Cottage in the Woods” Oil Painting of Slovenia by Niki Gulley

“Cottage in the Woods,” Slovenia ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ oil painting

Slovenia and Croatia Art Trek – Day 4
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Just Sold! For our next adventure on our Slovenia and Croatia Art Trek, we crossed back over the border into Slovenia again to land at the Idyllic town of Bled. Set on a peaceful, picturesque lake, the town is almost like a fairytale come to life.

That evening, we visited Bled Castle, perched above town with incredible views of the area spreading out below. After dining on a gourmet dinner there with fellow Trekkers and our new friends, we retired full and happy that night!

 
To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Venice – Feb. 2020
Greece – May 2020
Iceland – Sept. 2020
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 

New “Guiding Us Home” Oil Painting by Niki Gulley at Seaside Gallery

“Guiding Us Home” ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Nestled in a valley with its long arbor-lined driveway, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Undulating rows of wheatfields and vineyards draw your eye back through the rolling hills and beautiful billowing clouds drift overhead.  Late day sunlight casts dramatic shadows creating a rhythm beckoinging you to journey down the drive, guiding you home.

“Guiding Us Home” is hanging at Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. If you are interested in purchasing or more details, please contact them at:

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057
 
To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Greece – May 2020
Iceland  – Sept. 2020
Tuscany Foodie Trek  – Oct. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.