New “Peaceful Courtyard” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Peaceful Courtyard” ©2019 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ oil painting
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 1: Monterosso / the 5 Village Hike
 
We were greeted in Cinque Terre with gorgeous sunny weather, so the photographers and tourists headed out on our first morning on the 5 mile scenic hike high above, linking the five cities of the Cinque Terre, taking in breathtaking scenery along the way. With our paint gear, we opted to stay in Monterosso and capture this beautiful quiet courtyard, with its soft dappled light and lovely plantings.
 
 
That evening we connected with the hikers and enjoyed a delicious dinner of fresh caught seafood, local pesto and pasta, and tasty Italian wine. A great end to a perfect first day!
 
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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!
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019 – Only 1 Spot left!
Greece – May 2020
Iceland – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 

“Potted Delights” Sevilla Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Potted Delights” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ oil painting
 
Day 6 • Sevilla, Spain: Andalusia Art Trek
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 
Just Sold! On our first full day in Sevilla, we visited the exotic Alcazar Palace and Gardens in the morning, stopping for lunch on the way back to the hotel, and then we split up in the afternoon. The rooftop deck from our hotel had such incredible 360 degree views of the city with its interesting mix of modern and medieval architecture, from Moorish minarets and gothic cathedrals to newer residences, that we decided to paint right there. The photographers continued to explore the city while some tourists shopped and others visited the Cathedral, which is the third largest Gothic church in the world. That night we dined on an incredible authentic Andalusian dinner washed down with some tasty local wines – delicious!
 
Part of our Art Trek group in front of Sevilla’s town square • Photo by budding photographer and Art Trek participant Ken Strange
 
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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!
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019 – Only 1 Spot left!
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 impressionist landscape oil paintings.

“Through the Cypress” Tuscany Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Through the Cypress” ©2019 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting
 

Day 2:  TUSCANY ART TREK – Montepulciano and Wine Tasting
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 
On the second day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we set up our easels at a scenic overlook in Montepulciano while the photographers went exploring. The view of the valley below is gorgeous with miles of olive groves and vineyards stretching to the horizon. I chose to paint this lone Tuscan farmhouse below set amid the rolling hills and perfectly planted rows about to be harvested. In the afternoon, we visited two wineries and sampled some amazing red wines and the region’s prized Vin Santo. Another fantastic day in Tuscany!

 
 
For more information on this “Through the Cypress,” please contact 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.
 
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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!
 
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019 – Only 1 Spot left!
Greece – May 2020
Iceland – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 
 

Monterosso Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Morning Overlook,” Monterosso ©2014 Niki Gulley 
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ oil painting
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3: Monterosso and Cornelia
 
Just Sold! After a busy day in Riomaggiore the day before, our painters stayed closer to home and painted this beautiful scenic overlook of the town of Monterosso. The photographers and tourists spent some time exploring our town and then took the train to Cornelia, where they shot and shopped in the village perched highest of all the Cinque Terre towns.

Later that afternoon, we reconvened and stopped by a local winery to sample their whites, reds, limoncino and regional delicious dessert wine, Sciacchetrá.
 
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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!
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019 – Only 1 Spot left!
Greece – May 2020
Iceland – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 

New “Texas Trails II” Bluebonnet Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Texas Trails II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 18″ x 24″ textured oil painting
 
Just Sold! I painted “Texas Trails II” this spring while visiting the Texas Hill Country. This might have been one of the best years for the bluebonnets and wildflowers. The explosion of color along roadsides was incredible! After delivering new art to my gallery, The Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg we ventured north to the Willow City Loop to take in the breathtaking vistas and plethora of wildflowers that normally fill the landscape there. I love this spot as you ascend hill after hill to arrive at the top with beautiful views of the valley below. Erecting my easel along the roadside, I set out to capture the bluebonnets framing the foreground of this spectacular view. The road on the right invites you to leisurely drive through the loop on a beautiful spring afternoon. I hope you enjoy the journey and all of your cares drift away!
 
For information on my “Texas Trails II” and  to see more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com,
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings.

 
 
 

New “Waves of Wildflowers IV” Texas Hill Country Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Waves of Wildflowers IV” Texas Hill Country ©2019 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ textured oil painting
 
Painted on location in the Texas Hill Country, I was drawn to this expansive mass of yellow wildflowers, stretching all the way from foreground to background. The explosion of sunny color made me feel so happy that I wanted to capture that joy and excitement in my painting. To create that mood, I decided to leave a lot of crimson and gold in the sky to enhance that feeling while using diagonal staccato strokes to suggest energy and drama. Long sweeping shapes that flow across the horizontal panorama canvas add to the peace and happiness of being surrounded by Texas Wildflowers on a beautiful spring day.
 
For information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower series and  to see more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com or http://goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings.

 

New “Waves of Wildflowers III” Texas Hill Country Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Waves of Wildflowers III,” Texas Hill Country ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting

Just Sold! I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of the berms so indicative of 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, Waves of Wildflowers III is loaded with texture, color and movement. Vertical curving rows of cobalt and crimson lead your eye to the oak tree rising from the distance, providing some afternoon shade. I hope my painting lifts your spirits and adds joy to your home.

For information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower series and  to see more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com or http://goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings.

New “April Flow” Texas Wildflower Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“April Flow,” Texas Hill Country ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
Just Sold! Recently we loaded up the car and headed south to visit the Texas Hill Country to see the wildflowers in bloom. The thick patches we found did not disappoint! It’s so exciting to see a massive carpet of rainbow colors across our usually green hills, and I love how the bluebonnets signal that spring has arrived! After delivering new art to my gallery, The Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg we ventured north to the Willow City Loop to take in the breathtaking vistas and plethora of wildflowers that normally fill the landscape there. I was drawn to this peaceful river nestled into the shallow valley with abundant wildflowers adorning the hills on both sides. Erecting my easel along the upper bank, I set out to capture this colorful view, full of texture, energy and uplifting spring hues.
 
For information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower series and  to see more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com or http://goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings.

 

New “Daybreak” Palette Knife Seascape by Niki Gulley

“Daybreak” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Just Sold! I wanted this painting to be about the power of seawater to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, I was hoping you could feel the tides lapping on the shore and hear the rhythmic, soothing sounds of the waves cresting and falling like I was experiencing while painting it. Whenever I visit the beach I always feel rejuvenated, and I hope I’ve translated that onto the canvas for you to experience it, too.

Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.
 
Or e-mail me for more information at Niki@NikiGulley.com.

 

“Over the Hills III” Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Over the Hills III” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! Last spring we loaded up the car and headed south to visit the Texas Hill Country to see the wildflowers in bloom. While not as prolific as some years, the thick patches we found did not disappoint. It’s so exciting to see a massive carpet of blue across our usually green hills, and I love how the bluebonnets signal that spring has arrived!For our next stop on our Texas adventure, I decided to paint in Austin since the wildflowers were so prolific there. This field was covered with not only the bluebonnets that I love, but also the Indian Paintbrush and Indian Blanket that fills me with energy and joy when I see a field of all of that red! The blossoms formed such rhythmic rows as they iced the rolling hills that I set out to capture that harmony and movement in this piece. Painted 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 excitement.

For information on my “Over the Hills” series and to see more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out NikiGulley.comor the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k.

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